Batman

Batman is the protector of Gotham City,  a man dressed like a bat who fights against evil and strikes terror into the hearts of criminals everywhere.  In his secret identity he is Bruce Wayne,  billionaire industrialist and notorious playboy.  Although he has no superhuman powers,  he is one of the world’s smartest men and greatest fighters.

First Appearance:  Detective Comics #27 (1939)
Creators:  Bill Finger,  Bob Kane
Power:  Indomitable Will,  Peak Human Conditioning,  Master Martial Artist,  Acrobat,  and Marksman,  Expert Interrogator,  Genius-Level Intellect

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Issues

Black entries are ongoing series
Green entries are Limited series
Red entries are One-Shots
Orange are alternate universe stories
Blue is for comments

Reading Order

Alternate Starting Point:  Batman #404

Alternate Starting Point:  Batman: Face the Face

Detective Comics #27 – First appearance of Batman

Batman #1 (1940) – First appearance of Joker, Catwoman

Batman #47

Detective Comics #235

Batman #156

Detective Comics #411

Batman #232

Batman #235

Batman #237

Batman #240

Batman #242
Batman #243
Batman #244

Batman #250
Batman #251

Detective Comics #437

Detective Comics #439

Detective Comics #457

Detective Comics #469
Detective Comics #470
Detective Comics #471
Detective Comics #472
Detective Comics #473
Detective Comics #474
Detective Comics #475
Detective Comics #476
Detective Comics #477
Detective Comics #478
Detective Comics #479

Batman #290
Batman #291
Batman #292
Batman #293
Batman #294

Batman #332
Batman #333
Batman #334
Batman #335

Detective Comics #500

Batman #400

Read Crisis on Infinite Earths here.

Batman #404 – Year One.
Batman #405
Batman #406
Batman #407

Batman and the Monster Men #1 (2005)
Batman and the Monster Men #2
Batman and the Monster Men #3
Batman and the Monster Men #4
Batman and the Monster Men #5
Batman and the Monster Men #6

Batman and the Mad Monk #1 (2006)
Batman and the Mad Monk #2
Batman and the Mad Monk #3
Batman and the Mad Monk #4
Batman and the Mad Monk #5
Batman and the Mad Monk #6

Batman: The Man Who Laughs #1 (2005)

Batman: Four of a Kind #1 (1995) – Collects the Year One Annuals for Poison Ivy,  The Riddler,  Scarecrow,  and Man-Bat.

Legends of the Dark Knight #6
Legends of the Dark Knight #7
Legends of the Dark Knight #8
Legends of the Dark Knight #9
Legends of the Dark Knight #10
Legends of the Dark Knight #11
Legends of the Dark Knight #12
Legends of the Dark Knight #13
Legends of the Dark Knight #14
Legends of the Dark Knight #15
Legends of the Dark Knight #16
Legends of the Dark Knight #17
Legends of the Dark Knight #18
Legends of the Dark Knight #19
Legends of the Dark Knight #20

Gotham by Gaslight #1 (1989)

Legends of the Dark Knight #65
Legends of the Dark Knight #66
Legends of the Dark Knight #67
Legends of the Dark Knight #68

Batman: The Long Halloween #1 (1996)
Batman: The Long Halloween #2
Batman: The Long Halloween #3
Batman: The Long Halloween #4
Batman: The Long Halloween #5
Batman: The Long Halloween #6
Batman: The Long Halloween #7
Batman: The Long Halloween #8
Batman: The Long Halloween #9
Batman: The Long Halloween #10
Batman: The Long Halloween #11
Batman: The Long Halloween #12
Batman: The Long Halloween #13

Batman: Dark Victory #0 (1999) – Sequel  to The Long Halloween
Batman: Dark Victory #1
Batman: Dark Victory #2
Batman: Dark Victory #3
Batman: Dark Victory #4
Batman: Dark Victory #5
Batman: Dark Victory #6
Batman: Dark Victory #7
Batman: Dark Victory #8
Batman: Dark Victory #9
Batman: Dark Victory #10
Batman: Dark Victory #11
Batman: Dark Victory #12
Batman: Dark Victory #13

