DC Events Timeline and Recommended Reading

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Reading everything is pretty much impossible. But if you want the best of the best, and the most important events, use this DC reading order.

What’s in the DC Events Timeline?

This is our DC Events timeline, which includes recommended reading scattered throughout the entire DC universe, starting before Crisis on Infinite Earths, and going all the way until the most recent Convergence event.

As with our other comic-based timelines, we have omitted the authors and years on the timeline. This is because any trade may have multiple authors, and the dates for the trade’s release do not necessarily reflect the dates of original publication. So to avoid confusion we’ve left out both.

We hope you enjoy this DC events timeline. If you see any major DC publications or events that should be on this list, let us know ASAP and we’ll add it on. We love to hear any and all feedback you have for us. Additionally, if you’re interested in more DC Comics timelines, visit our DC Comics hub!

1BuyThe Superman Chronicles Vol. 1Graphic NovelJerry Siegel2006-01-04The Golden Age
2BuyThe Batman Chronicles Vol. 1Graphic NovelBill Ginger2005-04-01The Golden Age
3BuyThe Wonder Woman Chronicles Vol. 1Graphic NovelWilliam Moulton Marston2010-03-23The Golden Age
4BuyWonder Woman Archives Vol. 1Graphic NovelOtto Binder, C.C. Beck1998-05-04The Golden Age
5BuyThe Flash Chronicles Vol. 1Graphic NovelRobert Kanigher, John Broome2009-09-29The Silver Age
6BuyCrisis on Multiple Earths: The Team Ups Vol. 1Graphic NovelGardner Fox, John Broome, Mike Friedrich2006-01-01The Silver Age
7BuyThe New Teen Titans: The Judas ContractGraphic NovelMarv Wolfman1991-06-17Bronze Age
8BuyCrisis on Infinite EarthsGraphic NovelMarv Wolfman2001-01-01Bronze Age
9BuySaga of the Swamp Thing: Book 4Graphic NovelAlan Moore2013-07-16Bronze Age
10BuyBatman: Year OneGraphic NovelFrank Miller2007-01-10Legends
11BuySuperman: The Man of Steel Vol. 1Graphic NovelLouise Simonson, Jon Bogdanove1991-09-01Legends
12BuyWonder Woman: Gods and MortalsGraphic NovelGeorge Pérez, Greg Potter, Len Wein2004-03-01Legends
13BuyLegends: The CollectionGraphic NovelJohn Ostrander, Len Wein1993-07-01Legends
14BuyMillenniumGraphic NovelSteve Englehart2008-08-19Millennium
15BuyCosmic OdysseyGraphic NovelJim Starlin2003-03-04Millennium
16BuyBatman: The Killing JokeGraphic NovelAlan Moore2008-03-19Millennium
17BuyInvasion!Graphic NovelKeith Giffen, Bill Mantlo2008-09-09Invasion
18BuyAbsolute Sandman Vol. 1Graphic NovelNeil Gaiman2006-11-01Invasion
19BuyAbsolute Sandman Vol. 2Graphic NovelNeil Gaiman2007-10-31Invasion
20BuyGreen Lantern: Emerald Dawn Vol. 1Graphic NovelKeith GiffenGerard Jones1991-09-01The 1990s
21BuyGreen Lantern: Emerald Dawn Vol. 2Graphic NovelKeith GiffenGerard Jones2003-04-01The 1990s
22BuySuperman: Panic in the SkyGraphic NovelDan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Roger Stern1993-03-01The 1990s
23BuyDeath of SupermanGraphic NovelLouise Simonson, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Roger Stern2013-02-26The 1990s
24BuySuperman: World Without a SupermanGraphic NovelKarl Kesel, Jerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern1993-04-14The 1990s
25BuyBatman: Knightfall vol. 1.Graphic NovelChuck Dixon, Doug Moench, Alan Grant2012-05-01The 1990s
26BuyBatman: Knightfall vol. 2: KnightquestGraphic NovelChuck Dixon, Alan Grant, Doug Moench, Jo Duffy2012-05-29The 1990s
27BuyBatman: Knightfall vol. 3: KnightsendGraphic NovelDoug Moench, Alan Grant, Chuck Dixon, Jo Duffy, Dennis O'Neil2012-09-11The 1990s
28BuySuperman: The Return of SupermanGraphic NovelJon Bogdanove, Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Tom Grummett1993-09-03The 1990s
29BuyGreen Lantern: Emerald Twilight/New DawnGraphic NovelRon Marz2003-10-01The 1990s
30BuyZero Hour: Crisis in TimeGraphic NovelDan Jurgens1994-08-23Zero Hour
