So it's DC's Admantium?
So it's DC's Admantium?
Well, Inertron would probably be a better analogue. But Promethium isn't too far either.
Cyborg ongoing... yes, please... with Raven on top.
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As for Batwing you have to take this into account. He is the least known out of all the Batfamily characters with ongoings so its understandable his title is selling lower, however, after seven issues he is still selling in the top 100, not counting digital sales. That is something to be commended.
The comic market is not good right now, its really hard to push non B-list characters or new characters even with good teams, unless they are in a team book or are a member of the Batfamily.
Aside from Robin, Cyborg has the most exposure cartoon wise for young DC heroes. He is a known quantity. And comic wise he has been around for over two decades he has some exposure. I think you have to give it time. He is a character with potential for numerous reasons. Yeah his solo could tank but it does have the potential to be a hit, and I think its wise for DC to keep laying the ground work. There's a lot of factors that go into issues.
Most characters aren't fortunate enough to have amassed a fanbase due to the fact the characters have been around for over 70 years like Superman and Batman and the other golden age characters. DC's kind of gotten by with making a bunch of sidekicks and derivative characters and allowing them to ride legacy heroes coat tails. Its not easy to push stand alone non-B list heroes in this market, but I'm trying to remain optimistic.
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Depleted Promethium is extremely durable, like Adamantium, but active or volatile promethium absorbs and amplifies energy, as well as emitting energy. It even creates superhumans, with exposure (See: The Hybrid).
As mentioned, Inerton from the Legion of Superheroes lore is more like Adamantium.
what back issues stories would you all recommend for a DC reader? I recently started reading the Batman books, Green Lantern, Justice League, Aquaman and Teen Titans books of the new 52. I want to pick up some old stories that are still relative to the new 52 continuity.
For Batman, you can pick up any of the really classic Batman stuff and assume it is relevant; stuff like Batman Year One, Batman Dark Knight Returns, Batman The Long Halloween, Batman Dark Victory. All of those are classic stories.
I would highly recommend you pick up the entire Grant Morrison Batman run, starting in Batman and Son and going forward. That is going to be continued/followed up in the upcoming Batman Incorporated v2 (part of the second wave of titles)
For Green Lantern, the entire Johns run is in continuity; Starts with GL Rebirth, then goes through GL: No Fear and plenty more that they probably have online labeled somewhere.
Justice League's best run was Grant Morrison's JLA run, which you can buy in all sorts of formats; Deluxe, or individual TPBs. New Frontier isn't in continuity, but it's the best JL story of all time, and you can get that in back issue format.
Aquaman has a very celebrated run by PAD, not sure if it is collected. He played a big part in Brightest Day, which was by the same creative team as the current ongoing, as well.
Teen Titans' has one very big celebrated run that is no longer in continuity, by Wolfman and Perez, and another less celebrated but still well loved run that also appears to be out of continuity, by Geoff Johns and Mike McKone.
I picked up Detective comics and i have enjoyed it so far. I find the Bat books to be boring since the new 52 (along with a lot of the "Icons" from DC since the new 52), But i i like Detective it has always been my favorite batman comic.