Joker Reading Order

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.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

16

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Ginger

2005-04-01

485

Millennium

Graphic Novel

Alan Moore

2008-03-19

487

Millennium

Graphic Novel

Jim Starlin

2011-11-22

700

Final Night

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

1998-05-18

740

DC One Million

Graphic Novel

Doug Alexander
James Patrick
Jim Zubkavich
Maris Wicks
Matt Kindt
Paul Dini

2015-07-21

741

DC One Million

Graphic Novel

Bronwyn Carlton
Chuck Dixon
Devin Grayson
Greg Rucka
Larry Hama

2012-12-11

787

Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh

Graphic Novel

J.M. DeMatteis
Jeph Loeb
Joe Kelly
Mark Schultz

2007-01-17

791

Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh

Graphic Novel

Chuck Dixon
Scott Beatty

2008-05-20

832

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb

2011-12-06

858

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Ed Brubaker

2009-02-03

888

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Daren White
J.M. DeMatteis

2008-08-12

893

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Ed Brubaker
Greg Rucka

2011-07-12

947

Infinite Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2006-09-20

961

Infinite Crisis

Graphic Novel

Judd Winick

2011-08-30

1042

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2014-11-11

1043

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2007-08-01

1125

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Bill Willingham

2008-09-30

1136

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Tony Bedard

2009-08-04

1160

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2009-02-10

1216

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2010-04-13

1302

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Andrew Kreisberg

2010-12-07

1309

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2011-05-17

1417

New 52 Vol. 1

Graphic Novel

Tony S. Daniel

2012-06-12

1479

New 52 Vol. 3 – Death of the Family

Graphic Novel

James Tynion IV
Scott Snyder

2013-11-05

1480

New 52 Vol. 3 – Death of the Family

Graphic Novel

Ann Nocenti
Fabian Nicieza
Gail Simone
John Layman
Kyle Higgins
Peter Tomasi
Scott Lobdell
Scott Snyder

2013-10-22

1595

New 52 Vol. 6 – Futures End

Graphic Novel

Brian Azzarello
Jeff Lemire

2014-12-09

1653

New 52 Vol. 6 – Futures End

Graphic Novel

James Tynion IV
Scott Snyder

2015-09-22

1656

New 52 Vol. 6 – Futures End

Graphic Novel

Becky Cloonan
Brenden Fletcher
Brian Buccellato
Clio Chiang
Frank Tieri
James Tynion IV
Joy Ang
Vera Brosgol

2015-09-29

1708

New 52 Vol. 6 – Futures End

Graphic Novel

Amanda Conner
Jimmy Palmiotti
Mike W. Barr
Rob Williams

2016-09-20

1808

Dark Knight Universe

Graphic Novel

Frank Miller

2002-11-01

1939

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Christopher Priest

2017-07-04

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