Batman Reading Order: The Precise Order You Need To Read

Batman Reading Order: The Precise Order You Need To Read

Batman is the classic comic character that we all love. But in what order should you read the comics?


Well, here’s the exact Batman reading order.


Enjoy.

 

 

Golden Age Omnibus:


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1

Collects: Detective Comics #27 to #56, Batman #1 to #7, World’s Best Comics #1, and World’s Finest Comics #2 to #3


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2

Collects: Detective Comics #57-74, Batman #8-15 And World’S Finest Comics #4-9


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 3

Collects: Detective Comics #75-91, Batman #16-25, And Stories From World’S Finest Comics #10-14


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 4

Collects: Detective Comics #93-112, Batman #26-35 And World’S Finest Comics #15-22


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 5

Collects: Detective Comics #113-132, Batman #36-45 And Stories From World’S Finest Comics #23-32


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 6

Collects: Detective Comics #132-153, Batman #46-55 And Stories From World’s Finest Comics #33-42


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 7

Collects: Detective Comics #154-173, Batman #56-66 And Stories From World’s Finest Comics #43-52

 

Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 8

Collects: Detective Comics #174-191, Batman #66-75 And Stories From World’s Finest Comics #54-62


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 9

Collects: Detective Comics #192-208, Batman #76-84 And Stories From World’s Finest Comics #63-70


Batman in the 40’s

Collects: Batman #7, 15, 20, 31, 37, 47, 48, 49, Detective Comics #27, 33, 38, 49, 80, Real Fact Comics #5, Star Spangled Comics #70, and World’s Finest Comics #30

 

Batman in the 50’s

Collects: Batman #62, 81, 92, 105, 113, 121, 128, Detective Comics #156, 168, 185, 216, 233, 244, 252, 267, World’s Finest Comics #81


Batman in the 60’s

Collects: Batman #131, 144, 148, 155, 179, 181, 200, 217, Batman Kellogg’s Special #6, Detective Comics #298, 341, 349, 369, 388, 389, 390, 391


Batman ’66 Omnibus

Collects: Batman ’66 #1-30, Batman ’66: The Lost Episode #1

 

Batman & Superman: World’s Finest – The Silver Age Vol. 1

Collects: Superman #76 and World’s Finest #71-94

Batman & Superman in World’s Finest: The Silver Age Vol. 2

Collects: World’s Finest #95 to #116

Batman & Superman in World’s Finest: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 2

Collects: World’s Finest #117-158


Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1

Collects: Brave and the Bold #74-106

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2

Collects: Brave and the Bold #110-156

Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 3

Collects: Brave and the Bold #157-200


Modern Batman Takes Shape (The 1970’s)


Batman: Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol. 1

Collects: Batman #200, 203, 210, Brave and the Bold #75, 76, 79-85, Detective Comics #370, 372, 385, 389, 391, 392, and World’s Finest #174-176,178-180, 182-183, 185, 186.

World’s Finest Comics #175, The Brave and the Bold #79-85, and Detective Comics #392

Batman: Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol. 2

Collects: Batman #217, 220-222, 224-227, 229-231, The Brave and the Bold #86, 88-90, 93, 95, Detective Comics #394-403, 405-311, World’s Finest #199, 200, 202

The Brave and the Bold #86, Detective Comics #395, Batman #219, Detective Comics #397, #400, #402, #404, #407,The Brave and the Bold #93,Detective Comics #408, #410


Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams: Vol. 3

Collects: Batman #232, 234, 237, 243, 244, 245, 251, 255


Tales of the Batman: Carmine Infantino

Collects: Detective Comics #327, #329, #331, #333, #335, #337, #339, #341, #343, #345, #347, #349, #351, #353, #357, #359, #361, #363, #367, #369, #500, The Brave and the Bold #172, 183, 190, and 194


Tales of the Batman: Archie Goodwin

Collects: Detective Comics #437, 438 And 440-443, Detective Comics Annual #3, Showcase ’95 #11, Batman Black And White #1 And 4, Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight #132-136, And Batman: Night Cries


Batman: Tales of the Demon

Collects: Batman #232, 235, 240, 242, 243, 244, Detective Comics #411, 485, 489, 490, and DC Special Series Volume 2 #15.


