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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2006, 04:33:40 AM »

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Thank you all so very much for clearing this up for me. I am actually new to Superman comics. Actually I'm new to comics as a whole. I did a stint when i was younger through the early nineties, but I have recently remembered the joy I had as a kid... and decided to do something about it. I've always liked Superman, but I've always loved Batman and DC Comics as a whole. Could anyone tell me where I should start if I want to begin reading Superman (on a bit of a budget)? Also, is there anything else worth my attention? I am currently into Batman County Line, Infinite Crisis, Justice, anything by Steve Niles, and zombies in general. I like revenge and graphic violence. I may be a mess, but it's what I like. Any suggestions?


You should try the DC SHOWCASE editions for Superman - that's 540 pages for just ten smackers. A great deal for some classic older stories from the fifties and sixties. It's in black and white, though.

If you like Batman, try Steve Englehart's BATMAN: STRANGE APPARITIONS trade paperback on Amazon. Batman was never a better detective, the bond between Batman and Robin was never stronger, and the Joker was never scarier than under Stainless Steve Englehart.

If you like Marvel comics, they recently did a collected edition called KANG: TIME AND TIME AGAIN, which has some of the best stories about Kang the Conqueror from the sixties to the eighties.

Also, be sure to try reading Kurt Busiek's ASTRO CITY, especially TARNISHED ANGEL, about an old supervillain that tries to go straight. My single sentence description doesn't do justice to what a hardboiled mystery/crime story it is.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2006, 04:52:12 AM »

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Also, be sure to try reading Kurt Busiek's ASTRO CITY, especially TARNISHED ANGEL, about an old supervillain that tries to go straight. My single sentence description doesn't do justice to what a hardboiled mystery/crime story it is.

You're absolutely right. I recently read that graphic novel and was blown away. I remember hearing Robert Mitchum's voice whenever Steeljack would speak or describe a scene. Just great, noir-meets-super-hero stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2006, 05:08:27 AM »

Awesome! Thank you.
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