All modern Batman stories/Arcs in Chronological order

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In publication order.

Included:

  • Batman
  • Batman / The Spirit
  • Batman New52
  • Batman Rebirth
  • Detective Comics
  • Detective Comics New52
  • Detective Comics Rebirth
  • Haunted Knight / The Long Halloween / Dark Victory / Catwoman in Rome
  • Legends of the Dark Knight (aka Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight)
  • Legends of the Dark Knight New52
  • Shawdow of the Bat
  • The Batman Chronicles
  • Streets of Gotham
  • Batman Incorporated
  • Batman Incorporated New52
  • Batman: Turning Point
  • Shadow of The Bat
  • The Killing Joke
  • Vengence of Bane
  • Sword of Azrael
  • The Man Who Laughs
  • All-Star Batman and Robin
  • Batman and Robin

To come

  • Annuals
  • Batman and Robin New52
  • All-Star Batman Rebirth
  • Batman Eternal New52
  • Batman & Robin Eternal New52
  • Justice League of America (aka JLA)
  • Justice League New52
  • Gotham Central
  • GCPD
  • Gotham Knight
  • Son of the Demon / Bride of the Demon / Birth of the Demon
  • Vengence of Bane II
  • Penguin: Pain and Prejudice
  • Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth
  • Arkham Asylum: Living Hell
  • Batman, The Dark Knight
  • Batman, The Dark Knight New52
  • Joker / Noel
  • Wednesday Comics
  • Batman: Black & White
  • We are Robin
  • Red Hood
  • ...

Major stories are in blod - Personnal Favorites are underlined

Major stories don't mean best stories or must-read stories, they are only the stories where the main events happen.

PublicationDateTitleIssuesTpbComments

1987 Feb-May

Year OneBatman #404-407Batman: Year One
  • Definitive origin until the New 52.
  • Continues with The Man Who Laughs

1986 Dec -1988 Feb

Second Chance
  • Batman #402-403, 408-416
  • Batman annual #11 (love bird)
Batman: Second ChanceFirst appearance of Jason Todd
1987 May-SeptYear Two
  • Detective Comics #574-578
  • Batman: Full Circle
Batman: Year Two - Fear the ReaperDetective #574 acts as a prelude and is uncollected
1987 OctThe Crime Doctor's Crimson ClinicDetective Comics #579Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1987 Nov-DecHarvey DentDetective Comics #580-581
1988 JanSole SurvivorDetective Comics #582uncollectedMillenium week 4
1988 Feb-MarFeverDetective Comics #583-584Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1988 Mar-JunTen nights of the BeastBatman #417-420Batman: Ten nights of the Beast
1988 Apr-MayThe RatcatcherDetective Comics #585-586Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1988 JunThe Killing JokeOne-shotBatman: The Killing Joke
1988 Jun-AugNight peopleDetective Comics #587-589Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1988 AugFor the love of IvyDetective Comics #589Back-up
1987 Dec - 1988 AugDumpster SlasherBatman#414, 421-422
1988 Sept

You Shoulda Seen Him...

Batman #423
1988 Sept

An American Batman in London

Detective Comics #590Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1988 Oct

The Diplomat's Son

Batman #424Ranked #28 in Wizard Magazine's list of "100 Best Single Issue Comics Since You Were Born"
1988 Oct

Aborigine!

Detective Comics #591Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1988 Nov

Consequences

Batman #425
1988 Nov-Dec

The fear

Detective Comics #592-593Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1988 Dec - 1989 JanA death in the familyBatman #426-429Batman: A death in the family
1989 JanEcstasyDetective Comics #594Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1989 Jan

Our Man in Havana / Cold Cuts

Detective Comics #595uncollectedpart of Invasion First Strike event
1989 Jan-FebMoviesDetective Comics #596-597
1989 Feb-MarFatal Wish / The WallBatman #430-431
1989 Mar-MayBlind JusticeDetective Comics #598-600Batman: Blind Justice
1989 Apr

Dead Letter Office

Batman #432
1989 May-JulThe many deaths of the BatmanBatman #433-435Batman: The many deaths of the Batman
1989 Jun-AugTulpaDetective Comics #601-603Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1989 Aug-SeptYear threeBatman #436-439Batman: Year three
1989 Sept-OctThe mud pack

Detective Comics #604-607

Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle
1989 Oct-DecA lonely place of dying
  • Batman #440-442
  • The New Titans #60-61
Batman: A lonely place of dying
  • 1989 Nov-Dec
  • 1995 Jul-Aug
  • 1997 May
  • Anarky in Gotham City
  • The Anarkist Manifesto
  • Detective Comics #608-609
  • Shadow of the Bat #40-41
  • Batman Chronicles #1
Batman: Anarky
1989 Nov-MarShamanLegends of the Dark Knight #1-5Batman: Shaman
1990 Jan-FebBatman vs. CrimesmithBatman #443-444
1990 Jan-FebSnow and iceDetective Comics #610-611
1990 Mar-MayWhen the earth dies!Batman #445-447
1990 MarCats

Detective Comics #612

1990 AprTrash

Detective Comics #613

1990 Apr-Aug

Gothic

Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10

Batman: Gothic
1990 May

Street Demonz

Detective Comics #614

1990 JunThe penguin affair
  • Batman #448-449
  • Detective comics #615
1990 JulUnamed Joker Story
  • Batman #450-451
  • Detective Comics #616-617
Rite of Passage prequel
1990 Aug-SeptDark Knight, Dark CityBatman #452-454, 633Batman: Dark Knight, Dark CityA personal favorit
1990 Sept - 1991 FebPrey

Legends of the Batman #11-15

Batman: Prey

1990 Oct - 1991 May

Robin: Reborn
  • Batman #455-457
  • Detective Comics #618-621 (Rite of Passage)
  • Robin #1-5
Robin: RebornBatman #455 is Identity Crisis part 1
1990 Oct-Dec

Fake Batman story

Detective Comics #622-624
1991 Jan

Night Monsters

Batman #458
1991 JanAbattoir!Detective Comics #625
1991 FebSaturday Night at the MoviesBatman #459
1991 FebReturn to the ElectrocutionerDetective Comics #626
1991 Mar-AprSisters in armsBatman #460-461
1991 MarAnniversary: Celebrating Batman's 600th Appearance in Detective ComicsDetective Comics #627Remake of Detective Comics #27
1991 Mar-JulVenomLegends of the Dark Knight #16-20Batman: Venom
1991 AprHeartsDetective Comics #628
1991 May-JulSpirit of the beastBatman #462-464
1991 MayThe Hungry Grass!Detective Comics #629
1991 Jun

And the Executioner Wore Stiletto Heels

Detective Comics #630
1991 Jul-AugBatman with RobinBatman #465-466Batman #465 is Tim Drake's official first night out as Robin after his training with Batman
1991 JulThe Golem of GothamDetective Comics #631-632
1991 Aug-SepShadow boxBatman #467-469
1991 AugIdentity Crisis!Detective Comics #633
1991 AugThe Third ManDetective Comics #634
1991 Aug-OctFaithLegends of the Dark Knight #21-23
1991 Sep-OctThe Dragon's HordeDetective Comics #635-637
1991 OctWar of God part 15Batman #470A 25 parts Wonder Woman crossover
1991 Nov

Requiem for a Killer

Batman #471
1991 NovThe Bomb

Detective Comics #638

1991 Nov - 1992 JanFlyer

Legends of the Dark Knight #24-26

1991 Dec - 1992 JanThe idiot Root
  • Batman #472-473
  • Detective comics #639-640
1992 FebThe Destroyer
  • Batman #474
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #27
  • Detective comics #641
1992 Mar-AprThe return of Scarface
  • Batman #475-476
  • Detective comics #642
1992 Mar-May