Batman: Strange Apparitions

Collects: Detective Comics #469 to #476, #478, #479

 

Tales of the Batman: Len Wein

Collects: Detective Comics #408, #444-448, #466, #478-479, #500, #514, Batman #307-310, #312-319, #321-324, #326-327, World’s Finest Comics #207, DC Retroactive Batman – The 70S, Untold Legends Of The Batman #1-3, Batman Black And White #5


Tales of the Batman: Don Newton Vol. 1

Collects: Batman #305-306, Detective Comics #480 And 483- 492 And Brave And Bold #153-165


Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 1

Collects: Detective Comics 463, 464, 497-499, 501-504, The Brave And The Bold 158, 161, 171-174, Batman 295, 305, 306, Batman Family 17, Man-Bat 1 And , World’S Finest Comics 250, 269

Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 2

Collects: Batman #337-346 & #348; World’s Finest Comics #270; Detective Comics #505-513

Tales of the Batman – Gene Colan Vol. 1

Collects: Batman #340, 343-345 And 348-351 And Detective Comics #510, 512, 517, 528 And 529

Tales of the Batman: Gene Colan Vol. 2

Collects: Batman #373, Detective Comics #530-538 And 540-544 And World’s Finest Comics #297 And #299


Frank Miller’s Batman Year One

Batman Redefines The Graphic Novel (The 1980’s & Year One)

Batman: Year One

Collects: Batman #404 to #407

 

Batman: Shaman

Collects: Legends of the Dark Knight #1 to #5

 

Batman: Gothic

Collects: Legends of the Dark Knight #6 to #10

 

Batman: Four of a Kind

Collects: 4 villain Year One one-shots


Poison Ivy in Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #3


Man-Bat in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #5


Scarecrow in Batman Annual #19


Riddler in Detective Comics Annual #8


Batman: Venom

Collects: Legends of the Dark Knight #16 to #20

 

Batman: Haunted Knight

Collects: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloweeen Special #1, Batman: Madness – A Legend of the Dark Knight Halloween Special. And Batman: Ghosts – A Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special


Batman: The Long Halloween

Collects: Batman: The Long Halloween #1-12

 

Batman: Year Two

Collects: Detective Comics #575 to #578


Batman And the Monster Men

Collects: Batman and the Monster Men #1-6


Batman And the Mad Monk

Collects: Batman and the Mad Monk #1-6


Batman: Prey

Collects: Legends of the Dark Knight #11 to #15, and #137 to #141


Batman: The Man Who Laughs

Collects: Detective Comics #784-786

 


Batman: Dark Victory

Collects: Dark Victory #0-13

 

Batgirl/Robin: Year One

Collects: Robin: Year One #1-4 and Batgirl: Year One #1-9


Batman: Batgirl

Collects: Batman: Batgirl #1


Batman: Collected Legends of the Dark Knight

Collects: Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #32 to #34, #38, #42 to #43


Batman: Night Cries

Collects: Batman: Night Cries Graphic Novel


Batman: The Cat and The Bat

Collects: Batman Confidential #17-21


Batman: Other Realms

Collects: Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #35 to #36, #76 to #78


Nightwing: Year One

Collects: Nightwing #101-106


Batman & the Outsiders Vol. 1

Collects: The Brave And The Bold #200, Batman And The Outsiders #1-13, And New Teen Titans #37


Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 2

Collects: Batman And The Outsiders Annual #1 And Batman And The Outsiders #14-23


Legends of The Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle Vol. 1

Collects: Detective Comics #579, #582-594, #601-607 And Stories From Batman Annual #11-12

Batman: Going Sane

Collects: Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #65 to #68, #200


Batman: The Killing Joke

 

Batman: The Cult

Collects: Batman: The Cult #1-4


Batman: The Caped Crusader Vol. 1

Collects: Batman #417-430 And Batman Annual #12

Batman: A Death in the Family

Collects: Batman #425 to #429


Batman: Blind Justice

Collects: Detective Comics #598 to #600


Batman: Arkham Asylum

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Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying

Collects: Batman #426 to #429, #440 to #442, and New Titans #60 to #61.


