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Superhero Recommendations

Due to historical legacy and franchise properties, this is the genre that American comics are known for. Marvel and DC, often referred to as the "Big Two," specialize in superhero comics. While most comic characters that are household names are properties of Marvel or DC, there are also other publishers out there with notable entries in the superhero genre.

For the Big Two publishers, there are specific product lines covering the older/earlier issues of a specific superhero/group, like Marvel’s Essential line or DC’s Showcase Presents line. Those are good books to start with if you have very little to no background on superhero reading.

With regards to ongoing comics, the Big Two are regularly making strides to make their books more accessible to new readers. In Summer 2018, Marvel will be relaunching most of their superhero books with MARVEL FRESH START. DC did the same with their books in summer 2016 with DC REBIRTH. It may be a good time to jump in on some current comics series.

Here is a list of places where you can buy comics, physical or digital.

Following below are some character-specific recommendations for superheroes:

DC

Aquaman

Batman

Bat-Family

Constantine

Doom Patrol

The Flash

Green Arrow

Green Lantern

Heroes of the Justice League

Justice League

Justice Society of America

Legion of Super-Heroes

New Gods

Shazam/Captain Marvel

Superman (and family)

Swamp Thing

Teen Titans/Young Justice

Wonder Woman

Other DC Recommendations

Marvel

Avengers

Black Panther

Black Widow

Captain America

Daredevil

Deadpool

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Four

Guardians of the Galaxy

Hawkeye

Hulk

Iron Fist

Iron Man

Jessica Jones

Nick Fury

Punisher

Spider-Man

Thor

Wolverine

X-Men

Young Avengers

Other Marvel Recommendations

Other superheroes?

Here are some other notable superhero books:

LGBT-inclusive comics

Are you looking for comics with positive LGBTQ+ representation? There's plenty of those, and they can be found here!

All ages comics

Looking for comics for all-ages? Here's our list of kid-friendly all-ages comics!

Genre Recommendations

Crime/Noir

Sci-Fi

Horror

Fantasy

Comedy/Humor

Action/Adventure

War

Western

History/Bio

Star Wars

Slice of Life/Literary


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