Best children superhero comics according to redditors

We found 166 Reddit comments discussing the best children superhero comics. We ranked the 75 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Children's Superhero Comics:

u/superE9 · 68 pointsr/NoahGetTheBoat
u/ColonelAngusss · 23 pointsr/DCcomics
u/HairyOreoFilling · 20 pointsr/CringeAnarchy

No, It can get worse.

u/iiDP9 · 18 pointsr/ComedyCemetery

The only thing left is the book about Minecraft Steve Farting, Called "Stinky Steve.

u/scuzzytoast · 15 pointsr/HAWKEYE

As much as I love Fraction's Hawkeye (which you will be recommended over and over, seriously it's very good), for a more complete understanding of the character I'd actually recommend you go a little further back to start. For a bare-bones beginning, check out:

  • Tales of Suspense #57 (his first appearance)
  • Tales of Suspense #60 and #64 (the "rest" of that first appearance)
  • Avengers #16 (his first induction into the titular group)
  • Gruenwald's 1983 Hawkeye 1-4 (his first breakout miniseries, offers excellent insight into his character, and classic 80s fun - one of my favorite miniseries of all time).

    Of course there is so much more, but for the most concise understanding of Hawkeye's classic beginnings, these are absolutely essential.

    For the "how", you could go the physical route and get TPBs from Amazon or bookstores - in which case I recommend:

    Avengers: Hawkeye or Earth's Mightiest Marksman - both collect the original Gruenwald solo series, with the former including his origin and some 70s material, and the latter with some late 80s stuff.

    Tales of Suspense: Hawkeye and the Winter Soldier - Excellent modern story, if you liked Endgame Hawkeye you'll like this one. The art is a little odd but it grows on you.

    Hawkeye and the Thunderbolts - Some definite 90s cheese, but if you're into that it's an excellent ensemble series that Hawkeye really shines in as a leader, since his whole character is basically built on the value of second chances.

    Hawkeye Vs Deadpool - A very fun, light, modern story by the hilarious and inimitable Gerry Duggan, also has Kate Bishop.

    Hawkeye and Mockingbird: Ghosts - Also modern but more serious in tone, with a lot of WCA influence. I'm a little biased, but Bobbi and Clint make an excellent team no matter where in the timeline you are.

    Secret Avengers - not Hawkeye centric but he is on the team, it's another ensemble book that you may enjoy. Again the art is a bit nontypical, but it's a fun ride.

    Or, as you said, pretty much just stroll into a comic book shop and say "Hawkeye please" and see what they point you toward. TBPs are great for new readers because they usually collect 4 or 5 issues of a story at a time, and if you like it you can continue the story in the next volume, or just leave it and hop on to something else.

    And don't forget to check out your local library! Many of them have TPBs to borrow, or can get you them from other branches. ♫Having fun isn't hard, when you've got a library card!♫

    If you prefer digital, Marvel Unlimited is a good way to catch up on any character's back issues - it's a subscription service ($10/mo or $60$69/year) that gets you access to basically any Marvel book older than 6 months. Comixology is also a good digital source, if you want to pick and choose particular issues to buy (including more recent ones).
u/RulerOfSlides · 11 pointsr/CringeAnarchy
u/laxstripper88 · 11 pointsr/Spiderman

Here's what I would suggest you do. Go buy the Ultimate Spider-Man graphic novels. Here's the first one: Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility

That graphic novel is issues #1-7. There's also an 'ultimate collection' that collect 1-13 or the omnibus that collects 1-39. So depending on how much you want to spend you can go any route. Ultimate Spider-Man is a great place to start because it doesn't have a ton of back issues from back in the 60's. All Issues.

Or... You can check out marvels monthly subscription service. It has a monthly fee and you can digitally read all the comics they have available, which is a lot and they are always adding more.

Finally no one should EVER put you down for your ignorance to comics since there are not enough people who are into comics. Anyone who is new to comics and feigns any interest should be treated with absolute respect and have all questions answered no matter how silly they may seem. I love it when people as questions!

u/Kenpobuu · 10 pointsr/youngjustice

Here are Amazon links for the digital editions because the physical copies have been out of print for several years and have gotten really expensive.

