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    Default Favorite DC comics from the 1980s.

    My personal favorites include:

    Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
    All-Star Squadron (1981)
    Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (1982)
    The Fury of Firestorm (1982)
    Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (1983)
    The Omega Men (1983)
    Thriller (1983)
    Vigilante (1983)
    Atari Force (1984)
    Infinity, Inc. (1984)
    Jemm, Son of Saturn (1984)
    Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
    The Outsiders (1985)
    Booster Gold (1986)
    Electric Warrior (1986)
    The Question (1986)
    Watchmen (1986)
    Silverblade (1987)
    Animal Man (1988)
    Checkmate (1988)
    COPS (1988)
    Doc Savage (1988)
    Doctor Fate (1988)
    Green Arrow (1988)
    Manhunter (1988)
    The New Guardians (1988)
    Starman (1988)
    Wanderers (1988)
    The Huntress (1989)
    L.E.G.I.O.N. (1989)
    The Phantom (1989)
    The Shadow Strikes (1989)

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    Legion
    Omega Men
    Jonah Hex
    Animal Man
    New Teen Titans
    Swamp Thing
    Firestorm


    Were by far the best books
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsILL View Post
    New Teen Titans
    Agreed. Might even be one of their best runs actually.

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    My vote is ALL OF THEM! 1979-1986 really was DC's glorious moment.

    But and f I have to choose one, All-Star Squadron !

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    I loved reading most of what D C and
    Marvel was putting out in the 80’s
    To the point I had to reluctantly
    Stop buying books because of
    Cost and space and reading time.
    Especially miss the magic of
    All Star Squadron and
    New Teen Titans and Legion
    Of Super Heroes

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    I always looked forward to every new issue of Super Powers:





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    Watchmen
    Swampthing
    Doom patrol
    Shade the changing man

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    New Teen Titans (regular and Baxter)
    Legion of Super-Heroes (regular and Baxter)
    Batman and the Outsiders
    Outsiders
    Infinity, Inc.
    Justice League of America
    Justice League International/America
    Justice League Europe
    Firestorm
    Blue Devil
    Blue Beetle
    Booster Gold
    Mister Miracle
    Huntress
    Atari Force
    Omega Men
    Arion
    Arak
    Warlord
    Amethyst
    Legends
    Teen Titans Spotlight
    Crisis on Infinite Earths (despite the ending, this was the most epic story of the '80s)
    Secret Origins
    All-Star Squadron
    Doom Patrol
    Swamp Thing
    Dr. Fate
    Question
    Green Arrow
    L.E.G.I.O.N.
    Best of DC Digest
    Blue Ribbon Digest
    World's Finest (when it was a Dollar Comic and featured more than just Batman and Superman)
    Wonder Woman (while Huntress was running in back-ups)
    Wonder Woman by Perez
    Who's Who and the '87 & '88 Updates, and the '89 Annuals
    Who's Who in the Legion
    Who's Who in Star Trek
    Star Trek
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    Steve Englehart Green Lantern and The Green Lantern Corps
    All Amethyst comics.
    John Byrne Man of Steel, Action Comics, and Superman
    Alan Grant Detective Comics
    Batman: Year One
    Detective Comics Blind Justice arc by Sam Hamm and Denys Cowan.
    George Perez Wonder Woman

    Probably some other stuff I'm not thinking of off the top of my head. I think the 80s is my favorite time for comics in general. More so the mid 80s to the early 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampire Savior View Post
    Steve Englehart Green Lantern and The Green Lantern Corps
    All Amethyst comics.
    John Byrne Man of Steel, Action Comics, and Superman
    Alan Grant Detective Comics
    Batman: Year One
    Detective Comics Blind Justice arc by Sam Hamm and Denys Cowan.
    George Perez Wonder Woman

    Probably some other stuff I'm not thinking of off the top of my head. I think the 80s is my favorite time for comics in general. More so the mid 80s to the early 90s.
    Yep, a lot of great material that I previously didn't even mention.


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    Arak, Son of Thunder
    Chaykin's Shadow
    Sandman
    Grell's Green Arrow
    Moore's Swamp Thing
    Perez's Wonder Woman
    Moench's Spectre
    Giffen/DeMatteis' Justice League
    Gotham by Gaslight
    O'Neill & Cowan's Question
    Batman: Year One
    Watchmen
    Dark Knight Returns
    Wolfman/Perez Titans
    Wolfman/Colan Night Force
    Camelot 3000
    Shadow War of Hawkman
    Sword of the Atom
    Talos of the Wilderness Sea by Kane/Strnad
    Wolfman/Perez History of the DC Universe
    Blackhawk (Evanier & Spiegle)
    Who's Who in the DC Universe
    Nathaniel Dusk I and II
    Warlord
    DC Science Fiction Graphic Novels
    The Hunger Dogs
    Matt Wagner's Demon
    Evanier & Rude's Mister Miracle Special
    Elvira's House of Mystery
    Legends
    Secret Origins #10 (4 origins of the Phantom Stranger)
    Englehart & Rogers Madame Xanadu one-shot

    and a whole lot more I am not thinking of at the moment.

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    Fortunately, y'all have posted such excellent lists, I can hop through them and remember old favorites that I might have forgotten, otherwise, like Swamp Thing or Sword of the Atom or Camelot 3000! Thanks for that!

    Anywho, top faves;

    New Teen Titans
    Legion of Super-Heroes
    Swamp Thing
    Watchmen

    then;
    All-Star Squadron
    the Aquaman mini by Craig Hamilton (1986)
    Arion, Lord of Atlantis
    Batman and the Outsiders
    Camelot, 3000
    Green Arrow, the Longbow Hunters
    Infinity, Inc.
    Legends
    Man of Steel
    Sword of the Atom
    Who's Who in the DC Universe
    Crisis on Infinite Earths (like Lee Stone, I liked it at the time, and only later realized how badly it damaged some of my favorite properties, like the Legion of Super-Heroes, and All-Star Squadron/Justice Society, none of whom have really recovered)

    I would put Booster Gold up there, too, but I didn't actually get into him, back in the day.

    The '90s had a few gems as well. Birds of Prey, Superboy (& the Ravers), Peter David's Young Justice.

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    Little surprised no on has mentioned Suicide Squad yet.
    Currently Reading:

    DC: The Flash, Teen Titans, Justice League, Doomsday Clock, Justice League Dark, Aquaman

    Image: Lazarus, Black Magick

    Boom: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Go Go Power Rangers

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    I started reading comics in 1992 so there are no doubt big gaps in my '80s knowledge but here are the few that are real standouts for me.

    Those that redefined superhero comics:

    Watchmen
    Dark Knight Returns
    Batman Year One

    Proto-Vertigo:

    Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
    Animal Man by Grant Morrison
    The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    V For Vendetta by Alan Moore

    Top-notch superhero comics:

    Justice League/ International/ America/ Europe
    Superman by Alan Moore
    Superman Triangle era

    Still more for me to check out, undoubtedly, but I do find that quite a lot of comics from this period suffer from Claremont-itis: overly wordy, clumsy and exposition-heavy dialogue. I do miss the flowery third-person narration from some of these comics, though. Moore, Morrison and Gaiman were particularly good at it.
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    This is too hard. However, I find that in any given year there was usually at least one title that kept me interested enough that I could go on being a comic book consumer. This wasn't easy in the 1980s, because I was in the navy and then at university and then looking for work, moving houses many times over, with not much money to show for it (the huge credit card debt I had accumulated by the next decade proves this out).

    So to be fair, let me look at Mike's Amazing World and see which comic was my favourite on the Newsstand for each August in the 1980s.

    1980--THE NEW TEEN TITANS
    1981--THE FLASH
    1982--LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
    1983--THRILLER
    1984--GREEN LANTERN
    1985--INFINITY INC.
    1986--'MAZING MAN
    1987--SWAMP THING*
    1988--WASTELAND
    1989--JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE

    *Note: 1987 was the hardest year to choose, because there were several titles that were about equal in my affections that year. I didn't expect that--but I do remember, living in Edmonton at the time, there was a guy who was trying to drive his brother-in-law out of business. He hated his brother-in-law who owned a comic book shop, so this guy rented an office in Old Stratcona and you would walk up to that place on the second floor and there were just tables stacked up with comic books and you would pick whatever you wanted and he sold them to you for little money. So that accounts for how I was able to afford so many comics in 1987, even though I had no space for them in my small bachelor suite and it's not like I was earning much money at my jobs.
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