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#1  Edited By roboadmiral

I don't think people recognizing that Clark Kent looks like Superman is as big a danger as people make it out to be. There are plenty of people who look like famous people. There are enough of them that there are look-alike contests for it. Superman's a few notches above being a celebrity, he's kind of more like a god. I doubt most people in-universe even think Superman has a secret identity. It probably hasn't even crossed their minds that he does anything other than be Superman. They just write Clark Kent off as some guy who happens to kind of look like Superman.

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He's pretty high up in MCU. Maybe number 2. Number 1 goes to Kingpin. The big shorcoming with Kilgrave is that after Kingpin he feels much less original. A lot of the same themes, motifs, and character traits are repeats from Kingpin. He's an off-the-grid recluse who primarily interacts with the world through minions as intermediaries. Anyone could be one of his minions. He has refined tastes. He has a bizarre complex where he's basically a spoiled man-child who can't deal with not getting his way and is prone to horrifying tantrums. Not that Kilgrave is completely unoriginal or bad. He's very good and has distinct qualities of his own. They just could have done a better job of not recycling ideas from Kingpin.

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1. Fury: My War Gone By

2. Punisher: Born

3. Moon Knight: From the Dead

4. Wolverine: Old Man Logan

5. Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

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For the most part, I would say skipping around is not a great idea. It's kind of like skipping episodes in a show or chapters of a book. You might be able to gather what's going on from context but you'll certainly be at a disadvantage. Unless rather than going as one contiguous story, each volume is a different arc and a different story.Then I don't think it would be as much of a problem. Or if the creative team changes on a book, it's usually okay to skip to the team you like if the one that preceded them wasn't as good. That's just my advice though. It's your money. You can read whatever you like.

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It depends on whether you're trying to get into up-to-date monthly reading or just general good DC books to read.

If you're looking to get up to date on New 52 stuff, look into the Snyder/Capullo run on Batman. It's been good at least up through Zero Year (I haven't read past that yet myself) though their first arc, Court of Owls, is the best. Geoff Johns' run on Aquaman is strong too. Don't bother with the first three volumes of Green Arrow, but when Lemire and Sorrentino start working on the book it gets quite good. The early run of Red Hood and the Outlaws by Lobdell and Rocafort is good spectacle-filled B-action movie fun, though don't expect too much substance. I can't speak to the creative team that followed them up on the book. Tony Daniels' Deathstroke is solid though he's a better artist than he is a writer. I've heard good things about the Azzarello/Chang run on Wonder Woman though I haven't read it myself.

If you're just looking for good stories to pick up regardless of continuity:

For Batman (I'm a big Batman fan so my ability to advise on this is the most extensive of the subcategories): The Dark Knight Returns, Year One, The Long Halloween, Hush, Ego, The Killing Joke, The Black Mirror, Year 100, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth (I'm not a huge fan of this one but a lot of people adore it)

For Superman: Kingdom Come, All-Star Superman, Unchained, (the next few I haven't read myself but I've heard good things and they're on my to-read list) Red Son, For All Seasons, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

Other Maxi- and Miniseries Worth Checking Out: James Robinson's run on Starman, Gotham Central, DC: The New Frontier, Darwyn Cooke's run on The Spirit, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti's run on Power Girl.

And I'm sure there are many more wonderful runs that I haven't mentioned. There are many many more comics I haven't gotten around to reading yet but I'm trying to stick to what I can speak on without reservation. I hope this was helpful.

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I'm dubious about this since crimefighting is sort of Batman's raison detre, it's why he neglects his social and romantic relationships and even his own health and well being. The question becomes, I guess, is Batman still Batman without crimefighting? I'm not sure he is. And if such a comic did happen, it would probably mostly be Bruce Wayne sitting in a chair refusing to answer the phone as various friends, acquaintances, and business partners try to call him.Now instead of channeling all his pent up rage and loneliness into fighting evil, he'll just be spiteful.

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Probably because there are measurable trends in behavior based on gender. Obviously the patterns don't apply to everyone to the same degree but there are patterns which are useful.

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There are no stats that I'm aware of that support a preponderance of bisexuals or even a particularly sizable minority. The best surveys we have on the topic peg the homosexual community in the US at around 4% of the population and bisexuals are even fewer at around 2%. Also a point of interest, Americans according to survey for the most part greatly overestimate the numbers of the homosexual population.

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Unless it's a small bear, I think you're going to need more wolves.

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That doesn't actually meet the definition of a plot hole. A plot hole occurs when a story contradicts itself or leaves out a critical piece of information that logically be in play in the given scenario. A given part of Batman's premise is that he has covered his tracks well enough to eliminate the linkage between Bruce Wayne and Batman. It's possible that this premise stretches a given person's willing suspension of disbelief beyond what they believe are acceptable tolerances, but the logic is internally consistent.