Young Justice Vol. 1

Young Justice Vol. 2: Training Day

Young Justice Vol. 3: Creature Features

Young Justice Vol. 4: Invasion

Those are (unfortunately) all of the comics that actually tie-in with the show. There is a Young Justice comic series that ran in he late 90s that is also good, but has nothing to do with the show. If you're itching for more comics in this same vein though, I'd check out that 90s Young Justice comic I mentioned and Geoff Johns's Teen Titans run from the early 2000s as they're both phenomenal.

u/gibbking · 9 pointsr/DCcomics

I'm about to find this out. My little guy is 3 and I just bought both volumes of Lil' Gotham to try him out on. I also picked up the first book of Dragons:Riders of Berk based on the how to train your dragon movies for him. I'll let you know how he ends up liking them.

To this point though I'm collecting the series I've enjoyed the most and on a few getting floppies and on a few others getting tpb's. I'm always on the lookout for things that are age appropriate for him and are rooted in the main two superhero worlds since he already says Batman is his favorite.

u/centipededamascus · 9 pointsr/comicbooks

There's definitely comics out there for kids between 10 and 12. Here's some books I recommend:

u/MagicAbleHero · 7 pointsr/DCcomics
u/kirbizia · 7 pointsr/4chan
u/Modamy · 7 pointsr/comicbooks

You could try Marvel Action: Spider-Man published by IDW. It features Miles with Peter and Gwen as teenagers. I haven’t read much of them, but it seems as good a place as any to start. Only problem is that he might prefer Peter of Gwen to Miles.

u/DavidHJ · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Is she set on superheroes? Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks is all ages, stars a badass girl as the main character, and is an all-around fun read. You might enjoy reading it too.

Tiny Titans is a safe bet for kids of all genders, featuring superhero action by boys and girls both in what's just a fun comic for kids.

u/ewokskick · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Here are some good values in comics to think about:

  • X Statix Omnibus - Approx $45 dollars so you'll be paying roughly a dollar an issue for a really nice hardcover book. Most importantly the Mike Allred's pop-art style is beautiful and Peter Milligans writing is amazing. This is a book about celebrity and comics. It manages to both be very cynical, but also have great sincere moments. The collection includes the entire run so if you are a competitionist reader I imagine that is appealing also.

  • Ultimate Spider-man - This recommendation only works if you are willing to read used books. However, if you are, you can find these volumes used for dirt cheap. You can get volume 1 for 6 bucks and volume 2 for 60 cents. This is the most popular book of the "ultimate" line and really holds up. I think it is the best spider-man book of the last decade.

  • Runaways (digests) - Everyone loves this series. If you've read and not liked it, you might be a bad person. Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 are available for 5 bucks each. The story follows a group of teenagers who find out their parents are the villains. It is really interesting and those first 3 volumes make up a really satisfying story arc. Note: the digest versions are smaller than a normal trade paper back or graphic novel which is a part of why they are so fairly priced.

  • Hawkeye - This is my favorite mainstream superhero comic. It is brilliant and fun and funny and emotional and experimental. The story follows hawkeye when he is not an Avenger. You can get Volume 1 and Volume 2 for less than ten dollars a piece.

  • King City - Don't love superheroes? Just want to read something different? Check out King City. This volume just won and eisner and is written/illustrated by the brilliant Brandon Graham. The story follows a catmaster who is kind of like a magician whose power is to manipulate his cat into various tools. It is pretty adorable and the characters are sincere and thoughtful without being overbearing. Plus it is only 11 dollars for 400 great comic pages.

  • Rex Mundi - These omnibuses are criminally inexpensive. The first and second one are only 14 bucks each. This is an often overlooked book, but it is completely brilliant. The story is an alternate history/religious intrigue story set in world slightly like our own except with more secret societies and the existence of some divine magics. The book reads sort like a good version of The DaVinci code with more grand politics. you can read the first chapter to check it out before you buy it

    I hope some of these recommendations help. Enjoy the books you pick up with your money.
u/utilitybelt · 5 pointsr/Marvel

I don't think there's any solo stuff so far (although I'd love to see her get a series of her own sometime, even a mini would be neat).
Really Rescue's "origin story," all that comes after and the sacrifices she's asked to make to help Tony are a fantastic read.

