What were your favourite arcs/storylines from the New 52?
I lost track of the ones I was reading early on and wanted to get some recommendations now I've got more time
Also, with a new reboot being planned I was wondering do you guys even think the New 52 reboot wasn't worth it? My limited knowledge leads me to believe nothing too new or inventive was brought to the table other than a self mutilating Joker
Azarello Wonder Woman
There's plenty good, but those are just what comes to mind.
Unapologetic fan of MOST of New 52
I agree with these anons.
I'd add Grayson to that, as well, as I'm a Dickfag.
And Gotham Academy, too, I still find that series to be fun.
Justice League is something that I enjoy, as well.
A lot of other things that I like are part of the DC YOU relaunch, so I'll just leave that aside for now.
It 's been pretty great, and I'd say, for some characters, it has been really worthwhile. For others, not so much. But that's true for characters even before the reboot.
Also, Rebirth isn't a reboot. It's a relaunch.
And >>79681395 is right, you've obviously read nothing but Batman and maybe a few others, likely the more mediocre books.
I'd read graphic novels and stuff for a while, but for me the New 52 was my first jumping on point for picking up floppies when the came out, so I could talk about the stories with everyone at the shop and get the legit 'comic book' experience. I tried a few titles from the start and while I enjoyed most of them and quite a few lost my interest, the one that really comes to mind and I'd recommend to just about anyone is Manpul/Azarello's The Flash.
What I fucking love about it is how unashamedly 'comic book-y' it is. Right from issue one they've got the whole classic 'When Barry Allen was struck by a bolt of lightning...' thing that I can't help but read in a sixties cartoon voice, and just goes from there. It does a really good job of explaining how Barry's powers work and how they can go wrong in the fist few issues, as well as throwing weekly villains at him but also keeping the overarching narrative streamlined, so you could basically pick it up at any issue and be like 'Oh, cool he's fighting a guy with ice powers.' while not sacrificing the actual meat of the story. Every single issue has a cover with a 'hook' title on it with a 'Is this the end of The FLASH?!?' and it just really fuckin' cracked me up for some reason.
It just isn't afraid to have fun, and so many titles were going for dark n' edgy it was a really nice breath of fresh air. The art is absolutely insane to boot (those two page intro splashes are awesome) and balances the cheery superheroics with some of the more dramatic issues.
It went to shit with the new creative team but it was great while it lasted. Just a really joyful book.
Some great suggestions, did anyone read Gotham by Midnight? I remember that looked good in the previews.
Also I thought I'd made it clear my knowledge was limited, so I'd mostly read the odd Batman one and a few others
Justice League 3000/3001
Most of the Green Lantern books worth reading are only worth reading if you read Johns' pre new 52 work on it, but Soule's run on Red Lanterns is a great stand alone up until it gets sucked into the Godhead crossover.
I liked forever evil until the last book. Seemed rushed and very weak....like they realized they had to end it. I really don't like anything else out of the new 52, I wanted to like it...but it was just really shitty...but it is D.C., so just have to wait a few years and superman will punch time, a crisis will happen, and everything will get rebooted...again....
other than what is above:
Green Lantern 1-20 and 39 onward are really good, the rest is extremely polarizing
Red Lanterns 1-37 (though you can as well go through 38-40 if you want)
Morrison's Batman (continues in N52 Incorporated) along with Batman and Robin
Catwoman 35-46 + Annual 2
New Suicide Squad
Convergence one-shots (NOT the main story), I recommend Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Crime Syndicate, Green Lantern/Parallax, Nightwing and Oracle, Superman, Swamp Thing, The Flash and especially JSA, Shazam!, Speed Force, Suicide Squad, Superboy, The Atom and The Question
Stop rebooting shit.
Stop rewriting characters as SJW fodder to broaden your market appeal.
Stop turning established, beloved characters into Mary Sues for "the 21st century" just so you can grab that sweet tweenage girl or 30-something independent womyn market. They never supported comics in any great numbers for the past 70 years. Why would this be any different?
Just fucking make new characters with the same passion and devotion you did with the old.
I still have faith DC can do this. Marvel has already failed me.
Johns and guy right after him's Aquaman runs (stuff about renegade Aquaman meh)
Azzerello WW great
Animal Man and Swamp Thing
Most Johns Justice League (especially Forever Evil)
Justice League 3000+
Most miniseries (Penguin pain and prejudice, current Swamp Thing, Prez, etc)
Gotham by Midnight
Probably other but off the top of my head this is all I can type while at work.
Marvel is mostly trash right now, but it does still have a few quality books. This is probably my favorite out of the big two right now.
>no demon knights
Also Grayson was better than it should be, but it actually is great.
Gotham Academy and Secret Six and Superman/WonderWoman are alright.
Sinestro and Doctor Fate are good.
Robin Son of Batman
Bizzaro, All Star Section 8, most of DC Universe Presents, African Batwing
Talon was okay
All Star Western, of course
Star Spangled War Stories
Demon Knights, of course
Dial H, Frankenstein Agents of SHADE, Resurrection Man
Klarion and Sword of Sorcery ended too soon in my opinion
Batman Eternal is all around good
Convergence is okay (mostly the fun of the tie ins)
Futures End (see same thing for Convergence)
He's had ongoing spanned over decades.
Including ones written by big names like Ostrander.
Practically everything he does is considered a big deal, cause of how powerful he is.
He's also been in episodes of BBatB and a short with one of the Animated Movies.