Catwoman: When in Rome #1 (2005) – Occurs concurrently with Dark Victory.
Catwoman: When in Rome #2
Catwoman: When in Rome #3
Catwoman: When in Rome #4
Catwoman: When in Rome #5
Catwoman: When in Rome #6

Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet #1 (1997)

Robin: Year One #1 (2001)
Robin: Year One #2
Robin: Year One #3
Robin: Year One #4

Legends of the Dark Knight #28
Legends of the Dark Knight #29
Legends of the Dark Knight #30

Nightwing Vol. 2 #101 – Nightwing: Year One.
Nightwing Vol. 2 #102
Nightwing Vol. 2 #103
Nightwing Vol. 2 #104
Nightwing Vol. 2 #105
Nightwing Vol. 2 #106

Batman #417
Batman #418
Batman #419
Batman #420

The Killing Joke #1 (1988)

Batman: The Cult #1 (1988)
Batman: The Cult #2
Batman: The Cult #3
Batman: The Cult #4

Batman #426 – A Death in the Family.
Batman #427
Batman #428
Batman #429

Detective Comics #598
Detective Comics #599
Detective Comics #600

Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on a Serious Earth #1 (1987)

Read Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying here.

Batman #452
Batman #453
Batman #454
Batman #455
Batman #456
Batman #457

Robin #1 (1991)
Robin #2
Robin #3
Robin #4
Robin #5

Batman versus Predator #1 (1991)
Batman versus Predator #2
Batman versus Predator #3

Batman & Dracula: Red Rain #1 (1991)

Batman: Bloodstorm #1 (1994)

Batman: Crimson Mist #1 (1998)

Batman: Holy Terror #1 (1991)

Shadow of the Bat #1 (1992)
Shadow of the Bat #2
Shadow of the Bat #3
Shadow of the Bat #4

Batman: Son of the Demon #1 (1987)

Batman: Bride of the Demon #1 (1990)

Batman: Birth of the Demon #1 (1992)

Batman: Sword of Azrael #1 (1992) – First appearance of Azrael
Batman: Sword of Azrael #2
Batman: Sword of Azrael #3
Batman: Sword of Azrael #4

Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (1993) – First appearance of Bane

Read Knightfall Saga here.

Read Batman: Prodigal here.

Read Batman: Troika here.

Batman: Vengeance of Bane #2

Thrillkiller #1 (1997)
Thrillkiller #2
Thrillkiller #3

Thrillkiller ‘62 #1 (1998)

Read Batman: Contagion here.

Batman: Bane of the Demon #1 (1998)
Batman: Bane of the Demon #2
Batman: Bane of the Demon #3
Batman: Bane of the Demon #4

Read Batman: Legacy here.

Read Batman: Cataclysm here.

Read Batman: No Man’s Land here.

Detective Comics #742
Detective Comics #743
Detective Comics #744
Detective Comics #745
Detective Comics #746
Detective Comics #747
Detective Comics #748
Detective Comics #749
Detective Comics #750

Read Batman: Officer Down here.

Read Bruce Wayne: Murderer? here.

Read Bruce Wayne: Fugitive here.

Batman #608 – Batman: Hush
Batman #609
Batman #610
Batman #611
Batman #612
Batman #613
Batman #614
Batman #615
Batman #616
Batman #617
Batman #618
Batman #619

The Doom That Came to Gotham #1 (2000)
The Doom That Came to Gotham #2
The Doom That Came to Gotham #3

Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #1 (2003)
Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #2
Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #3
Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #4
Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #5
Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #6

The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1 (2016)

The Dark Knight Returns #1 (1986)
The Dark Knight Returns #2
The Dark Knight Returns #3
The Dark Knight Returns #4

The Dark Knight Strikes Again #1 (2002)
The Dark Knight Strikes Again #2
The Dark Knight Strikes Again #3

The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 (2016)
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #7
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #8

Batman #620
Batman #621
Batman #622
Batman #623
Batman #624
Batman #625

Superman/Batman #1 (2003)
Superman/Batman #2
Superman/Batman #3
Superman/Batman #4
Superman/Batman #5
Superman/Batman #6
Superman/Batman #7
Superman/Batman #8
Superman/Batman #9
Superman/Batman #10
Superman/Batman #11
Superman/Batman #12
Superman/Batman #13
Superman/Batman #14
Superman/Batman #15
Superman/Batman #16
Superman/Batman #17
Superman/Batman #18
Superman/Batman #19
Superman/Batman #20
Superman/Batman #21
Superman/Batman #22
Superman/Batman #23
Superman/Batman #24
Superman/Batman #25

Read Batman: War Games here.

