comic recs

anonymous asked:

hey sorry to bother i recently found myself being super invested in poison ivy and harlivy despite having not read a single dc comic in my life and i was wondering if you had any pointers on where to start considering im broke and gay (tm)

They first actually get together in Gotham city sirens! That’s a good starting point imo. If you’re looking for a show, Batman: the animated series has some awesome interactions! Im pretty sure you can find gcs and btas online for free.

If you’re looking specifically for pam stuff, poison ivy: cycle of life and death is her most recent solo-ish comic. Rotworld is awesome as well!!! Swamp thing is there as well. I love them teaming up.

For her original origin, you’ll want to go look for silver age stuff.

I’m so glad you love them!!!

I’m not really much of a harley aficionado but I can give you some poison ivy recs:

•Batman #181-83 (first appearance)
•Secret Origins #36 (new origin)
•Batman: Hush (she’s there and this is also a great Batman story!)
•Gotham City Sirens (!!! My personal fave)
•she also shows up in Gotham Knights, Shadow of the Bat, and Suicide Squad though I can’t think of specific issues…

🌼New 52🌼
•Birds of Prey
•Arkham War
•Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life And Death (!!! Really good)
•Rotworld (really cool crossover event!!!)
•Harley Quinn (I’m always iffy on the harley solos but pam is here)

•Birds Of Prey (she’s currently teamed up with them along with selina kyle)
•All-Star Batman #7 (you can read the whole Ends of The Earth storyline, honestly this is one of the best rebirth comics series)
•Batman: War of Jokes and Riddles (she’s there…but tbh this comic is bad and she’s ooc)
•Harley Quinn (I have a lot of opinions on this…if you want harleyivy go dc bombshells imo)

jughead and betty questioning dilton:
  • dilton: hey... i don't think you're literally allowed keep me here and interrogate me or anything...
  • betty: dont worry - we have permission.
  • jughead: here. *passes him a note*
  • dilton: ....
  • dilton: this is just a scrap of paper that says 'we do what we want' ...

anonymous asked:

do you have any recommended reading for donna troy? I want to read some stuff that has her in it but idk where to begin

Bro I have had a word doc open on my laptop for five months waiting for this ask. But I’m going to just give you some important ones; keeping it simple really, because Donna is probably one of the most complicated (confusing) characters in DC, okay? Enjoy!

Teen Titans v1: #22, 23

New Teen Titans v1: #1-2, #8, #30, #38

Tales of the Teen Titans: #42, #45, #48, #50

New Teen Titans v2: #7-8, #18, #19, #20-21

~who’s ready for some retcons~

New Titans:  #50-54, #55

Wonder Woman v2: #47-48

New Titans: #85-88, #90-92

Team Titans: #3, #5, #6, #21-22

New Titans: #118, #119, Annual 11

~more f-ing retcons!!!~

Wonder Woman v2: #121, #123, #131-136, #178, #186

Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day: #1-3

DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy: #1-3

JLA v2: #41-44

Titans v2: #1-4

JLA v2: #49, #50, #53, #60

Blackest Night: Titans: #1-3

Titans v2: #20, #21

Wonder Woman v3: #1-4, Annual


I wanted to try my hand at comics. This is a scene (?) from this fantastic fic by @vintage-jehan

This took forever, I can’t believe it’s done!

[edit] I literally just realized I had written “sight” instead of “sigh” I hate myself.


Recommended Issues Reading List

  • X-Force v1 #1-4, 14. 16, 25, 34, 43-44
  • Cable #22
  • X-Force v1 #49, 56, 59-61, 70, 76 ‘99 Annual
  • X-Factor Investigations #14, 43-45, 48-50, 200-202, 204-206
  • X-Factor: Nation X #1
  • X-Factor Investigations #207-213, 216-218, 220-224
  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #6
  • X-Factor Investigations #225-226, 230, 238, 242, 245-256, 259

anonymous asked:

Hello, I have some slightly stupid questions that I'm a bit embarrassed to ask about but here goes nothin. I'm a bit new to the comic scene and as an LGBT member I wanted maybe participate this June but I'm not sure where to start? Is there a master list for characters sexuality? Or even good series list? Also I've heard there's like a ton of different universes for certain comics, does that affect sexuality? Is it alr

Heya, they’re not stupid questions and please always feel free to ask us for help…also the comic scene is pretty hard to navigate

Here’s our masterlist and our tags page (i think the tags page has more characters) with the characters sexuality.

