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The Best DC Comics and Graphic Novels of 2022

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Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman stories usually focus on action and adventure, but Batman: The Long Halloween is more of a murder mystery. Read More

Pros

  • Foreword by Cristopher Nolan and David Goyer
  • Gripping whoddunit-style mystery

Cons

  • None that we could find
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Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 1

This 1986 reimagining of Superman and his beloved Metropolis, by famed comics writer John Byrne, was a revelation when first released. Read More

Pros

  • Beautiful hardcover design
  • 480 pages

Cons

  • Large, heavy volume
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Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: Give Peace a Chance (2021)

This multi-issue volume, which includes Suicide Squad #1–6 and Future State: Suicide Squad #1–2, is a typically irreverent narrative. Read More

Pros

  • Manageable reading length
  • Irreverent humor
  • Dynamic and colorful art

Cons

  • None that we could find
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DC Comics: The New 52 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

In 2011, DC Comics rebooted their entire universe in a bold and unprecedented move. The result is contained in this impressive hardcover book. Read More

Pros

  • Fresh introductions for many beloved DC heroes
  • A diverse crew of incredible artists and writers

Cons

  • The dust cover may be fragile
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Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: The Lies (Rebirth)

With one of the most interesting and insightful Wonder Woman storylines, The Lies follows Diana as she investigates her true origins and background. Read More

Pros

  • A new vision for a classic character
  • Beautiful illustrations

Cons

  • Makes for a fairly short, quick read

DC Comics has given us some of the most beloved characters for nearly a century. From Superman to Batman and everyone in between, DC continues to tell stories that speak to people of all ages and backgrounds.

DC’s comics offer an escape from everyday life, bringing the timeless world of superheroes right into your home. Whether you want a good book to read on the plane or just want to introduce your kids to comic books, DC has what you need. Here are some of the best DC comics and graphic novels you can buy online right now.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.


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Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman stories usually focus on action and adventure, but Batman: The Long Halloween is more of a murder mystery; you can see its influence all over The Dark Knight and especially The Batman. With bodies piling up throughout the year, Batman, Commissioner Gordon, and District Attorney Harvey Dent are on the hunt for a killer. Widely regarded as one of the best Batman stories of all time, The Long Halloween collects all 13 issues of the original series. A Batman adventure mixed with a good old-fashioned whodunnit makes for a great read—not to mention Tim Sale’s best-in-class artwork.

Pros

  • Foreword by Cristopher Nolan and David Goyer

  • Gripping whoddunit-style mystery

Cons

  • None that we could find

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Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 1

This 1986 reimagining of Superman and his beloved Metropolis, by famed comics writer John Byrne, was a revelation when first released. A hardcover compendium of Superman stories, it makes for a fun and interesting detour into a new vision of Superman for the 1980s. At 480 pages, it’ll keep any reader endlessly entertained. This beautiful collection would make a great conversation piece for your coffee table, as well.

Pros

  • Beautiful hardcover design

  • 480 pages

Cons

  • Large, heavy volume

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Suicide Squad, Vol. 1: Give Peace a Chance (2021)

This multi-issue volume, which includes Suicide Squad #1–6 and Future State: Suicide Squad #1–2, is a typically irreverent narrative about a wild band of misfits who are anything but boring. The only thing more dangerous to the members of the Suicide Squad than their enemies is each other, and that’s what they’re reminded of in this book. At 208 pages, it’s a relatively easy read with plenty of action, and a few laughs to boot!

Pros

  • Manageable reading length

  • Irreverent humor

  • Dynamic and colorful art

Cons

  • None that we could find

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DC Comics: The New 52 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

In 2011, DC Comics rebooted their entire universe in a bold and unprecedented move. The result is contained in this impressive hardcover book. This 10th anniversary hardcover collection includes some of the best first issues from that relaunch: All-Star Western #1, Aquaman #1, Voodoo #1, Animal Man #1, Justice League Dark #1, Demon Knights #1, Justice League #1, Wonder Woman #1, Action Comics #1, Batman #1, and The Flash #1. At a hefty 400 pages, this book has something for just about everyone.

Pros

  • Fresh introductions for many beloved DC heroes

  • A diverse crew of incredible artists and writers

Cons

  • The dust cover may be fragile

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Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: The Lies (Rebirth)

With one of the most interesting and insightful Wonder Woman storylines, The Lies follows Diana as she investigates her true origins and background. Written by the gifted Greg Rucka, with art by Liam Sharp and Paulo Siqueira, this story even sees Wonder Woman team up with her sworn enemy, Cheetah, to uncover the answers she seeks. Includes the Wonder Woman: Rebirth one-shot and Wonder Woman #1 (2016), 3, 5, 7, 9, 11.

Pros

  • A new vision for a classic character

  • Beautiful illustrations

Cons

  • Makes for a fairly short, quick read

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