Robin: A Hero Reborn

Collects: Batman #455-457 and Robin #1-5


Batman: Birth of the Demon

Collects: Batman: Son of the Demon, Batman: Bride of the Demon, and Batman: Birth of the Demon

 

Bane breaks the bat

Knightfall And Breaking the Bat (The 1990’s)


Batman: Sword of Azrael

Collects: Batman: Sword of Azrael #1-4

 

Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1.

Collects: Batman: Vengeance of Bane Special #1, Batman #491-500, Detective Comics #659-666, Showcase ’93 #7-8 and Batman: Shadow of the Bat #16-18

Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 2: Knightquest

Collects: Detective Comics #667-675, Shadow of the Bat #19-20, #24-28, Batman #501-508, Catwoman #6-7 and Robin #7

Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 3: Knightsend

Collects: Batman #509-510, #512-514, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #29-30, 32-34, Detective Comics #676-677, #679-681, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #62-63, Robin #88-9, #11-13 and Catwoman #12-13


Batman by Doug Moench & Kelley Jones, Vol. 1

Collects: Batman #515-525, 527-532 And 535

Batman by Doug Moench & Kelley Jones Vol. 2

Collects: Batman #536-552 & #555


Batman: Vampire

Collects: Batman/Dracula: Red Rain, Batman: Bloodstorm And Batman: Crimson Mist

 

Batman: Prodigal

Collects: Batman #512, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #32, Detective Comics #679, Robin #11, Batman #513, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #33, Detective Comics #680, Robin #12, Batman #514, Batwman: Shadow of the Bat #34, Detective Comics #681, and Robin #13


Batman: Anarky

Collects: Detective Comics #608-609, Batman Chronicles #1, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #40-41, and Anarky #1-4


Batman: Contagion

Collects: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #48, Detective Comics #695, Robin #27, Catwoman #31, Azrael #15, Batman #529, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #49, Detective Comics #696, Batman Chronicles #4, Catwoman #32, Azrael #16, and Robin #28


Batman: Legacy

Collects: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #53, Batman #533, Detective Comics #700, Catwoman #36, Robin #32, Batman: Shadow of the Bar #54, Batman #534, Detective Comics #701, Robin #33, and Detective Comics #702


JLA: New World Order

Collects: JLA #1-4

 

Batman Adventures Vol. 1

Collects: Batman Adventures #1-10

Batman Adventures Vol. 2

Collects: Batman Adventures #11 To #20

Batman Adventures Vol. 3

Collects: Batman Adventures #31 To #27, Annual #1

Batman Adventures Vol. 4

Collects: Batman Adventures #28 To #36, Annual #2, Batman Adventures Holiday Special #1

Batman & Robin Adventures Vol. 1

Collects: Batman & Robin Adventures #1-10

Batman & Robin Adventures Vol. 2

Collects: Batman & Robin Adventures #11-18 And Annual #1

Batman & Robin Adventures Vol. 3

Collects: Batman & Robin Adventures #19 To #25 And Annual #2

batman in gotham


Gotham Becomes A No Man’s Land (Late 90’s To Early 2000’s)

 

Batman: Cataclysm

Collects: Detective Comics #719, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #73, Nightwing #19, Batman #553, Azrael #40, Detective Comics #720, Catwoman #56, Robin #52, Batman – Isles of Men #1, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #74, Batman Chronicles #12, Nightwing #20, Batman #554, Batman: Huntress & Spoiler #1, Detective Comics #721, Catwoman #57, Batman: Arkham Asylum – Tales of Madness #1, and Robin #53


Batman: Road to No Man’s Land Vol. 1

Collects: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #75, Batman #555, Detective Comics #722, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #76, Robin #54, Batman #556, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #77, Batman #557, Detective Comics #724, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #78-79, Batman Chronicles #14, Batman #558-559, Detective Comics #725-726

Batman: Road to No Man’s Land Vol. 2

Collects: Azrael: Agent of the Bat #47-49, Batman #560-562, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #80-82, and Detective Comics #727-729


Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 1

Collects: Batman: No Man’s Land #1, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #83, Batman #563, Detective Comics #730, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #116, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #84, Batman #564, and Detective Comics #731.

Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 2

Collects: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #117, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #85, Batman #565, Detective Comics #732, Batman Chronicles #16, Batman: Legends of the the Dark Knight #118, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #86, Detective Comics #733, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #119, and Batman: Shadow of the Bat #87

Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 3

Collects: Batman #566-567, Detective Comics #734, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #88, Batman #568, Detective Comics #735, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #121

Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 4

Collects: Detective Comics #736, Batman #570, Detective Comics #737, Batman #571, Detective Comics #738, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #92, Batman Chronicles #18, Batman #572, Detective Comics #739, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #125, and Batman: Shadow of the Bat #93.

Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 5

Collects: Batman: No Man’s Land #0, Batman #573, Detective Comics #740, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #126, Batman #574, Detective Comics #741, and Batman: Shadow of the Bat #94


Batman: Evolution

Collects: Detective Comics #742-750


Batman: Turning Points

Collects: Batman: Turning Points #1-5

 


Batman: Officer Down

Collects: Batman #587, Robin #86, Birds of Prey #27, Catwoman #90, Nightwing #53, Detective Comics #754, and Gotham Knights #13

 

Harley Quinn: Preludes and Knock Knock Jokes

Collects: Harley Quinn #1-7


Batman & Huntress: A Cry For Blood

Collects: Batman/Huntresss: Cry for Blood #1-6


JLA: Tower of Babel

Collects: JLA #43-46

 

From Fugitive to Infinite Crisis (Early to Mid 2000’s)


Batman: Bruce Wayne Murderer?

Collects: Detective Comics #766, Batgirl #24, Nightwing #65, Batman: Gotham Knights #25, Birds of Prey #39, Robin #98, Batman #599, Detective Comics #767, Nightwing #66, Batman: Gotham Knights #26, Robin #99, Birds of Prey #40, and Batman #600

 

Batman: Bruce Wayne Fugitive, Vol. 1

Collects: Gotham Knights #27, Birds of Prey #41,, Batman #601, Batgirl #27, Nightwing #68, Gotham Knights #28, Nightwing #69, Birds of Prey #43, Batman #603, Batgirl #29

Batman: Bruce Wayne Fugitive, Vol. 2

Collects: Detective Comics #768-772, Batman: Gotham Knights #31, Batman #605

Batman: Bruce Wayne Fugitive, Vol. 3

Collects: Detective Comics #773-775, Batman #606-607, Batgirl #33


Gotham Central, Book 1: In the Line of Duty

Collects: Gotham Central #1-10

 

Batman: Hush

Collects: Batman #609 to #619

 

Batman: Broken City

Collects: Batman #620-625

 

Arkham Asylum: Living Hell

Collects: Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #1-6


Gotham Central, Book 2: Jokers & Madmen

Collects: Gotham Central #11-22

 

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Collects: Superman/Batman #1-6

 

Superman/Batman: Supergirl

Collects: Superman/Batman #8-13


Batman: War Drums

Collects: Detective Comics #790 to 796, Robin #126 to 128


Gotham Central, Book Three: On the Freak Beat

Collects: Gotham Central #23-31


Batman: War Games Act One

Collects: Detective Comics #797, Batman #631, Legends of the Dark Knight #182, Nightwing #96, Gotham Knights #56, Robin #129, Batgirl #55, Catwoman #34


Batman: War Games Act Two

Collects: Detective Comics #798, Batman #632, Legends of the Dark Knight #183, Nightwing #97, Gotham Knights #57, Robin #130, Batgirl #56, Catwoman #35


Batman: War Games Act Three

Collects: Batman #633, Batgirl #57, Catwoman #36, Robin #131, Batman: Gotham Knights #58

Identity Crisis

Collects: Identity Crisis #1-7

 

Batman: Under the Red Hood

Collects: Batman #635 to #641, #645 to #650, and Batman Annual #25.

