Hi! I started reading dc comics (never too late) especially batman and I would love if you could do a rec list for me, it would be great if you could also do some rec featuring Harley Quinn (knowing that I really didn't like liked the harley Quinn solo comic) I love the old harley the one in mad love. Have a good day!
Hey there! You’re absolutely right – it’s never too late to discover the world of DC comics :) So here are some recs that, in our opinion, would be a good start to get into Batman comics.
Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
Batman: Hush byJeph Loeb and Jim Lee
Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
Batman: Dark Victory by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean
The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
Batman: A Death In The Family by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo
Batman: Under The Red Hood by Judd Winick and Doug Mahnke
Batman: Knightfall by Doug Moench and Jim Aparo
Noël by Lee Bermejo
Batman: Cacophony by Kevin Smith
Batman: Dead To Rights (Batman Confidential #22-25, 29-30) by
Andrew Kreisberg and Scott McDaniel
Batman: No Man’s Land crossover
Batman (1940) Issue #1
The New 52:
Batman: The Court of Owls
Batman: Death of the Family
Batman: Zero Year
(all by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo)
And here are some recs featuring classic Harley Quinn:
Batman: Harley Quinn
No Man’s Land (Shadow Of The Bat #093; Batman #570, 573, 574; Detective Comics #737, 740, 741, 789, 821, 823, 831, 837)
hi other anon here~~ do you have any recs to read good comics with poison ivy? im kinda scared to see some bad characterization~
hey!!!! ok ive read most of these a long time ago so im not sure if they’re gonna be accurate recs but anyways, recs off the top of my head:
Fruit of the Earth arc: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #88 / Batman #568 /Detective Comics #735: I LOVE IVY ON THIS ARC!!!!!!
Gotham Central #32: ties in with that arc’s storyline
Detective comics #751-#752 follows that arc (not really, but it has the same writer, god bless rucka, and the continuity is good) (and honestly it made me tear up)
Gotham Knights #60-65: these happen two years after that arc, i also liked ivy here. (you might need some knowledge about hush tho) warnings for suicide, drugs and other things like experimentation in people etc.
Batman: Harley Quinn: it’s mostly harley focused but i really love ivy here + it shows the start of their friendship. Warning, it has the joker a lot.
Talking about Harley, she appears a lot on Harley Quinn V1 and her n52/Rebirth Comics, i dont have the time to re read everything but i remember really liking ivy in the first volume, and she was sidelined and a bit reduced to love interest in n52 and rebirth, but her characterization isnt bad bad.
Batman/Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows i honestly dont remember a lot of this arc but its bolded on my ivy list so i guess i liked it
Gotham City Sirens: even if people have mixed opinions about this one, i (mostly) really dig ivys characterization here. The rest, like Talia’s characterization for example, are p mediocre or just bad but i liked ivy here.
Batman strikes! #32, #41 and Li’l Gotham #4, #19 are borderline crack but they’re fun to read
Joker’s Asylum: Poison Ivy #1: if you like in character 100% villain ivy.. yes
Batgirl Annual #2 i still have mixed opinions about this one but i mostly enjoyed it so yea
Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death started off really good but then it became super ugly.. honestly just read the first three issues and then pretend the rest never happened
And it might not have really #deep
ivy characterization and but it was fun to read and it didnt really murder her character: The Batman Adventures Holiday Special (1994),
Gotham Girl Adventures, and Batman:
Harley and Ivy (note to this last one: bruce timm can choke for all i care but the art style is cute and ivy is p damn gay on that trade)
Oh and in other media, I liked her on the cartoons like Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures
Coloring DC: Batman Adventures-Mad Love TP by Bruce Timm
COLORING DC: BATMAN ADVENTURES – MAD LOVE TP Written by PAUL DINI and BRUCE TIMM Art and cover by BRUCE TIMM On sale MARCH 16 • 96 pg, B&W, $15.99 US DC Comics presents classic adventures in a whole new way: in black and white, on heavy stock suitable for coloring! This Eisner Award-winning tale told the origin of Harley Quinn, by the creative team that first introduced her in Batman: The Animated Series! Includes MAD LOVE, plus stories from BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1.