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DC Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of comics' landmark graphic novels, from books that defined the category like WATCHMEN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and SANDMAN to contemporary classics like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Now, for the first time ever, DCE has compiled its Essential Graphic Novels and Reading Chronology into one place. Inside DC Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of comics' landmark graphic novels, from books that defined the category like WATCHMEN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and SANDMAN to contemporary classics like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Now, for the first time ever, DCE has compiled its Essential Graphic Novels and Reading Chronology into one place. Inside is an expansive look at our rich backlist collection created by the best writers and illustrators in the industry. This catalog can be used as an important resource for new fans seeking a starting point, as well a look back at our impressive backlist for the most fervent DCE enthusiasts.


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DC Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of comics' landmark graphic novels, from books that defined the category like WATCHMEN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and SANDMAN to contemporary classics like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Now, for the first time ever, DCE has compiled its Essential Graphic Novels and Reading Chronology into one place. Inside DC Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of comics' landmark graphic novels, from books that defined the category like WATCHMEN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and SANDMAN to contemporary classics like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Now, for the first time ever, DCE has compiled its Essential Graphic Novels and Reading Chronology into one place. Inside is an expansive look at our rich backlist collection created by the best writers and illustrators in the industry. This catalog can be used as an important resource for new fans seeking a starting point, as well a look back at our impressive backlist for the most fervent DCE enthusiasts.

30 review for DC Entertainment Graphic Novel Essentials and Chronology 2014

  1. 5 out of 5

    Donna Parker

    There is a severe problem with this DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2014...it is not a problem to be taken lightly or mocked, for I know some people love to mock those who love comics or comic books as they were called when I was young and now more rightly titled, graphic novels. It’s easy to taunt and tease, make fun of people who fly with Batman, battle villains, save the Earth, hide their identity to protect or portray…after all, so-called Nerds are easy prey. Though There is a severe problem with this DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology 2014...it is not a problem to be taken lightly or mocked, for I know some people love to mock those who love comics or comic books as they were called when I was young and now more rightly titled, graphic novels. It’s easy to taunt and tease, make fun of people who fly with Batman, battle villains, save the Earth, hide their identity to protect or portray…after all, so-called Nerds are easy prey. Though I must ask and ask with dismay, why make fun of those who dream, who travel to other worlds, hope, and look to heroes to save the day? The severe problem found with this Intro to DC Comics 101, this catalogue of DC, Vertigo, digital-first lines, and Mad magazine (love Mad mag when I was young, still makes me laugh…what me worry?) and more is quite simple yet nefarious; the chronology of cool in the DC Universe coolness made me want to go to a comic book store, none of which were open when I was reading this and attend a Comic Con dressed as Poison Ivy or Harley Quinn or The Riddler. Instead I perused some online sites and re-watched The Dark Knight Rises and thought of all the lovely DC treasures just waiting for all those who seek them.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kristin Davison

    This is an interesting guide that gives an insight into the DC comic universe. It starts of by showing a collection of must reads, it then goes on to explain about the new 52 (the relaunch of DC comics). It goes into the different comics character by character and then gives a suggested order in which to read all of the comics. This guide is rather comprehensive, but I would have liked to have seen a longer guide with more information on the individual comics.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Review: DC Entertainment Graphic Novel Essentials and Chronology (2014) The world of comic books is convoluted at best and overwhelming at its worst. Most people who attempt to “get into comic books” has been more than a little confused about the reading order (myself included). The DC Entertainment Graphic Novel Essentials and Chronology (2014) has attempted to make things easier for new fans while also serving as a reference for veteran readers. I already feel as though I’m on much firmer gro Review: DC Entertainment Graphic Novel Essentials and Chronology (2014) The world of comic books is convoluted at best and overwhelming at its worst. Most people who attempt to “get into comic books” has been more than a little confused about the reading order (myself included). The DC Entertainment Graphic Novel Essentials and Chronology (2014) has attempted to make things easier for new fans while also serving as a reference for veteran readers. I already feel as though I’m on much firmer ground when choosing what title or series to read next. Up until know I’ve had to search for suggested reading orders all over the internet and most of those were incomplete. The book contains information about many of the major heroes (Batman, Superman, Flash, etc), the most well-known and loved graphic novels (Watchmen, Sandman, Fables, etc), and DC’s many imprints (Vertigo, etc). They also took the time to mention the work of specific artists that have shaped the nature of comics which was incredibly nice to see as the creators are often ignored in these kinds of guidebooks. I was also pleased with the the style of the book. There were many lovely full color illustrations ripped from the pages of comic books. The variety really shows just how stylistically diverse the artists of DC are. My only complaint on the illustration is lack of sourcing on the images. While we know they’re all from DC comics, we don’t know which specific comic they are from. Overall I’d say this one is worth getting because it provides a nice intro to the DC Universe. Plus it’s free over on comixology and netgalley (which is where I snagged my copy)!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Mansfield

