"Hey...I thought The Ventriloquistthat Batman villain with the split personalitywas an old man. How come they're calling this hot young woman The Ventriloquist?"
"But waitI thought Hal Jordan was Green Lantern. Who the hell is Kyle Rayner and why's he wearing Green Lantern's costume?What do you MEAN Hal Jordan turned evil, tried to blow up the world, and eventually killed himself by flying into the sun? When did THAT happen?"
"...WHO in the WORLD is Booster Gold?"
Two years ago these were just a few of the many questions running through my mind as I attempted, for the first time ever, to try reading DC Comics. With seventy years' worth of comic history staring me in the face, I had no idea where to start, and picked volumes at random under the assumption that I could start anywhere and get an immediate grasp on the characters