Despite being rivals in the industry both Marvel Comics and DC Comics are just two pieces in a pod. Marvel may have more popularity on the big screen with the MCU, but DC has animated movies down to a science. When it comes to comics though, it can go either way and all boils down to personal preference. For now, though, we would like to focus our attention on the DC side of things. There are plenty of amazing DC comics to read and superheroes to know about. With that said, we would like to present to you our list of some of the best DC comics of all time. Have a look below and start reading. Tell us what you thought and which one was your favorite!
Batman: Year One served as the definitive origin story for the Caped Crusader. This comic book chronicles a future where Batman has retired. With Gotham plunged into chaos and violence, Bruce Wayne must yet again put on the cowl to save his city. It's one of the best DC comics of all time that any Batman fan should read.
It can be argued that Crisis on Infinite Earths could be considered as one of the best DC comics of all time due in no small part to its scale. It took an impossibly large number of superheroes and built a cohesive story around them. This is across multiple dimensions and realities involved. Take that, The Infinity Gauntlet.
The Teen Titans was the answer by DC to Marvel's X-Men, the most popular comic book in the 80s. For this, DC hired Marv Wolfman and George Perez, two of the best creators of the time for a new series that became one of the most popular comics of DC. The JudasContract saga was a game changer that broughth us the retirement of Kid Flash and Robin and the birth of Nightwing.
Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison and illustrator Dave Mackean is an interesting reflection about madness and the boundaries between superheroes and supervillains. Batman is forced to enter Arkham Asylum when the inmates take control of the sanitarium and want Batman to be exchanged with the innocent workers and doctors. There, he must face his inner demons while fighting Joker, The Penguin and other supervillains.
Green Arrow or Oliver Queen, leaves Star City and moves to Seattle to start a new life with Dinah Lance, but unexpectedly appears Shado a mysterious archer making him back to superhero life. This comic by Mike Grell sets a new standard for the green archer of DC, making Green Arrow a comic with a mature and adult component.
Superman: The Man of Steel was the treatment that John Byrne gave to the iconic character when he left Marvel to join DC. In this remarkable saga, Byrne explores the relationship between Superman and Lois, Superman and Luthor, Superman and Batman, with a modern and adult touch, while fighting and confronting menaces like Brainiac, Bizarro and Magpie.
Animal Man was the first work of a young Grant Morrison for DC. The character was hidden among the DC characters from the past and Morrison bring him back to live with a new identity and background, but what made this comic popular was the saga about the Coyote called The Coyote Gospel, in which Morrison explores the boundaries of fictions, creations, spiritual enlightenment and God.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the film Batman v. Superman was inspired by The Dark Knight Returns? This four-issue comic book was published by DC Comics in 1986 and written by Frank Miller. Miller penned other popular comic books, such as 300 and Sin City, which were also adapted in films. However, The Dark Knight Returns remains as one of his best and most acclaimed works. You can often find this comic book included in many lists of best DC graphic novels. So, even if you're not a huge Batman fan, The Dark Knight Returns is still a worthwhile read.
Batman has an eclectic collection of rogues, such as The Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and Poison Ivy, to name a few. You can often see him battling classic villains in other DC comics online. But in The Dark Knight Returns, you can witness Batman confronting not only his worst enemies like The Joker and Two-Face but also new threats like the Mutant Gang, as well as the Man of Steel himself. With a compelling story and unique take on the Caped Crusader, it's no wonder why The Dark Knight Returns maintains its status as one of the best DC comics of all time.
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|2||Batman: The Dark Knight Returns||Books||48||Paid|
|5||Batman: The Killing Joke||Books||37||Paid|
|6||Crisis On Infinite Earths||Books||37||Paid|
|7||JLA: The Tower of Babel||Books||29||Paid|
|8||The Flash: The Return of Barry Allen||Books||28||Paid|
|9||Batman and the Outsiders||Books||28||Paid|
|10||Wonder Woman: Eyes of the Gorgon||Books||28||Paid|
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