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Re: Recommendations

Postby The man who laughs » Nov 7th, 2015, 11:08 am

batman404 wrote:
The man who laughs wrote:Any good under rated, lesser known batman stories preferably graphic novels recommendations for me?


Whenever someone asks this question the first two books that come to mind are The Cult and Year 100. There are a lot though, I guess it just depends on your definition of underrated.


I've read the cult but I might pick year 100 thanks
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Re: Recommendations

Postby batman404 » Nov 7th, 2015, 11:14 am

Prisoner 4011 wrote:To anyone who hasn't read Selina's Big Score, get it right now! It's the most amazing Catwoman story ever told!


Seconded! And Ed Brubaker's run that came after Selina's Big Score was equally amazing. :catwoman:
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Re: Recommendations

Postby TheLaughingBat » Nov 7th, 2015, 5:17 pm

The man who laughs wrote:
The man who laughs wrote:Any good under rated, lesser known batman stories preferably graphic novels recommendations for me?

There are so many to choose from, but I think I'd start with these first:
- Batman: Venom
- Batman: Holy Terror (Elseworlds)
- Batman and the Monster Men
- Batman and the Mad Monk
- Batman: Death in the Maidens
- Batman: In the Seventies (includes stories such as: "Vow from the Grave", "Night of the Reaper", and "There is no Hope in Crime Alley")
- Batman: War on Crime

A few others that I would recommend (though they are pretty hard to find, and not all have been collected in trades), are:

- Batman: Dead Reckoning (Detective Comics 777-782)
- Mike W. Barr and Alan Davis' run on Batman ("Fear for Sale", especially; stay the hell away from "Batman: Year Two", though)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (this series--which was basically the Bat-Family "team book" at that time--contains quite a few gems, most notably the adoption of Dick Grayson and the 24/7 issue) - all of the Gotham Knights issues are available on comixology, so that are a bit easier to find compared to the others.
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Re: Recommendations

Postby The man who laughs » Nov 7th, 2015, 6:09 pm

TheLaughingBat wrote:
The man who laughs wrote:
The man who laughs wrote:Any good under rated, lesser known batman stories preferably graphic novels recommendations for me?

There are so many to choose from, but I think I'd start with these first:
- Batman: Venom
- Batman: Holy Terror (Elseworlds)
- Batman and the Monster Men
- Batman and the Mad Monk
- Batman: Death in the Maidens
- Batman: In the Seventies (includes stories such as: "Vow from the Grave", "Night of the Reaper", and "There is no Hope in Crime Alley")

A few others that I would recommend (though they are pretty hard to find, and not all have been collected in trades), are:

- Batman: Dead Reckoning (Detective Comics 777-782)
- Mike W. Barr and Alan Davis' run on Batman ("Fear for Sale", especially; stay the hell away from "Batman: Year Two", though)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (this series--which was basically the Bat-Family "team book" at that time--contains quite a few gems, most notably the adoption of Dick Grayson and the 24/7 issue) - all of the Gotham Knights issues are available on comixology, so that are a bit easier to find compared to the others.


Thanks I'll probably try and get dead reckoning
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Re: Recommendations

Postby Harvey Bullock » Dec 1st, 2015, 1:28 am

I'd like to add Broken City to those lists of recommendations. Came out around the same time as Hush but shares no connections to it whatsoever. In terms of narrative quality too it completely eclipses it - a forgotten classic from Azzarello.
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Re: Recommendations

Postby Red leader » Dec 24th, 2015, 8:46 pm

I recommend the the ongoing from the early 2000's Empire to any Star Wars fans. it fills in some gaps and fleshes out the imperials and rebels.
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Re: Recommendations

Postby BrunoBKMazing » Sep 10th, 2016, 4:52 pm

Any Spider-Man specialist here? What do you guys recommend that features Venom(Eddie Brock)? :)
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Re: Recommendations

Postby MaxSchreck » Sep 10th, 2016, 8:56 pm

Harvey Bullock wrote:I'd like to add Broken City to those lists of recommendations. Came out around the same time as Hush but shares no connections to it whatsoever. In terms of narrative quality too it completely eclipses it - a forgotten classic from Azzarello.


I remember Broken City. Yeah, its pretty good. Has a pretty interesting take on Killer Croc.
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Re: Recommendations

Postby The man who laughs » Dec 10th, 2016, 2:04 pm

Hi could I have some justice league recommendations.

Also is batman earth one volume 2 and legends of the dark knight volume two any good?
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Re: Recommendations

Postby MaxSchreck » Dec 10th, 2016, 11:41 pm

Did you read all of Grant Morrisons run? New Maps of Hell by Warren Ellis was also pretty good. Then there is New Frontier and Justice by Alex Ross. Kingdom Come is also a classic, as is the Nail and Another Nail when you like Elseworld stuff.


Don´t know about Legends of the Dark Knight, but Earth One was about as good as the first story. Its take on the Riddler wasn´t bad. If you like the first one you´ll enjoy it.
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Re: Recommendations

Postby The man who laughs » Nov 28th, 2017, 12:26 am

Has anyone read TDKR 3, is it any good? Also is Injustice Ground Zeros worth getting for the whole injustice story arc?
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