DC Master Reading Order

Don’t be fooled by the low number of issues listed,  keep in mind this reading order ends with the 2200+ issue New 52 Reading Order.  We have yet another “Crisis” event with Final Crisis,  which has major repercussions within the Batman Family series of comics.  There are several huge events such as Blackest Night,  Brightest Day,  and Superman: New Krypton.  Then there is Flashpoint which radically changes the DC Universe and ushers in the New 52 era.

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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 7

Trinity #1 (2008)
Trinity #2
Trinity #3
Trinity #4
Trinity #5
Trinity #6
Trinity #7
Trinity #8
Trinity #9
Trinity #10
Trinity #11
Trinity #12
Trinity #13
Trinity #14
Trinity #15
Trinity #16
Trinity #17
Trinity #18
Trinity #19
Trinity #20
Trinity #21
Trinity #22
Trinity #23
Trinity #24
Trinity #25
Trinity #26
Trinity #27
Trinity #28
Trinity #29
Trinity #30
Trinity #31
Trinity #32
Trinity #33
Trinity #34
Trinity #35
Trinity #36
Trinity #37
Trinity #38
Trinity #39
Trinity #40
Trinity #41
Trinity #42
Trinity #43
Trinity #44
Trinity #45
Trinity #46
Trinity #47
Trinity #48
Trinity #49
Trinity #50
Trinity #51
Trinity #52

Salvation Run #1 (2008)
Salvation Run #2
Salvation Run #3
Salvation Run #4
Salvation Run #5
Salvation Run #6
Salvation Run #7

Gotham Underground #1 (2007)
Gotham Underground #2
Gotham Underground #3
Gotham Underground #4
Gotham Underground #5
Gotham Underground #6
Gotham Underground #7
Gotham Underground #8
Gotham Underground #9

Detective Comics #845

Terra #1 (2009)
Terra #2
Terra #3
Terra #4

Robin/Spoiler Special #1 (2008)

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

DC Universe #0 (2008) – First appearance of Larfleeze

Batman #676

Robin Vol. 4 #175
Robin Vol. 4 #176

Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 2 #11
Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 2 #12
Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 2 #13

Batman #677
Batman #678
Batman #679
Batman #680
Batman #681

Read Final Crisis here.

Batman #700

Detective Comics #852

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

Detective Comics #853

Secret Six Vol. 3 #1 (2008)
Secret Six Vol. 3 #2
Secret Six Vol. 3 #3
Secret Six Vol. 3 #4
Secret Six Vol. 3 #5
Secret Six Vol. 3 #6
Secret Six Vol. 3 #7
Secret Six Vol. 3 #8

Blue Beetle Vol. 8 #29
Blue Beetle Vol. 8 #20
Blue Beetle Vol. 8 #31
Blue Beetle Vol. 8 #32
Blue Beetle Vol. 8 #33
Blue Beetle Vol. 8 #34
Blue Beetle Vol. 8 #35
Blue Beetle Vol. 8 #36

Robin Vol. 4 #177
Robin Vol. 4 #178
Robin Vol. 4 #179
Robin Vol. 4 #180
Robin Vol. 4 #181
Robin Vol. 4 #182
Robin Vol. 4 #183

Read Battle for the Cowl here.

The Flash: Rebirth #1 (2009)
The Flash: Rebirth #2
The Flash: Rebirth #3
The Flash: Rebirth #4
The Flash: Rebirth #5
The Flash: Rebirth #6

Power Girl Vol. 2 #1 (2009)
Power Girl Vol. 2 #2
Power Girl Vol. 2 #3
Power Girl Vol. 2 #4
Power Girl Vol. 2 #5
Power Girl Vol. 2 #6

Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #26
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #27
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #28
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #29
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #30
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #31
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #32
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #33
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #34
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #35
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #36
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #37
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #38
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #39

Joker’s Asylum: Penguin #1 (2008)

Joker’s Asylum: Two-Face #1 (2008)

Joker’s Asylum:Killer Croc #1 (2010)

Joker’s Asylum: Clayface #1 (2010)

Read only the Deadman stories in Wednesday Comics #1-12.