 

Gotham Central, Book Four: Corrigan

Collects: Gotham Central #32-40


Infinite Crisis


Batman by Grant Morrison Reading Order (Late 2000’s)


Batman: Detective

Collects: Detective Comics #821 to #826

 

Batman: The Black Casebook

Collects: Batman #65, 86, 112, 113, 134, 156, 162, Detective Comics #215, 235, 247, 267, 

World’s Finest Comics #89

 


Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Vol. 1

Collects: Batman #655-658 And #663-683, stories From 52 #30, #47, & DC Universe #0


Batman and Son

Collects: Batman #655 to #658, #663 to #669, #672 to #675


Batman: Death and the City

Collects: Detective Comics #827 to #834


Batman: The Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul

Collects: Batman #670 to #671, Robin #168 to #169, Detective Comics #838 to #839, Nightwing #138 to #139, Batman Annual #26, Robin Annual #7


Batman: The Heart of Hush

Collects: Detective Comics #846-850


Batman R.I.P.

Collects: Batman #676-681


Final Crisis

 

Batman: Battle for the Cowl

Collects: Gotham Gazette: Batman Dead? #1, Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1-3, and Gotham Gazette: Batman Alive? #1


Batman: Long Shadows

Collects: Batman #687 to #691


Batman: Streets of Gotham, Vol. 1: Hush Money

Collects: Batman: Streets Of Gotham #1-4, Detective Comics (Vol. 1) #852, Batman (Vol. 1) #685


Batman: Streets of Gotham – Vol. 2: Leviathan

Collects: Batman: Streets Of Gotham #5-11


Batman: Life After Death

Collects: Batman #692-699


Batman: Arkham Reborn

Collects: Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum; Batman: Arkham Reborn [Mini-series, 3 issues]; Detective Comics (Vol. 1) #864-865

 


Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Vol. 2

Collects: Batman & Robin #1-16, Batman #700-702 and Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1-6


Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn

Collects: Batman and Robin #1-6


Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin

Collects: Batman and Robin #7-12


Batman: Time and The Batman

Collects: Batman #700-703


Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne

Collects: Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1-6


Batman: Bruce Wayne: The Road Home

Collects: Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Batman and Robin #1, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Red Robin #1, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Batgirl #1, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Outsiders #1, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Catwoman #1, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Oracle #1, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Commissioner Gordon #1, and Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Ra’s al Ghul #1.

 

Batman and Robin, Vol. 3: Robin Must Die!

Collects: Batman #13-16, Batman: The Return #1


Batman & Robin: Dark Knight vs White Knight

Collects: OGN

 

Batman: Streets of Gotham Vol. 3: The House of Hush

Collects: Batman: Street Of Gotham #12-14, #16-21


Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Vol. 3

Collects: Batman Incorporated #1-8, Batman: The Return #1, Batman Incorporated #0-13, Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes #1, Batman Incorporated Special #1


Batman, Incorporated - Vol. 1

Collects: Batman, Incorporated #1-8, and Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes #1.


Batman: Gates of Gotham

Collects: Batman: Gates of Gotham #1-5, Detective Comics Annual #12 and Batman Annual #28

 


Batman: Eye of the Beholder

Collects: Batman#704-707 and #710-712


Batman: The Black Mirror

Collects: Detective Comics #871 to #881

 

New 52 Batman Reading Order (2011 to 2015)

 

Batman, Vol. 4: Zero Year – Secret City

Collects: Batman #21-24

 

DC Comics: Zero Year

Collects: Batman #24-25, Detective Comics #25, Batgirl #25, Batwing #25, Batwoman #25, Birds of Prey #25, Catwoman #25, The Flash #25, Green Arrow #25, Green Lantern Corps #25, Nightwing #25, Red Hood and The Outlaws #25 and Action Comics #25