Faces

Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30Batman: Faces
1992 Apr

The Library of Souls

Detective Comics #643
1992 MayA Gotham taleBatman #477-478
1992 May-JulElectric CityDetective Comics #644-646
1992 JunPagan

Batman #479

1992 JunTo the Father I Never Knew...

Batman #480

1992 Jun-SepThe Last ArkhamShadow of the Bat #1-4
  • Batman: The Last Arkham
  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat Volume 1
1992 JunFamilyLegends of the Dark Knight #31
1992 Jun-JulBladesLegends of the Dark Knight #32-34Batman: Collected Legends of the Dark Knight
1992 JulMessenger of ZeusBatman #481-482
1992 AugCrash & Burn: A Love StoryBatman #483
1992 Aug-SepThe CluemasterDetective Comics #647-649Frist apperance of Stephanie Brown
1992 AugDestinyLegends of the Dark Knight #35-36Batman: Other Realms
1992 Sep-NovThe return of the Black Mask!Batman #484-486
1992 SepThe DragonDetective Comics #650
1992 SepMercyLegends of the Dark Knight #37
1992 OctThe Black SpiderShadow of the Bat #5

Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.1

1992 OctA bullet for BullockDetective Comics #651Adapted as the 4th episode of the 4th season of Batman: The Animated Serie
1992 OctLegends of the Dark MiteLegends of the Dark Knight #38Batman: Collected Legends of the Dark Knight
1992 NovThe Ugly AmericanShadow of the Bat #6Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.1
1992 Oct-NovBatman/HuntressDetective Comics #652-653
1992 Oct - 1993 JanSword of Azrael
  • Sword of Azrael #1-4
  • Batman #488
Batman: Sword of Azrael
  • Batman #488 uncollected
  • Origin story of Azrael
1992 Nov-DecMaskLegends of the Dark Knight #39-40Batman: Dark Legends
1992 DecBox of BloodBatman #487
1992 Dec-Feb

Batman: vs. the General

Detective Comics #654-656
1992 Dec - 1993 FebThe MisfitsShadow of the Bat #7-9
  • Tales of the Batman: Tim Sale
  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.1
1992 DecVengeance of Baneone-shot
  • Vengeance of Bane
  • Batman Knightfall vol.1
  • Must read prequel of Knightfall
  • First appearance and origins of Bane
  • Batman #489 finishes the story
1993 JanSunsetLegends of the Dark Knight #41
1993 Feb-AprKnightfall: Prologue
  • Batman #489-491
  • Detective comics #657-658
Batman: Knightfall vol.1Batman #489-490 + Detective Comics #657-658 (uncollected)
1993 Feb-MarHot House

Legends of the Dark Knight #42-43

Batman: Collected Legends of the Dark Knight
1993 MarThe Thane of Gotham

Shadow of the Bat #10

Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.1
1993 Apr-MayThe Human Flea

Shadow of the Bat #11-12

Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.1
1993 Apr-MayTurf

Legends of the Dark Knight #44-45

1993 May-JulKnigtfall: Broken Back
  • Batman #492-497
  • Detective Comics #659-663
Batman: Knightfall vol.1
1993 Jun-AugHeat

Legends of the Dark Knight #46-49

1993 JunThe Nobody

Shadow of the Bat #13

Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.2
1993 Jul-AugGotham Freaks

Shadow of the Bat #14-15

Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.2
1993 Jul-OctKnightfall: Who Rules the Night
  • Detective Comics #664-666
  • Showcase '93 #7-8
  • Batman #498-500
  • Shadow of the Bat #16-18 (The God of Fear)
uncollected
1993 SepImage

Legends of the Dark Knight #50

Batman: Dark Legends
1993 SepSnitch

Legends of the Dark Knight #51

1993 Oct - 1994 JunKnightQuest: The crusade
  • Detective Comics #667-675
  • Robin vol.4 #1
  • Shadow of the Bat #19-20, 24-28
  • Batman #501-508
  • Catwoman vol.2 #6-7
Batman: Knightfall vol.2
  • Robin #1 uncollected
  • Robin #7 included in this tpb
1993 Oct

Tao

Legends of the Dark Knight #52-53

  • Batman: Dark Legends
  • Batman: International
1993 NovSanctum

Legends of the Dark Knight #54

Batman: Dark Legends
1993 Dec - 1994 FebWatchtower

Legends of the Dark Knight #55-57

1994 MarStorm

Legends of the Dark Knight #58

1993 Oct - 1994 MayKnightQuest: The Search
  • Justice League Task Force #5-6
  • Shadow of the Bat #21-23
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #59-61
  • Robin vol.4 #7
uncollected
1993 DecFear (aka Choices)

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1

Batman: Haunted Knightcan be seen as a prequel to The Long Halloween
1994 Jul-SepKnightsEnd
  • Batman #509-510
  • Shadow of the Bat #29-30
  • Detective Comics #676-678
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #62-63
  • Robin vol.4 #8-10
  • Catwoman vol.2 #12-13
Batman: Knightfall vol.3
1994 SepThe Night Before Zero / The Batlling Butller
  • Batman #511
  • Shadow of the Bat #31
  • Batman: Knightfall vol.3

Zero Hour event tie-in

1994 SepTerminusLegends of the Dark Knight #64
1994 Nov - 1995 JanProdigual
  • Batman #512-514
  • Detective Comics #679-681
  • Shadow of the Bat #32-34
  • Robin vol.4 #11-13
  • Robin vol.4 #0

Batman: Prodigual

also collected in Knightfall vol.3

Robin vol.4 #0 uncollected

1994 NovMadness

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #2

Batman: Haunted Knightcan be seen has a prequel of The Long Halloween
1994 Nov - 1995 FebGoing Sane

Legends of the Dark Knight #65-68

Batman: Going Sane#66 collected in The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years
1995 FebTroika
  • Batman #515
  • Shadow Of The Bat #35
  • Detective Comics #682
  • Robin vol.4 #14
uncollected

A Knightfall aftermath

Batman #515 in Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1

1995 Feb-MarCriminalsLegends of the Dark Knight #69-70
1995 Mar-AprSleeperBatman #516-517Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1
1995 Mar-AprOdds Against / Darkest DayDetective Comics #683-684
1995 MarFalls Upon Black CanarayShadow of the Bat #36Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.4 (tba)
1995 Apr-MayFalls Upon The JokerShadow of the Bat #37-38Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.4 (tba)
1995 May-JulBlack SpideBatman #518-520Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1
1995 May-JunWar of the Dragons
  • Detective comics #685-686
  • Robin vol.4 #17
1995 May-JulWerewolfLegends of the Dark Knight #71-73Batman: Monsters
1995 JunFalls Upon Solomon GrundyShadow of the Bat #39Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.4 (tba)
1995 Jul-AugCap'n FearDetective Comics #687-688
1995 Jul-AugFalls Upon AnarkyShadow of the Bat #40-41
  • Batman: Anarky
  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.4 (tba)
1995 Jul
  • Midnight Train
  • Anarky: Tomorrow Belongs to Us
  • Death Mask
The Batman Chronicles #1Anarky part in Batman: Anarky
1995 Aug-SepKiller Croc/Swamp ThingBatman #521-522Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1
1995 Aug-SepEnginsLegends of the Dark Knight #74-75
1995 Sep-OctFirefly's hot dateDetective Comics #689-690
1995 Sept-OctFalls Upon Feedback / The Space Between Good and Evil
  • Shadow of the Bat #42
  • The Batman Chronicles #2

Batman: Shadow of the Bat vol.4 (tba)

1995 Oct
  • Goin' Downtown
  • Commissions

The Batman Chronicles #2

1995 Oct-NovScarcrowBatman #523-524Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1
1995 Oct-DecSleepingLegends of the Dark Knight #76-78Batman: Other Realms
1995 Oct-NovThe Secret of the Univers
  • Shadow of the Bat #43-44
  • Catwoman #26
1995 NovGhostsBatman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #3Batman: Haunted Knightcan be see as a prequel to The Long Halloween
1995 Nov-Decvs. Lady SpellbinderDetecive Comics #691-692an Underworld Unleashed tie-in
1995 DecFrozen Assets