Different universes do affect sexuality mainly straight main ‘verse characters are written as lgbt+ in other verses (we have them on our tags page as marvel (other earth) dc (other earth)).


bolded italicised author name means they’re lgbt+

current ongoing comics


  • America by Gabrielle Rivera (3 issues) *latina lesbian main character


  • Batwoman Rebirth by Marguerite Bennett & James Tynion IV  (2 issues) *jewish lesbian main character
  • Detective Comics Rebirth by James Tynion IV  (22 issues) *batwoman has a significant role + bi rep + trans woman rep
  • DC Bombshells by Marguerite Bennett (95 issues) *no-one is straight


  • Freelance by Andrew Wheeler & Jim Zub (2 issues) *gay main character + poc boyfriend
  • Jughead by Chip Zdarsky (14 issues) *ace main character
  • Lumberjanes by Grace Ellis & Noelle Stevenson *lesbian couple + trans woman rep
  • Motor Crush by Brenden Fletcher *black lesbian main character
  • The Wicked and The Divine by Kieron Gillen (28 issues) *no-one is straight + trans woman rep + poc rep

For more, checkout out ouron-going section

past comics


  • Midnighter (2015) by Steve Orlando *gay main character
  • Midnighter and Apollo by Steve Orlando *gay couple
  • Batwoman by J.H. Williams III
  • Batwoman: Elegy by J.H. Williams III and Greg Rucka (det comics #854-860)
  • Catwoman by Ed Brubaker (vol. 3 - 2002-08) *selina’s protege holly (2nd catwoman) is an openly lesbian character w/ significant role.
  • Catwoman by Genevieve Valentine (the new 52 ) *bi main character + american japanese girlfriend (3rd catwoman) (#35-46)
  • Constantine: The Hellblazer by James Tynion IV & Ming Doyle (13 issues) *bi main character + black boyfriend
  • Secret Six by Gail Simone (all volumes) *latina lesbian and her pansexual girlfriend, with other lgbt characters including a genderfluid black person in the last volume
  • Shade, The Changing Man by Peter Milligan and Chris Bachalo (1990-96) *tackles loads of trans issues and generally gender and sexuality issues


  • X-Factor Vol. 3 by Peter David (2006-09) *latino bisexual character with his non identifying male partner (rictor and shatterstar)
  • World of Wakanda by Roxane Gay and Yona Harvey *black lesbian couple
  • Young Avengers Vol. 1 by Allan Heinberg and Vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen *gay couple in both volumes plus a latina lesbian and a black bi boy introduced in vol. 2 (they all have significant roles)

Indie Comics

  • Kevin Keller by Dan Parent *gay main character

For more check out our tags page (top right corner has ‘search’ function and we have all the comics we reblog on there under ‘comic book’)

In all honesty, I believe that the webcomic Autophobia by GHST deserves waaaay more recognition! It’s amazing and I don’t see enough people talking about it or even acknowledging its existence. Please, pretty pretty please with a cherry on top read it when you have the chance !

Originally posted by n-wordbelike

Where to start reading Mary Jane Watson?

Her first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man #42

  • Amazing Spider-Man (esp #43-45, 96-97, 121-137, 141-149, 151-153, 156, 160-163, 167-170, 176-179, 182-183, 191-193, 201, 241-247, 256-261, 273-277, 290-293, 298, 300, 308-309, 365, 396, 398, 400, 418-419, 505, 549-543, 561, 666-673, Annual #19, 21)
  • Spectacular Spider-Man (esp #1, 5, 7, 24, 26-29, 38, 116, 119, 121, 131-132, 134-136, 166, 200, 219-220, 241-245, Annual #7)
  • Untold Tales Of Spider-Man #16
  • Spider-Man Unlimited #7
  • Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #1-4
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives
  • Web of Spider-Man (esp #1-3, 11-15, 31-32, 38, Annual #6)
  • Spider-Man vs. Wolverine #1
  • Marvel Team Up #20, 74-76
  • I Heart Marvel #5
  • Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #1-12
  • Amazing Spider-Man vol.2 (esp #13, 39, 43, 49-54)
  • Peter Parker: Spider-Man #29
  • Sensational Spider-Man v2 #32, Annual #1
  • The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew your Vows #1-5
  • Invincible Iron Man v2
  • Amazing Spider-Man v4 #12-15

I’m probably forgetting some, so let me know if I missed anything important


Batgirl (2000-2006) Annual #1

“I’m sorry, but… we don’t believe you.”

Cass acting as a human lie detector once more. I also think it’s important to note that, while fans have a pretty bad tendency to write Cass off as “the spooky one” or the “unrelateable” one due to her appearance in the Batgirl suit, that’s rarely the case in canon. With some exceptions where her appearance can frighten children (as can Bruce’s btw), most people who meet Cass past that initial shock of her visage really come to trust her judgement in a short amount of time.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I started following this blog a while ago and I was just wondering if I could ask a question. Do you have any recommendations for newcomers to comics? I'm not sure if you've already made a post like this or not but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.

Hi there! You’re always welcome to ask us questions about comics!

We haven’t covered this sort of recommendation before, but you can check out our comic recs tag to find what people have asked for in the past.

