DC Comics Timelines and Reading Orders

Welcome to the ultimate hub of DC Comics timelines and other various timelines related to this superhero universe. This list compiles all of the DC trade paperbacks in a chronological reading order. Additionally, this page also includes fan favorites like the DC Extended Universe or the Arrowverse shows. We hope you enjoy! let us know on our contact page if there’s another DC timeline you would like to see. In addition, don’t forget to visit our Marvel page for a similar list of Marvel Comics.

The “Main” DC Timelines

These are the most important timelines that deal with the comics, including the all-inclusive main continuity timeline, our recommended reading timeline, and more!

DC Film Timelines

These are the main film-based timelines set in DC Universes. Whether you’re a fan of the DC Extended Universe or the old Nolan films, or even the animated movie universe, you’ll find those here.

DC Television Timelines

DC has been very successful on television. These timelines assemble various television franchises based on DC character. From the animated Batman: The Animated Series, to the more modern Arrowverse, you’ll find a wealth of content here.

DC Video Game Timelines

These are the main video-game-based timelines for the DC Universe. Right now, there are only two main video game franchises that fit into this category, but who knows, there will probably be more to come.

Event Eras and Alternate Timelines

The main continuity timeline above can be a lot to take in. That’s why we’ve broken it down into some of these smaller timelines. These also include a few alternate universe timelines that you might be interested in, such as the Amalgam universe, or the Earth One universe.
The Golden AgeThe Silver AgeThe Bronze AgeCrisis – Zero HourUnderworld Unleashed – Infinite CrisisInfinite Crisis – FlashpointThe New 52RebirthThe Amalgam UniverseThe Dark Knight UniverseEarth OneDC Icons SeriesElseworlds

Character and Team Reading Orders

Perhaps you’re drawn to one character in particular. That is why we have a variety of character timelines available here, arranged in alphabetical order. We hope you enjoy!
AquamanBatgirlBatmanBatwomanBatman BeyondBlack CanaryBlue BeetleBooster GoldCatwomanCyborgDamian WayneDeathstrokeFlashGreen ArrowGreen LanternHarley QuinnHawkmanHellblazerJokerJustice LeagueJustice SocietyLegion of SuperheroesLoboLuciferMartian ManhunterNew GodsNightwingOutsidersRed HoodRed RobinSandmanShazamSuicide SquadSuperboySupergirlSupermanSwamp ThingTeen TitansTrinityWatchmenWonder WomanWorld’s Finest

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