Batman Reading Order

Perhaps the most popular DC character, this reading order takes all of the major stories of the Dark Knight and places them in order.

What’s on the Batman Reading Order?

This timeline contains all of the major comic stories about DC’s popular character, Batman. While this list is not perfectly comprehensive, it includes most of the stories you would ever need to read. It allows you to experience the complete story of Batman. Get through this list, and you’ll be a leading expert on the character. Additionally, this timeline also includes several stories for Bat-family characters, such as Robin or Nightwing. If it’s relevant to the overall story of Batman and his team, you’ll find it here. Some of these stories cross over with mainstream DC events, but those are also important to further Batman’s storyline.

We assembled this list using multiple sources, and you should find most Batman stories here. However, if you see anything that is missing or could add to the list, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what we can do to improve the Batman reading order. Additionally, if you enjoyed this timeline, don’t forget to visit some of our others, such as the general DC Events and Recommended Reading page. Thank you again for visiting the site and be sure to click around! In the mean time, enjoy this Batman reading order.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

16

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2005-04-01

20

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2005-01-03

21

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2006-09-06

28

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1997-11-14

29

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-05-02

41

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-10-03

48

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1997-11-14

49

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2008-04-29

57

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2008-10-21

60

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2000-06-01

66

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1997-11-14

68

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2009-03-24

80

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2009-10-20

82

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2003-08-01

85

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2010-03-02

91

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Joe Greene

2010-12-14

94

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
Don Cameron
Joe Greene
Joe Samachson

2006-11-08

96

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1997-11-14

103

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bob Kane
Joe Desris

1990-10-01

104

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Don Cameron

2009-12-22

105

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2004-09-01

106

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2002-10-01

116

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1998-12-01

125

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Peter Poplaski

1991-09-01

126

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Alvin Schwartz
Bill Finger
Don Cameron
Jack Schiff
Joe Greene
Joe Samachson

2010-12-28

135

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1991-01-01

136

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-04-12

137

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-04-12

139

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2001-04-01

147

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2009-11-03

148

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Alvin Schwartz
Bill Finger
Don Cameron
Joe Samachson
William Woolfolk

2005-01-20

150

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2005-08-01

153

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
Jack Schiff

2004-05-01

160

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-11-14

178

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Alvin Schwartz
Bill Finger
Edmond Hamilton

1999-03-01

186

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
Dave Wood
Edmond Hamilton

2002-01-01

193

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
David Vern Reed
David Wood
Edmond Hamilton
France Herron
Joe Samachson

2002-05-01

201

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Alvin Schwartz
Bill Finger
Dave Wood
Edmond Hamilton
Jerry Coleman

2007-10-17

218

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Edmond Hamilton

2009-04-28

246

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Edmond Hamilton

2010-08-31

250

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
Ed Herron
Gardner Fox
John Broome

2003-03-01

251

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Coleman

2008-10-28

257

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
Ed Herron
Gardner Fox

2006-06-21

267

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
Ed Herron
Gardner Fox
John Broome
Sheldon Moldoff

2006-08-30

285

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger
Gardner Fox
John Broome
Robert Kanigher
Sheldon Moldoff

2007-06-06

295

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Jiro Kuwata

2008-10-28

298

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Coleman

2010-03-23

309

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox
John Broome
Mike Friedrich

2008-07-15

316

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bob Haney

2007-01-24

321

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

E. Nelson Bridwell
Frank Robbins
Gardner Fox
John Broome
Mike Friedrich
Robert Kanigher

2009-07-28

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