    This is a perfect guide for readers relatively new to DC comics which tells you all the "best", "most popular", "must reads" and a catalogue of currently in print backlist titles by DC Comics and Vertigo. Last years' version was a terrific source for new readers and collectors and this years proves just as valuable and remember it is FREE. What this is not is a complete guide to every book ever printed, complete reading lists of every character or series, for that much depth you will have to pay This is a perfect guide for readers relatively new to DC comics which tells you all the "best", "most popular", "must reads" and a catalogue of currently in print backlist titles by DC Comics and Vertigo. Last years' version was a terrific source for new readers and collectors and this years proves just as valuable and remember it is FREE. What this is not is a complete guide to every book ever printed, complete reading lists of every character or series, for that much depth you will have to pay for a book that someone has gone to so much trouble and time to research and compile. This catalogue/guide highlights the best currently in print and DC has been selective , not everything in print is included. What you get are lists (with brief descriptions)of: 25 all around essential titles The New 52 5 major male super heroes Wonder woman 2 Superhero teams Digital firsts Then they move on to lists of: Vertigo Vertigo Defy separate lists for 3 of Vertigo's famous series a list each for Alan Moore and Grant Morrison Mad DC: All Ages Then the book ends with `a small typeface listing of many titles not already mentioned in suggested chronological reading order for both DC and Vertigo. I loved last year's catalogue and when I saw this offered on NetGalley just had to check it out, but immediately went to Kindle and downloaded my own permanent Free copy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This is a nice encyclopedia of DC comics. I appreciate the previews of the art design of the 25 Essential Graphic Novels of DC, as I admit that has been a factor on whether or not I enjoy it. It was fun to have a list of the graphic novels in the New 52 series; however, I would have liked see a chronological reading order of the universe, not just the release date or within one series (for example, Batman or Superman only). For the list at the end (Reading Order), it would have been nice to see This is a nice encyclopedia of DC comics. I appreciate the previews of the art design of the 25 Essential Graphic Novels of DC, as I admit that has been a factor on whether or not I enjoy it. It was fun to have a list of the graphic novels in the New 52 series; however, I would have liked see a chronological reading order of the universe, not just the release date or within one series (for example, Batman or Superman only). For the list at the end (Reading Order), it would have been nice to see the volume covers instead of just the list – I believe it would break up/add to the look. There did seem to be a couple missing volumes in the New 52 series. For example, Green Arrow went from Volume 1 to Volume 4. I enjoyed seeing other labels (Vertigo, Fable, etc.) and I even learned that DC owned labels I wasn't aware of. I loved the list of Authors, as well. It allows the reader to see what they may have missed from the authors they loved – I learned I had missed one of Allan Moore’s. Overall, this was a great little list of Graphic Novels. It would be perfect for a collector in order to see what they've missed and what they need to get. For just an average reader, it informs them of the graphic novels available – which can be daunting for new comers and just trying to get into the New 52 and looking at the list online.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    This was a good guide that included a brief description of each series, notes on the creators, and then a chronology. The DC umbrella covers DC (obviously), Vertigo, and MAD titles by such greats as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller. The titles cover DC's New 52, Constantine, V is for Vendetta, Sandman, and the Watchmen. There are sections covering what the guide refers to as 25 Essential Graphic Novels, then the various titles from each imprint, and a suggested reading order. For freque This was a good guide that included a brief description of each series, notes on the creators, and then a chronology. The DC umbrella covers DC (obviously), Vertigo, and MAD titles by such greats as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller. The titles cover DC's New 52, Constantine, V is for Vendetta, Sandman, and the Watchmen. There are sections covering what the guide refers to as 25 Essential Graphic Novels, then the various titles from each imprint, and a suggested reading order. For frequent readers, it could be a handy reference guide, but for novices - it could be kept on their nightstand for immediate access. Quite useful and informative. I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amy Adams

    This is a pretty good introduction/reintroduction to the DC Universe. A while ago, DC tried to do sort of a reset, so if you're picking up a comic and are confused, this book can give you a good starting/restarting point. It's a nice reference book with full page color illustrations and a collection of advertisement-like pages to promote specific titles. The Kindle edition is free, so that's a plus. At the end of the day, it's a catalogue, but it's clear, easy to follow and navigate, and informa This is a pretty good introduction/reintroduction to the DC Universe. A while ago, DC tried to do sort of a reset, so if you're picking up a comic and are confused, this book can give you a good starting/restarting point. It's a nice reference book with full page color illustrations and a collection of advertisement-like pages to promote specific titles. The Kindle edition is free, so that's a plus. At the end of the day, it's a catalogue, but it's clear, easy to follow and navigate, and informative. I'd recommend it for anyone who's not familiar with comic books but interested in getting started reading them.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Elle Markov

    This is a user guide basically, tells you which books are must reads and which books follow in what order. So this is a must, if you want to easily find great new [well not so new for some of them, some of the must reads are classics that by now, I have no doubt many have read]. Anyway, definitely worth checking this one out and keeping; it makes a nifty checklist. Rating 5 out of 5 [email protected]

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Bridgeman

    Many thanks netgalley, this was an essential resource for me. As graphic novel/comic reader I pretty much rely on reviews and recommendations in this field as my knowledge base is limited. It's something I want to expand upon and I prefer reading a story from beginning to end rather than jump in so this chronology is a god send. I love this and can see me , a confirmed DC fan, using this a lot.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brendan Muller

    (I received this courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) This is basically a catalog of the available DC universe comics (for example the new 52, Arrow etc.) as well as others and also includes a suggested reading order as well as codes to order these comics with. It has some interesting artwork and has a basic description of each of thew featured series. 3.5 Stars

  11. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    I think this a definitive guide for the DC reader. Whether you or new or seasoned this guides you through must reads and puts things in order.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Alan

    Basically a catalog/ timeline order.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Jefferson

    Just a catalog of comics. Found out that I started in the middle of a series. Going to continue from where I am. I'm comfortable and not lost

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nanda kumar E

  15. 4 out of 5

    Skinnyrogers

  16. 4 out of 5

    Pop Antonina

  17. 4 out of 5

    Carolina Mejia

  18. 5 out of 5

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  19. 4 out of 5

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  20. 5 out of 5

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  21. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

  22. 4 out of 5

    Price Savage

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elias Rosner

  24. 5 out of 5

    art smith

  25. 4 out of 5

    Megan Logan

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ronald Claborn

  28. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Silver

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rosangela

  30. 4 out of 5

    Anubhav Das

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