DC Master Reading Order

The popular Batman storyline Hush takes place in this part of the order and we have an updated version of Superman’s Post-Crisis origin with the the Superman: Birthright limited series.  The Dark Knight Returns and The Dark Knight Strikes Again are placed in this section since they have to appear somewhere.  We also have the excellent alternate universe Superman: Red Son limited series.

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Not including events
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 5

JSA: The Liberty File #1 (2000)
JSA: The Liberty File #2

JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #1 (2013)
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #2
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #3
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #4
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #5
JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #6

JSA: The Unholy Three #1 (2003)

JSA Secret Files & Origins #2

Young Justice #39
Young Justice #40
Young Justice #41
Young Justice #42
Young Justice #43

Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score #1 (2002)

Batgirl #22
Batgirl #23

The Flash Vol. 2 #181
The Flash Vol. 2 #182

Catwoman Vol. 3 #1 (2002)
Catwoman Vol. 3 #2
Catwoman Vol. 3 #3
Catwoman Vol. 3 #4
Catwoman Vol. 3 #5
Catwoman Vol. 3 #6
Catwoman Vol. 3 #7
Catwoman Vol. 3 #8
Catwoman Vol. 3 #9
Catwoman Vol. 3 #10

Deadman Vol. 3 #1 (2002)
Deadman Vol. 3 #2
Deadman Vol. 3 #3
Deadman Vol. 3 #4
Deadman Vol. 3 #5
Deadman Vol. 3 #6
Deadman Vol. 3 #7
Deadman Vol. 3 #8
Deadman Vol. 3 #9

Legion #9
Legion #10
Legion #11
Legion #12
Legion #13
Legion #14
Legion #15
Legion #16

Supergirl Vol. 4 #64
Supergirl Vol. 4 #65
Supergirl Vol. 4 #66
Supergirl Vol. 4 #67
Supergirl Vol. 4 #68
Supergirl Vol. 4 #69
Supergirl Vol. 4 #70
Supergirl Vol. 4 #71
Supergirl Vol. 4 #72

Orion #20
Orion #21
Orion #22
Orion #23
Orion #24
Orion #25

The Spectre Vol. 4 #13
The Spectre Vol. 4 #14
The Spectre Vol. 4 #15
The Spectre Vol. 4 #16
The Spectre Vol. 4 #17
The Spectre Vol. 4 #18
The Spectre Vol. 4 #19
The Spectre Vol. 4 #20

Harley Quinn #14
Harley Quinn #15
Harley Quinn #16
Harley Quinn #17
Harley Quinn #18
Harley Quinn #19

Azrael: Agent of the Bat #84
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #85
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #86
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #87
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #88
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #89
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #90

Read Bruce Wayne: Murderer? here.

Robin Vol. 4 #100

Batgirl #25
Batgirl #26

Batgirl #28

Read Bruce Wayne: Fugitive here.

Birds of Prey #42

Batgirl #30
Batgirl #31
Batgirl #32

JLA #62
JLA #63
JLA #64

Read World Without Young Justice 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

Green Lantern Legacy: The Last Will & Testament of Hal Jordan #1 (2002)

Batman: Gotham Knights #33
Batman: Gotham Knights #34
Batman: Gotham Knights #35
Batman: Gotham Knights #36
Batman: Gotham Knights #37

Young Justice #46
Young Justice #47
Young Justice #48
Young Justice #49
Young Justice #50
Young Justice #51
Young Justice #52
Young Justice #53
Young Justice #54
Young Justice #55

Green Arrow Vol. 3 #11
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #12
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #13
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #14
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #15
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #16
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #17
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #18
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #19
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #20
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #21

Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #13
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #14
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #15
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #16
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #17
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #18
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #19
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #20
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #21
Doom Patrol Vol. 3 #22

Harley Quinn #20
Harley Quinn #21
Harley Quinn #22
Harley Quinn #23
Harley Quinn #24
Harley Quinn #25

Azrael: Agent of the Bat #92
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #93
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #94
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #95
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #96
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #97
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #98
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #99
Azrael: Agent of the Bat #100

Supergirl Vol. 4 #73
Supergirl Vol. 4 #74
Supergirl Vol. 4 #75
Supergirl Vol. 4 #76
Supergirl Vol. 4 #77
Supergirl Vol. 4 #78
Supergirl Vol. 4 #79
Supergirl Vol. 4 #80

