So. I was thinking one day while I was doing some re-reading and waiting for my latest shipment of comics from the local shop, "What comics does the fellow Titans like?" And so I created this Thread. The comics you recommend doesn't have to be about Superheroes. It can be Indie, webcomics or something you can find on ComiXology - you name it. Manga, too, belongs to this medium, right? So go crazy, people! Just write a short summary without any spoilers, and it should be good to go. And if you really want to recommend, for example, a comic in its current event but have to read some backstory into it - just put what we should read so we can also follow along.
I will start off with my own recommendations:
* Superman: Red Son
Written by Mark Millar. He placed Superman under a simple line: What if he crashed in Russia, during the height of the Red Revolution? The answer was simple: "He became a Communist." Now, if you hate that the idea of the US's greatest comic icon turned into a Communist - let it be known that the idea of it doesn't shove down your throat. It's just another Elseworld tale of Superman. Regardless, give this one a read.
* Birds of Prey
Written by Gail Simone. Before DC's New52, Gail Simone took a spin of this small group of super heroines (Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress) and the results were fantastic! After being paralyzed from the waist down, Barbara Gordon decides to pick up a new persona known as Oracle and with her expertise as a hacker still in good use - her crime-fighting will never stop. Though I still regret that I have only picked up its 4 issues, I am sure ComiXology has the rest of them.
Written by Neil Gaiman. Though I only own the first issue, its a fascinating tale about a being called Sandman, the Master of Dreams, and his kin - The Endless. Sandman wakes up only to find his equipment have fallen into the wrong hands and must require them before disastrous events happens! Gaiman is already famous for being an excellent writer and this one didn't disappoint. Though it may be a bit "out of style," seeing that this was drawn in 1990s were this sort of style were just as common as today's computer coloring.
* Batman: The Killing Joke
Written by Alan Moore. For any hardcore Batman fan, I am sure that there will be many of you that have already brought this one. If not, it was serving as one of the comics Christopher Nolan used as a key inspiration for The Dark Knight, as it explores one of the versions of Joker's backstory. Joker has escaped Arkham and have kidnapped Police Commissioner Gordon and puts Batman in a race against time to save him. A simple story for a great book!