A Comic Reader’s Guide To Recommended Reads
Are you a massive fan of comics? Some of us here at eGamer sure are and boy do we have a treat for you.
See, we’ve had a lot of requests from readers, friends and fans of the site to recommend some good comic books to read, whether it’s entire stories or just once-offs. We like to think that among those of us who read comics, we’ve amassed a pretty decent knowledge base of what’s good and what’s not. So we’ve decided to compile this knowledge base into a list.
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Keep in mind that it is by no means definitive and there are a good few really great comics missing from this list — we’ve just not come across them yet. But for the most part this is the ultimate eGamer-approved list of must-read comics, with some links to further information if you’re interested in finding out more.
To help out the newbies who perhaps won’t know where to start, we’ve also appended asterisks to those comics that are great for first-timers and newcomers to the world of comics. Here is our eGamer Recommended Comics list, separated into parts for your reading pleasure:
- A Death In The Family
- Arkham Asylum
- The Dark Knight Returns
- The Killing Joke
- The Long Halloween
- Batman: Year One*
- Batman: Noel
- Batman: Red Rain
- Batman: Crimson Mist
- Blackest Night
- Brightest Day
Notes: Technically these are crossovers but they’re centred around the Lantern rings.
Justice League of America
- Injustice: Gods Among Us*
- Suicide Squad
- Superman/Batman Annual 2006
- V for Vendetta*
- Before Watchmen: Minutemen
- Flex Mentallo*
- Honestly, they’re all just too old and confusing to be worth the time. He goes back to Asgard, he rules for a while with the Odinforce, Asgard falls, he resurrects the realm and returns to Earth. Loki frequently interferes.
- Avengers Vs X-Men
- 5 Ronin
- End of Days
- Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe
- The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe
- What if: Spider-Man Rejected The Spider
- What if: Venom Infected Deadpool
Other Comics Worth Reading
- A Game of Thrones
- Assassin’s Creed: The Fall
- Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil
- Dragon Age: Until We Sleep
- Scott Pilgrim*
- Serenity (Firefly)
- The Walking Dead*
- Y: The Last Man*
Please feel free to comment with some suggested reading of your own and we’ll be sure to add it to the list; the hope is that this can turn into an organic article, growing over time as more recommendations are made. Let us know if you enjoy the stuff we’ve recommended also, or if you think there are things that really shouldn’t be on the list.