Batman, Vol, 5: Zero Year – Dark City

Collects: Batman #25 to #27, #29 to #33


Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls

Collects: Batman #1-7


Batman: The Night of the Owls

Collects: Batman #8-9, Batman Annual #1, Detective Comics #9, Batman: The Dark Knight #9, Batwing #9, Batman and Robin #9, Red Hood and the Outlaws #9, Birds of Prey #9, Batgirl #9, Nightwing #8-9, and All-Star Western #9


Batman, Vol. 2: The City of Owls

Collects: Batman #8–12, and Batman Annual #1


Detective Comics: Faces of Death

Collects: Detective Comics #1 to #7


Batman, Incorporated, Vol. 1: Demon Star

Collects: Batman, Incorporated #0-6

 

Batman and Robin: Born to Kill

Collects: Batman and Robin #1 to #6


Detective Comics: Scare Tactics

Collects: Detective Comics #8 to #12, Annual #1


Batman and Robin: Pearl

Collects: Batman and Robin #0, #9 to #14

Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family

Collects: Batman #13-17


The Joker: Death of the Family

Collects: Detective Comics #16-17, Catwoman #13-14, Batgirl #14-16, Red Hood and the Outlaws #15-16, Teen Titans #15, Nightwing #15-16, Batman and Robin #15-17, #Batman 17, Suicide Squad #14-15, Batgirl #13, Red Hood and the Outlaws #13-14, Teen Titans #14, #16, Nightwing #14


Death of the Family Reading Order:

Batgirl #13

Catwoman #13

Catwoman #14

Batman #13

Batman and Robin #13 to #14

Suicide Squad #14 to #15

Batman #14

Detective Comics #15

Batgirl #14 to #16

Batman #15

Batman and Robin #15 to #16

Detective Comics #16 to #17

Nightwing #15 to #16

Red Hood and The Outlaws #15

Teen Titans #15

Red Hood and The Outlaws #16

Teen Titans #16

Batman #16 to #17

Batgirl #17

Batman and Robin #17

Red Hood and The Outlaws #17


Detective Comics: Emperor Penguin

Collects: Detective Comics #13 to #18


Batman, Incorporated, Vol. 2: Gotham’s Most Wanted

Collects: Batman, Incorporated #7-13 and Batman, Incorporated Special #1


Batman and Robin: Requiem

Collects: Batman and Robin #18 to #23


Detective Comics: The Wrath

Collects: Detective Comics #19 to #24, Detective Comics Annual #2


Batman, Vol. 6: The Graveyard Shift

Collects: Batman #0, #18-20, #28, #34, and Batman Annual #2


Batman Eternal, Vol. 1

Collects: Batman Eternal #1-21


Batman Eternal, Vol. 2

Collects: Batman Eternal #22-34


Arkham Manor

Collects: Arkham Manor #1-6


Batman Eternal, Vol. 3

Collects: Batman Eternal #35-52


Batman, Vol. 7: Endgame

Collects: Batman #35-40


The Joker: Endgame

Collects: Batman Annual #3, Batman #35-39 backups, Gotham Academy: Endgame #1, Batgirl: Endgame #1, Detective Comics: Endgame #1, and Arkham Manor: Endgame #1

 

Batman Vol. 8: Superheavy

Collects: Batman #41 to #45


Batman Vol. 9: Bloom

Collects: Batman #46 to #50


Batman Vol. 10: Epilogue

Collects: Batman #51-52, Batman: Futures End #1, Batman Annual #4


DC Rebirth Batman Reading Order


DC Universe: Rebirth #1

 

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham

Collects: Batman: Rebirth #1, Batman #1 to #6

 

Detective Comics Vol. 1: The Rise Of The Batmen

Collects: Detective Comics #934 to #939


Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman

Collects: Nightwing: Rebirth #1, Nightwing #1 to #4, and #7-8

Batman: Night of the Monster Men

Collects: Batman #7, Nightwing #5, Detective Comics #941, Batman #8, Nightwing #6, 

Detective Comics #942


Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Vol. 1: Who Is Oracle?