Batman #525

Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1an Underworld Unleashed tie-in
1995 DecFalls Upon Wayne ManorShadow of the Bat #45
1996 Jan

Constant Whitewater

Batman #526
1996 Jan-FebAllergentDetective Comics #693-694
1996 JanFavorit ThingsLegends of the Dark Knight #79
1996 Jan-FebFalls Upon Cornelius StirkShadow of the Bat #46-47
1996 Jan
  • Riddle of the Jinxed Sphinx
  • The first cut is the deepest: The secret orgin of Mr. Zsasz
  • Workin' my way back to you
The Batman Chronicles #3
1996 Feb-MarTwo-FaceBatman #527-528Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1
1996 Feb-MayIdolsLegends of the Dark Knight #80-82
1996 Mar-AprContagion
  • Batman #529
  • Detective Comics #695-696
  • Catwoman vol.2 #31-32
  • Azrael #15-16
  • Shadow of the Bat #48-49
  • The Batman Chronicles #4
  • Robin vol.4 #27-28
Batman: ContagionBatman #529 also in Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1
1996 May-JulThe Deadman ConnectionBatman #530-532Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1
1996 May50th: Villain SpecialShadow of the Bat #50
1996 Jun-JulLocked DownDetective Comics #697-699This arc has 4 issues (I am missing one :( Help me)
1996 Jun-JulInfectedLegends of the Dark Knight #83-84Batman: Monsters
1996 Aug-OctLegacy
  • Batman #533-534
  • Shadow of the Bat #53-54
  • Catwoman vol.2 #33-36
  • Robin vol.4 #31-33
  • Detective Comics #699-702
  • Batman: Bane
Batman: Legacy
1996 Aug

Citadel

Legends of the Dark Knight #85
1996 Sep-Nov

Conspiracy

Legends of the Dark Knight #86-88
  • Batman: Conspiracy
  • Tales of the Batman: J.H. Williams III
1996 Oct

The Ogre and the Ape

Batman #335Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1
1996 Oct

Standard Operating Procedure

Shadow of the Bat #55
1996 Nov - 1997 JanDarkest Night of the Man-BatBatman #536-538
1996 NovHowling in the DarkDetective Comics #703uncollectedA Final Night tie-in
1996 Nov - 1997 Jan

Leaves of Grass

Shadow of the Bat #56-58
1996 Dec - 1997 Dec

The Long Halloween

Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13Batman: The Long Halloween
  • This story takes place in the early life of Batman. Robin is not there.
  • Origin story of Two-Face
  • Continues in Dark Victory
  • Inspired the movie The Dark Knight
1996 Dec

Rocket Scientist

Detective Comics #704
1996 Dec-Jan

Clay

Legends of the Dark Knight #89-90Batman: Monsters
1997 Jan-Mar

Riddler's puzzle

Detective Comics #705-707
1997 Feb

Boneyard Blues

Batman #539
1997 Feb-Mar

Freakout

Legends of the Dark Knight #91-93
1997 Feb-MarKiller KillerShadow of the Bat #59-60
1997 Mar-AprThe Spectre of vengeanceBatman #540-541
1997 Apr-MayThe Death LotteryDetective Comics #708-710
1997 AprSecond ChanceShadow of the Bat #61
1997 May-JunFacelessBatman #542-543
1997 MayStoriesLegends of the Dark Knight #94
1997 May-JunJanusShadow of the Bat #62-63
1997 Jun-AugDirty TricksLegends of the Dark Knight #95-97
1997 Jul-SepMajor ArcanaBatman #544-546
1997 Jul

Knight Out

Detective Comics #711
1997 Aug-SepGearsDetective Comics #712-713
1997 Sep-OctStepsLegends of the Dark Knight #98-99
1997 OctDark GenesisBatman #547uncollectedGenesis event tie-in
1997 Oct-NovBat-toastDetective Comics #714-715
1997 Nov-DecThe Penguin return

Batman #548-549

1997 NovThe ChoiceLegends of the Dark Knight #100
1997 Dec

Death Comes Home

Detecitve Comics #716
1997 DecThe Incredible Adventure of the BatmanLegends of the Dark Knight #101
1998 JanChasing ClayBatman #550Chase (tpb about chase)First Appearance of Cameron Chase
1998 Jan-FebGearhead returnsDetective Comics #717-718
1998 Jan-MarSpookLegends of the Dark Knight #102-104
1998 Feb-MarBatman/RagmanBatman #551-552
1998 Mar-MayCataclysm
  • Detective comics #719-721
  • Batman: Blackgate, isle of men
  • Batman chronicles #12
  • Nightwing vol.2 #19-20
  • Azreal #40
  • Robin vol.4 #52-53
  • Batman #553-554
  • Shadow of the Bat #73-74
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum: Tales of Madness
  • Batman: Huntress/Spoiler: Blunt Trauma
  • Catwoman vol.2 #57
Batman: CataclysmA No Man's Land prequel
1998 Apr-MayDuty

Legends of the Dark Knight #105-106

1998 Jun-OctAftershock
  • Robin vol.4 #54
  • Batman #555-559
  • Detective comics #722-726
  • Shadow of the Bat #75-79
  • Batman chronicles #14

Batman: Aftershock

Batman: Road to No Man's Land vol.1

1998 Jun-JulStalking

Legends of the Dark Knight #107-108

1998 Aug-OctThe Primal Riddle

Legends of the Dark Knight #109-111

1998 Nov-DecShipwreck

Legends of the Dark Knight #112-113

1998 Dec - 1999 FebRoad to No Man's Land
  • Azrael: Agent of the Bat #47-50
  • Batman: #560-562
  • Detective comics #727-729
  • Shadow of the Bat #80-82
  • Batman chronicles #15-16
Batman: Road to No Man's Land vol.2
1999 JanPlayground

Legends of the Dark Knight #114

1999 FebThe Darkness

Legends of the Dark Knight #115

1999 Mar - 2000 FebNo Man's Land
  • Azrael: Agent of the Bat #50-61
  • Batman #563-574
  • (Batman: Harley Queen)
  • The Batman Chronicles #16-18
  • Batman: Day of Judgment
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #116-126
  • Batman: No Man's Land #0-1
  • Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files and Origins #1
  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat #83-94
  • Catwoman vol.2 #72-77
  • Detective Comics #730-741
  • Nightwing vol.2 #35-39
  • Robin vol.4 #67-73
  • Young Justice in No Man's Land #1
  • Hitman #37-38
  • JLA #32
Batman: No Man's Land vol.1-5Batman: Harley Queen is unofficaly part of No man's land
1999 Nov - 2000 DecDark Victory

Batman: Dark Victory #0-13

Batman: Dark Victory
  • Origin story of Robin 1 (Dick Grayson)
  • Follows The Long Halloween
  • Catwoman's leave during 6 month are told in Catwoman: When in Rome
2000 Mar-JunNew Gotham: Batman Single issues

Batman #575-578

uncollected
2000 MarNew Gotham: The Honored Dead

Detective Comics #742

2000 Mar-JulThe Arrow and The Bat

Legends of the Dark Knight #127-131

Batman: The Ring, the Arrow and the Bat
2000 Apr-JulNew Gotham: Evolution

Detective Comics #743-746

Batman: New Gotham - Evolution
2000 Jul-SepOrca

Batman #579-581

2000 Jul - 2001 JunThe Jacobians

Detective Comics #746-757

A Backup Story
2000 AugNew Gotham: Happy Birthday Two You...

