Actually good new-school "mainstream" superhero comics

A Listmania! list by P. Saltfleet "napalmthecat" (wherever carmen sandiego is)
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X-Force Volume 1: New Beginning TPB
1.  X-Force Volume 1: New Beginning TPB by Mike Allred
The list author says:
  "Peter Milligan's superhero media-saturation satire thrusts a group of young supers into a glamourous "pop group" setting where they could die on any mission. Cynical, but has a lot of heart."
Used & New from: 6.59
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Nextwave: This Is What They Want v. 1
2.  Nextwave: This Is What They Want v. 1 by Stuart Immonen
The list author says:
  "Warren Ellis gives 90's superheroics the respectful homage they deserve. Ellis' sense of humour clicks well with me, so I love this."
Used & New from: 3.83
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Supreme Power Volume 1: Contact TPB: Contact v. 1
3.  Supreme Power Volume 1: Contact TPB: Contact v. 1 by J. Michael Straczynski
The list author says:
  "A Kansas couple see a rocket land on Earth, rush to the impact site and find a baby... only to have it possessed by the US military. A great reimagining of Superman and the JLA in the real world."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Fantastic Four: Unthinkable v. 1
4.  Fantastic Four: Unthinkable v. 1 by Mark Waid
The list author says:
  "I used to find it hard to care about any of the Fantastic Four apart from maybe the Thing. Mark Waid breathes new life into the family simply by writing them well."
11.39   Used & New from: 0.98

Punisher Volume 1: Welcome Back, Frank TPB: Welcome Back, Frank v. 1
5.  Punisher Volume 1: Welcome Back, Frank TPB: Welcome Back, Frank v. 1 by Garth Ennis
The list author says:
  "Garth Ennis took on the Punisher years ago, and transformed a lame duck title into a pitch-black, slightly absurd organised crime-fighting comic. My favourite's the original miniseries."
Used & New from: 11.15
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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New X-Men Volume 1: E Is For Extinction TPB: E Is for Extinction v. 1 (Graphic Novel Pb)
6.  New X-Men Volume 1: E Is For Extinction TPB: E Is for Extinction v. 1 (Graphic Novel Pb) by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "A few years back, Grant Morrison took the X-Men and turned them on their collective head. Too bad the changes were too radical for Marvel: once Morrison left the title, the changes were all reverted!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Wolverine Weapon X TPB (Wolverine (Mass))
7.  Wolverine Weapon X TPB (Wolverine (Mass)) by Barry Windsor-Smith
The list author says:
  "A man called Logan is drugged and used as a test specimen by a mysterious corporation on account of his strange healing abilities. The origin of Wolverine, told by a master."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Wolverine Volume 1: Brotherhood TPB: Brotherhood v. 1 (Wolverine (Mass))
8.  Wolverine Volume 1: Brotherhood TPB: Brotherhood v. 1 (Wolverine (Mass)) by Greg Rucka
The list author says:
  "Greg Rucka's Wolverine comics are fun pulp; my only complaint is they're a bit shallow, but oh well. Also worth reading: "Wolverine: Meltdown" by Walter Simonson (limited space, can't list it)"
Used & New from: 3.79
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Iron Man: Extremis TPB (Graphic Novel Pb)
9.  Iron Man: Extremis TPB (Graphic Novel Pb) by Warren Ellis
The list author says:
  "Hyper-modern computer-assisted artwork joins forces with Warren Ellis for this Iron Man story. Excellent."
Used & New from: 4.80
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Black Panther: Client TPB
10.  Black Panther: Client TPB by Christopher Priest
The list author says:
  "Chris Priest takes the Avengers second-stringer and makes him into a badass African, technophiliac version of Batman. Great!"
Used & New from: 11.59
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1: Power and Responsibility: Power and Responsibility v. 1
11.  Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1: Power and Responsibility: Power and Responsibility v. 1 by Bill Jemas
The list author says:
  "IMO, the Ultimate comics line has sort of lost its way amidst mediocre titles, unnecessary crossovers and fanservice. The first eight volumes of Ultimate Spider-Man are still pretty fun though."
Used & New from: 0.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Batman: Long Halloween
12.  Batman: Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
The list author says:
  "All of Loeb's collaborations with Tim Sale are worth reading, here's the quintessential "Batman's early years" murder-mystery yarn, telling the origin of Two-Face. Also, the sequel "Dark Victory"."
Used & New from: 6.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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All Star Batman & Robin Vol 1
13.  All Star Batman & Robin Vol 1 by Frank Miller
The list author says:
  "Superhero fanatics HATE this book, but get real. Miller's Batman was always a ridiculous noir satire and this takes that to its conclusion. That it's played straight by Jim Lee just makes it funnier."
Used & New from: 4.64
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street
14.  Catwoman: The Dark End of the Street by Ed Brubaker
The list author says:
  "Catwoman was always a T&A character you'd be embarrassed to admit to reading in mixed company; one Cooke/Brubaker rehaul later, and she's one of the best, coolest Gotham City characters. Start here!"
Used & New from: 9.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Batman: Harley and Ivy (Batman)
15.  Batman: Harley and Ivy (Batman) by Paul Dini
The list author says:
  "Those nostalgic for the old Batman cartoon can do worse than this collection, the main meat of which is a Bruce Timm-drawn anti-heroine adventure. Too bad the Winick story in the middle kind of sucks."
Used & New from: 17.76

