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Batman: Chronological Reading Order

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Batman is a fictional character created by the artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. A comic book superhero, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939, and since then has appeared in many of DC Comics’ publications. Originally referred to as "the Bat-Man" and still referred to at times as "the Batman", he is additionally known as "The Caped Crusader", "The Dark Knight", and "The World's Greatest Detective".
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This isn't actually part of the timeline, but it's a great story and will do a fantastic job of giving you some backstory on a few important characters in the DC universe. Well worth the read...
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Crisis On Infinite Earths TP - George Perez,Marv Wolfman
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Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 1 - John Byrne_vi,Dick Giordano
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Legends: The Collection - Len Wein,John Ostrander
It's best to mix this collection with a few other issues:

- Legends 01
- Legends 02
- Superman [v2 001]
- Legends 03
- Superman [v2 002]
- Legends 04
- Superman [v2 003]
- Adventures Of Superman 426
- Action Comics 586
- Legends 05
- Superman [v2 004]
- Legends 06
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DC: Batman Year 1

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Batman: Year One - Deluxe Edition - Frank Miller_II, David Mazzucchelli_III
Much of Batman Begins was taken from this story. Frank Miller does an excellent job kick-starting the Batman franchise after the Crisis reboot. This is a MUST read for any Batman fan.
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Batman: Prey - DC Comics
This story is sort of intermingled throughout the Batman and the Monster Men story... but it's fine if you read it immediately afterwards.
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Batman: The Man Who Laughs - Ed Brubaker, Doug Mahnke
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DC: Batman Year 2

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Batman: Gothic - Grant Morrison, Klaus Janson
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- Make sure to also read the 2nd part to this story

Batman starts to realize the type of creeps his new professions will put him up against, and also begins to come to grips with his own past.
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Batman Confidential #23 - Andrew Kreisberg
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Batman Four of a Kind - Doug Moench,Chuck Dixon,DC Comics,Alan Grant
These 4 stories cover the origins and backstory of 4 important Batman opponents: Pamela Isley (Poison Ivy), Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow), Edward Nigma (Riddler), and Kirk Langstrom (Man-Bat). An interesting group of stories.
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Great story, the beginning of the love story between Bats and Catwoman. Hugo Strange returns and breaks out Scarecrow for a nice 1-2 punch. Good read.
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Batman: Year Two - Fear the Reaper - Alan Davis,Mike W. Barr,Todd McFarlane
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I'd like to point out that there is more than just Batman in this reading order. I've also included all the important story arcs from the DC Universe. You could almost consider this a Modern DC Chronological Reading order, centered on Batman.

One last note, there were a few stories that I wanted to read, but they weren't ACTUALLY part of the timeline (DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1 for example)... so if I just picked a spot to include them. I'll make a note of any of these instances.

I've done alot of looking around, and used a combination of these sites to put this list together. Enjoy, any additional thoughts or pointers are welcome. This list will grow as I read through it myself.

- The DCU
- Comic Book Resources
- The Real Batman Chronology Project
- Wikipedia: List of Events in the DC Universe



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