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    Default Batman, Dark Knight or Detective Comics?

    I've had a bit of a break from mainstream comic serials for a while, but recently started following Aquaman and All-Star Western in the new 52 and rather like them. I've been considering following one of the Batman serials, but limited funds mean I can't really follow all three - so which would you lovely people recommend: Batman, Dark Knight or Detective Comics?

    As a side note, what are your verdicts on Batwoman, Batgirl, and Suicide Squad...?

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    Get Batwoman. I'd say it's the best Batbook of them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarquon View Post
    I've had a bit of a break from mainstream comic serials for a while, but recently started following Aquaman and All-Star Western in the new 52 and rather like them. I've been considering following one of the Batman serials, but limited funds mean I can't really follow all three - so which would you lovely people recommend: Batman, Dark Knight or Detective Comics?

    As a side note, what are your verdicts on Batwoman, Batgirl, and Suicide Squad...?
    Batman is the best right now. I'd check in on The Dark Knight around 10, when writer Gregg Hurwitz takes over, his Penguin mini was really good. Detective isn't everyone's cup of tea, but can be enjoyable.

    Batwoman is good. Personally, I don't care for the current story arc's structure (jumps around a bit,) Batgirl can be fun at times, you'll get a lot of hate from it here probably, Suicide Squad has been surprisingly fun, it won't blow you away, but it's better than I had thought it would be.

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    Batman or The Dark Knight starting at issue 10.

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    Batman is the flagship book. If you want just straight forward Batman stories with classic rogues, get Dark Knight with the new creative team. If you want to read a long story about Owl ninjas, read Batman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarquon View Post
    I've had a bit of a break from mainstream comic serials for a while, but recently started following Aquaman and All-Star Western in the new 52 and rather like them. I've been considering following one of the Batman serials, but limited funds mean I can't really follow all three - so which would you lovely people recommend: Batman, Dark Knight or Detective Comics?

    As a side note, what are your verdicts on Batwoman, Batgirl, and Suicide Squad...?
    Right now I'd recommend Batman. I love what Synder and Capullo have been doing with that book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holmes View Post
    Batman is the flagship book.
    Which just sounds wrong to my ear. I always think Detective Comics should be Batman's flagship title, just like I think Action Comics should be Superman's, and (in a perfect world) Sensation Comics would be Wonder Woman's.
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    Read "Batman". It's one of the best the new 52 has to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thompson View Post
    ....and (in a perfect world) Sensation Comics would be Wonder Woman's.
    Seconded :)

    Thanks so much for the quick feedback everyone, Batman was the way I was leaning so that's great, will check out Dark Knight when #10 is released. Will get Batwoman too and check out the rest ASAP

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    You can get the new Batman HC next week iirc, which collects issue #1 to #7
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    nevermind misread

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpideyZERO View Post
    You can get the new Batman HC next week iirc, which collects issue #1 to #7
    Yeah get this then start from #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Chang View Post
    Yeah get this then start from #8
    Curses, went out and bought some before reading this, I certainly don't regretted it though, it's great so far. And Batwoman is frickin awesome!!

    Thanks for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbcb314 View Post
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    It's obvious to me that this is how you would personally rate them. But someone else might misunderstand this to reflect sales ranking, which it definitely does not.
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