31BuyAbsolute Sandman Vol. 3Graphic NovelNeil Gaiman2008-06-17Zero Hour
32BuyAbsolute Sandman Vol. 4Graphic NovelNeil Gaiman2008-11-11Zero Hour
33BuyUnderworld UnleashedGraphic NovelMark Waid1998-04-01Underworld Unleashed
34BuyFinal NightGraphic NovelKarl Kesel1998-03-01Final Night
35BuyDC One MillionGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2013-11-05DC One Million
36BuyBatman: No Man's Land vol. 1Graphic NovelBob Gale, Devin Grayson2011-12-13DC One Million
37BuyBatman: No Man's Land vol. 2Graphic NovelIan Edginton, Greg Rucka, Scott Beatty, Dennis O'Neil, Lisa Klink, Bob Gale2012-04-17DC One Million
38BuyBatman: No Man's Land vol. 3Graphic NovelKelley Puckett, Greg Rucka, Larry Hama, Janet Harvey2012-08-07DC One Million
39BuyBatman: No Man's Land vol. 4Graphic NovelLarry Hama, Bronwyn Carlton, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Greg Rucka2012-12-11DC One Million
40BuyBatman: No Man's Land vol. 5Graphic NovelJordan B. Gorfinkel, Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson2001-04-01DC One Million
41BuySuperman: Our Worlds at War – The Complete CollectionGraphic NovelJoe Casey, Peter David, Todd Dezago, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kelly, Jeph Loeb, Mark Schultz2006-06-10Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh
42BuyBatman: HushGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2011-12-06The 2000s
43BuySuperman/Batman: Public EnemiesGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2004-06-01The 2000s
44BuySuperman/Batman: SupergirlGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2005-03-01The 2000s
45BuyIdentity CrisisGraphic NovelBrad Meltzer2011-10-18Identity Crisis
46BuyAbsolute Green Lantern: RebirthGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2010-04-27Identity Crisis
47BuyCountdown to Infinite Crisis: The OMAC ProjectGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Judd Winick2005-12-01Identity Crisis
48BuyDay of VengeanceGraphic NovelBill Willingham, Judd Winick2005-12-01Identity Crisis
49BuyVillains UnitedGraphic NovelGail Simone2006-01-01Identity Crisis
50BuyRann-Thanagar WarGraphic NovelDave Gibbons2006-01-01Identity Crisis
51BuyJLA: Crisis of ConscienceGraphic NovelAllan Heinberg, Geoff Johns2006-01-11Identity Crisis
52BuyInfinite CrisisGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2006-09-20Infinite Crisis
53Buy52 OmnibusGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid2012-11-2752/One Year Later
54Buy52: World War IIIGraphic NovelKeith Champagne, John Ostrander2007-12-0552/One Year Later
55BuyBatman: The Long HalloweenGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2007-04-0752/One Year Later
56BuyWonder Woman: Love and MurderGraphic NovelJodi Picoult, Drew Johnson2007-11-07Countdown to Final Crisis
57BuyArkham Asylum: Anniversary EditionGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2014-11-11Countdown to Final Crisis
58BuyBatman and SonGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2007-08-01Countdown to Final Crisis
59BuyCountdown to Final Crisis Vol. 1Graphic NovelPaul Dini2008-06-10Countdown to Final Crisis
60BuyGreen Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Book OneGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Peter Tomasi2012-10-02Countdown to Final Crisis
61BuyCountdown to Final Crisis Vol. 2Graphic NovelPaul Dini, Sean McKeever, Keith Giffen2008-07-29Countdown to Final Crisis
62BuyCountdown to Final Crisis: ArenaGraphic NovelKeith Champagne2008-08-12Countdown to Final Crisis
63BuyCountdown to Final Crisis Vol. 3Graphic NovelPaul Dini, Sean McKeever, Keith Giffen2008-10-07Countdown to Final Crisis
64BuyCountdown to Final Crisis Vol. 4Graphic NovelPaul Dini, Sean McKeever, Keith Giffen2008-11-25Countdown to Final Crisis
65BuyTrinity Vol. 1Graphic NovelKurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza2009-06-02Countdown to Final Crisis