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Superman: Secret Identity TP (Superman (Graphic Novels))
16.  Superman: Secret Identity TP (Superman (Graphic Novels)) by Stuart Immonen
The list author says:
  "Clark Kent one day discovers he has superpowers. However, he's not from Krypton; he's a boy in our own world, and he has to learn to grow up as Superman in a world where superheroes are fiction."
10.49   Used & New from: 4.88
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Superman: It's a Bird
17.  Superman: It's a Bird by Stephen T. Seagle
The list author says:
  "I know, I know: "Why should I read Superman comics? He's boring, he always wins, he's too powerful", right? This book might not allay your misgivings, but it'll give you a new perspective on Superman."
Used & New from: 49.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Superman Birthright TP (Superman (DC Comics))
18.  Superman Birthright TP (Superman (DC Comics)) by Mark Waid
The list author says:
  "A noughties retelling of Superman's earliest adventures, his first meeting with Lex Luthor, and Luthor's first attempt to discredit him. Really good, and actually believable!"
13.49   Used & New from: 5.79
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

JLA/Avengers (Justice League of America)
19.  JLA/Avengers (Justice League of America) by Kurt Busiek
The list author says:
  "You need a little understanding of superhero continuity for some of this, but don't sweat it too much; just enjoy the zillions of heroes running around and fighting, and you'll be fine."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Batman: Year 100 (Batman)
20.  Batman: Year 100 (Batman) by Paul Pope
The list author says:
  "Mysterious "new(?)" Batman, dystopian futuristic Gotham, Commissioner Gordon's grandson... what you'd expect from a story called "Batman: Year 100", really. Pope's artwork rules, though."
Used & New from: 19.67
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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All Star Superman TP Vol 01 (All Star Superman (Quality Paper))
21.  All Star Superman TP Vol 01 (All Star Superman (Quality Paper)) by Frank Quitely
The list author says:
  "Finding himself more powerful than ever, but also dying after a mission to the Sun, Superman finds himself up against the only adversary left worthy of him; himself, repeatedly, in myriad guises..."
9.59   Used & New from: 4.97
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Seven Soldiers of Victory: v. 1
22.  Seven Soldiers of Victory: v. 1 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Seven heroes must work together to stop the insidious Sheeda from laying waste to Earth - but without ever actually interacting with one another! Seven interwoven tales collected in four books."
Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Planet Hulk Omnibus
23.  Planet Hulk Omnibus by Greg Pak
The list author says:
  "The best Incredible Hulk story I've read. Greg Pak "gets" the Hulk; strong and simple without being written as an idiot. Here he's sent to an alien planet and forced to play Spartacus. It's great!"
10.49   Used & New from: 5.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Omega: The Unknown Premiere HC
24.  Omega: The Unknown Premiere HC by Farel Dalrymple
The list author says:
  "Between you and me, most "real" book authors who write for the superheroes suck at it. Not so here; Lethem turns Steve Gerber's old character into a clever and charming study on social alienation."
Used & New from: 2.55
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Bizarro Comics SC
25.  Bizarro Comics SC by Various
The list author says:
  "Kinda funny how a bunch of "edgy" indie writers and artists wrote two books' worth of the most kid-friendly superhero comics to come out of DC in the past twenty years!"
13.15   Used & New from: 5.48
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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