Identity Crisis #1 (2004)
Identity Crisis #2
Identity Crisis #3
Identity Crisis #4
Identity Crisis #5
Identity Crisis #6
Identity Crisis #7

Detective Comics #800
Detective Comics #801
Detective Comics #802
Detective Comics #803
Detective Comics #804
Detective Comics #805
Detective Comics #806
Detective Comics #807
Detective Comics #808
Detective Comics #809
Detective Comics #810
Detective Comics #811
Detective Comics #812
Detective Comics #813
Detective Comics #814

Batman #635
Batman #636
Batman #637
Batman #638
Batman #639
Batman #640
Batman #641

Read Batman: War Crimes here.

Batman #645
Batman #646
Batman #647
Batman #648
Batman #649
Batman #650

Batman Annual #25

Detective Comics #815
Detective Comics #816

Read Infinite Crisis here.

Read Batman: Face the Face here.

Detective Comics #821
Detective Comics #822
Detective Comics #823
Detective Comics #824
Detective Comics #825
Detective Comics #826

Batman: Year 100 #1 (2006)
Batman: Year 100 #2
Batman: Year 100 #3
Batman: Year 100 #4

Batman #655 – First appearance of Damian Wayne
Batman #656
Batman #657
Batman #658

Batman #663
Batman #664
Batman #665
Batman #666
Batman #667
Batman #668
Batman #669

Read The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul here.

Batman #672
Batman #673
Batman #674
Batman #675

Detective Comics #846 – Heart of Hush.
Detective Comics #847
Detective Comics #848
Detective Comics #849
Detective Comics #850

DC Universe #0 (2008)

Batman #676
Batman #677
Batman #678
Batman #679
Batman #680
Batman #681
Batman #682
Batman #683
Batman #684

Read Final Crisis here.

Batman #700

Detective Comics #852

Batman #685
Batman #686 – Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

Detective Comics #853

Read Battle for the Cowl here.

Batman and Robin #1 (2009)
Batman and Robin #2
Batman and Robin #3
Batman and Robin #4
Batman and Robin #5
Batman and Robin #6

Batman: Streets of Gotham #1 (2009)
Batman: Streets of Gotham #2
Batman: Streets of Gotham #3
Batman: Streets of Gotham #4

Batman and Robin #7 (2009)
Batman and Robin #8
Batman and Robin #9
Batman and Robin #10
Batman and Robin #11
Batman and Robin #12
Batman and Robin #13
Batman and Robin #14

The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 (2010)
The Return of Bruce Wayne #2
The Return of Bruce Wayne #3
The Return of Bruce Wayne #4
The Return of Bruce Wayne #5
The Return of Bruce Wayne #6

Batman and Robin #15
Batman and Robin #16

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batman and Robin #1 (2010)

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Red Robin #1 (2010)

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl #1 (2010)

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Outsiders #1 (2010)

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Catwoman #1 (2010)

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Commissioner Gordon #1 (2010)

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Oracle #1 (2010)

Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Ra’s Al Ghul #1 (2010)

Batman: The Return #1 (2011)

Batman Incorporated #1 (2011)
Batman Incorporated #2
Batman Incorporated #3
Batman Incorporated #4
Batman Incorporated #5
Batman Incorporated #6
Batman Incorporated #7
Batman Incorporated #8

Batman Inc. Leviathan Strikes! #1 (2012)

Detective Comics #871
Detective Comics #872
Detective Comics #873
Detective Comics #874
Detective Comics #875
Detective Comics #876
Detective Comics #877
Detective Comics #878
Detective Comics #879
Detective Comics #880
Detective Comics #881

Batman: Gates of Gotham #1 (2011)
Batman: Gates of Gotham #2
Batman: Gates of Gotham #3
Batman: Gates of Gotham #4
Batman: Gates of Gotham #5

Batman: Earth One #1 (2012)

Flashpoint occurs here and The New 52 starts.

