As part of my on-going comics project, I update monthly with what comics I bought and anything weird or interesting I stumbled across. Each post will have a running list, and I'll update with the new titles where they fall chronologically.
I came up with the order of the books from this comment of all the Batman trades in chronological order (up to Flashpoint), this trade reading order list for Superman, and this one for Batman. I judged the rest for myself based on release dates and what the story depicted.
I want this list functional and readable, so I didn't focus on perfect chronological order. I tried to keep decent chunks of individual runs together where possible, then backtrack chronologically if necessary for a chunk of a different title--except in cases where something important was introduced, like a character dying, coming back to life, etc.
Below you'll see the list of canon DC titles that I own at this point. The ones in bold are the ones that I got this month.
- Crisis On Infinite Earths
- Batman: Dark Victory
- Justice League International, Vol. 1
- Justice League International, Vol. 2
- Justice League International, Vol. 3
- The Death of Superman
- Impulse: Reckless Youth
- JLA: A League of One
- Young Justice: A League of Their Own
- JLA Titans: Technis Imperative
- Birds of Prey, Vol. 1: Of Like Minds
- JLA: The Hypothetical Woman
- Superman/Batman Vol. 1: Public Enemies
- Superman/Batman Vol. 2: Supergirl
- Teen Titans Vol. 1: A Kid's Game
- Teen Titans Vol. 2: Family Lost
- Teen Titans Vol. 3: Beast Boys and Girls
- Teen Titans Vol. 4: The Future is Now
- Teen Titans/Outsiders: The Insiders
- Teen Titans: The Death and Return of Donna Troy
- The OMAC Project (Countdown to Infinite Crisis)
- Infinite Crisis
- Batman: Face the Face by James Robinson
- Superman: Up, Up, and Away!
- Superman: Back in Action
- Superman: Last Son of Krypton
- Superman: Camelot Falls, Vol. 1
- Superman: Camelot Falls (Vol. 2)
- Blue Beetle (Book 1): Shellshocked
- Blue Beetle (Book 2): Road Trip
- Blue Beetle (Book 3): Reach for the Stars
- Blue Beetle, Book 4: Endgame
- Superman: The Third Kryptonian
- Superman: Redemption
- Superman: Escape from Bizarro World
- Superman: Shadows Linger
- Time Masters: Vanishing Point
- Superman: Action Comics, Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel
- Justice League, Vol. 1: Origin (The New 52)
- Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls
- Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls
- Batgirl Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection (The New 52)
- Batgirl Vol. 2: Knightfall Descends
- Batwing Vol. 1: The Lost Kingdom
- Justice League Vol. 2: The Villain's Journey
- Justice League International Vol. 1: The Signal Masters
- Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench (The New 52)
- Aquaman Vol. 2: The Others (The New 52)
- Aquaman Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis (The New 52)
- Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family
- Batgirl Vol. 3: Death of the Family
- The Movement Vol. 1: Class Warfare (The New 52)
- Secret Six Vol. 1: Friends in Low Places
- Cyborg Vol. 1: Unplugged
Anyway, this is essentially my update from October's purchases as I didn't buy any other canon DC comics for the rest of the year. I bought a few Marvel titles, and a few indie titles--Ms. Marvel vol 6, Bitch Planet vol 1, and wytches vol 1--I bought some extraneous DC comics--DC Bombshells vol 1--and I got one comic for Christmas--Army of Darkness Omnibus vol 1--but I didn't really have the money or the time to really work on the project much.
I managed to find Blue Beetle vol 4 marked way down from what it was, and I jumped at the chance to get it. Same for Blue Beetle vol 1. One day I checked Amazon and BOOM, it was just cheap. And thankfully, in great condition.
Justice League International Vol. 1: The Signal Masters isn't really the proper Justice League International. It's from the New 52, in which Ted Kord (until Rebirth, anyway) never existed and Jaime has always been the Blue Beetle. That said, I've heard good things, so I picked it up on a lark to fill out a sale my LCS was having.
JLA: A League of One was an impulse purchase because I'd found it online and it looked to be a decent Wonder Woman story. I haven't read it yet, so I can't confirm that, but I'll keep you posted it if is. The absolute dearth of good Wonder Woman stuff compared to the rest of the heroes is frustrating. I'm glad to see them re-releasing Greg Rucka's and George Perez's runs on Wonder Woman, but where's Gail Simone? Or Phil Jimenez? People are practically expecting you to trade one of your limbs for those trades.
I hope, as the weeks and months unfold, to keep at this little project. I actually just the other day got several comics from a Barnes and Noble sale--although half of them were Marvel.
Keep your eyes peeled here for further developments. I hope to post more about comics, books, and generally happy things in 2017 to counter all of the politics I'll likely be posting because...well...I mean...