DC Master Reading Order

Along with the annual crossover events we also see two of the biggest comic events of the 90’s;  Death of Superman and the Knightfall Saga.  These two events helped fuel the speculator boom of the early 90’s and ultimately played a significant part in the collapse of the comic book market.  The Batman: Contagion event marks the beginning of a series of events that will culminate in Batman: No Man’s Land several years later.  Zero Hour is the second of DC’s large “Crisis” events.

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7

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

Part 3

Robin Vol. 2 #1 (1991)
Robin Vol. 2 #2
Robin Vol. 2 #3
Robin Vol. 2 #4

Justice League America #38
Justice League America #39
Justice League America #40
Justice League America #41
Justice League America #42

Justice League Quarterly #1 (1990)

Justice League America #43
Justice League America #44
Justice League America #45

Justice League Quarterly #2

Justice League America #46
Justice League America #47
Justice League America #48
Justice League America #49
Justice League America #50

Justice League Quarterly #3
Justice League Quarterly #4

Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special #1 (1991)

Deathstroke the Terminator #1 (1991)
Deathstroke the Terminator #2
Deathstroke the Terminator #3
Deathstroke the Terminator #4
Deathstroke the Terminator #5
Deathstroke the Terminator #6
Deathstroke the Terminator #7
Deathstroke the Terminator #8
Deathstroke the Terminator #9

Suicide Squad #59
Suicide Squad #60
Suicide Squad #61
Suicide Squad #62
Suicide Squad #63
Suicide Squad #64
Suicide Squad #65
Suicide Squad #66

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #21
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #22
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #23
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #24

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 Annual #2

Green Arrow Vol. 2 #44
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #45
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #46
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #47
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #48
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #49
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #50
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #51
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #52
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #53
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #54
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #55
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #56

Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #20
Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #21
Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #22
Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #23
Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #24
Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #25
Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #26
Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #27
Mister Miracle Vol. 2 #28

Lobo’s Back #1 (1992)
Lobo’s Back #2
Lobo’s Back #3
Lobo’s Back #4

Hawkworld Vol. 2 #17
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #18
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #19
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #20
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #21
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #22
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #23
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #24
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #25

Martian Manhunter: American Secrets #1 (1992)
Martian Manhunter: American Secrets #2
Martian Manhunter: American Secrets #3

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

Justice League Europe #20
Justice League Europe #21
Justice League Europe #22
Justice League Europe #23
Justice League Europe #24
Justice League Europe #25
Justice League Europe #26
Justice League Europe #27
Justice League Europe #28

Read Panic in the Sky here.

Read Justice League: Breakdowns here.

Batman: Son of the Demon #1 (1987)

Batman: Bride of the Demon #1 (1990)

Batman: Birth of the Demon #1 (1992)

The Flash Vol. 2 #62
The Flash Vol. 2 #63
The Flash Vol. 2 #64
The Flash Vol. 2 #65

Lobo: Blazing Chain of Love #1 (1992)

Aquaman Vol. 4 #1 (1991)
Aquaman Vol. 4 #2
Aquaman Vol. 4 #3
Aquaman Vol. 4 #4
Aquaman Vol. 4 #5
Aquaman Vol. 4 #6
Aquaman Vol. 4 #7
Aquaman Vol. 4 #8
Aquaman Vol. 4 #9
Aquaman Vol. 4 #10
Aquaman Vol. 4 #11
Aquaman Vol. 4 #12
Aquaman Vol. 4 #13

Batman: Run, Riddler, Run #1 (1992)
Batman: Run, Riddler, Run #2
Batman: Run, Riddler, Run #3

Ragman Vol. 2 #1 (1992)
Ragman Vol. 2 #2
Ragman Vol. 2 #3
Ragman Vol. 2 #4
Ragman Vol. 2 #5
Ragman Vol. 2 #6
Ragman Vol. 2 #7
Ragman Vol. 2 #8

Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #42
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #43
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #44
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #45
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #46
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #47
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #48

Read Eclipso: The Darkness Within here.