Detective Comics #747

2000 Aug-DecSiege

Legends of the Dark Knight #132-136

2000 Sep-OctNew Gotham: Urban Renewal

Detective Comics #748-749

2000 Oct-NovFearless

Batman #582-583

2000 NovNew Gotham: Dependence

Detective Comics #750

2000 DecThe Dark Knight Project

Batman #584

2000 Dec-JanNew Gotham: A Walk in the Park

Detective Comics #751-752

2001 JanNew Gotham: Turning Points

Batman Turning Points #1-5

Batman: Turning Points
2001 Jan-FebPenguin Dreams

Batman #585-586

2001 Jan-MayTerror

Legends of the Dark Knight #137-141

Batman: Terror
2001 FebNew Gotham: The Adventures of Copernicus Dent with His Best Girl and Plucky Assistant R'nee in The Janus Double Down

Detective Comics #753

2001 Mar-AprNew Gotham: Officer Down
  • Detective Comics #754-755
  • Batman #587
  • Robin #86
  • Birds of Prey #27
  • Catwoman #90
  • Nightwing #53
  • Gotham Knights #13
Batman: New Gotham - Officer DownDetective Comics #755 uncollected
2001 Apr-JunFalse Faces
  • Wonder Woman #160-161
  • Batman: Gotham City Secret Files #1
  • Batman #588-590
  • Detective Comics #757
Batman: False Faces
2001 May

New Gotham: Lord of the Ring

  • Superman #168
  • Detective Comics #756
2001 Jun-Sep

The Demon Laughs

Legends of the Dark Knight #142-145Batman: The Demon Laughs
2001 Jul-Aug

Shot Through The Heart

Batman #591-592
2001 Jul-SepNew Gotham: UnknowingDetective Comics #558-760
2001 JulNew Gotham: History LessonDetecitive Comics #758A Backup Story - an "Officer Down" follow-up
2001 Aug-NovTrail of the CatwomanDetective Comics #759-762A Backup Story - Start of Ed Brubaker's Catwoman run
2001 Sep-OctSanctuaryBatman #593-594Superman: Out Worlds at War vol.1-2correspond to chapter 34 of Our Worlds at War
2001 Oct

New Gotham: In Thirty Days

Detective Comics #761
2001 Oct-Dec

Bad

Legends of the Dark Knight #146-148Batman: Bad
2001 Nov

Out Of Past

Batman #595
2001 Nov

New Gotham: Passings

Detective Comics #762
2001 Dec - 2002 JanLast Laugh
  • Joker: last laugh #1-6, secret origin
  • Action Comics #784
  • Adventures of Superman #597
  • Azrael: Agent of the Bat #83
  • Batgirl #21
  • Batman #596
  • Batman: Gotham Knights #22
  • Birds of Prey #36
  • Detective Comics #763
  • Flash vol.2 #179
  • Green Lantern vol.3 #143
  • Harley Quinn vol.1 #13
  • Impulse #79
  • JLA #59
  • SA #29
  • Nightwing vol.2 #62
  • Orion #19
  • Robin vol.4 #95
  • Spectre vol.4 #10
  • Superboy vol.4 #93
  • Supergirl vol.4 #63
  • Superman vol.2 #175
  • Superman: Man of Steel #119
  • Titans #34
  • Wonder Woman vol.2 #175
  • Young Justice #38
Batman: The Joker's Last Laugh (Joker: Last Laugh #1-6)The tie-ins are uncollected
2001 Dec - 2002 Sep

Lost Voices

Detective Comics #763-772A Backup Story
2002 JanCrooked MilesBatman #597
2002 JanNew Gotham: HeartsDetective Comics #764
2002 Jan-MayGrimmLegends of the Dark Knight #149-153
2002 FebSanta Klaus is Coming to TownBatman #598
2002 FebNew Gotham: Vacancies

Detecitve Comics #765

End of New Gotham. Continues with Bruce Wayne Murdere and Fugitive.
2002 Mar-AprBruce Wayne murderer?
  • Batman: The 10 Cent Adventure
  • Detective Comics #766-767
  • Batgirl vol.1 #24
  • Nightwing vol. 2 #65-66
  • Batman: Gotham knights #25-26
  • Birds of prey vol.1 #39-40
  • Robin vol.4 #98-99
  • Batman #599
Batman: Bruce Wayne murderer?A No Man's Land Aftermath
2002 May-NovBruce Wayne fugitive
  • Batman #600-607
  • Birds of prey #41, 43
  • Batgirl vol.1 #27, 29, 33
  • Batman: Gotham knights #27-32
  • Nightwing #68-69
  • Detective Comics #768-772
Batman: Bruce Wayne fugitive

A No Man's Land Aftermath

Deash With for Two - Batman #606-607 - End of Ed Brubaker's run

2002 Jun-JulColossusLegends of the Dark Knight #154-155
2002 Aug-OctBlinkLegends of the Dark Knight #156-158Batman: Blink
2002 Oct-DecAtonementDetective Comics #773-775Batman: Bruce Wayne fugitiveEnd of Greg Rucka's run
2002 Oct-DecThe HuntDetective Comics #773-775A Backup Story - A Josie Mac Adventure
2002 Nov-JanLoyaltiesLegends of the Dark Knight #159-161
2002 Dec - 2003 NovHushBatman #608-619Batman: HushIntroduction of Hush
2003 JanOrphanDetective Comics #776
2003 Jan-MaySporeDetective Comics #776-780A Backup Story

2003 Feb-Jul

Dead Reckoning

Detective Comics #777-782

2003 Feb-Mar

Auteurism

Legends of the Dark Knight #162-163

2003 Apr-Jul

Don't Blink

Legends of the Dark Knight #164-167Batman: Blink

2003 Jun

Gottismburg

Detective Comics #781A Backup Story

2003 Jul

The Mourning After

Detective Comics #782A Backup Story

2003 Aug

More Perfect That Perfect

Detective Comics #783
2003 Aug - 2004 AugDeath and the Maidens
  • Detective Comics #783
  • Batman: Death and the Maidens #1-9
Batman: Death and The MaidensPrologue as a Backup Story in Detective Comics #783
2003 AugUrban Legend

Legends of the Dark Knight #168

  • Batman: Urban Legends
  • Batman: Under The Cowl
2003 Sep-NovMade of Wood

Detective Comics #784-786

2003 SepTrading up

Detective Comics #784

A Backup Story
2003 Sep-NovIrresistible

Legends of the Dark Knight #169-171

Batman: Irresistible
2003 Oct - 2004 JanThe Dogcatcher

Detective Comics #785- 788

A Backup Story
2003 Dec - 2004 MayBroken CityBatman #620-625Batman: Broken CityBatman by Ed Brubaker
2003 Dec

Mimsy Were The Borogoves

Detective Comics #787Takes place before "Officer Down"
2003 Dec - 2004 AprTestamentLegends of the Dark Knight #172-176
2004 Jan-FebThe Randori StoneDetective Comics #788-789
2004 Feb-JulThe tailorDetective Comics #789-794A Backup Story
2004 Mar-SepWar Drums (Scarification + The Surrogate + Monsters of Rot + War Drums)
  • Detective Comics #790-796
  • Robin vol.4 #126-128
Batman: War Drums