Catwoman Vol. 3 #11
Catwoman Vol. 3 #12
Catwoman Vol. 3 #13
Catwoman Vol. 3 #14
Catwoman Vol. 3 #15
Catwoman Vol. 3 #16
Catwoman Vol. 3 #17
Catwoman Vol. 3 #18
Catwoman Vol. 3 #19

The Spectre Vol. 4 #21
The Spectre Vol. 4 #22
The Spectre Vol. 4 #23
The Spectre Vol. 4 #24
The Spectre Vol. 4 #25
The Spectre Vol. 4 #26
The Spectre Vol. 4 #27

The Flash Vol. 2 #184
The Flash Vol. 2 #185
The Flash Vol. 2 #186
The Flash Vol. 2 #187
The Flash Vol. 2 #188

JSA #28

JSA #30
JSA #31
JSA #32
JSA #33
JSA #34
JSA #35
JSA #36
JSA #37
JSA #38
JSA #39

Hawkman Secret Files and Origins #1 (2002)

Hawkman Vol. 4 #1 (2002)
Hawkman Vol. 4 #2
Hawkman Vol. 4 #3
Hawkman Vol. 4 #4
Hawkman Vol. 4 #5
Hawkman Vol. 4 #6
Hawkman Vol. 4 #7
Hawkman Vol. 4 #8

Robin Vol. 4 #102
Robin Vol. 4 #103
Robin Vol. 4 #104
Robin Vol. 4 #105
Robin Vol. 4 #106
Robin Vol. 4 #107
Robin Vol. 4 #108
Robin Vol. 4 #109
Robin Vol. 4 #110

JLA #66
JLA #67
JLA #68
JLA #69
JLA #70
JLA #71
JLA #72
JLA #73
JLA #74
JLA #75
JLA #76

Birds of Prey #44
Birds of Prey #45
Birds of Prey #46
Birds of Prey #47
Birds of Prey #48
Birds of Prey #49
Birds of Prey #50
Birds of Prey #51
Birds of Prey #52
Birds of Prey #53
Birds of Prey #54
Birds of Prey #55

Superman: Metropolis #1 (2003)
Superman: Metropolis #2
Superman: Metropolis #3
Superman: Metropolis #4
Superman: Metropolis #5
Superman: Metropolis #6
Superman: Metropolis #7
Superman: Metropolis #8
Superman: Metropolis #9
Superman: Metropolis #10
Superman: Metropolis #11
Superman: Metropolis #12

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

JLA/JSA Secret Files and Origins #1 (2003)

JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice #1 (2003)

Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity #1 (2003)
Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity #2
Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity #3

The Flash Vol. 2 #192
The Flash Vol. 2 #193
The Flash Vol. 2 #194

JSA #40
JSA #41
JSA #42
JSA #43
JSA #44
JSA #45
JSA #46
JSA #47
JSA #48
JSA #49
JSA #50
JSA #51

Zatanna: Everyday Magic #1 (2003)

Gotham Central #1 (2003)
Gotham Central #2
Gotham Central #3
Gotham Central #4
Gotham Central #5
Gotham Central #6
Gotham Central #7
Gotham Central #8
Gotham Central #9
Gotham Central #10

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

Legion Secret Files #3003

Legion #27
Legion #28
Legion #29
Legion #30

Hellblazer #181
Hellblazer #182
Hellblazer #183
Hellblazer #184
Hellblazer #185
Hellblazer #186
Hellblazer #187
Hellblazer #188
Hellblazer #189
Hellblazer #190
Hellblazer #191
Hellblazer #192
Hellblazer #193

Catwoman Vol. 3 #20
Catwoman Vol. 3 #21
Catwoman Vol. 3 #22
Catwoman Vol. 3 #23
Catwoman Vol. 3 #24
Catwoman Vol. 3 #25
Catwoman Vol. 3 #26
Catwoman Vol. 3 #27
Catwoman Vol. 3 #28
Catwoman Vol. 3 #29
Catwoman Vol. 3 #30

Lobo Unbound #1 (2003)
Lobo Unbound #2
Lobo Unbound #3
Lobo Unbound #4
Lobo Unbound #5
Lobo Unbound #6