Read Batman: Zero Year here.

Batman Vol. 2 #1 (2011)
Batman Vol. 2 #2
Batman Vol. 2 #3
Batman Vol. 2 #4
Batman Vol. 2 #5
Batman Vol. 2 #6

Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #1 (2011)
Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #2
Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #3
Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #4
Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #5
Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #6
Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #7
Batman and Robin Vol. 2 #8

Read Night of the Owls here.

Batman Vol. 2 #10
Batman Vol. 2 #11
Batman Vol. 2 #12

Read Death of the Family here.

Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #0 (2012)
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #1
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #2
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #3
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #4
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #5
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #6
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #7
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #8

Read Batman: Requiem here.

Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #10
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #11
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #12
Batman Incorporated Vol. 2 #13

Batman Vol. 2 #19
Batman Vol. 2 #20

Batman Eternal #1 (2014)
Batman Eternal #2
Batman Eternal #3
Batman Eternal #4
Batman Eternal #5
Batman Eternal #6
Batman Eternal #7
Batman Eternal #8
Batman Eternal #9
Batman Eternal #10
Batman Eternal #11
Batman Eternal #12
Batman Eternal #13
Batman Eternal #14
Batman Eternal #15
Batman Eternal #16
Batman Eternal #17
Batman Eternal #18
Batman Eternal #19
Batman Eternal #20
Batman Eternal #21
Batman Eternal #22
Batman Eternal #23
Batman Eternal #24
Batman Eternal #25
Batman Eternal #26
Batman Eternal #27
Batman Eternal #28
Batman Eternal #29
Batman Eternal #30
Batman Eternal #31
Batman Eternal #32

Arkham Manor #1 (2014)
Arkham Manor #2
Arkham Manor #3
Arkham Manor #4
Arkham Manor #5
Arkham Manor #6

Batman Eternal #33
Batman Eternal #34
Batman Eternal #35
Batman Eternal #36
Batman Eternal #37
Batman Eternal #38
Batman Eternal #39
Batman Eternal #40
Batman Eternal #41
Batman Eternal #42

Batman Vol. 2 #28

Batman Eternal #43
Batman Eternal #44
Batman Eternal #45
Batman Eternal #46
Batman Eternal #47
Batman Eternal #48
Batman Eternal #49
Batman Eternal #50
Batman Eternal #51
Batman Eternal #52

Batman Vol. 2 #34

Read Robin Rises here.

Read Batman: Endgame here.

Batman Vol. 2 #41
Batman Vol. 2 #42
Batman Vol. 2 #43
Batman Vol. 2 #44

Batman Vol. 2 Annual #4

Batman and Robin Eternal #1 (2015)
Batman and Robin Eternal #2
Batman and Robin Eternal #3
Batman and Robin Eternal #4
Batman and Robin Eternal #5
Batman and Robin Eternal #6
Batman and Robin Eternal #7
Batman and Robin Eternal #8
Batman and Robin Eternal #9
Batman and Robin Eternal #10
Batman and Robin Eternal #11
Batman and Robin Eternal #12
Batman and Robin Eternal #13
Batman and Robin Eternal #14
Batman and Robin Eternal #15
Batman and Robin Eternal #16
Batman and Robin Eternal #17
Batman and Robin Eternal #18
Batman and Robin Eternal #19
Batman and Robin Eternal #20
Batman and Robin Eternal #21
Batman and Robin Eternal #22
Batman and Robin Eternal #23
Batman and Robin Eternal #24
Batman and Robin Eternal #25
Batman and Robin Eternal #26

Batman Vol. 2 #45
Batman Vol. 2 #46
Batman Vol. 2 #47
Batman Vol. 2 #48
Batman Vol. 2 #49
Batman Vol. 2 #50
Batman Vol. 2 #51
Batman Vol. 2 #52

DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (2016)