Guest-stars the new Batgirl in Detective Comics #790

2004 May-JunLost CargoLegends of the Dark Knight #177-178Batman: Urban Legends
2004 Jun-SepAs the crow fliesBatman #626-630Batman: As the Crow Flies
2004 JulFull CircleLegends of the Dark Knight #179
  • Batman: Urban Legends
  • Batman: Bad
2004 Aug-SepPolished StoneDetective Comics #795-796A Backup Story
2004 Aug-SepThe Secret CityLegends of the Dark Knight #180-181Batman: The Secret City
2004 Oct-DecLowDetective Comics #797-799A Backup Story
2004 Nov - 2005 MayCatwoman: When in RomeCatwoman: When in Rome #1-6Catwoman: When in RomeTakes place during Dark Victory
2004 OctWar Games: Act 1 - Outbbreak
  • Batman: The 12 Cent Adventure
  • Detective Comics #797
  • Batman #631
  • Legends Of The Dark Knight #182
  • Nightwing vol.2 #96
  • Batman: Gotham Knights #56
  • Robin vol.4 #129
  • Batgirl vol.1 #55
  • Catwoman vol.3 #34
Batman: War Games vol.1Prequel: Detective Comcis "War Drums"
2004 NovWar Games: Act 2 - Tides
  • Detective Comics #798
  • Batman #632
  • Legends Of The Dark Knight #183
  • Nightwing vol.2 #97
  • Batman: Gotham Knights #57
  • Robin vol.4 #130
  • Batgirl vol.1 #56
  • Catwoman vol.3 #35
Batman: War Games vol.2
2004 DecWar Games: Act 3 - Endgame
  • Detective Comics #799
  • Legends Of The Dark Knight #184
  • Nightwing vol.2 #98
  • Batman #633
  • Batgirl vol.1 #57
  • Catwoman vol.3 #36
  • Robin vol.4 #131
  • Batman: Gotham Knights #58
Batman: War Games vol.3
2005 JanWar Games: Epilogue

Detective Comics #800 + Batman #634

Batman: War Games vol.3
2005 JanIn the Dark

Detective Comics #800

A Backup Story
2005 Jan-MayRiddle Me That

Legends of the Dark Knight #185-189

2005 Feb - 2006 FebCity of Crime

Detective Comics #801-808, 811-814

2005 Feb-MayWhen You're Stange

Detective Comics #801-804

A Backup Story

2005 FebThe Man Who Laughs

One Shot

Direct follow-up of Batman: Year One
2005 JunMud

Detective Comics #805

A Backup Story
2005 Jun-JulCold Snap

Legends of the Dark Knight #190-191

  • Batman Arkham: Mister Freeze
  • Batman: The Secret City
2005 Jul-AugRegnum Defende

Detective Comics #806-807

A Backup Story
2005 Aug-DecSnow

Legends of the Dark Knight #192-196

Batman: Snow
2005 Sep-NovThe Beast Beneath

Detective Comics #808-810

A Backup Story
2005 Oct-NovWar Crimes
  • Detective Comics #809-810
  • Batman #643-644
  • Batman Allies: Secret Files & Origins
  • Batman Villains: Secret Files & Origins
Batman: War Crimes
2005 Feb - 2006 May
  • Under the Red Hood
  • A Robin's Tale
  • Franchise
  • All they do is watch us kill
  • The Return of Jason Tod
  • Batman #635-641, 645-650
  • Batman annual #25
Batman: Under the Red HoodStory of Red Hood between Hush and Under the Rad Hood told in Red Hood: The Lost Days
2005 Sep

Breaking the Skin : Into the Jaws of Killer Croc!

Batman #642
2005 Sep - 2008 Aug
  • This should get me KILLED. But it WON'T
  • There's no TIME for GRIEF
  • A sweet young thing like ME can only take so MUCH
  • Welcome HOME, Dick Grayson
  • I love being the goddamn BATMAN
  • And ALWAYS throw in a smile when you're bullshitting your dad
  • Let me take you to SCHOOL, suckers...in CHEMISTRY
  • This is LOVE. In my OWN...SPECIAL...WAY
  • Of COURSE we're criminals. We've always BEEN criminals
  • Episode Ten
All Start Batman & Robin #1-10All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder
2006 Jan-Mar

Blaze of Glory

Legends of the Dark Knight #197-199Batman: Blaze of Glory
2006 Mar-Apr

Victims

Detective Comics #815-816
2006 AprGotham Emergency

Legends of the Dark Knight #200

Batman: Going Sane
2006 May-AugFace the Face
  • Batman #651-654
  • Detective Comics #817-820
Batman: Face the FacePart of DC One Year Later event
2006 May-JunCold Case

Legends of the Dark Knight #201-203

2006 Jun-JulThe Madmen of Gotham

Legends of the Dark Knight #204-206

2006 Aug-DecDarker than Death

Legends of the Dark Knight #207-211

2006 SepThe Beautiful People

Detecitve Comics #821

Batman: Conspiracy
2006 Sep - 2007 Jul
  • Batman & Son
  • The Clown at Midnight
  • Three Ghosts of Batman
  • Batman in Bethlehem
Batman #655-658, #663, #664-665, #666Batman & SonStart of Grant Morrison's run
2006 Sep - 2007 FebDetectiveDetective comics #821-826Batman: DetectiveStart of Paul Dini's run
2007 JanBatman/The SpiritBatman/The Spirit #1Will Eisner's The Spirit, Vol. 1
2007 Jan-MarGrosteskBatman #659-662Not by Morrison
2007 JanChicks Dig the BatLegends of the Dark Knight #212Batman: Blaze of Glory
2007 FebOtakuLegends of the Dark Knight #213
2007 Mar-Jul
  • Death & the city
  • Trust
Detective comics #827-832, #833-834Batman: Death & the city
2007 MarSupersticious and CowardlyLegends of the Dark Knight #214Deadshot: Bulletproof
2007 Aug - 2008 May
  • Club of Heroes
  • The Black Glove
Batman #667-669, 672-675Batman: The Black Glove
2007 Oct-NovAbsolute terrorDetective comics #835-836not collected
2007 Dec

Honor Among Thieves

Detective Comics #837A Countdown tie-in
2007 Dec - 2008 MarThe Return of Ra's Al Ghul
  • Batman #670-671
  • Batman annual #26
  • Robin vol.4 #168-169
  • Robin vol.4 annual #7
  • Nightwing vol.2 #138-139
  • Detective comics #838-840
The Return of Ra's Al GhulDetective Comics #840 is uncollected
2008 Mar-AugPrivate CasebookDetective Comics #840-845Batman: Private Casebook
2008 Jul-DecR.I.P.Batman #676-681Batman: R.I.P
2008 Sep - 2009 JanHeart of HushDetective Comics #846-850Batman: Heart of Hush
2009 Jan-MarLast Rites
  • Batman #682-685
  • Nightwing #151,153
  • Detective Comics #851-852
  • Robin #183
  • Streets of Gotham: Hush Money #1
uncollected

A Final Crisis Tie-in

Baman #685 is part of the Face of Evil event

2009 Mar-NovStreets of Gotham: Hush money
  • Streets of Gotham #1-4
  • Detective comics #852
  • Batman #685
Batman: Streets of Gotham: Hush moneyPart of Batman Reborn event
2009 AprWhatever happened to the cape crusader
  • Batman #686
  • Detective comics #853
  • Secret origins #36
  • Secret origins special #1
  • Batman Black & White #2
Batman: Whatever happened to the cape crusader
2009 May-JulBattle for the Cowl
  • Batman: Battle for the cowl #1-3
  • Gotham gazette: Batman dead?
  • Gotham gazette: Batman alive?
Batman: Battle for the Cowl
2009 May-JulBattle for the Cowl Companion
  • Batman: Battle For The Cowl: Commissioner Gordon
  • Batman: Battle For The Cowl: Man-Bat
  • Batman: Battle For The Cowl: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Battle For The Cowl: The Underground
  • Batman: Battle For The Cowl: The Network
Batman: Battle for the cowl companion
2009 Aug - 2010 AugManhunterStreets fo Gotham #1-13

A Backup Story

2009 Aug-DecBatman: Reborn - Long ShadowsBatman #687-691Batman: Long Shadows
  • #687 is an Epilogue for Battle of the Cowl
  • Batman: Reborn continues in Red Robin: The Grail and Batwoman: Elegy
2009 Aug - 2009 OctBatman RebornBatman and Robin #1-3Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn

Continuation of Grant Morrison's run

2009 Nov - 2010 JanRevenge of the Red HoodBatman and Robin #4-6Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn
2009 Aug - 2010 FebElegyDetective Comics #854-860Batwoman: Elegy
2009 Aug - 2010 MayPipelineDetecitve Comics #854-863A Backup Story
2009 Dec - 2010 Jun
  • Streets of Gotham: Leviathan
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Hardcore Nights
  • The Heroes / Final Cut
Streets of Gotham #5-6, #7, 8-9, #10-11Batman: Streets of Gotham: Leviathan
2009 Dec - 2010 Jul
  • Life After Death
  • Riddle Me This
Batman #692-697, #698-699Batman: Life After Death
2010 Mar-MayCutterDetective Comics #861-863
2010 Mar-AprBlackest KnightBatman and Robin #7-9Batman & Robin: Batman vs. Robin
2010 May-JulBatman Vs. RobinBatman and Robin #10-12Batman & Robin: Batman vs. Robin
  • 2009 Dec - 2010 Feb
  • 2010 Jun-Jul
  • Arkham Reborn
  • Betneath the mask
  • Battle for the cowl: Arkham asylum
  • Arkham reborn #1-3
  • Beneath the mask - Detective comics #864-865
Batman: Arkham reborn
2010 AugTime and the BatmanBatman #700Batman: Time and the BatmanGiant Size issue
2010 AugThe MedallionDetective Comics #866Giant Size issue
2010 Aug-DecBatman and Robin Must DieBatman and Robin #13-15Batman & Robin: Batman and Robin Must Die!
2010 Sep-OctR.I.P.: The missing chapterBatman #701-702Batman: Time and the BatmanA Final Crisis Tie-in
2010 Sep-DecImpostorsDetective comics #867-870Batman: Impostors
2010 Jun - 2011 May
  • Final Cut
  • Carpenter's Tale
  • Streets of Gotham: House of Hush
Streets of Gotham #11, #12-13, #14+#16-21Batman: Streets of Gotham: House of Hush
2010 Sep-NovTwo-Face, The Long Way DownStreets of Gotham #14-16A Backup Story
2010 NovThe Great EscapeBatman #703Batman: Time and the BatmanA prelude to Bruce Wayne: A Road Home
2011 Jan

Black Mass

Batman and Robin #16

Batman & Robin: Batman and Robin Must Die!
2011 Jan

Batman: The Return

Batman: The Return

Batman & Robin: Batman and Robin Must Die!
2011 Jan-Sep
  • Eye of the Beholder
  • Pieces
  • Batman #704-707, #710-712
Batman: Eye of the BeholderEnd of Grant Morrison's run, Morrison continues in Batman Incorporated
2011 Jan - Feb 2012Batman, Incorporated
  • Batman, Incorporated #1-8
  • Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes
Batman: Incorporated
2011 Jan-OctThe Black MirrorDetective comics #871-881Batman: The Black MirrorFist Batman by Scott Snyder
2011 Jan-JunGotham shall be judged
  • Azrael vol.2 #14-18
  • Batman #708-709
  • Red Robin #22
  • Gotham city sirens #22
Batman: Gotham shall be judgedNot by Grant Morrison
2011 Jan-MarThe Sum of Her Parts

Batman and Robin #17-19

Batman & Robin: Dark Knight vs. White Knight
2011 Apr-JunDark Knight vs. White Knight

Batman and Robin #20-22

Batman & Robin: Dark Knight vs. White Knight
2011 Jul-SepThe Streets Run Red

Batman and Robin #23-25

Batman & Robin: Dark Knight vs. White Knight
2011 Nov-DecRagmanStreets of Gotham #17-18A Backup Story
2011 Jul-OctGates of GothamGates of Gotham #1-5Batman: Gates of Gotham
2011 OctIn Storybook EndingsBatman #713uncollectedLast issue before the New52 relaunch
2011 OctEarthly Delights, Scenes from a Work in ProgressBatman and Robin #26uncollectednot by Grant Morrison but David Hine
2011 Jul-OctFlashpointFlashpoint #1-5Announces New52
2011 Aug-OctThe World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman
  • Batman: Night of vengeance #1-3
  • Deadman and the flying Graysons #1-3
  • Deathstroke and the curse of Ravager #1-3
  • Secret seven #1-3

Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman

2011Court of OwlsBatman #1-11
  • Batman: The Court of Owls
  • Batman: City of Owls

or Absolute Batman: The Court of Owls

Start of Scott Snyder's run

2011Night of the Dollmaker

Detective Comics #1-4

Batman: Face the Death
2011

The Snake and the Hawk

Detective Comics #5-7

Batman: Face the Death
2011Russian Roultette

Detective Comics #5

Batman: Face the DeathA Backup Story
2012Night of Owls
  • Batman #8-9
  • Batman Annual #1
  • Detective Comics #9
  • Batman: The Dark Knight #9
  • Batwing #9
  • Batman and Robin #9
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #9
  • Birds of Prey #9
  • Batgirl #9
  • Nightwing #8-9
  • All-Star Western #9
Batman: Night of OwlsTie-in to Court of Owls
2012Scare TaticsDetective Comics #8-9Batman: Scare Tatics
2012Welcome to the Dark SideDetective Comics #8Batman: Scare TaticsA Backup Story
201250/50 - The Big FallDetective Comics #9-11Batman: Scare TaticsA Backup Story
2012On the Brink / Radioactive / The Killer insiseDetective Comics #10-11Batman: Scare Tatics
2012Demon StarBatman Incorporated #0-6Batman Incorporated: Demon Star
2012Ghost in the MachineBatman #12Batman: City of OwlsCourt of Owls Epilogue
2012The Tell-Tale FaceDetective Comics #12Batman: Scare TaticsA Backup Story
2012Death of the FamilyBatman #13-17Batman: Death of the Family
2012Emperor PenguinDetective Comics #13-21
  • Batman: Emperor Penguin (#13-18)
  • Batman: The Wrath (#19-21)
2012IQ TestDetective Comics #13

Batman: Emperor Penguin

A Backup Story
2012
  • The Buttler Did It
  • All of the Above
  • The Crime Never Comitted
  • Crisis in Identity
  • Letters to Batman
  • A Game to Die For
  • Batman: The Movie
  • Together
  • Slam!
Legends of the Dark Knight #1-5

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight vol.1

2013Seed & Dirt / Love in BloomDetective Comics #14-15

Batman: Emperor Penguin

A Backup Story
2013The Joker: Death in the Family
  • Batman #17
  • Catwoman #13-14
  • Batgirl #14-16
  • Batman and Robin #15-17
  • Nightwing #15-16
  • Detective Comics #16-17
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #15-16
  • Teen Titans #15

along with material from

  • Batman #13
  • Batgirl #13
  • Nightwing #14
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #13-14
  • Suicide Squad #14-15
  • Teen Titans #14 & 16
The Joker: Death in the FamilyDeath of the Family tie-ins
2013The League of Smiles

Detective Comics #17

Batman: Emperor PenguinA Backup Story
2013Requiem
  • Batman Incorporated #8-9
  • Nightwing #18
  • Teen Titans #18
  • Catwoman #18
  • World's Finest #10
  • Detective Comics #18
  • Batman #18
  • Batman and Robin #18
  • Batgirl #18
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #18
UncollectedEnd of the Batman Incorporated title
2013Gotham's Most WantedBatman Incorporated #7-13Batman Incorporated: Gotham's Most Wanted
2013The 900Detecitve Comics #19Batman: Emperor Penguin
2013Through a Blue lens / Shadows and Ghosts / My Better Half / Marital Abyss / Crown of FearDetectivec Comics #18, 21-23, 26
  • Batman: Emperor Penguin
  • Batman: The Wrath
  • Batman: Gothtopia

