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Top 5 Best DC Comics to Read on a First Date

An exciting aspect of browsing through the profiles on a dating site is the possibility of finding someone who is on your wavelength. Discovering conversation topics you both enjoy will pave the way for developing chemistry. Since more and more DC Comic storylines are making their way onto the big screen, this is a subject you could connect with. So if you want to arrange a cool first date activity with a prospective partner, here are five of the best DC Comics to read according to dating experts from ebonyflirt platform!

The Sinestro Corps War

Although many comic book crossovers are often a route for publishers to squeeze money out of devotees rather than being dedicated to the craft of storytelling, this is a worthy example to the contrary. Sinestro, a one-time member of the Green Lantern Corps, is dishonorably discharged for abusing his power. He becomes a supervillain, obsessed with bringing his personal take on justice to the universe, no matter how many innocents get trapped in the slipstream. He creates a rival group, the Yellow Lantern Corps, while that mustache-twirling that was once his trademark is replaced by a more clipped facial art, reminiscent of Hitler.

JLA: Earth 2

If you are looking for something memorable for your first date, this is a superb example of high-octane DC superhero action, with enough twists and turns in the storyline to keep you captivated. The narrative pits the Justice League against their twisted nemeses from a parallel version of the Earth, the Crime Syndicate. The former comprises some familiar characters – Wonder Woman, Flash, Batman, and Superman, and many others, ideal if you or your partner are not wholly immersed in the DC universe but are aware of the main players. The writer, Grant Morrison, explores the ambiguity of these parallel alternative realities, revealing it to be far more than a simple battle of good versus evil.

Identity Crisis

Another perfect DC comic for your initial date, Identity Crisis tells the story of Elongated Man’s wife, Sue Dibny. As a wave of murders spirals through the superhero community, a gripping storyline unfolds. Much of the drama can be traced back to earlier days of the Justice League when Batman uncovers a long history of deception and subterfuge, but this is so much more than a formulaic superhero thriller. There are brutal scenes involving mind-wiping, violence, and rape. Split into seven-parts written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Rags Morales, this multi-layered mystery has numerous talking points.

Swamp Thing: The Anatomy Lesson

The movie was directed by Wes Craven (of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ fame), but the DC version heads in a dramatically different direction, drastically altering the mythology of Swamp Thing. Here the titular character is far removed from the bland scientist transformed into a monster after a terrible lab accident. Instead, the reader is presented with a central protagonist who has become a physical representation of nature and the environment. This has created so much more scope for ecologically-aware storylines, enhanced by beautifully rendered illustrations.

The Killing Joke

This particular DC comic contains fantastically-concise dialogue, sadistic action, and some genuinely uncomfortable moments that will have you squirming as you pore over the wonderfully-rendered drawings with your partner. Even if you are both used to copious amounts of gore, you are unlikely to have come across as visceral a comic as this – Killing Joke will certainly provide you with a date you won’t forget! The visuals are unrelenting, particularly in their depiction of The Joker as a vile, self-obsessed psychopath. This DC antihero has never been portrayed with so much manic verve.

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