Collects: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1 to #6


Batgirl Vol. 1: Beyond Burnside

Collects: Batgirl #1 to #6


Red Hood & the Outlaws Vol. 1: Dark Trinity

Collects: Red Hood & the Outlaws #1 to #6


All-Star Batman Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy

Collects: All-Star Batman #1 to #5


Batman Vol. 2: I Am Suicide

Collects: Batman #9 to #15


Detective Comics Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate

Collects: Detective Comics #940 to #945


Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad Reading Order

 

Justice League of America Vol. 1 (Rebirth)

Collects: Justice League of America #1 to #6


Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane

Collects: Batman #16 to #20, #23 to #24, Batman Annual #1


Batman/The Flash: The Button

 

Order:

Batman #21

Flash #21

Batman #22

Flash #22


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 3: League of Shadows

Collects: Detective Comics #950 to #956


Batman Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles

Collects: Batman #25 to #32

 

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 4: Deus Ex Machina

Collects: Detective Comics #957 to #961


All-Star Batman Vol. 3: First Ally

Collects: All-Star Batman #10 to #14


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5: Lonely Place of Living

Collects: Detective Comics #963 to #968, Detective Comic Annual #1

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Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement

Collects: Batman #33 to #37, Batman Annual #2


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 6: Fall of the Batmen

Collects: Detective Comics! Collects issues #969-974 and Annual #1.


Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar

Collects: Batman #38-44


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 7: Batman Eternal

Collects: Detective Comics #975-981.


Dark Nights: Metal

Collects: Dark Nights Metal #1-6

 

Batman & the Signal

Collects: Batman and the Signal #1-6


Batman Vol. 7: The Wedding

Collects: Batman #45-50 and DC Nation #0.

 

Catwoman Vol. 1: Copy Cats

Collects: Catwoman #1-6


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 8: On the Outside

Collects: Detective Comics #982-986


Batman Vol. 8: Cold Days

Collects: Batman #51-57


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 9: Deface the Face

Collects: Detective Comics #988-993

Batman Vol. 9: The Tyrant Wing

Collects: Batman #58-60, Batman Annual #3 and Batman Secret Files #1.


Batman Vol. 10: Knightmares

Collects: Batman #61-63 And #66-69


Heroes in Crisis

Collects: Heroes in Crisis #1-7


The Batman/Flash: The Price

Collects: Batman #64, Flash #64, Batman #65, Flash #65

 

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 1: Mythology

Collects: Detective Comics #994-999, 1001-1006 And A Story From Detective Comics #1000

Detective Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition

Collects: Detective Comics #1000


The Batman Who Laughs

Collects: The Batman Who Laughs #1-7


Batman Vol. 11: The Fall and the Fallen

Collects: Batman #70-74 And Batman Secret Files #2


Batman Vol. 12: City of Bane Part 1

Collects: Batman #75-79


Batman/Superman Vol. 1

Collects: Batman/Superman #1 To #6


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2: Arkham Knight

Collects: Detective Comics #1001-1005 And A Story From Detective Comics #1000


Batman: Universe

Collects: Batman Universe #1-6


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 3: Greetings from Gotham

Collects: Detective Comics #1006-1011


Batman Vol. 13: The City of Bane Part 2

Collects: Batman #80 to #85


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 4: Cold Vengeance

Collects: Detective Comics #1012-1019

Doomsday Clock

Collects: Doomsday Clock #1-12

 

Comic Book Herald’s complete Doomsday Clock reading order


DC Rebirth Batman by James Tynion IV

 

Batman Vol. 1: Their Dark Designs

Collects: Batman #86-94

 

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 5 Joker War

Collects: Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1, Detective Comics #1020-1026, Detective Comics Annual #3, and the Black Casebook story from Detective Comics #1027


Batman Vol. 2: Joker War

Collects: Batman #95-100


Batman Vol. 3: Ghosts Stories

Collects: Batman #101-105 and Batman Annual #5

 

Detective Comics Vol. 6: Road to Ruin

Collects: Detective Comics #1028-1033


Dark Nights: Death Metal

Collects: Dark Nights: Death Metal #1-7

 