Animal Man #51
Animal Man #52
Animal Man #53
Animal Man #54
Animal Man #55
Animal Man #56
Animal Man #57
Animal Man #58
Animal Man #59
Animal Man #60

Eclipso #3
Eclipso #4
Eclipso #5
Eclipso #6

Hellblazer #52
Hellblazer #53
Hellblazer #54
Hellblazer #55
Hellblazer #56

Justice League Europe #37
Justice League Europe #38
Justice League Europe #39
Justice League Europe #40
Justice League Europe #41
Justice League Europe #42
Justice League Europe #43
Justice League Europe #44

Green Arrow Vol. 2 #57
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #58
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #59
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #60
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #61
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #62
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #63
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #64
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #65
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #66
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #67
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #68
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #69
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #70
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #71
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #72

Detective Comics #647 – First appearance of Stephanie Brown
Detective Comics #648
Detective Comics #649

Hawkworld Vol. 2 #26
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #27
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #28
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #29
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #30
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #31
Hawkworld Vol. 2 #32

Lobo: Infanticide #1 (1992)
Lobo: Infanticide #2
Lobo: Infanticide #3
Lobo: Infanticide #4

The Spectre Vol. 3 #1 (1992)
The Spectre Vol. 3 #2
The Spectre Vol. 3 #3
The Spectre Vol. 3 #4
The Spectre Vol. 3 #5
The Spectre Vol. 3 #6
The Spectre Vol. 3 #7
The Spectre Vol. 3 #8
The Spectre Vol. 3 #9
The Spectre Vol. 3 #10
The Spectre Vol. 3 #11
The Spectre Vol. 3 #12
The Spectre Vol. 3 #13

Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #49
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #50
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #51
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #52
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #53
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #54
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #55
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #56
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #57
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #58
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #59
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #60
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #61
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #62
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #63

Deadman: Exorcism #1 (1992)
Deadman: Exorcism #2

Hellblazer #59
Hellblazer #60
Hellblazer #61

Eclipso #11
Eclipso #12
Eclipso #13

Justice League Europe #45
Justice League Europe #46
Justice League Europe #47
Justice League Europe #48
Justice League Europe #49
Justice League Europe #50

Green Lantern Vol. 3 #36
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #37
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #38
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #39
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #40
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #41
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #42
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #43

Superman: Speeding Bullets #1 (1993)

Read Death of Superman here.

Read Funeral for a Friend here.

Read Reign of the Supermen here.

The Flash Vol. 2 #73
The Flash Vol. 2 #74
The Flash Vol. 2 #75
The Flash Vol. 2 #76
The Flash Vol. 2 #77
The Flash Vol. 2 #78
The Flash Vol. 2 #79

Power of Shazam! #1 (1993) – Graphic Novel

Green Lantern Vol. 3 #48
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #49
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #50

Aquaman: Tide and Time #1 (1993)
Aquaman: Tide and Time #2
Aquaman: Tide and Time #3
Aquaman: Tide and Time #4

Deathstroke the Terminator #27
Deathstroke the Terminator #28
Deathstroke the Terminator #29
Deathstroke the Terminator #30
Deathstroke the Terminator #31
Deathstroke the Terminator #32
Deathstroke the Terminator #33
Deathstroke the Terminator #34

After Deathstroke the Terminator #40 the series was retitled Deathstroke the Hunted.

Animal Man #61
Animal Man #62
Animal Man #63
Animal Man #64
Animal Man #65
Animal Man #66
Animal Man #67
Animal Man #68
Animal Man #69
Animal Man #70

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #38

Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #64
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #65
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #66
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #67
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #68
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #69
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #70
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #71
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #72
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #73
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #74

Ragman: Cry of the Dead #1 (1993)
Ragman: Cry of the Dead #2
Ragman: Cry of the Dead #3
Ragman: Cry of the Dead #4
Ragman: Cry of the Dead #5
Ragman: Cry of the Dead #6

Hellblazer #62
Hellblazer #63
Hellblazer #64
Hellblazer #65
Hellblazer #66
Hellblazer #67
Hellblazer #68
Hellblazer #69

Green Arrow Vol. 2 #73
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #74
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #75
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #76
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #77
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #78
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #79
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #80

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

The Flash Vol. 2 #91

The Spectre Vol. 3 #14
The Spectre Vol. 3 #15
The Spectre Vol. 3 #16
The Spectre Vol. 3 #17
The Spectre Vol. 3 #18

Superman: Kal #1 (1995)

Animal Man #71
Animal Man #72
Animal Man #73
Animal Man #74
Animal Man #75
Animal Man #76
Animal Man #77
Animal Man #78
Animal Man #79

Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #140
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #141
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #142
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #143

Hellblazer #70
Hellblazer #71
Hellblazer #72
Hellblazer #73
Hellblazer #74
Hellblazer #75
Hellblazer #76

Lobocop #1 (1994)

The Spectre Vol. 3 #19
The Spectre Vol. 3 #20
The Spectre Vol. 3 #21
The Spectre Vol. 3 #22

Aquaman Vol. 5 #1 (1994)
Aquaman Vol. 5 #2

Green Lantern Vol. 3 #51
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #52
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #53
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #54

Read Zero Hour here.