2013

  • Gotham Spirit
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Look Inside
  • Haunted Arkham
  • Carved
  • Unatural Selection
  • Dreaming He is A Butterfly
  • Tap Tap
  • Off the Menu
Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight vol.2
2013Nowhere ManBatman #19-20Batman: Graveyard Shift
2013Ghost LightsBatman #19-20Batman: Graveyard Shift
2013Zero Year: Secret CityBatman #21-24Batman: Zero Year - Sercret City
2013The Wrath of BatmanDetective Comics #22-24Batman: The Wrath

2013

  • What Happened Was...
  • Adaption
  • Return of the Batman
  • Unlucky 13
Legends of the Dark Knight #11-13Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight vol.3
2014Zero Year: Dark CityBatman #25-27, 29-33Batman: Zero Year - Dark City
2014Zero Year tie-ins
  • Batman #24-25
  • Detective Comics #25
  • Batgirl #25
  • Batwing #25
  • Batwoman #25
  • Birds of Prey #25
  • Catwoman #25
  • The Flash #25
  • Green Arrow #25
  • Green Lantern Corps #25
  • Nightwing #25
  • Red Hood and The Outlaws #25
  • Action Comics #25
Dc Comics: Zero Year
2014Troubled WatersDetective Comics #25Batman: GothtopiaA Backup Story
2014GothtopiaDetective Comics #27-29Batman: Gothtopia
2014

The Case of the Chemical Syndicate

Detective Comics #27Batman: GothtopiaRetelling of the first Batman story in Action Comics vol.1 #27
2014

The Case of the Chemical Syndicate / Old School / Better Days / Rain / The Sacrifice

Detective Comics #27Batman: GothtopiaRetelling of the Dark Knights origins
2014Gotham EternalBatman #28Batman: Graveyard ShiftBatman Eternal tie-in
2014The Maddening CrowdDetective Comics #28Batman: GothtopiaA Backup Story
2014IcarusDetective Comics #29-34Batman: Icarus
2014The MeekBatman #34Batman: Graveyard Shift
2014EndgameBatman #35-40Batman: Endgame
2014TerminalDetective Comics #35-36

Batman: Anarky

2015AnarkyDetective Comics #37-40

Batman: Anarky

2015SuperheavyBatman #41-50
  • Batman: Superheavy
  • Batman: Bloom
2015ReunionDetective Comics #41-44Batman: Blood of HeroesFollow the events of Endgame
2015

Of Giants and Men / Blood on Blood

Detective Comics #45-46Batman: Blood of Heroes
2016Robin War
  • Robin War
  • Grayson #15
  • Detective Comics #47
  • We Are Robin #7
  • Robin: Son of Batman #7
  • Gotham Academy #13
  • Red Hood/Arsenal #7
  • Teen Titans #15
Robin War
2016The Bronze AgeDetective Comics #48-50Batman: Gordon At War
2016Gordon at WarDetective Comics #51-52Batman: Gordon At War
2016Epilogue
  • Batman #51-52
  • Batman annual #4
  • Batman: Future's End
  • Batman Rebirth
Batman: Epilogue
2016DC Universe RebirthDC Universe Rebirth #1DC Universe RebirthAnnounces Rebirth
2016I am GothamBatman #1-6Batman: I am Gotham
2016Rise of the Batmen

Detective Comics #934-940

Batman: Detective Comics: Rise of the Batmen
2016Night of the Monster Men
  • Batman #7-8
  • Nightwing #5-6
  • Detective Comics #941-942
Batman: Night of the Monster Men
2016I am SuicideBatman #9-13Batman: I am Suicide
2016The Victim SyndicateDetective Comics #943-947Batman: Detective Comics: The Victim Syndicate
2017RooftopsBatman #14-15Batman: I am Suicide
2017Batwoman BeginsDetective Comics #948-949
2017I am BaneBatman #16-20Batman: I am Bane
2017League of ShadowsDetective Comics #950-956Batman: League of Shadows
2017Higher PowersDetective Comics #950A Backup Story
2017The Big PictureDetective Comics #950A Backup Story
2017The ButtonBatman #21-22Batman / The Falsh: The Button
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#1 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a little list I'm putting up for those who are lost, curious, completionnists, care for order and continuity.

If I missed some back-up stories please do tell me. And I know I didn't yet include vilain month and some Batman annuals.

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#2 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (3301 posts) - - Show Bio

The value of something like this can't be weighed. It'd be nice if it could manage to incorporate issues/volumes from series related to Batman as well, such as Nightwing, Robin, Birds of Prey, and Batgirl.

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#3 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

The value of something like this can't be weighed. It'd be nice if it could manage to incorporate issues/volumes from series related to Batman as well, such as Nightwing, Robin, Birds of Prey, and Batgirl.

I will, but first let me finish all the Batman series such as Detective Comics, Chronicles, Legends of the Dark Knight, Dark Knight, All-Star, Confidential, Streets of Gotham, Batman Inc, ... Then let me include all Batman mini-series sur as Dark Detective, Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Batgirl Year One, Son of the Demon,... Then let me include one-shots such as The Killing Joke. Then let me include other project and publications such as Black & White, Wenesday Comics, ... Then let me include Justice League participations such as Tower of Babel. Then let me include DC events such as Lengends, Blackest Night, Flashpoint, .... Then I will add stories from other Batverse member such as Robin, Azrael, Catwoman, Nightwing, Manhunter, Huntress, Batwoman, Batgirl, GCPD, ...

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#4 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump !

Add of All the modern Detective Comics

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#5 Posted by Helloman (30115 posts) - - Show Bio

This will come in handy. Thanks for this! :D

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#6 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump!

Add of all the "Legends of the Dark Knight"

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#7 Edited by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump!

Add of "Streets of Gotham" and "Batman Incorporated"

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#8 Posted by KingOfOxford (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Been looking for something like this!! If there was a way to have this same type of list for Superman, Spider-Man, Flash, GL, Wonder Woman, JL, etc that would be incredible! But I'll take whatever I can get

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#9 Edited by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

@kingofoxford said:

Been looking for something like this!! If there was a way to have this same type of list for Superman, Spider-Man, Flash, GL, Wonder Woman, JL, etc that would be incredible! But I'll take whatever I can get

Thanks :)

Well for your information, this list is still under construction, but most of it is here already.

I don't have as complete list but I mayde reading lists and orders for Spider-Man, Green Lantern and Daredevil:

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#10 Edited by KingOfOxford (8 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: Here's a little info on what I'm doing... The way I bag and board my comics is I use Silver Age bags n boards, 2 boards (coated side out) and 2 books per bag. This way they're snug but not tight and allows the books extra sturdiness, they store more evenly in the box, it prevents a lot of sliding around and to me, just "feels" better (that last part doesn't make sense, I know). Anyways as Ive been re-bagging and boarding I thought how much easier it would be to group them by story rather than by number and I looked forever to find a list just like this one and how you've added all the cross-overs like for Catclysm, No Mans Land and other multi title stories this is extremely helpful. Thanks for your time in doing this!

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#11 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump: added a few the Batman Chronicles and Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones vol.1.

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#13 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

bump:

add of the The Killing Joke

add of more precise dates (ongoing)

a few reorderring

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#14 Edited by deactivated-5b0ff1f569a57 (4213 posts) - - Show Bio

Quite comprehensive. Good job.

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#15 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Quite comprehensive. Good job.

Thanks. I hope it is usefull.

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#16 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump, updated with Jeph Loeb's work on Batman:

  • Haunted Knight
  • The Long Halloween
  • Dark Victory
  • Catwoman: When in Rome
  • Batman / The Spirit
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#17 Posted by deactivated-5bf470b432518 (5801 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: Nice. I personally just came here to see a more comprehensible reading order for newbies (Which I Am Not) in case anybody asks for an order in which case I'll link this (With full credit to you). I personally have a disdain for Dark Knight Dark City and find it incredibly overrated (Far better Riddler stories include Riddler Year One by Chuck Dixon, Hush by Jeph Loeb, Zero Year by Scott Snyder, The Life And Times Of Edward Nigma by Paul Dini, The Riddler by Bill Finger, The Riddle-Less Robberies Of The Riddler By Garner Fox, The Riddle Factory by Matt Wagner, The Primal Riddle by Steve Englehart and Riddle Me That by Shane McCarthy).

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#18 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: Nice. I personally just came here to see a more comprehensible reading order for newbies (Which I Am Not) in case anybody asks for an order in which case I'll link this (With full credit to you). I personally have a disdain for Dark Knight Dark City and find it incredibly overrated (Far better Riddler stories include Riddler Year One by Chuck Dixon, Hush by Jeph Loeb, Zero Year by Scott Snyder, The Life And Times Of Edward Nigma by Paul Dini, The Riddler by Bill Finger, The Riddle-Less Robberies Of The Riddler By Garner Fox, The Riddle Factory by Matt Wagner, The Primal Riddle by Steve Englehart and Riddle Me That by Shane McCarthy).

Thanks, but to let you know my list is far from complete, and it's in publication order, not necessarely in reading order.

About riddler, you just named all the stories with him as you could !? Because they are in no case all better ! Hush and Zero Year for exemple are so low low quality stories that I wonder how you could have included them.

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#19 Posted by deactivated-5bf470b432518 (5801 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: No I didn't. Speaking as a huge Riddler fan they are far better. Milligan's Riddler is just a poor man's Joker. He gets possessed by a demon and loses all of Riddler's traits.

Hush showed Riddler's intellect and gave a look at what makes him tick. He can't give up Bruce's indetity because he loses a valuable riddle.

Zero Year is probably Riddler's grandest scheme to date. Snyder managed to capture the character core traits like narcissm whilst making him darker and more dangerous.

The Life And Times Of Edward Nigma was perfect and easily the best of Dini's Reformed Riddler stories.

Riddler Year One by Chuck Dixon gave us an in depth look at the characters origin and motivations and showed us Nigma's true strength. Cheating.

The Riddler By Bill Finger gave us the character and not only served as an introduction but also rather than portraying him as a walking 2 dimensional gimmick gave him motivations and a clear distinct personality with his narcissm being prominent.

The Riddle-Less Robberies Of The Riddler gave us the first character study of Nigma and set the stone for most future Nigma tales. It established his compulsive need for attention.

The Riddle Factory gave us a nice look at Riddler's criminal activities as well as Riddler's Classic personality being kept intact.

The Primal Riddle Whilst nothing special similar to The Riddle Factory at least kept Nigma's core aspects intact.

Riddle Me That by Shane McCarthy gave us a Riddler better than any other. A threatening, non goofy, egotistical criminal mastermind who is always 1 step ahead, always playing games. It was the perfect modernised version of the character that compiled all the characters traits and provided a modern upgrade to them. I most certainly did not just choose a load of random stories. I could have named about 50 more Riddler books all of which are better than whatever Milligan's pathetic potrayel is supposed to be.

Riddler On The Move

Riddled

The House That Cards Built

Villians Month One Shot

The Remarkeable Ruse Of The Riddler

E Nigma Consulting Detective

Ect

Would you like me to continue because I can name more better Riddler books.

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#20 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

@riddlerfan77: Well that's only your opinion.

You're gonna tell me that the story in Hush is not fishy to you ? All the main vilains getting easily manipulated by a man we don't even know. Making them do things they ususally don't do like that ? How is Loeb doing justice to the character ??

In Scott Snyder's, Riddler is portraid as never beffore. And the story is awfull. You might like what Snyder does, but don't tell me his writting is of quality. He makes comics like blockbuster, so so but manages to attract people. And you got saddly trapped in it.

As for Dark Knight Dark City, I jsut stated that it is a personnal favorit. The story is so dark, and the riddler really crazy. All the elements someone wants to see in a Batman story: Darkness and Crazy vilains. Also it being one of the Refferences Morrisson used for his runs prooves that even tthe great writters find interrest in this story.

I also never sayd that this was the best version of the Riddler, but it stays one of the story I took the most pleasure reading. On the contrary to Hush and Zero Year that I won't recommend in a Best Batman stories list. Hush is only interresting because you got to see all of Batman's foes and his special relationship whith Catwoman. Zero Year I would ask to skip no matter what.

Again our opinions are different. You don't explain really why you have a disdain for Dark Knight Dark City, or is it just because the Riddler is not as you'd like him to be ?

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#21 Posted by deactivated-5bf470b432518 (5801 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: I'm not talking about the story as a whole which I like anyway but specifically how Riddler's potrayed in it. He's the real mastermind and we get a look at what makes him tick. Snyder (Unlike Milligan) made the character darker without destroying him. You can't honestly tell me that Dark Knight Dark City didn't ruin him. He's literally just a generic psychopath. No narcissm, nothing that made Riddler my favourite fictional character. Nigma is literally just a generic psycho who worships a demon. He might as well be Deacon Blackfire or some other C lister.

My disdain stems from the stories treatment of Riddler. I find it funny that in ASBAR Batman becomes a murderous brute and it's treated like the worst thing ever but when Riddler becomes a Blackfire/Joker clone it's hailed as brilliant writing. The drop in character from YO Bruce too ASBAR Bruce and Riddler from Riddler Year One too Dark Knight Dark City is honestly just as bad but because Riddler is a lesser A lister amongst Bat-Rogues it's treated with respect but with Bruce one of DCs most popular characters it's treated like garbage. Both ASBAR and Dark Knight Dark City are a disgrace.

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#22 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: I'm not talking about the story as a whole which I like anyway but specifically how Riddler's potrayed in it. He's the real mastermind and we get a look at what makes him tick. Snyder (Unlike Milligan) made the character darker without destroying him. You can't honestly tell me that Dark Knight Dark City didn't ruin him. He's literally just a generic psychopath. No narcissm, nothing that made Riddler my favourite fictional character. Nigma is literally just a generic psycho who worships a demon. He might as well be Deacon Blackfire or some other C lister.

My disdain stems from the stories treatment of Riddler. I find it funny that in ASBAR Batman becomes a murderous brute and it's treated like the worst thing ever but when Riddler becomes a Blackfire/Joker clone it's hailed as brilliant writing. The drop in character from YO Bruce too ASBAR Bruce and Riddler from Riddler Year One too Dark Knight Dark City is honestly just as bad but because Riddler is a lesser A lister amongst Bat-Rogues it's treated with respect but with Bruce one of DCs most popular characters it's treated like garbage. Both ASBAR and Dark Knight Dark City are a disgrace.

I disagree, who other than Nigma could have left such clues for Batman to find ?

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#23 Posted by deactivated-5bf470b432518 (5801 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131: Clues are are a key part of Nigma but so is his egotistical personality the latter being replaced with a stone cold, sadistic sociopath. Riddler is not a psychopathic murder, never has, never will be. I've been a Riddler fan for years and have read a lot of his comics and though this isn't the worst it's amongst the worst.

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#24 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump updated a few dates and orders (more to come)

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#25 Posted by Nightwing321 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Great work @jb681131 ! It takes much passion to do what you did and I admire that . Any more updates on the list ?

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#26 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

Great work @jb681131 ! It takes much passion to do what you did and I admire that . Any more updates on the list ?

Thanks. I'll try to update it.

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#27 Posted by jb681131 (3184 posts) - - Show Bio

bump.

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  • Batman and Robin by Grant Morrison

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