Frontlist | 10 comics to read if you like DC’s Endless Winter
This Image Comics classic is part of the shared Top Cow universe of comics like The Witchblade and The Darkness, but if you aren’t familiar with those books, then don’t worry: Broken Trinity is the perfect jumping-on place.
The story opens with a fight in the Viking Age between a wintry frost giant and a fiery dragon, and is written by Ron Marz—one of the writers of Endless Winter. The story also takes place in the present as ancient mystical forces fight in the streets of New York.
The War That Time Forgot
On a remote island, soldiers from across time become engaged in combat, taken from different corners of the DC Universe.
Among the combatants are the Roman character Golden Gladiator, the WWI pilot Enemy Ace, and (of course) the Viking Prince who was so central to the plot of Endless Winter. This all happens in the 2008 miniseries The War That Time Forgot, where Golden Gladiator and Viking Prince ride dinosaurs into battle, but the miniseries is named after an older comic from 1960.
JLA: Tower Of Babel
The JLA story “Tower of Babel” by Mark Waid, Steve Scott, and Howard Porter is one of the definitive Justice League stories, having been an instant classic from the moment it was first released.
Batman has a plan for everything. When the members of the Justice League are being taken down one by one, he realizes that the villains are using the very contingency plans he created in case anyone on the team went rogue. This story was adapted into the animated film Justice League: Doom, but there is nothing like the original.
This indie comic written and drawn by Natasha Alterici has a little bit of everything. Action. Romance. Magic. Myths.
The story follows a Viking shieldmaiden who sets out to pursue a romance with the Valkyrie Brynhild (who famously appeared in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, which in turn is inspired by the story recorded in Volsunga Saga). This is one of those books you never knew you needed.
War Of The Realms
The crossover event The War of the Realms is the culmination of half a decade of stories about the Marvel version of Thor by writer Jason Aaron.
The different realms invade Earth. Punisher hunts frost giants from Jotunheim in the streets of New York. The evil corporation Roxxon aligns with the dark elves against humanity. Valkyries bleed out in the streets. Daredevil temporarily is given the powers of a god. And then there is Marvel’s Thor at the center of it all, standing against this invasion by the armies of Malekith the Accursed.
Dark Nights Metal
There are few DC stories quite as crazy—or as good—as Dark Nights Metal. This book pits Batman against nightmare versions of himself from the Dark Multiverse as his worst fears do not merely come to life, but take over the universe.
This comic is insane in the best ways possible. The story explores infinite possibilities in a fight for infinite stakes while still feeling grounded in the main DC Universe.