The Flash Vol. 2 #95
The Flash Vol. 2 #96
The Flash Vol. 2 #97
The Flash Vol. 2 #98
The Flash Vol. 2 #99
The Flash Vol. 2 #100

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #0

Legionnaires #0

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #62

Legionnaires #19

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #63

Legionnaires #20

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #64

Legionnaires #21

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #65

Legionnaires #22

Deathstroke the Hunted #41
Deathstroke the Hunted #42
Deathstroke the Hunted #43
Deathstroke the Hunted #44
Deathstroke the Hunted #45

After Deathstroke the Hunted #45 the series was retitled Deathstroke.

Deathstroke #46
Deathstroke #47
Deathstroke #48
Deathstroke #49
Deathstroke #50

Hellblazer #77
Hellblazer #78
Hellblazer #79
Hellblazer #80
Hellblazer #81
Hellblazer #82
Hellblazer #83
Hellblazer #84

Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1 (1994)

Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #75
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #76
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #77
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #78
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #79
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #80
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #81
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #82
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #83
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #84
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #85
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #86
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #87

The Spectre Vol. 3 #23
The Spectre Vol. 3 #24
The Spectre Vol. 3 #25
The Spectre Vol. 3 #26
The Spectre Vol. 3 #27
The Spectre Vol. 3 #28
The Spectre Vol. 3 #29
The Spectre Vol. 3 #30
The Spectre Vol. 3 #31
The Spectre Vol. 3 #32
The Spectre Vol. 3 #33
The Spectre Vol. 3 #34

Catwoman Vol. 2 #15
Catwoman Vol. 2 #16
Catwoman Vol. 2 #17
Catwoman Vol. 2 #18
Catwoman Vol. 2 #19

Aquaman Vol. 5 #3
Aquaman Vol. 5 #4
Aquaman Vol. 5 #5
Aquaman Vol. 5 #6
Aquaman Vol. 5 #7
Aquaman Vol. 5 #8
Aquaman Vol. 5 #9
Aquaman Vol. 5 #10
Aquaman Vol. 5 #11
Aquaman Vol. 5 #12
Aquaman Vol. 5 #13

Batman: Riddler #1 (1995)

Batman: Two Face #1 (1995)

Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #144
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #145
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #146
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #147
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #148
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #149
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #150
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #152
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #153
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #154
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #155
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #156

Azrael #1 (1995)
Azrael #2
Azrael #3
Azrael #4
Azrael #5
Azrael #6
Azrael #7
Azrael #8
Azrael #9

Power of Shazam! #1 (1995)
Power of Shazam! #2
Power of Shazam! #3
Power of Shazam! #4
Power of Shazam! #5
Power of Shazam! #6
Power of Shazam! #7
Power of Shazam! #8
Power of Shazam! #9

Robin Vol. 4 #15
Robin Vol. 4 #16

Detective Comics #686

Robin Vol. 4 #17

Detective Comics #687

Robin Vol. 4 #18
Robin Vol. 4 #19
Robin Vol. 4 #20
Robin Vol. 4 #21
Robin Vol. 4 #22

Starman Vol. 2 #10

Detective Comics #689

Read Trial of Superman here. –  Trial of Superman and Underworld Unleashed take place simultaneously.

Read Underworld Unleashed here.

Starman Vol. 2 #17

Kingdom Come #1 (1996)
Kingdom Come #2
Kingdom Come #3
Kingdom Come #4

Read The Flash: Dead Heat here.

The Flash Vol. 2 #112
The Flash Vol. 2 #113
The Flash Vol. 2 #114
The Flash Vol. 2 #115
The Flash Vol. 2 #116
The Flash Vol. 2 #117
The Flash Vol. 2 #118

Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #157
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #158
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #159
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #160
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #161
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #162
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #163
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #164
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #165

Azrael #11
Azrael #12
Azrael #13
Azrael #14

Robin Vol. 4 #25
Robin Vol. 4 #26

Read Batman: Contagion here.

Robin Vol. 4 #29
Robin Vol. 4 #30
Robin Vol. 4 #31

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.