Infinite Frontier Batman

 

Future State: Batman Family

 

Future State: The Next Batman

Collects: Future State: The Next Batman #1-4; Future State: Dark Detective #1-3; Future State: Nightwing #1-2


Future State: Dark Detective

Collects: Future State: Dark Detective #1-4; Future State: Catwoman #1-2; Future State: Harley Quinn #1-2; Future State: Robin Eternal #1-2; Future State: Batman/Superman #1-2

 

Future State: Batman/Superman #1-2

Future State: The Next Batman (Main Series) #1-4

Future State: Catwoman #1-2

Future State: Dark Detective (Main Series) #1-4

 

Infinite Frontier #0

Batman Vol. 4: The Cowardly Lot

Read: Batman #106-109


Detective Comics Vol. 1

Read: Detective Comics #1034-1038


The Joker Vol 1

Read: Joker #1-4


Batman: Urban Legends Vol. 1

Read: Batman: Urban Legends #1-6


The Next Batman: Second Son

Read: The Next Batman: Second Son #1-6

Read: Batman/Superman #16-19

Read: Batman: The Detective #1-6


Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight

Read: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #1-6


Batman the Dark Knight Returns


Batman’s Future & Elseworlds: The Dark Knight Returns


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

 

Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again

 

What Ever Happened to the Caped Crusader?


Batman: Year 100 & Other Tales Deluxe Edition

 

DC Comics/Dark Horse: Batman vs. Predator

Collects: BATMAN VS. PREDATOR I, II, & III


DC/Dark Horse: Aliens

Collects: BATMAN/ALIENS #1-2, BATMAN/ALIENS II #1-3, SUPERMAN/BATMAN VS. ALIENS/PREDATOR #1-2, WILDC.A.T.S/ALIENS #1.

 

The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection

Collects: Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment On Gotham, Batman/Judge Dredd: Vendetta In Gotham, Batman/Judge Dredd: The Ultimate Riddle, Batman/Judge Dredd: Die Laughing #1-2 and Lobo/Judge Dredd: Psycho Bikers Vs. Mutants From Hell!

 

Batman Lobo

 

Batman: Mitefall

 

The Joker

 

Batman: Noel

 

Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham

Collects: Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham #1-3

 

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

 

Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 1

Collects: Batman: Holy Terror, Batman: The Blue, The Grey, And The Bat, Robin 3000 #1-2, Batman/Dark Joker: The Wild, Batman/Houdini: The Devil’S Workshop, Batman: Castle Of The Bat, Batman: In Darkest Knight And Batman: Dark Allegiances


Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 2

Collects: Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, Batman: Bloodstorm And Batman: Crimson Mist


Batman: Earth One


Batman: Earth One Vol. 2


Batman: White Knight

Collects: Batman White Knight #1-8


Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses

Collects: Batman/The Shadow #1-6, Stories From Batman Annual #1, Detective Comics #253, #259

 

Batman: Child of Dreams

 

Batman: Damned

Collects: Batman: Damned 1-3

 

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II


Batman: Last Knight on Earth

Collects: Batman: Last Knight On Earth #1-3

 

Batman Beyond Reading Order


Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond


Batman Beyond: Industrial Revolution


Batman Beyond: 10,000 Clowns

Collects: Digital chapters #1 to #16


Batman Beyond: Batgirl Beyond


Batman Beyond 2.0: Rewired


Batman Beyond 2.0, Vol. 2: Justice Lords Beyond


Batman Beyond 2.0 Vol. 3: Mark of the Phantasm


New 52 Batman Beyond


Future’s End


Batman Beyond Vol. 1: Brave New Worlds

Batman Beyond Vol. 2: City of Yesterday

Batman Beyond Vol. 3: Wired for Death


DC Rebirth Batman Beyond


Batman Beyond Vol. 1: The Return

Batman Beyond Vol. 2

Collects: Batman Beyond #7 to #12

 

Conclusion


So, there you have it. The correct order to read Batman comics.


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