66BuyTrinity Vol. 2Graphic NovelKurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza2009-09-01Countdown to Final Crisis
67BuyTrinity Vol. 3Graphic NovelKurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza2009-10-20Countdown to Final Crisis
68BuyFinal CrisisGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2014-04-22Final Crisis
69BuyBatman: R.I.P.Graphic NovelGrant Morrison2009-02-10Final Crisis
70BuySuperman: BrainiacGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2009-03-10Final Crisis
71BuyFlash: RebirthGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2010-05-04Final Crisis
72BuyBatman: Battle for the CowlGraphic NovelFabian Nicieza, Tony S. Daniel2009-11-24Final Crisis
73BuyBlackest NightGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2010-07-13Blackest Night
74BuyBlackest Night: Green LanternGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2010-07-13Blackest Night
75BuyBlackest Night: Green Lantern CorpsGraphic NovelPeter Tomasi2010-07-13Blackest Night
76BuyBlackest Night: Tales of the CorpsGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2010-07-27Blackest Night
77BuyBlackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1Graphic NovelJames Robinson, Peter Tomasi, JT Krul2010-07-20Blackest Night
78BuyBlackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2Graphic NovelGeoff Johns, James Robinson, Greg Rucka2010-07-20Blackest Night
79BuyBlackest Night: Rise of the Black LanternsGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, James Robinson, Greg Rucka2010-07-27Blackest Night
80BuyBrightest Day Vol. 1Graphic NovelGeoff Johns, Peter Tomasi2010-12-07Brightest Day/Flashpoint
81BuyBrightest Day Vol. 2Graphic NovelGeoff Johns2011-05-10Brightest Day/Flashpoint
82BuyBrightest Day Vol. 3Graphic NovelGeoff Johns2011-09-13Brightest Day/Flashpoint
83BuyGreen Lantern: War of the Green LanternsGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, Tony Bedard, Peter Tomasi2011-11-22Brightest Day/Flashpoint
84BuyFlashpointGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2011-11-01Brightest Day/Flashpoint
85BuyJustice League Vol. 1: OriginGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2012-05-08New 52 Vol. 1
86BuyBatman Vol. 1: Court of OwlsGraphic NovelScott Snyder2012-05-15New 52 Vol. 1
87BuyAll Star Western Vol. 1: Guns and GothamGraphic NovelJustin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti2012-11-06New 52 Vol. 1
88BuyBatman Vol. 2: City of OwlsGraphic NovelScott Snyder, James Tynion IV2013-03-26New 52 Vol. 2 - Zero Month
89BuyBatman: Night of the OwlsGraphic NovelJustin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Judd Winick, Gail Simone, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Peter Tomasi, Kyle Higgins, Scott Lobdell, Tony S. Daniel, Duane Swierczynski2013-02-19New 52 Vol. 2 - Zero Month
90BuyCulling: Rise of the RavagersGraphic NovelScott Lobdell2013-01-29New 52 Vol. 2 - Zero Month
91BuyJustice League Vol. 3: Throne of AtlantisGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, Jeff Lemire2013-10-01New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
92BuyGreen Lantern: Rise of the Third ArmyGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, Peter Milligan, Tony Bedard2013-09-10New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
93BuyGreen Lantern: Wrath of the First LanternGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, Peter Milligan, Tony Bedard2014-08-19New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
94BuyBatman Vol. 3: Death of the FamilyGraphic NovelScott Snyder, James Tynion IV2013-11-05New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
95BuyJoker: Death of the FamilyGraphic NovelScott Snyder, Ann Nocenti, Gail Simone, Peter Tomasi, Kyle Higgins, John Layman, Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza2013-10-22New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
96BuySuperman: H'el on EarthGraphic NovelScott Lobdell, Tom DeFalco, Mike Johnson2013-12-03New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