And if you pick up the collections, either the omnibuses or the trades, they have inserts in them that explain things you might have missed out on if you weren't following Secret Invasion, Siege, etc.

Invincible Iron Man:

The Five Nightmares (#1-7)

World's Most Wanted (#8-19)

Stark: Disassembled (#20-24)

Stark Resilient (#25-33)

Easiest and cheapest way by far to get all 33 issues is the omnibus collections:

Omnibus 1

Omnibus 2

Edit: ColdFury96 pointed out below Rescue has gotten a one-shot comic. I haven't read it yet so I can't recommend it myself, but it's by Kelly Sue DeConnick so I'm sure it's good.

u/Inimbos · 5 pointsr/DDLC

intense sweating
Oh shit
looking through book bag

u/Ridry · 5 pointsr/comicbooks

My 4 year old loves Marvel Action Spiderman. It's really for kids a drop older but I think it's fine with Dad.

Also we LOVE Marvel Superhero Adventures.

u/Crash_Recovery · 4 pointsr/comicbooks


I'm a huge Batman fan too, but I know I'd want something with tamer content depending on my kid's age.

Batman Lil' Gotham is a great all-ages Batman book. It's more light hearted but very well done. This book could be read to him at pretty much any age.

This Batman Animated Series is great for grade school and up. Stories are along the lines of the show, entertaining but not graphic.

Batman/Superman Vol 1 is a great story of Batman and Superman against some of their biggest enemies. A little stronger (Superman gets shot and bleeds) but nothing too crazy.

u/CorruptedEvil · 4 pointsr/comicbooks
u/kyrie-eleison · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Mark Waid followed Morrison and it was a grand ol' time. Joe Kelly followed Waid and it was pretty damn good.

u/mhacdebhandia · 3 pointsr/youngjustice

This is the trade paperback collecting the first few issues, and I'm pretty sure it includes all the issues up to #6.

u/This_years_villain · 3 pointsr/youngjustice

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4

EDIT: I don't think they are well collected/advertised because they are comics for a previously canceled TV show. The Young Justice Wiki has pages on each volume though and links to DCComics & Amazon. Best resource:
Best hope is either Kindle & comiXology, maybe DC will collect them all before season 3 though.

u/untitledthegreat · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

DC really kills it with their animation, and you can't really go wrong with most of their animated films. If you like Batman, you'll probably love his animated films. Also, you should check out the DC Showcase shorts. These shorts feature B and C listers in smaller "street level" adventures.

Young Justice also has tie-in comics that are in the continuity of the show. If you're liking the show, you'll probably enjoying reading these alongside it.

u/ellohir · 3 pointsr/youngjustice

For me, it depends on every "leak". If it's a turkish translation that was already shown on TV, it's not really a leak... It's just that the US channel is messing with the airdates again. But if it's leaked by some darker ways, that's just VERY WRONG.

Anyway, I don't really mind as YJ is not being translated to spanish nor french AFAIK so I'll watch it on English on US airdate.

PS: If you'd like to support the show, Amazon has the Volume One of the comic and it's quite a nice price:

Also you can see the show online on Amazon too:

u/indialydia · 3 pointsr/Parenting

My cousins love the Tiny Titans comic book series, and while I've never read them they are listed as preschool level. There do seem to be a fair amount of female superheroes present though I don't know that it's exclusively focused on them. There is a Marvel equivalent (Mini Marvels), but I'm also not sure how girl-focused those are. Still, good beginning comics for young kids.

u/notTeeJay · 3 pointsr/batman

Don't be put off by how dark some Batman stories are. They make Batman comics for all age demographics nowadays. Here's a link to help get you started.

