So, I'm collecting Aaron's Thor run through trades, and I hit a bit of a snag in the order I should read them. So I know Thor God of Thunder HC vol 1 (1-11) and vol 2 (12-25) are the beginning. I believe Original Sin HC and the Companion sets up his next arcs? After that is Thor (1-8, annual 1) which is the beginning of the female Thor saga, so my question is where are the thick HC after this? Or will they even produce more?
So, I've been interested in collecting some Hawkman lately, but I'm a little confused as to what's collected. I know the New 52 Hawkman series is only two volumes long, so that's easy enough, but I've found trades that have the Hawkman run that's 50+ issues and at some point is retitled to Hawkgirl, now is that the same run that Geoff Johns started, or is his run solely his run without anyone taking over after him?
Or, what's the best way to collect this character?
I'm reading through trades so I'm not as far into these stories as you, but I'd say if you don't like it then don't collect it. Personally, I'm loving Detective, and Batman is okay. Vol 2 is slightly better than Vol 1 but we'll see what happens with the next one.
I haven't read many Batman writers, but from my little experience I'd say:
Worst: Morrison (I've only read the Batman and Son trade of his and that was super boring)
Mediocre: Snyder (His stories are great the first read, but his constant dialogue is tiring upon re-readings), King (It's fine, reminiscent of the animated series, but his run hasn't grabbed me.)
Potential: Tynion (right now he has a great voice for Batman's supporting cast, for me, but from the few instances he's touched Batman I've liked it)
Best: Dixon (So far his issues in Knightfall have been my favorite)
Those are really the only guys I've read (other than Loeb on Hush, but that was boring) on the Batman title. Seems like that's what everyone else is talking about too, so if anyone has any suggestions on writers who are not these I'd love to hear about them.
It used to be the Flash, but I've felt that Seasons 2 and 3 are going places that I don't think the Flash should go, and it lost that special hopeful tone that was present in the first season. Right now I have to say Legends of Tomorrow Season 2. That show has been so much fun, and it's been filling in plot holes in other shows while giving more screen time to the villains across the shows.
Saint Walker got his ring back in the Venditti run, I think specifically he got it around the Godhead event. Up to that point he's been written as an alien without hope, trying to find himself, so that's one way Venditti was able to write him in and out of the comic whenever he needed to.