Joker Reading Order

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The clown prince of crime, and easily Batman’s most terrifying foe, the Joker is one of the few villains that definitely deserves his own timeline.

What’s on this Joker Reading Order?

The Joker has long been one of DC’s greatest villains. He’s the perfect foil to a slightly unstable Batman, the perfect temptation for Batman to lose control.

This timeline attemps to place all of the major Joker stories in one cohesive timeline. While it might not contain every single story with the character, it does look at the primary comics.

Where to Start?

You can start anywhere you like on this timeline. You can start with the classic stuff, or move on to the more recent comics. When you see the Volumes begin to start over with number 1, that’s often a good place to start.

As always, if you like this timeline, you might enjoy some of our others, including our massive collection of DC timelines in our DC Comics Hub. And if you see something that needs to be added or changed, be sure to let us know over on our contact page. We love to hear all your feedback! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this Joker Reading Order.

1BuyThe Batman Chronicles Vol. 1Graphic NovelBill Ginger2005-04-01The Golden Age
2BuyBatman: The Killing JokeGraphic NovelAlan Moore2008-03-19Millennium
3BuyBatman: A Death in the FamilyGraphic NovelJim Starlin2011-11-22Millennium
4BuyJLA: Rock of AgesGraphic NovelGrant Morrison1998-05-18Final Night
5BuyBatman: Harley QuinnGraphic NovelPaul Dini, Doug Alexander, James Patrick, Maris Wicks, Jim Zubkavich, Matt Kindt2015-07-21DC One Million
6BuyBatman: No Man's Land vol. 4Graphic NovelLarry Hama, Bronwyn Carlton, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Greg Rucka2012-12-11DC One Million
7BuySuperman: Emperor JokerGraphic NovelJ.M. DeMatteis, Joe Kelly, Jeph Loeb, Mark Schultz2007-01-17Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh
8BuyBatman: The Joker’s Last LaughGraphic NovelChuck Dixon, Scott Beatty2008-05-20Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh
9BuyBatman: HushGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2011-12-06The 2000s
10BuyBatman: The Man Who LaughsGraphic NovelEd Brubaker2009-02-03The 2000s
11BuyBatman: Going SaneGraphic NovelJ.M. DeMatteis, Daren White2008-08-12The 2000s
12BuyGotham Central: Jokers and MadmenGraphic NovelEd Brubaker, Greg Rucka2011-07-12The 2000s
13BuyInfinite CrisisGraphic NovelGeoff Johns2006-09-20Infinite Crisis
14BuyBatman: Under the Red HoodGraphic NovelJudd Winick2011-08-30Infinite Crisis
15BuyArkham Asylum: Anniversary EditionGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2014-11-11Countdown to Final Crisis
16BuyBatman and SonGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2007-08-01Countdown to Final Crisis
17BuySalvation RunGraphic NovelBill Willingham2008-09-30Countdown to Final Crisis
18BuyBirds of Prey: Platinum FlatsGraphic NovelTony Bedard2009-08-04Countdown to Final Crisis
19BuyBatman: R.I.P.Graphic NovelGrant Morrison2009-02-10Final Crisis
20BuyBatman and Robin vol. 1: Batman RebornGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2010-04-13Final Crisis
21BuyBatman: Dead to RightsGraphic NovelAndrew Kreisberg2010-12-07Brightest Day/Flashpoint
22BuyBatman and Robin. Vol. 3: Batman and Robin Must DieGraphic NovelGrant Morrison2011-05-17Brightest Day/Flashpoint
23BuyBatman: Detective Comics Vol. 1: Faces of DeathGraphic NovelTony S. Daniel2012-06-12New 52 Vol. 1
24BuyBatman Vol. 3: Death of the FamilyGraphic NovelScott Snyder, James Tynion IV2013-11-05New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
25BuyJoker: 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
26BuyFuture's End Vol. 1Graphic NovelJeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello2014-12-09New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
27BuyBatman Vol. 7: EndgameGraphic NovelScott Snyder, James Tynion IV2015-09-22New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
28BuyJoker: EndgameGraphic NovelJames Tynion IV, Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Clio Chiang, Joy Ang, Vera Brosgol, Brian Buccellato, Frank Tieri2015-09-29New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
29BuyHarley Quinn Vol. 5: The Joker's Last LaughGraphic NovelAmanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rob Williams, Mike W. Barr2016-09-20New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
30BuyBatman: The Dark Knight ReturnsGraphic NovelFrank Miller2002-11-01Dark Knight Universe
31BuyDeathstroke Vol. 2: The Gospel of SladeGraphic NovelChristopher Priest2017-07-04Rebirth

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