u/sunwriter · 2 pointsr/youngjustice

I didn't think the fourth one was out yet. According to Amazon it doesn't come out until December.

u/batmanismyconstant · 2 pointsr/youngjustice

Comic book issues are almost always gathered up in single books (graphic novels/trades) later on. There's usually a huge delay, though. Volume 2 is out on November 20th. If you can't wait, you can always pick up the issues online via Comixology for $2-$3.

u/shobhitg · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Thanks. I actually love superman out of all super heroes. But I have never read any of those superman comics and I wasn't sure if they would be age appropriate. But reading your comment gives me a good review.
Is it this one ?

u/DementiaPrime · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

Well Morrison's run tends to over shadow Waid's and Kelly's runs on the title and why DC tends to keep putting Morrison's run in different trades, but Waid's run was also really good and though Kelly's wasn't as strong all the way through; Obsidian age and Trial by Fire were really good arcs. The Trial by Fire even only goes up to 89 so they don't collect Kelly's last JLA issue that was a stand alone story to serve as a end cap to his run.

u/alchemist5 · 2 pointsr/youngjustice
u/Rooski8515 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Batman: Lil' Gotham

Also, silver age stuff would work. I just read an issue where the narrative read something like, "And where does every hero go when they have a puzzle to solve? To the public library!"

u/gingergeek · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Ok, here we go :)

Tiny Titans (DC) - funny and awesome, lots of jokes

All New Batman: Brave and the Bold (DC cartoon tie in) - action and humour

Young Justice (DC cartoon tie in) - more superhero actiony

Young Justice - there's an older series by this name as well with Superboy, Robin, Impulse, Wonder Girl, Arrowette and the Secret that's good too.

Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade - great for his age group and fun

The Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century (DC) - superhero group set in the DC future

Ultimate Spider-man (Marvel) - this is really good and you can either start waaaay back at the beginning or start with the new Miles Morales spidey.

Non-Superhero books that are good options too:

Bone (Scholastic) - fantasy, adventure, humour, a classic that's been completed

Amulet (Scholastic) - fantasy, adventure, still being written (I think)

Tin Tin - a classic and you can get the ones the movie is based on. There will be more movies too, so lots to tie into. Some action, adventure, detective type stories.

Edit: formatting

u/Rainingmadness · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

To rank the quality of each series from lowest to greatest would go as follows.

Showcase Presents: Batman - super cheap paper, printed only in black and white.

Batman Chronicles - much better quality paper, printed in color, a lot less pages than Showcase presents

Batman Archives - Most expensive, high quality glossy paper, printed in color, more pages than Batman Chronicles but less than Showcase Presents.

If you are about high quality than get the archives. If you just want to read it in color then go with Chronicles. If you just want to read the story and the quality doesn't matter then get Showcase presents (I got showcase Presents for Green arrow vol 1 for $5 at my local shop and I didn't regret it)

u/mpchop · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

There’s an Omnibus that has issues 20-33.

There’s only left though, best of luck.

Invincible Iron Man Omnibus, Vol. 2

u/llikegiraffes · 2 pointsr/TMNT

I'm fairly certain that IDW has recollected all of the issues. Here is Vol 1

u/right_foot · 2 pointsr/Spiderman

Try Spider-Men. It just started, so you can probably find a few #1s, and it's a self-contained story (so-far). They tell you everything you need to know as it comes up. Also, it only goes for 5 issues, so it's a good, short story to start with. You might also want to pick up either the Original Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1, or you can start with the relaunch with Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. I'd advise you start with the original, since the story line doesn't really start over with the new series, but you should be able to piece together the one or two things you don't get through context and maybe a little Googling. Now, I'm biased towards the Ultimate Universe, so you'll have to get your information regarding the mainstream Spider-Man from someone else.

u/InkslingerS · 1 pointr/daddit

Marvel put out some great comics under the "Marvel Adventures" label that are great for younger readers. My favorite is Marvel Adventures: Avengers. Another are the Power Pack books. All are collected in nice digest-sized collections perfect for kids.

