DC Sale

There’s a big sale on DC Comics on comiXology through the weekend. I thought I’d pick out some of my absolute favorites that you might want to consider. Most of this is from the late 90s and 00s. These are collections of 6–12 comics for like $5 each.

All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely is simply one of the best Superman stories ever made.

The Dark Knight by Frank Miller and Batman Year One by Miller and David Mazzucchelli are sort of essential Batman reading, Year One being the backbone of the Batman Begins movie.

The Long Halloween is also hard to pass up.

I adore Greg Rucka’s work on Batman from the turn of the century. He was one of the writers on the “No Man’s Land” story arc (the backbone of The Dark Knight Rises), which featured a massive earthquake that left Gotham cut off and abandoned. There’s a five-volume set of that on sale, but I recommend skipping to the rebuilding-era New Gotham 1 and New Gotham 2. After that, Bruce Wayne: Murder? and Bruce Wayne: Fugitive.

Rucka also co-wrote the amazing book Gotham Central with Ed Brubaker, which is in four volumes: one, two, three, four.

And Ed Brubaker did a superb Catwoman as a film noir crime story, which starts with Selina’s Big Score and then runs for three volumes: one, two, and three.

Finally, for that corner of the universe, Greg Rucka’s Batwoman shouldn’t be missed.

Grant Morrison did a famous JLA series, one, two, three, four, and Earth–2.

There’s so much more on there that I could keep going. Geoff Johns’s entire Green Lantern work. Morrison’s Batman. Birds of Prey. The Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown Batgirl books. Classic Teen Titans. Get buying!