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Batman is awesome. He's my favorite hero.

And who's your favorite from the X-Men and The Brotherhood?
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Old January 24th, 2013 (2:50 PM).
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Is Hope considered one of the X-Men now? I haven't kept up with them in a while, but I always thought she was really cool.


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I prefer Jason Todd over Bruce Wayne, but either way he's from the Batman universe.
Of all the guys who were Robin, Tim's my favorite - probably my favorite Batman related character. (though I am sloooowly coming around to liking Damian)
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Yea she does. Since she was with the X-Men at one point

And I always preferred Dick Grayson. Seeing how he evolved from a little kid up until him being Nightwing. It was really a sad moment when he departed from Batman to fight criminals by himself.
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Confession: I've never actually read comics. I'm real tempted to, but the amount of comics is just huge. My friend, who's a big comic book girl, took me to the Comic Book store in Times Square, and I was just in awe with how many there were. Seems intimidating, like I wouldn't know where to start =P
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Of all the guys who were Robin, Tim's my favorite - probably my favorite Batman related character. (though I am sloooowly coming around to liking Damian)
Tim Drake's cool; I was never too interested in his character though for some reason. Damian's story was so farfetch'd I couldn't get into it at first but it grows on you haha. Dick's pretty awesome as well, but I still got love for the Red Hood.

@bloodex: try out the new 52 comics. They're not too far in.
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Might do that. But derp, does that mean I have to buy them. D;
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    Old January 24th, 2013 (4:42 PM).
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    Confession: I've never actually read comics. I'm real tempted to, but the amount of comics is just huge. My friend, who's a big comic book girl, took me to the Comic Book store in Times Square, and I was just in awe with how many there were. Seems intimidating, like I wouldn't know where to start =P
    I was never much of a comic reader in the past either. I only just jumped on with DC Comics' New 52, where they relaunched all of their titles with new #1's. I'd suggest maybe taking a look at that list of relaunched titles and seeing if any of them interest you. That's how I got deep into the various Green Lantern series.

    Though since Batman seems to be the gateway for a lot of people, there's this guy named Grant Morrison who did some pretty great stuff when he started writing for the main series. This is a fairly accessible reading order I'd recommend that covers most of his big stories:

    Batman and Son
    Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul
    The Black Glove
    Batman RIP
    Final Crisis
    Battle for the Cowl
    Batman and Robin

    It looks like a lot, but you can finish most of those in like, a day each. Well, that last one is an actual series, the others are all story arcs collected into a single volume. Despite that generic name, that last one shouldn't be too hard to find since apparently there was never a proper comic series called "Batman and Robin" until the 2009 version.

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    You can procure them through "other" means. They're very easy to find if you know where to look.

    Though it is cool to physically have them. I've got a couple single issues and like 10 collected volumes because buying singles was getting expensive.

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    Tim Drake's cool; I was never too interested in his character though for some reason. Damian's story was so farfetch'd I couldn't get into it at first but it grows on you haha. Dick's pretty awesome as well, but I still got love for the Red Hood.
    I enjoy Dick just fine (ohgodwhy) in anything but his own series. Nightwing as a series is so freaking boring, but I loved his run as Batman. Damian was just...hellspawn incarnate when he first appeared, and he can still be like that, but I think he's coming around. It'd be cool to see him in an animated or live action production at some point, just so it really feels like he's cemented as part of the mythos. But then again, I don't even think the general public knows there have been like...five different Robins.

    I haven't really read enough about Jason to have a solid opinion on him, I keep meaning to start reading Red Hood and the Outlaws.
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      Haven't read any comics in about 4 years now but the ones I read were mostly Star Wars comics such as Dark Forces and Legacy back when the Stater Bros here still sold em.
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      I actually read the comic books. So I'm mostly knowledgeable about the characters and their back stories and whatnot. I actually got a comic book store that is 10 minutes from my palce and I know the store owner, so sometimes I get some free comics and discounts on the comics I buy. He also tells me which comics are coming out soon and whatnot. I'm really lucky :3
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      Totally irrelevant, but my classes were quite weird today. One guy kept randomly throwing drug references into everything, which, funny as it was, was not appreciated by the teacher. It was his hand motions that made it specifically funny, though.
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          There's too much to learn about comics for me to want to read them. I feel like I would have to know way too many things to be up-to-date enough to even say that I read comics, and that just discourages me before I start, haha.
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          There's too much to learn about comics for me to want to read them. I feel like I would have to know way too many things to be up-to-date enough to even say that I read comics, and that just discourages me before I start, haha.
          Oh goodness, I understand this. It's why I only really like to read things that are finished, relatively short, and self-contained. Like Watchmen. You can get all of it in one book and you don't have to know anything about anything else to enjoy it.
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          I enjoyed reading the Kick-Ass comic, that was a good one. Really gory, too. Never did get around to seeing the movie though.

          Wouldn't it be cool to be a vigilante though?
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          There's too much to learn about comics for me to want to read them. I feel like I would have to know way too many things to be up-to-date enough to even say that I read comics, and that just discourages me before I start, haha.
          That's why a lot of different lines are basically rebooting. Back in 2011, DC Comics launched their "New 52" plan, which is essentially taking all their comics and restarting them again from #1. (even long ones like Superman and Batman where each had over 400 issues) That whole initiative was made specifically with potential readers like you in mind. A few of the big ones like Superman and Batman start in media res, but for the most part, a lot of the titles are giving origin stories and letting readers have a very solid jumping on point. In addition to that, the new "world" is one where superheroes have only been around for like, eight years, so there isn't a ton of stuff you need to know about.

          I wasn't a comic reader before then exactly for that reason. Felt like you had to know 50+ years of history to really understanding anything. Though I've gone back and started reading older stuff since then. A lot of the big story arcs are done in a way where they should be relatively accessible to anyone trying to jump in.
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          Another of jumping into comics is to watch some of the animates series based on them. There a quite a few free on Netflix. It's not the same, of course, but it lets you get to know the basics like who some of the characters are. The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is actually really well written.
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            Same! And a friend gave me a copy of Gantz and a copy of MPD Psycho manga to read. Need to get on that!

            Unrelated: :c.. I hate when it's too cold and my nutella is hard and not spreadable! Waahh! :ccc
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              I still need to start reading the Deadpool comics myself as soon as I get some free time from work, also there's Wormwood - The Gentleman's Corpse and Scud The Disposable Assassin even though finding those online can be a pain sometimes.

              @Kura: I know that feel bro, same thing happened to my clam chowder last night.
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              Comparing clam chowder and nutella? Interesting.

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              Comparing clam chowder and nutella? Interesting.

              Xulek, you have no idea how excited it made me to see your avatar.
              Speaking of Nutella, I saw a No-Name brand product called "Chocolate Hazelnut Spread".

              I thought, "Hell-to-the-no you are NOT gonna make a knockoff Nutella."
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              Congrats Went! Damn, that sounds like one hell of a collection.

              As for the Nutella topic, I went to the supermarket the other day, and apparently Jiff, that peanut butter company, made a chocolate hazelnut version. Copycats. =/

              My mother just brought some Nutella home, too... think I'm gonna go make myself a sammich
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