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    Default If You Had To Choose 7:

    You want to introduce someone to the wondrous world of DC Comics, but you can only choose 7 characters (or series, etc.) to introduce to them. What do you choose?

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    I would go with some of the usual suspects
    Superman
    Batman
    Flash
    Green Lantern
    Wonder Woman
    Joker
    and then I would go with Deathstroke because his book is just so fun to read.
    If i could do a team rather then a person I would go JSA over Wonder Woman
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    Superman, Green Lantern(Hal), The Legion Of Super-heroes, Deathstroke, The New Teen Titans wirtten by Marv Wolfman
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    Only seven characters? Yikes!

    1 & 2: Sugar & Spike by Sheldon Mayer

    3: the Elongated Man by Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino and Sid Greene

    4: Hourman by Tom Peyer and Rags Morales

    5: Kamandi by Jack Kirby

    6: Jimmy Olsen by Otto Binder, Curt Swan and Ray Burnley

    7: Rima the Jungle Girl by Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert and Nestor Redondo
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    Since DC stories are driven by events, not characters, I'd recommend characters or series that often carry those events, or if there are no events, consistently essential to the DC mythology
    Justice League
    Teen Titans
    Superman
    Batman
    Wonder Woman
    The Flash
    Green Lantern

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    If I had to choose 7 characters, regardless of run or creatives:
    - Superman
    - Batman
    - Green Lantern
    - Wonder Woman
    - Flash
    - Constantine
    - Harley Quinn (I almost hate to do it, but she's relevant and ultimately a great character, regardless of her overexposure)

    If I could choose 7 titles:
    - JLA (the satellite team)
    - JSA (Johns's run)
    - Legion of Superheroes (Great Darkness and after)
    - Birds of Prey (Simone's run)
    - Teen Titans (Wolfman/Perez)
    - Green Lantern (John's run)
    - Batman (various runs - there've been several great ones)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Wave View Post
    You want to introduce someone to the wondrous world of DC Comics, but you can only choose 7 characters (or series, etc.) to introduce to them. What do you choose?
    - Batman: Hush + Long Halloween + Dark Victory
    - Green Lantern by Geoff Johns (New Omnibus)
    - DC: New Frontier
    - DC: Legends + Justice League International + Suicide Squad (1986)
    - Flash by Mark Wayd
    - Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
    - Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman
    - Aquaman new52 + rebirth
    - Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
    - All Star Superman

    With that you'll know the most important.
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    Series, which overlaps with characters
    1. All Star Superman
    2. The Sandman
    3. The Green Lantern by Grant Morrison
    4. Wonder Woman: Year One
    5. Watchmen
    6. Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
    7. Swamp Thing by Alan Moore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Wave View Post
    You want to introduce someone to the wondrous world of DC Comics, but you can only choose 7 characters (or series, etc.) to introduce to them. What do you choose?

    7 characters (or series, etc.) to best rep the DC U.
    List represents the entirety of their concept not just what of them is being published today:
    In fact I wouldn't introduce anyone to DC by what is being published just today, but a mix..

    1. Superman (includes his vintage Superboy and Supergirl and Legion tales)
    2 Wonder Woman
    3. Batman (Includes Detective(s) and spin-offs Robin, Outsiders, Inc. etc.)
    4. Justice League
    5. JSA
    6. Titans
    7. Green Lantern (and the Corps, includes GL/GA era)
    8. Flash (sorry failed at 7 just wouldn't feel DC without the rich history of Flashes

    And I would be very clear this is a taste, you are not getting the full, rich universe with just those. But if you want to get somewhat the key franchises it was built on, and made it run.
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    Seven Series to introduce DC?

    Brave and the Bold (yes, it's a cheat)
    Justice League of America
    All-Star Superman
    Grell's Green Arrow
    Simone's Birds of Prey
    Robinson's Starman
    Ostrander's Spectre

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    Kirby's Fourth World Saga
    Moore/Gibbons' Watchmen
    Miller/Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One
    Perez/Wolfman's New Teen Titans
    Ordway's The Power of SHAZAM!
    Giffen & DeMatteis/Maguire's Formerly Known as the Justice League
    Ostrander & Yale's Suicide Squad
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    Going with series/stories, not characters:

    1. Gaiman's Sandman
    2. Waid's Flash
    3. Perez's Wonder Woman
    4. The Watchmen
    5. Batman: Year One
    6. Peter David's Supergirl
    7. I feel like Superman should be on this list, but I've never been much of a fan of the character. Probably Byrne's Man of Steel or Death/Funeral/Reign of the Superman/Return, despite the death story being awful, since the stuff that came after it was very good.
    Just re-reading my old collection, filling in the occasional gap with back issues, not buying anything new.

    Currently working my way through 1990's DC, including complete run of Flash from that time.
    Saving Bat-books and Legion to read on their own later.

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    Darwyn Cooke's DC: The New Frontier
    Alan Moore's Swamp Thing
    Neil Gaiman's Sandman
    Jack Kirby's Fourth World Saga
    Matt Wagner's Trinity
    Mark Waid's Justice League Year One
    The Collected Batman Adventures (based on Batman:TAS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Wave View Post
    You want to introduce someone to the wondrous world of DC Comics, but you can only choose 7 characters (or series, etc.) to introduce to them. What do you choose?
    Vixen
    John Stewart
    Wonder Woman
    Superman
    Batman
    Flash
    Zatanna
    Blue Marvel - Man of Marvels
    Storm - Goddess of the Elements
    Black Panther - King of Wakanda/King of the Dead
    Vixen - Queen of the Red

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    Morrison's Batman
    Waid's Flash
    Byrne's Superman
    Rucka's Wonder Woman
    Giffens' JL
    Wolfman's Titans
    Hellblazer
    Pull List: Doomsday Clock, Action Comics, Superman, Batman, Flash, Young Justice, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Hawkman

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