From DC, the trade paperbacks of Tiny Titans are worth tracking down, and there's a collection of the terrific Batman: Lil' Gotham coming out soon. My nephew is a huge fan of the Batman: Brave and the Bold cartoon, so I've been getting him some collections of the related comic series as birthday gifts. I also got him a copy of the DC Super-Pets Encyclopedia, and it was so cool I ordered my own copy.

u/Wylkus · 1 pointr/books
u/urko37 · 1 pointr/comicbooks

I agree (Dad of 7 and 3 year old). Stories about kids are great - there's no shortage of chapter/picture books available and it would give your sister and brother-in-law a great way to bond. Personally, I think that'd be the best way to go.

That said, comics are a fun escape and are worthwhile. Stuff like Bone is wonderful but it gets intense and heavy and may not be the right thing just yet. I'd suggest lighter, fun stuff like:

u/jedispyder · 1 pointr/comicbooks

Your omnibus covers issues 1-19, and Omnibus #2 covers 20-33.

u/adamska2020 · 1 pointr/comicbooks

I only buy omnibuses or deluxe editions (aka oversized collections) from marvel and DC now. Marvel has gotten into the practice of putting four issues into a twenty dollar paperback, which is insanely over-priced.
For example, I recently bought the second volume in the over-sized collections of Invincible Iron Man by Matt Fraction for $20 on amazon. This volume had the same issues as three paperbacks combined, and the pages have a better quality to them and are larger than the paperbacks. If I had bought the crappy floppy paperbacks, I would have spent about fifteen dollars more. I saved money and got a better edition of the comic.
So good deals still exist, you just have to be patient.

u/EricandtheLegion · 1 pointr/comicbooks

If you want the very first introductions of the characters, DC puts out Showcase volumes, which contain a ton of issues from the very early adventures. They are black and white and on newsprint, but it's a good way to read old comics. If you want to take the next step and pay a little extra, you can get the DC Archive Editions.


Justice League


u/party_squad · 1 pointr/comicbooks

I didn't connect with the IDW but it is very well liked.

Here's my thought from a more old school perspective. If you have a little patience, you might wait for the TMNT Colour Classics upcoming trade paperback.

It collects the first ever TMNT books and should be a very good looking remaster of the collection.

If you're looking for more something more cartoony, go for TMNT Adventures.

u/Ollin1 · 1 pointr/comicbooks
u/shawnydarko · 1 pointr/MUBookClub


u/dorrekskrull · 1 pointr/batman

Here are a few suggestions:
Batman and Green Lantern
Batman and the Flash
Tiny Titans

There are also Batman: The Brave and the Bold books written for children

Good luck OP!

u/jrau18 · 1 pointr/youngjustice

Comixology is gonna be your best bet on iOS or Android. But Comixology is owned by Amazon, and AFAIK, the entire collection is available on Kindle as well. And you can buy it on Amazon and read it in the Comixology app. So this, for example, sounds like what you're after. The second and third volumes are also available.

Comixology does have the collected editions, but they're more expensive. The choice is yours.

u/Jovet_Hunter · 1 pointr/breakingmom

Tatterhood was always my favorite growing up. It's about a dark haired, wild, donkey riding princess that is uncouth and not princess-like, that no one likes, but turns out to be the hero that saves her sister. I honestly don't know why Disney didn't do a story about it.

The rest of the book is all about female empowerment fairy tales. Pretty awesome.

My three year old also loves My First Book of Girl Power, mostly because she thinks I'm Wonder Woman and she screams when she sees Black Canary (sonic scream, ya know).

u/julia-sets · 1 pointr/comicbooks

Power Pack.

Marvel did a whole line of Power Pack titles and other books that were meant for a younger audience. You can often find them in used book stores (I think they're out of print) or comic book stores with a good backlog.

u/crimsondarke · 1 pointr/comicbooks

I second Bone. Though might be a bit too much for a 6 year old as well. It is a big read. I honestly would recommend something that your niece would enjoy and even your nephew may as well: Tiny Titans. It's just a fun little book that even you might find enjoyable just for the pure silliness.

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