97BuyAnimal Man Vol. 3: Rotworld -- The Red KingdomGraphic NovelJeff Lemire, Scott Snyder2013-09-10New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
98BuySwamp Thing Vol. 3: Rotworld -- The Green KingdomGraphic NovelScott Snyder, Jeff Lemire2013-11-19New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
99BuyJustice League: Trinity WarGraphic NovelGeoff Johns, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, J.M. DeMatteis2014-03-18New 52 Vol. 4 - Trinity War
100BuySavage Hawkman Vol. 2: WantedGraphic NovelRob Liefeld, Mark Poulton, Frank Tieri, Tom DeFalco2013-12-10New 52 Vol. 4 - Trinity War
101BuyForever EvilGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2014-09-09New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever Evil
102BuyMultiversityGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2015-10-27New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
103BuyNew 52: Future's End Vol. 2Graphic NovelJeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens2015-07-21New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
104BuyNew 52: Future's End Vol. 3Graphic NovelBrian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen2015-09-08New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
105BuyBatman: Gotham by GaslightGraphic NovelBrian Augustyn2013-03-12Elseworld
106BuyThe Superman MonsterGraphic NovelDan Abnett, Andy Lanning1999-10-01Elseworld
107BuySuperman: Red SonGraphic NovelMark Millar2009-11-17Elseworld
108BuyBatman: The Dark Knight ReturnsGraphic NovelFrank Miller2002-11-01Dark Knight Universe
109BuyConvergenceGraphic NovelDan Jurgens, Jeff King, Scott Lobdell2015-10-13New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
110BuySuperman: Action Comics Vol. 8: TruthGraphic NovelGreg Pak2016-07-26DC You
111BuySuperman/Wonder Woman Vol. 4: Dark TruthGraphic NovelPeter Tomasi2016-06-14DC You
112BuySuperman: Savage DawnGraphic NovelBrian Buccellato2016-10-11DC You
113BuyRobin WarGraphic NovelLee Bermejo, Patrick Gleason, Ray Fawkes, Tom King, Various2016-04-19DC You
114BuyJustice League Vol. 7: Darkseid WarGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2016-03-15DC You
115BuyJustice League Vol. 8: Darkseid War Part 2Graphic NovelGeoff Johns2016-09-27DC You
116BuyWatchmenGraphic NovelAlan Moore2013-06-04Watchmen
117BuySuperman: The Final Days of SupermanGraphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi2016-11-01Rebirth
118BuyDC Universe: RebirthGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2016-11-29Rebirth
119BuyThe Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes TwiceGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2017-01-24Rebirth
120BuyJustice League Vol. 2: OutbreakGraphic NovelBryan Hitch2017-05-02Rebirth
121BuyThe Flash Vol. 3: Rogues ReloadedGraphic NovelJoshua Williamson2017-08-01Rebirth
122BuyWonder Woman Vol. 3: The TruthGraphic NovelGreg Rucka2017-08-29Rebirth
123BuyGreen Arrow Vol. 3: Emerald OutlawGraphic NovelBenjamin Percy2017-08-08Rebirth
124BuyDeathstroke the Terminator Vol. 3: Nuclear WinterGraphic NovelMarv Wolfman2017-12-12Rebirth
125BuyBatman Vol. 3: I Am BaneGraphic NovelTom King2017-09-05Rebirth
126BuyBatman: Detective Comics Vol. 3: League of ShadowsGraphic NovelJames T Tynion IV2017-10-10Rebirth
127BuyDark Nights: MetalGraphic NovelJonathan Glapion, Scott Snyder2018-06-12Rebirth
128BuySuperman: Action Comics: The Oz EffectGraphic NovelDan Jurgens2018-03-27Rebirth
129BuyBatman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: A Lonely Place of LivingGraphic NovelJames T Tynion IV2018-04-10Rebirth
130BuyJustice League of America Vol. 3: Panic in the MicroverseGraphic NovelSteve Orlando2018-03-13Rebirth
131BuyEvent LeviathanGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2020-03-31Rebirth
132BuyDCeasedGraphic NovelTom Taylor2019-11-26Rebirth

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