Robin Vol. 4 #34

Nightwing Vol. 2 #1 (1996)
Nightwing Vol. 2 #2
Nightwing Vol. 2 #3
Nightwing Vol. 2 #4
Nightwing Vol. 2 #5
Nightwing Vol. 2 #6

Aquaman Vol. 5 #15
Aquaman Vol. 5 #16
Aquaman Vol. 5 #17
Aquaman Vol. 5 #18
Aquaman Vol. 5 #19
Aquaman Vol. 5 #20
Aquaman Vol. 5 #21
Aquaman Vol. 5 #22
Aquaman Vol. 5 #23
Aquaman Vol. 5 #24
Aquaman Vol. 5 #25

The Horrorist #1 (1995)
The Horrorist #2

Bob, the Galactic Bum #1 (1995)
Bob, the Galactic Bum #2
Bob, the Galactic Bum #3
Bob, the Galactic Bum #4

Action Comics #721

Superman: Man of Steel #56

Azrael #17
Azrael #18
Azrael #19
Azrael #20
Azrael #21
Azrael #22
Azrael #23
Azrael #24
Azrael #25
Azrael #26

Batman/Deadman: Death and Glory #1 (1996)

Power of Shazam! #10
Power of Shazam! #11
Power of Shazam! #12
Power of Shazam! #13
Power of Shazam! #14
Power of Shazam! #15
Power of Shazam! #16
Power of Shazam! #17
Power of Shazam! #18
Power of Shazam! #19

Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #166
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #167
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #168
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #169
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #170
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #171

Supergirl Vol. 4 #1 (1996)
Supergirl Vol. 4 #2

Green Arrow Vol. 2 #104
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #105
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #106
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #107
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #108
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #109

Green Lantern Vol. 3 #76

Green Arrow Vol. 2 #110

Green Lantern Vol. 3 #77

Green Arrow Vol. 2 #111
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #112
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #113

The Spectre Vol. 3 #37
The Spectre Vol. 3 #38
The Spectre Vol. 3 #39
The Spectre Vol. 3 #40
The Spectre Vol. 3 #41
The Spectre Vol. 3 #42
The Spectre Vol. 3 #43
The Spectre Vol. 3 #44
The Spectre Vol. 3 #45
The Spectre Vol. 3 #46

Read Final Night here.

Supergirl Vol. 4 #4

The Spectre Vol. 3 #48
The Spectre Vol. 3 #49
The Spectre Vol. 3 #50

Superman: The Wedding Album #1 (1996)

Lobo: Death and Taxes #1 (1996)
Lobo: Death and Taxes #2
Lobo: Death and Taxes #3
Lobo: Death and Taxes #4

Teen Titans Vol. 2 #1 (1996)
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #2
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #3
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #4
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #5

Black Canary/Oracle: Birds of Prey #1 (1996)

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

Thrillkiller ‘62 #1 (1998)

Birds of Prey: Manhunt #1 (1996)
Birds of Prey: Manhunt #2
Birds of Prey: Manhunt #3
Birds of Prey: Manhunt #4

Martian Manhunter Special #1 (1996)

JLA: A Midsummer’s Nightmare #1 (1996)
JLA: A Midsummer’s Nightmare #2
JLA: A Midsummer’s Nightmare #3

Nightwing Vol. 2 #7
Nightwing Vol. 2 #8
Nightwing Vol. 2 #9
Nightwing Vol. 2 #10
Nightwing Vol. 2 #11
Nightwing Vol. 2 #12
Nightwing Vol. 2 #13
Nightwing Vol. 2 #14
Nightwing Vol. 2 #15

Green Arrow Vol. 2 #115
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #116
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #117
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #118
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #119
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #120
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #121
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #122
Green Arrow Vol. 2 #123

Batman: Mr. Freeze #1 (1997)

Birds of Prey: Revolution #1 (1997)

Birds of Prey: Wolves #1 (1997)

Teen Titans Vol. 2 #6
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #7
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #8
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #9
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #10
Teen Titans Vol. 2 #11

The Question Returns #1 (1997)

Power of Shazam! #21
Power of Shazam! #22
Power of Shazam! #23
Power of Shazam! #24
Power of Shazam! #25
Power of Shazam! #26
Power of Shazam! #27
Power of Shazam! #28
Power of Shazam! #29
Power of Shazam! #30

Detective Comics #705
Detective Comics #706
Detective Comics #707