Aquaman Vol. 6 #1 (2003)
Aquaman Vol. 6 #2
Aquaman Vol. 6 #3
Aquaman Vol. 6 #4
Aquaman Vol. 6 #5
Aquaman Vol. 6 #6
Aquaman Vol. 6 #7
Aquaman Vol. 6 #8
Aquaman Vol. 6 #9
Aquaman Vol. 6 #10
Aquaman Vol. 6 #11
Aquaman Vol. 6 #12

Batgirl #34
Batgirl #35
Batgirl #36
Batgirl #37
Batgirl #38
Batgirl #39
Batgirl #40
Batgirl #41
Batgirl #42
Batgirl #43
Batgirl #44
Batgirl #45
Batgirl #46

Nightwing Vol. 2 #80
Nightwing Vol. 2 #81
Nightwing Vol. 2 #82

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

Batman: Gotham Knights #46
Batman: Gotham Knights #47
Batman: Gotham Knights #48
Batman: Gotham Knights #49

JLA #77
JLA #78
JLA #79
JLA #80
JLA #81
JLA #82
JLA #83

Hawkman Vol. 4 #9
Hawkman Vol. 4 #10
Hawkman Vol. 4 #11
Hawkman Vol. 4 #12
Hawkman Vol. 4 #13
Hawkman Vol. 4 #14
Hawkman Vol. 4 #15
Hawkman Vol. 4 #16
Hawkman Vol. 4 #17
Hawkman Vol. 4 #18

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

The Flash Vol. 2 #197
The Flash Vol. 2 #198
The Flash Vol. 2 #199
The Flash Vol. 2 #200
The Flash Vol. 2 #201
The Flash Vol. 2 #202
The Flash Vol. 2 #203
The Flash Vol. 2 #204
The Flash Vol. 2 #205
The Flash Vol. 2 #206

Robin Vol. 4 #111
Robin Vol. 4 #112
Robin Vol. 4 #113
Robin Vol. 4 #114
Robin Vol. 4 #115
Robin Vol. 4 #116
Robin Vol. 4 #117
Robin Vol. 4 #118
Robin Vol. 4 #119
Robin Vol. 4 #120

Gotham Central #11
Gotham Central #12
Gotham Central #13
Gotham Central #14
Gotham Central #15
Gotham Central #16
Gotham Central #17
Gotham Central #18

JLA #84
JLA #85
JLA #86
JLA #87
JLA #88
JLA #89
JLA #90

JSA #52
JSA #53
JSA #54
JSA #55

Hawkman Vol. 4 #19
Hawkman Vol. 4 #20
Hawkman Vol. 4 #21
Hawkman Vol. 4 #22

Read JSA: Black Reign here.

Batgirl #47
Batgirl #48
Batgirl #49
Batgirl #50

Birds of Prey #56
Birds of Prey #57
Birds of Prey #58
Birds of Prey #59
Birds of Prey #60
Birds of Prey #61
Birds of Prey #62
Birds of Prey #63
Birds of Prey #64
Birds of Prey #65
Birds of Prey #66
Birds of Prey #67

Formerly Known as the Justice League #1 (2003)
Formerly Known as the Justice League #2
Formerly Known as the Justice League #3
Formerly Known as the Justice League #4
Formerly Known as the Justice League #5
Formerly Known as the Justice League #6

Robin Vol. 4 #121
Robin Vol. 4 #122
Robin Vol. 4 #123
Robin Vol. 4 #124
Robin Vol. 4 #125

Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #195
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #196
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #197
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #198
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #199
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #200
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #201
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #202
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #203
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #204
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #205

Gotham Central #19
Gotham Central #20
Gotham Central #21
Gotham Central #22
Gotham Central #23
Gotham Central #24

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: Birthright #1 (2004) – The new Post-Crisis origin of Superman.
Superman: Birthright #2
Superman: Birthright #3
Superman: Birthright #4
Superman: Birthright #5
Superman: Birthright #6
Superman: Birthright #7
Superman: Birthright #8
Superman: Birthright #9
Superman: Birthright #10
Superman: Birthright #11
Superman: Birthright #12

Superman/Batman #7
Superman/Batman #8
Superman/Batman #9
Superman/Batman #10
Superman/Batman #11
Superman/Batman #12
Superman/Batman #13

