"Holy list, Batman!"

A casual Viners Batman-notebook

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"Sometimes it's only madness that makes us what we are."

This list is supposed to work as a reminder to me for books I plan to read and reading orders for Batman arcs and such.

Abbrevations:

  • Opt.: optional reads
  • Ess.: essential reads

BATMAN BY GRANT MORRISON

READING ORDER

Opt. 01) Batman: The Black Casebook

Opt. 02) Batman (1940) #452-454

Opt. 03) Detective Comics (1937) #629-633

Opt. 04) 52 #30

Opt. 05) 52 #47

Ess. 06) Batman (1940) #655-658

Ess. 07) Batman (1940) #663-669

Ess. 08) Batman (1940) #672-675

Ess. 09) DC Universe (2008) #0

Ess. 10) Batman (1940) #676-681

Ess. 11) Final Crisis (2008) #1-4

Ess. 12) Batman (1940) #682-683

Ess. 13) Final Crisis (2008) #5-7

Ess. 14) Batman and Robin (2009) #1-9

Ess. 15) Batman (1940) #700

Ess. 16) Batman and Robin (2009) #10-12

Ess. 17) Batman (1940) #701-702

Ess. 18) Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (2010) #1-5

Ess. 19) Batman and Robin (2009) #13-15

Ess. 20) Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (2010) #6

Ess. 21) Batman and Robin (2009) #16

Ess. 22) Batman: The Return (2011) #1

Ess. 23) Batman, Incorporated (2011) #1-8

Ess. 24) Batman, Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes (2012) #1

COLLECTED BY TRADES (IN ORDER)

STORY ARCS

BATMAN: ZERO YEAR

01) Batman (2011) #0

02) Batman (2011) #21

03) Batman Annual (2012) #2

04) Batman (2011) #22-24

05) Detective Comics (2011) #25

06) Batwing (2011) #25

07) Batman (2011) #25

08) Nightwing (2011) #25

09) Batgirl (2011) #25

10) Green Lantern Corps (2011) #25

11) Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) #25

12) Batwoman (2011) #25

13) Birds of Prey (2011) #25

14) Catwoman (2011) #25

15) The Flash (2011) #25

16) Action Comics (2011) #25

17) Green Arrow (2011) #25

18) Batman (2011) #26-27

19) Batman (2011) #29-33

BATMAN AND ROBIN: BORN TO KILL

01) Batman and Robin (2011) #1-8

BATMAN: COURT/CITY OF OWLS

Most of these issues "have to be" read alternating between the times.

Ess. 01) Batman (2011) #1-7

Opt. 02) Nightwing (2011) #1-6

Ess. 03) Nightwing (2011) #7

Ess. 04) 4:30PM: Batwing (2011) #9

Ess. 05) 5:24PM: Catwoman (2011) #9

Ess. 06) 6:02PM: Batwing (2011) #9

Ess. 07) 6:07PM: Batgirl (2011) #9

Ess. 08) 7:01PM: Batman (2011) #8

Ess. 09) 7:04PM: Catwoman (2011) #9

Ess. 10) 7:04PM: Batgirl (2011) #9

Ess. 11) 7:32PM: Batman (2011) #8

Ess. 12) 7:38PM: Batman and Robin (2011) #9

Ess. 13) 7:40PM: Batwing (2011) #9

Ess. 14) 7:40PM: Nightwing (2011) #8

Ess. 15) 7:40PM: Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) #8

Ess. 16) 7:51PM: Batman (2011) #9

Ess. 17) 8:18PM: Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) #9

Ess. 18) 8:20PM: Birds of Prey (2011) #9

Ess. 19) 8:22PM: Nightwing (2011) #9

Ess. 20) 8:26PM: Detective Comics (2011) #9

Ess. 21) 8:36PM: Batman (2011) #9

Ess. 22) 8:51PM: Detective Comics (2011) #9

Ess. 23) 8:53PM: Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) #9

Ess. 24) 9:03PM: Birds of Prey (2011) #9

Ess. 25) 9:49PM: Detective Comics (2011) #9

Ess. 26) 10:55PM: Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #9

Ess. 27) 11:02PM: Batman (2011) #9

Ess. 28) 12:00AM: Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #9

Ess. 29) 12:02AM: Batman Annual (2012) #1

Ess. 30) 2:03AM: Catwoman (2011) #9

Ess. 31) Batman (2011) #10-11

Opt. 32) All-Star Western (2011) #9-12

BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY

01) Batgirl (2011) #13

02) Catwoman (2011) #13

03) Batman (2011) #13

04) Batgirl (2011) #14

05) Catwoman (2011) #14

06) Suicide Squad (2011) #14

07) Batman (2011) #14-15

08) Batgirl (2011) #15

09) Suicide Squad (2011) #15

10) Batman and Robin (2011) #15

11) Detective Comics (2011) #15

12) Nightwing (2011) #15

13) Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) #15

14) Teen Titans (2011) #15

15) Detective Comics (2011) #16

16) Teen Titans (2011) #16

17) Batman and Robin (2011) #16

18) Batgirl (2011) #16

19) Nightwing (2011) #16

20) Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) #16

21) Batman (2011) #16-17

BATMAN, INCORPORATED

01) Batman, Incorporated (2012) #0-7

BATMAN AND ROBIN: REQUIEM

01) Batman, Incorporated (2012) #8

02) Nightwing (2011) #18

03) Teen Titans (2011) #18

04) Catwoman (2011) #18

05) Worlds' Finest (2012) #10

06) Detective Comics (2011) #18

07) Batman (2011) #18

08) Batman and Robin (2011) #18

09) Batgirl (2011) #18

10) Red Hood and the Outlaws (#18)

11) Batman, Incorporated (2012) #9

12) Batman and Robin (2011) #18-23

13) Batman, Incorporated (2012) #10-13

BATMAN ETERNAL

01) Batman Eternal (2014) #1-32

02) Arkham Manor (2014) #1-6

03) Batman Eternal (2014) #33-52

04) Gotham by Midnight (2014) #1-5

BATMAN AND ROBIN: HUNT FOR ROBIN/ROBIN RISES

01) Batman and Robin (2011) #29-32

02) Robin Rises: Omega (2014) #1

03) Batman and Robin (2011) #33-36

04) Robin Rises: Alpha (2014) #1

05) Batman and Robin (2011) #37

ENDGAME

Lead-Ins:

Opt. 01) Gotham Academy (2014) #1-6

Opt. 02) Batgirl (2011) #35-39

Main Arc:

Ess. 03) Batman (2011) #35-37

Ess. 04) Batman Annual (2012) #3

Ess. 05) Batman (2011) #38-39

Ess. 06) Arkham Manor: Endgame (2015) #1

Ess. 07) Detective Comics: Endgame (2015) #1

Ess. 08) Batgirl: Endgame (2015) #1

Ess. 09) Gotham Academy: Endgame (2015) #1

Ess. 10) Batman (2011) #40

List items

  • Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on criminals' fears, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.

  • Grant Morrison is a Scottish comic book writer who burst onto the scene in the late 1980's as part of DC's "British Invasion". Morrison has become a living legend in the field of comics, writing such acclaimed works as New X-Men, Doom Patrol, Animal Man, All-Star Superman, JLA, Batman, Action Comics, and Multiversity.