Wednesday Comics #1 (2009)
Wednesday Comics #2
Wednesday Comics #3
Wednesday Comics #4
Wednesday Comics #5
Wednesday Comics #6
Wednesday Comics #7
Wednesday Comics #8
Wednesday Comics #9
Wednesday Comics #10
Wednesday Comics #11
Wednesday Comics #12

Justice Society of America Vol. 3 #23
Justice Society of America Vol. 3 #24
Justice Society of America Vol. 3 #25
Justice Society of America Vol. 3 #26

Green Arrow and Black Canary #16
Green Arrow and Black Canary #17
Green Arrow and Black Canary #18
Green Arrow and Black Canary #19
Green Arrow and Black Canary #20
Green Arrow and Black Canary #21
Green Arrow and Black Canary #22

Red Robin #1 (2009)
Red Robin #2
Red Robin #3
Red Robin #4

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

Gotham City Sirens #1 (2009)
Gotham City Sirens #2
Gotham City Sirens #3
Gotham City Sirens #4
Gotham City Sirens #5
Gotham City Sirens #6
Gotham City Sirens #7
Gotham City Sirens #8
Gotham City Sirens #9
Gotham City Sirens #10
Gotham City Sirens #11

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

Batgirl Vol. 3 #1 (2009)
Batgirl Vol. 3 #2
Batgirl Vol. 3 #3
Batgirl Vol. 3 #4
Batgirl Vol. 3 #5
Batgirl Vol. 3 #6
Batgirl Vol. 3 #7

Detective Comics #854
Detective Comics #855
Detective Comics #856
Detective Comics #857
Detective Comics #858
Detective Comics #859
Detective Comics #860
Detective Comics #861
Detective Comics #862
Detective Comics #863

The Question: Pipeline #1 (2011) – Collects the backups running through Detective Comics #854-863.

Power Girl Vol. 2 #7
Power Girl Vol. 2 #8
Power Girl Vol. 2 #9
Power Girl Vol. 2 #10
Power Girl Vol. 2 #11
Power Girl Vol. 2 #12

Faces of Evil: Solomon Grundy #1 (2009)

Secret Six Vol. 3 #10
Secret Six Vol. 3 #11
Secret Six Vol. 3 #12
Secret Six Vol. 3 #13
Secret Six Vol. 3 #14
Secret Six Vol. 3 #15
Secret Six Vol. 3 #16

Booster Gold Vol. 2 #15
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #16
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #17
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #18
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #19
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #20
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #21
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #22
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #23
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #24
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #25

Solomon Grundy #1 (2009)
Solomon Grundy #2
Solomon Grundy #3
Solomon Grundy #4
Solomon Grundy #5
Solomon Grundy #6

Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #1 (2009)
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #2
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #3

Green Arrow and Black Canary #23
Green Arrow and Black Canary #24
Green Arrow and Black Canary #25
Green Arrow and Black Canary #26
Green Arrow and Black Canary #27
Green Arrow and Black Canary #28
Green Arrow and Black Canary #29

Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #29
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #30
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #31
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #32

Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1 (2008)

Green Lantern Vol. 4 #36
Green Lantern Vol. 4 #37
Green Lantern Vol. 4 #38

Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #33
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #34
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #35
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #36
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #37
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #38

Green Lantern Vol. 4 #39
Green Lantern Vol. 4 #40
Green Lantern Vol. 4 #41
Green Lantern Vol. 4 #42

Read Blackest Night here.

Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #40
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #41
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #42
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #43
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #44

Arkham Asylum: Madness #1 (2010)

Red Robin #5
Red Robin #6
Red Robin #7
Red Robin #8
Red Robin #9

Batgirl Vol. 3 #8

Red Robin #10
Red Robin #11
Red Robin #12

Superman: Earth One #1 (2010)

Secret Six Vol. 3 #19
Secret Six Vol. 3 #20
Secret Six Vol. 3 #21
Secret Six Vol. 3 #22
Secret Six Vol. 3 #23
Secret Six Vol. 3 #24
Secret Six Vol. 3 #25
Secret Six Vol. 3 #26
Secret Six Vol. 3 #27
Secret Six Vol. 3 #28

Batgirl Vol. 3 #9
Batgirl Vol. 3 #10
Batgirl Vol. 3 #11
Batgirl Vol. 3 #12

Gotham City Sirens #12
Gotham City Sirens #13
Gotham City Sirens #14
Gotham City Sirens #15
Gotham City Sirens #16
Gotham City Sirens #17
Gotham City Sirens #18
Gotham City Sirens #19

Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #6
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #7
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #8
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #9
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #10
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #11
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #12
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #13
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #14
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #15

Booster Gold Vol. 2 #28
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #29
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #30
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #31

Batgirl Vol. 3 #13
Batgirl Vol. 3 #14
Batgirl Vol. 3 #15
Batgirl Vol. 3 #16

Red Robin #13
Red Robin #14
Red Robin #15
Red Robin #16
Red Robin #17

The Brave and the Bold Vol. 3 #32

Batman and Robin #7
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)

Read Brightest Day here.