Comics are a tricky thing to get into, with so much out there to choose from. Personally, I’d recommend starting with some indie comics. Whilst superhero comics are the most popular, the DC and Marvel universes can be tough to navigate since they work of the basis of decades of shared continuity. That’s not to say you shouldn’t try them - there’s some really great LGBT+ characters in those universes! We’ve recommended some of our favorites in the rec tag before.

But indie comics have the advantage of being stand alone stories that let you jump straight in, great for newcomers! Also, many of them are written by LGBT+ creators who have been given the freedom to write the stories they really care about. Here’s some of my personal favorite indie comics that star LGBT+ characters:

Joyride by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Marcus To (Published by Boom! Studios): Set in a bleak future, Uma Akkolyte and her friends steal a spaceship and take off for some heroic adventures!

Motor Crush by Babs Tarr, Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart (Published by Image Comics): Domino Swift races motorbikes in the World Grand Prix, where some racers use the illegal stimulant known as Crush to make their bikes faster. Domino is caught up in a mystery over Crush and her past!

Giant Days by John Allison and Max Sarin (Published by Boom! Studios): Daisy, Esther and Susan met when they started University together, and quickly became best friends. This is a slice of life about the adventures they get up to!

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (published by Image Comics): Every 90 years, 12 gods are reincarnated in young people. They’re the ultimate pop stars, performing for the world. But there’s a catch. Within 2 years, they’ll all be dead.

Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams (Published by Boom! Studios): Goldie Vance works at a resort that her dad runs, and loves to help the in-house detective. Her and her pals get up to all sorts of adventures trying to work out the mysteries!

The Infinite Loop by Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier (Published by IDW Publishing): Teddy comes from a future where her job is to time travel and fix time paradoxes. But when she comes across a paradox in the form of a girl, Ano, she must contemplate if she’s been doing the right thing.

Godshaper by Simon Spurrier and Jonas Goonface (Published by Boom! Studios): In a world where everything is powered by your own personal god, Ennay is one of few who have no god, but can shape other peoples gods. Travelling the road as a shaper for hire, he meets Bud, a mysterious small god who has no person.

Moonstruck by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle (Published by Image Comics): In a world full of fantasy creatures, Julie is just trying to live a normal life working as a barista and dating her girlfriend. But there’s nothing normal about her pesky werewolf transformations, or the magical conspiracy she and her friends find themselves in!

Hopefully you’ll find something here to love! Don’t forget to check out our ongoing comics page for even more series, and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask! 

- Mod: Stephanie

anonymous asked:

hey! you seem to read a lot of comics that are really interesting, do you mind giving a list of recs?

I used to read comics more but then I got lazy and tired of filtering through all the bad ones. I’m super picky though. The only comics I’ve read that aren’t like mainstream comics, or are currently reading, are:

1.) ***Todd Allison and the Petunia Violet (discontinued but still amazing)

2.) ***Killing Stalking (warning: gore, violence, sexual abuse, abuse in general) NSFW

3.) OH! Holly

4.) I Love Yoo

5.) Litchi Hikari Club (warning: gore) NSFW

6.) ***Hanna is Not a Boy’s Name (discontinued)

7.) Out of Control (I didn’t care for the ending but chapter 1-50 or so were good) (boys love) NSFWish

8.) ***At the End of the Road (boys love. Also veeeery interesting)

9.) ***Long Exposure (boys love)

10.) Moritat (boys love)

Any comic with a *** means I really like it. I don’t read a lot of straight comics anymore - but I’m not opposed to them - mainly cuz people write women awful in them and I just got fed up with it. So a lot of these are gay, but I marked which ones. Feel free to look into any of these if you want.

Where to start reading Guy Gardner?

His first appearance was Green Lantern v2 #59

  • Green Lantern v2 #87, 116, 119, 122-124, 189-190, 193-200
  • Guy Gardner #1-16
  • Legends #2, 4-6
  • Justice League International v1
  • Justice League Europe (especially #11)
  • Flash v2 Annual #3
  • Action Comics v1 #670, 688, 789-790
  • JLA Classified #4-9
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League
  • Guy Gardner: Warrior (especially #20-44, 0 Annual #1-2)
  • Green Lantern v3 #1-12, 18-19, 25, 37, 150
  • Martian Manhunter v2 #24
  • Bird of Prey #10-12
  • Blue Beetle v8 #14
  • DC Universe Online #16-17
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #1-13
  • Ion #8, 10-12
  • Infinite Crisis: OMAC Project #2-6
  • Green Lantern Corps v1
  • Blackest Night #1-2, 7-8
  • Green Lantern Rebirth #1-6
  • Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1-2

Also check out Injustice Year 2
A million thank you to @laserdeadpool, #1 Guy Gardner fan in my book!