I am a huge fan of all things DC Comics. I’m talking about the DCEU (live-action movies), TV Shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow), Animated TV Shows/Movies (Batman The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, etc etc), and Comics (too many to name). I figured I would change things up from my normal fitness and life posts to something that means a lot to me.

I didn’t really get into comics until a few years ago. I was always a DC fan from the start with the movies and TV shows. As we speak, I’m actually re-watching the last few episodes of the last season of all the CW shows because the new season premieres this week! Arrow is by far my favorite. I’ve always been a huge fan of the Green Arrow (Oliver Queen). Of course, everyone loves Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Not a lot of people know about some of the lesser known ones. I think that when Arrow first premiered that a lot of people who weren’t comic book fans or fans of superhero movies and TV shows found it very interesting and figured, “Hey, I want to more about this guy.”. At least that’s the way it was for me. I got the comic book series that was based on the TV Show. My brother, Clayton, was into comics for a little bit and once he found new hobbies, he gave me all of his books. I was so excited to go through them. I ended up selling all of the Marvel ones, just because, I am not a huge Marvel fan. I’m not one of those DC Fanboys that talk crap about Marvel. I just think that DC is more for adults at times based on some of the comic books (which I will discuss later). Marvel makes good movies. I will admit that. I think that DC has them beat on the comics. Don’t get me wrong though, I’ve loved every single one of the movies DC has released. Man of Steel and Batman V Superman were cinematic masterpieces to me. The Nolan movie trilogy was really good.

Here is a list of some of my favorite comics:

  1. Batman Death of the Family
  2. Batman Hush
  3. Batman The Long Halloween
  4. Flashpoint
  5. Injustice Gods Among Us: Year One
  6. Throne of Atlantis
  7. Identity Crisis
  8. Final Crisis
  9. Court of the Owls (Multiple story arcs)
  10. Legends of the Dark Knight (So many great story arcs in this series)
  11. Green Arrow The Longbow Hunters
  12. Batman/Flash The Button
  13. Futures End
  14. Batman Beyond Hush

Those are just a little bit of my favorite ones. Way way way too many to name at once.

At times, the comics that DC puts out seem to me to be more for adults. For example, a few years back. DC Comics released the New 52 comic series. Batman comics were done by 2 of my favorite duos of all time (Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo). Death of the Family is one of my all time favorite series of all time. The Joker is just masterfully written and just shows his true colors. He is truly terrifying in these issues. Even when he is trying to be funny, he’s just terrifying. Not going to ruin any of the plot for anyone who has not read it, however, it is incredible.

Batman Hush and The Long Halloween are both really incredibly written and illustrated in my opinion. The Long Halloween sees a ton of different villains throughout the story with a lot of plot development. Hush gives you some insight into Bruce Wayne’s past and sees a lot of different villains as well. The main villain, Hush, is behind the scenes for majority of it. Which is awesome to me because you don’t realize who is causing all of this chaos until towards the very end and it’s a huge twist involving the character Hush. A lot of stuff happens in both of these comics, which is why I highly recommend them. Both of the villains aren’t terrifying like the Joker, however, both are very methodical and plan accordingly which makes for a very interesting read.

Injustice Gods Among Us Year One is a really incredible read. The video game is also really cool. Highly recommend both of them. This is the only one that I am going to reveal some of the story arc on just because it’s so amazing. So beware everyone who has not played the game or read the comics. In the first few pages, you find out that Superman and Lois Lane are expecting a kid. The Joker ends up kidnapping Lois and killing Jimmy Olsen. Batman is on the trail of some robberies, which are all connected. The Joker uses kryptonite, Scarecrow’s fear gas, and a nuclear submarine. The Joker uses the fear gas and kryptonite to affect Superman, which causes him to hallucinate Doomsday. However, the person he’s fighting is not Doomsday, it’s actually Lois Lane. The Joker wired the nuclear bomb to her heartbeat. When she died, the Joker blew up all of Metropolis. That’s all within the first 20 pages or so of the comics. You can only imagine that as the story progresses further that things get crazier, wilder, and so much more. It’s one of the reasons why it is one of my favorite comics of all time.

Flashpoint is a incredible story about the Flash. Basically, the Flash travels back in time to change a event that was incredibly painful to him. As you know the rules of time travel are kind of specific about changing the past, changes the future. A lot, a lot, a lot of things go down. It’s perfectly illustrated in my opinion. The dialogue and story are powerful in my opinion. Geoff Johns is one of my favorite writers of all time. He’s done so many comics. Sinestro Corps War, Rage of the Red Lanterns, Blackest Night, Brightest Day, Superman: Brainiac, New 52 Aquaman, and many many more.

Here is a few pictures of my comic book collection!

I am so excited to see the future of DCEU. Justice League comes out in October. Aquaman, Shazam, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2, Man of Steel 2, The Batman, and not to mention the Joker solo film. Which is going to be an origin movie. I am sooo pumped. Young Justice Season 3. Haha! So much fun stuff is happening that I just get so excited to read about all of it. Makes me really happy.

I think that everyone needs that one hobby that makes you extremely happy. Whether it’s reading comics, reading books, yo-yo’s, video games, movies, TV shows, hunting, fishing, napping, etc etc. Everyone needs that go to outlet that you can just relax and be stress free. I hope everyone enjoys this one as much as I enjoyed writing it! Thanks for letting me share with you all about some of my hobby! Hope everyone has a great week!

“Dreams save us, dreams lift us up, and transform us. And on my soul, I swear until my dream of a world where dignity, honor, and justice becomes the reality we all share. I’ll never stop fighting. Ever.” – Superman – Action Comics #775

 

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