At 3/24/09 11:25 AM, DELUCA2400 wrote:
Hello um I'm not that into comics and such, but I do enjoy a good one if I have the chance. Any recommendations?
Sandman by Neil Gaiman, et al. The story of the King of Dreams in the DCU universe (and the namesake of this group). Probably the best monthly series ever written, great re-read value as well.
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Like super heroes even a little? See this cynical take on heroism, and humanity unfold. Very dark, but very good.
Fables by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham. Kicked out of their magical kingdoms by a mysterious conqueror known only as "The Adversary" the characters of our childhood fairy tales have been forced to flee to our world. Living in a secret section of New York called Fabletown, witness old rivals, bitter enemies, and century old feuds try to co-exist and do the most tedious and evil thing in the world: Govern themselves! Also never quite giving up the dream of going home. Easily the best monthly series ANYWHERE in comics these days. You must try Fables. Also check out it's companion book Jack of Fables.
Ultimates 1 and 2 are quite good, The Avengers if they got together in a post 9/11 world. The 3rd book is pretty crappy and unless you've by the end of the first become like me, you really want to own everything major The Ultimates are in, the ancillary books you could find with this team are skippable.
Justice Society Of America is a personal favorite, but lately Geoff Johns has definitely slipped. Bill Willingham is taking over in may or June, and Johns is closing out his run with a story of Black Adam, the character he revitalized and turned into an A-level badass in the DCU. This one I can't recommend as strongly because the quality has dipped a little lately, but the prior book JSA is some of the best super hero comics EVER DONE.
Those would be my perennial favorites, I'm sure other people can think of others, and obviously take your pick of whatever seems to appeal to you.