DC Comics graphic novels
July 27, 2010 10:29 AM Subscribe
I want to get educated on a number of DC Comics characters by reading easily available graphic novels and trade paperbacks. What should I read? (Characters and caveats inside).
posted by Bookhouse to media & arts (9 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to become conversant on the modern incarnations of some DC comics characters. Namely:
The Joker (I've read The Killing Joke/The Dark Knight)
Batman (only the most recent, absolute best and grittiest stuff, I've read most of the classic graphic novels)
I'm more interested in stories directly concerning said characters than teams that they might be a part of. I'm looking for the best takes on the characters, with an eye towards the most recent interpretations. (I'd rather read the character's "Dark Knight" than a collections of silver age one-offs). I realize that Batman sticks out on this list, so only the newest, best stuff about him please.
I'd also be interested in suggestions for other DC Comics characters who are dark/gritty and have easily obtainable, quality stuff available.