Aquaman Vol. 6 #13
Aquaman Vol. 6 #14
Aquaman Vol. 6 #15
Aquaman Vol. 6 #16
Aquaman Vol. 6 #17
Aquaman Vol. 6 #18
Aquaman Vol. 6 #19
Aquaman Vol. 6 #20

Superman: Red Son #1 (2003)
Superman: Red Son #2
Superman: Red Son #3

JSA #59
JSA #60
JSA #61
JSA #62
JSA #63
JSA #64
JSA #65
JSA #66

Batgirl #51
Batgirl #52
Batgirl #53
Batgirl #54

JLA: Age of Wonder #1 (2003)
JLA: Age of Wonder #2

Birds of Prey #68
Birds of Prey #69
Birds of Prey #70
Birds of Prey #71
Birds of Prey #72
Birds of Prey #73
Birds of Prey #74
Birds of Prey #75
Birds of Prey #76
Birds of Prey #77
Birds of Prey #78
Birds of Prey #79
Birds of Prey #80

Catwoman Vol. 3 #31
Catwoman Vol. 3 #32
Catwoman Vol. 3 #33

Legion #31
Legion #32
Legion #33

Superman: Secret Identity #1 (2004)
Superman: Secret Identity #2
Superman: Secret Identity #3
Superman: Secret Identity #4

Hellblazer #194
Hellblazer #195
Hellblazer #196
Hellblazer #197
Hellblazer #198
Hellblazer #199
Hellblazer #200

Aquaman Vol. 6 #21
Aquaman Vol. 6 #22
Aquaman Vol. 6 #23
Aquaman Vol. 6 #24
Aquaman Vol. 6 #25
Aquaman Vol. 6 #26
Aquaman Vol. 6 #27
Aquaman Vol. 6 #28
Aquaman Vol. 6 #29
Aquaman Vol. 6 #30
Aquaman Vol. 6 #31

Read Batman: War Games here.

Batman: Gotham Knights #59

Detective Comics #800

Catwoman Vol. 3 #37

Gotham Central #25

Hellblazer: All His Engines #1 (2005)

Plastic Man Vol. 4 #1 (2004)
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #2
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #3
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #4
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #5
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #6

JLA #100

Justice League Elite #1 (2004)
Justice League Elite #2
Justice League Elite #3
Justice League Elite #4
Justice League Elite #5
Justice League Elite #6
Justice League Elite #7
Justice League Elite #8
Justice League Elite #9
Justice League Elite #10
Justice League Elite #11
Justice League Elite #12

Adventures of Superman #627
Adventures of Superman #628
Adventures of Superman #629
Adventures of Superman #630
Adventures of Superman #631
Adventures of Superman #632

Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5 #1 (2004)
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5 #2
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5 #3
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5 #4
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5 #5
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5 #6

Plastic Man Vol. 4 #8
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #9
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #10
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #11

Batman: Gotham County Line #1 (2005)
Batman: Gotham County Line #2
Batman: Gotham County Line #3

The Flash Vol. 2 #207
The Flash Vol. 2 #208
The Flash Vol. 2 #209
The Flash Vol. 2 #210
The Flash Vol. 2 #211
The Flash Vol. 2 #212

Hellblazer #207
Hellblazer #208
Hellblazer #209
Hellblazer #210
Hellblazer #211
Hellblazer #212
Hellblazer #213
Hellblazer #214
Hellblazer #215

Teen Titans Vol. 3 #17
Teen Titans Vol. 3 #18
Teen Titans Vol. 3 #19

Batman: Jekyll and Hyde #1 (2005)
Batman: Jekyll and Hyde #2
Batman: Jekyll and Hyde #3
Batman: Jekyll and Hyde #4
Batman: Jekyll and Hyde #5
Batman: Jekyll and Hyde #6

Plastic Man Vol. 4 #13
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #14
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #15
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #16
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #17
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #18
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #19
Plastic Man Vol. 4 #20

Seven Soldiers: Zatanna #1 (2005)
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna #2
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna #3
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna #4

Gotham Central #26
Gotham Central #27
Gotham Central #28
Gotham Central #29
Gotham Central #30
Gotham Central #31
Gotham Central #32
Gotham Central #33
Gotham Central #34
Gotham Central #35
Gotham Central #36

Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #1 (2005)
Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #2
Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #3
Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #4
Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #5