DC Comics You Must Read
Here, we present you a list of the best ‘DC Comics’ you musn’t miss. Although many consider that such lists are useless because of their subjectivity and vague criteria, they can serve as a guideline to the ignorant ones (but interested) or as a way for longtime comic-lovers to find out about new good headings. After all, this section of the state shouldn’t be completely ignored, it is still made by reputable publishing house that made Superman, Batman, Flash Gordon etc – DC Comics.
10. Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne
A Japanese classics must have found its place on this list. The current is Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne. By day, Cuscabe Maron is a regular high-school girl with usual problems of that age, but by night Cuscabe turns into Kamikze Kaito Jeanne who exorcizes the evil ghosts and hunts pictures possesed by demons.
9. Pride of Baghdad
Interesting and primarily original story that gives completely new sight of Baghdad’s life in the time of Iraq War. Based on true story, this graphic novel follows the adventures of four lions who escaped form Baghdad’s zoo. Lost, confused, but finally free, the animals wander the streets of the capital of Iraq in a desperate struggle to survive.
8. Kingdome Come
Kingdom Come is a four-issue comic book mini-series published in 1996 by DC Comics. Set some twenty years into the future of the then-current DC Universe, it deals with a growing conflict between “traditional” superheroes, such as Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, and a growing population of largely amoral and dangerously irresponsible new vigilantes. Between these two groups is Batman and his assembled team, who attempt to contain the escalating disaster, foil the machinations of Lex Luthor, and prevent a world-ending superhuman war.
7. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
One of the classics in comics’ world. Ten years after Batman’s retirement, Gotham City sinks deeper and deeper into decadency and lawlessness. The Dark Knight is coming back, of course, in the great style, clashing with a great number of well known villains, but also with a generation of new, tricky criminals.
6. Batman: Year One
Bruce Wayne spends his adolescent days travelling the world with the intention to perfect his fighting and exploring skills. Finally, as he returns to Gotham City, masked in a giant blind mouse, he starts a fight against injustice and corrupted political system he found there.
5. Superman: For all Seasons
This comic book shows a transformation of Clark Kent from a strong boy into a superhero. The story is told through four seasons in adolescent period of ‘Iron Man’ and shows that the strenght of personality, and not superpowers, is what makes Superman a hero as we know him.
4. Fables vol. 1: Legends in Exile
When a wild creature, known as The Enemy, conquers the lands of the most popular fables, the notorious residents of Heritage are forced to escape. This magical characters then disguise into a regular citizens of modern New York and the rest of the world. This is when the interesting part starts.
3. The Sandman: The Endless Nights
The legend of the Endless, a family of magic and mythical creatures who exist in a real world is finally discovered. Born in the beginning of time Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Despair and Delirium are seven brother and sisters who rule their kingdoms separately, but having various adventures.
2. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill, published beginning in 1999. The series spans two six-issue limited series and a graphic novel from the America’s Best Comics imprint of Wildstorm – DC, and a third miniseries published by Top Shelf and Knockabout Comics. According to Moore, the concept behind the series was initially a “Justice League of Victorian England” but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge all works of fiction into one world. The caracters from advanture literature novels, from different periods, skills and abilities, together begin the fight against all threats and dangers to Britain. Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Holy Griffin, Doctor Jackyll and Edward Hyde together with the Invisible Man make an interesting connection of mental clarity and physical strenght. So they fight together and with very small losses they, of course, defeat the evil.
1. V for Vendetta
The graphic novel that served as the basis for the same name movie describes recent future in which The United Kingdom becomes deeply corrupt, totalitarian state that no one can oppose except for mysterious man with porcelain mask and very sharp blades who represents himself as V and tries to free oppressed people using absurd acts of terrorism. At the end he succeeds but his actions are really unexpected and even funny. If you don’t like to read, be sure to watch this screened comic, it is really fantastic!