Batman: Hidden Treasures #1 (2010)

Read Superman: New Krypton here.

War of the Supermen #0 (2010)
War of the Supermen #1
War of the Supermen #2
War of the Supermen #3
War of the Supermen #4

Batman and Robin #17
Batman and Robin #18
Batman and Robin #19

Zatanna Vol. 2 #1 (2010)
Zatanna Vol. 2 #2
Zatanna Vol. 2 #3
Zatanna Vol. 2 #4
Zatanna Vol. 2 #5
Zatanna Vol. 2 #6
Zatanna Vol. 2 #7
Zatanna Vol. 2 #8
Zatanna Vol. 2 #9
Zatanna Vol. 2 #10
Zatanna Vol. 2 #11

Booster Gold Vol. 2 #32
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #33
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #34
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #35
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #36

Batwoman #0 (2011)

Wonder Woman #600
Wonder Woman #601
Wonder Woman #602
Wonder Woman #603
Wonder Woman #604
Wonder Woman #605
Wonder Woman #606

Adventure Comics Vol. 2 #12

After Adventure Comics Vol. 2 #12 the series reverts to its original numbering starting with issue #516.

Adventure Comics #516

Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #16
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #17
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #18

Ragman: Suit of Souls #1 (2010)

Red Robin #18
Red Robin #19
Red Robin #20

Teen Titans Vol. 3 #92

Red Robin #21

Gotham City Sirens #20
Gotham City Sirens #21

Read Batman: Judgment on Gotham here.

Gotham City Sirens #23
Gotham City Sirens #24
Gotham City Sirens #25
Gotham City Sirens #26

Batgirl Vol. 3 #17
Batgirl Vol. 3 #18
Batgirl Vol. 3 #19
Batgirl Vol. 3 #20
Batgirl Vol. 3 #21
Batgirl Vol. 3 #22
Batgirl Vol. 3 #23
Batgirl Vol. 3 #24

Adventure Comics #518
Adventure Comics #519
Adventure Comics #520

Batman Incorporated #1 (2011)
Batman Incorporated #2

Detective Comics Annual #12

Batman Annual #28

Batman Incorporated #3
Batman Incorporated #4
Batman Incorporated #5
Batman Incorporated #6
Batman Incorporated #7
Batman Incorporated #8

Red Robin #23
Red Robin #24
Red Robin #25
Red Robin #26

Batman Inc. Leviathan Strikes! #1 (2012)

Action Comics #890
Action Comics #891
Action Comics #892
Action Comics #893
Action Comics #894
Action Comics #895
Action Comics #896

Secret Six Vol. 3 #29

Action Comics #897
Action Comics #898
Action Comics #899

Read Reign of Doomsday here.

Batman and Robin #20
Batman and Robin #21
Batman and Robin #22
Batman and Robin #23
Batman and Robin #24
Batman and Robin #25
Batman and Robin #26

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

Green Lantern: Larfleeze Christmas Special #1 (2011)

Secret Six Vol. 3 #30

Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #19
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #20
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #21
Doom Patrol Vol. 5 #22

Secret Six Vol. 3 #31
Secret Six Vol. 3 #32
Secret Six Vol. 3 #33
Secret Six Vol. 3 #34
Secret Six Vol. 3 #35
Secret Six Vol. 3 #36

Read War of the Green Lanterns here.

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #11
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #12

Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #61
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #62
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 2 #63

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

Superman #712

Booster Gold Vol. 2 #37
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #38
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #39
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #40
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #41
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #42
Booster Gold Vol. 2 #43

Batman: Earth One #1 (2012)

Read Flashpoint here.

Read New 52 here.

Read DC You here.

DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (2016)