Batman Reading Order

Perhaps the most popular DC character, this reading order takes all of the major stories of the Dark Knight and places them in order.

What’s on the Batman Reading Order?

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This timeline contains all of the major comic stories about DC’s popular character, Batman. While this list is not perfectly comprehensive, it includes most of the stories you would ever need to read. It allows you to experience the complete story of Batman. Get through this list, and you’ll be a leading expert on the character. Additionally, this timeline also includes several stories for Bat-family characters, such as Robin or Nightwing. If it’s relevant to the overall story of Batman and his team, you’ll find it here. Some of these stories cross over with mainstream DC events, but those are also important to further Batman’s storyline.

We assembled this list using multiple sources, and you should find most Batman stories here. However, if you see anything that is missing or could add to the list, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what we can do to improve the Batman reading order. Additionally, if you enjoyed this timeline, don’t forget to visit some of our others, such as the general DC Events and Recommended Reading page. Thank you again for visiting the site and be sure to click around! In the mean time, enjoy this Batman reading order.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

650

Zero Hour

Graphic Novel

Dan Jurgens

1994-08-23

900

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Devin Grayson

2006-01-04

1722

New 52 Vol. 6 – Futures End

Graphic Novel

Keith Giffen
Paul Levitz

2015-12-08

1693

New 52 Vol. 6 – Futures End

Graphic Novel

Keith Giffen
Paul Levitz

2015-06-09

1490

New 52 Vol. 3 – Death of the Family

Graphic Novel

Barry Kitson
Carlos Urbano
Cliff Richards
George Pérez
Geraldo Borges
Ken Lashley
Kevin Maguire
Robson Rocha
Yildiray Cinar

2013-11-26

186

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
Dave Wood
Edmond Hamilton

2002-01-01

178

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Alvin Schwartz
Bill Finger
Edmond Hamilton

1999-03-01

1251

Blackest Night

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns
Gerry Conway
Sterling Gates

2010-06-29

1589

New 52 Vol. 5 – Forever Evil

Graphic Novel

Paul Levitz

2014-06-17

2105

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

James A. Robinson

2018-12-11

2046

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Rob Williams

2018-08-07

1156

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-10-20

1155

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-09-01

1154

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-06-02

1958

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Benjamin Percy
Christopher Priest
Dan Abnett

2017-11-14

1974

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Dan Abnett

2018-02-20

403

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Alvin Schwartz
Bill Finger
Bob Haney
Dave Wood
David Vern Reed
Dennis O’Neil
E. Nelson Bridwell
Edmond Hamilton
Len Wein
Steve Englehart

1997-10-01

1886

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Joshua Williamson

2017-01-24

2106

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Liam Sharp

2018-11-20

85

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2010-03-02

80

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2009-10-20

68

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2009-03-24

57

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2008-10-21

49

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2008-04-29

41

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-10-03

29

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-05-02

21

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Ginger

2006-09-06

91

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Joe Greene

2010-12-14

16

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Ginger

2005-04-01

1732

Elseworld

Graphic Novel

Doug Moench

2007-12-05

1359

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Paul Levitz

2011-04-26

1784

Elseworld

Graphic Novel

Evan Dorkin

2016-04-05

944

Identity Crisis

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb

2006-07-19

1063

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Alan Burnett

2008-05-06

1148

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Michael Green
Mike Johnson

2008-11-04

865

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb

2005-03-01

1360

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Cullen Bunn

2011-11-01

1785

Elseworld

Graphic Novel

Bob Haney

2017-01-31

854

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb

2004-06-01

1241

Blackest Night

Graphic Novel

Matt Cherniss
Michael Green
Mike Johnson
Peter Johnson

2010-08-31

1783

Elseworld

Graphic Novel

John Byrne

2000-04-01

1149

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Michael Green
Mike Johnson

2009-06-09

1017

52/One Year Later

Graphic Novel

Mark Verheiden

2007-06-20

1242

Blackest Night

Graphic Novel

Joe Casey

2010-12-14

883

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb

2005-07-01

147

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2009-11-03

105

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2004-09-01

608

The 1990s

Graphic Novel

Dan Jurgens
Jerry Ordway
John Byrne
Roger Stern

2013-10-22

407

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Bob Haney

2007-12-05

1907

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Rob Williams
Simon Spurrier

2017-06-13

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