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    Default Everything Matters: community character read guides

    Wait this is not a thread complaining or questioning the present state of DC comics continuity.

    It's just that now that everything matters and DC can reference other stories (regardless of reboots and timeline changes) some people are probably going to be confused. So let's be helpful fans to one another, by letting people know key stories that either have been referenced as of late or really inform the character(s) and can help people start reading books they want to get into.

    I'll get started with some characters in separate posts following this original post that are specific to the character. However, don't be afraid to just jump in with your own additions to characters and lists.
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    I'm starting with a character that I genuinely like and who no one would think to start with. Plus this list is not to entirely long.

    Khalid Nassour- Dr. Fate.



    His journey is very recent and his story is pretty straightforward

    DCyou's Dr. Fate Ongoing series by Paul Levitz
    Justice League Dark (JLD backups) by James Tynion and Ram V
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    Alright now that I took the time to do a personal favorite/something only for me, now it's time to do a big name character people will actually like.

    Wally West- The Fastest Man Alive,The Flash



    New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman
    Crisis on Infinite Earth by Marv Wolfman
    The Flash by Mark Waid
    JLA by Grant Morrison
    DC Rebirth Special by Geoff Johns
    The Flash by Jeremy Adams
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
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    Next up from me is Supergirl, Kara.



    Silver Age Supergirl
    Daring New Adventures of Supergirl/Supergirl (series drops the daring new Adventures part)
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
    Superman/Batman by Jeph Loeb
    Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
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    By the way I’m not singularly doing Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as we know them. There’s 80 years of history there and no way would anyone agree, that would need a poll or something.
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sifighter View Post
    Alright now that I took the time to do a personal favorite/something only for me, now it's time to do a big name character people will actually like.

    Wally West- The Fastest Man Alive,The Flash



    New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman
    Crisis on Infinite Earth by Marv Wolfman
    The Flash by Mark Waid
    JLA by Grant Morrison
    DC Rebirth Special by Geoff Johns
    The Flash by Jeremy Adams
    Ha! I see what you did there. Smart omission

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    I'm doing the Green Lanterns today, so about 9 characters total my god, and I'm starting with my personal favorite....Alan Scott. That's right my favorite is the 100 year old man who isn't even a corps member. Long live the JSA!....*ahem*



    All-Star Comics by Paul Levitz and Gerry Conway
    America vs the Justice Society
    JSA and Justice Society of America by Geoff Johns
    Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns
    Infinite Frontier by Joshua Williamson

    I really wish I knew the issues where Alan hung out with Kyle Rayner, but it was around Zero Hour. If someone knows please help.
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    Alright next my profile picture Hal Jordan



    Emerald Dawn (good origin even if the writer is problematic)
    Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes by Dennis O'Neal
    Emerald Twilight by Ron Marz (look it gets brought up as changing continuity, there is no avoiding it)
    Zero Hour by Dan Jurgens (again, unavoidable)
    Final Night by Karl Kesel (it starts to get better)
    Green Lantern: Rebirth by Geoff Johns (the beginning of greatness)
    Green Lantern: Sinestro corps war by Geoff Johns
    Green Lantern Blackest Night by Geoff Johns
    Darkseid War: Green Lantern by Tom King
    Green Lantern: Black Stars by Grant Morrison
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
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    Now a man who is a lot of people's childhood favorite, John Stewart



    Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes by Dennis O'Neal
    Green Lantern: Sector 2814
    Green Lantern Mosaic
    Green Lantern: Rebirth by Geoff Johns
    Green Lantern Corps (there is a lot of them that star John Stewart)
    Green Lantern by Geoff Thorne (he literally became a god, how could we not list that)
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    Next up is Kyle Rayner



    Green Lantern by Ron Marz
    JLA by Grant Morrison
    Ion by Ron Marz
    Green Lantern Corps
    Green Lantern: New Guardians (he becomes White Lantern in that)
    Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
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    Alright it’s time for one of the more interesting lanterns, Guy Gardner



    Legends (the comic event)
    Justice league international
    Guy Gardner/Guy Gardner: Warrior
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    Green Lantern Corps
    Red Lantern
    Hal Jordan and the green lantern corps (dude has some good moments with Arkillo in that book).
    "It's fun and it's cool, so that's all that matters. It's what comics are for, Duh."
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    Next time for a hero who has gone through quite a bit in his 10 years of existing, Simon Baz.



    New 52 Green Lantern #0 and then onward
    Green Lanterns
    Justice League (Rebirth era)
    Green Lantern by Geoff Thorne (he literally just got a new power set different from other lanterns)
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    Up next is a recent Fan Favorite, probably even more famous then, Jessica Cruz



    New 52 Justice League post Forever Evil
    Darkseid War
    Green Lanterns
    Justice League (Rebirth era)
    Justice League odyssey
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    Finally Jo Muellin, who I guess as of right now is the newest Green Lantern active.



    Far Sector
    Green Lantern by Geoff Thorne
    Maybe Future State Justice League, it’s an odd choice but it does give you a taste of her character
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    Batwoman (Kate Kane)



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    Batwoman: Elegy


    Batwoman: Elegy is key. Greg Rucka wrote it the way he did as a guide to Kate for future writers.
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