DC Events Timeline and Recommended Reading

Reading everything is pretty much impossible. But if you want the best of the best, and the most important events, use this DC reading order.

What’s in the DC Events Timeline?

This is our DC Events timeline, which includes recommended reading scattered throughout the entire DC universe, starting before Crisis on Infinite Earths, and going all the way until the most recent Convergence event.

As with our other comic-based timelines, we have omitted the authors and years on the timeline. This is because any trade may have multiple authors, and the dates for the trade’s release do not necessarily reflect the dates of original publication. So to avoid confusion we’ve left out both.

We hope you enjoy this DC events timeline. If you see any major DC publications or events that should be on this list, let us know ASAP and we’ll add it on. We love to hear any and all feedback you have for us. Additionally, if you’re interested in more DC Comics timelines, visit our DC Comics hub!

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

2002

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Steve Orlando

2018-03-13

1885

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2016-11-29

1842

DC You

Graphic Novel

Brian Buccellato

2016-10-11

1864

DC You

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2016-09-27

1831

DC You

Graphic Novel

Greg Pak

2016-07-26

1832

DC You

Graphic Novel

Peter Tomasi

2016-06-14

1859

DC You

Graphic Novel

Lee Bermejo
Patrick Gleason
Ray Fawkes
Tom King
Various

2016-04-19

1862

DC You

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2016-03-15

1043

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2014-11-11

1158

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2014-04-22

1481

New 52 Vol. 3 – Death of the Family

Graphic Novel

Ann Nocenti
Fabian Nicieza
Gail Simone
John Layman
Kyle Higgins
Peter Tomasi
Scott Lobdell
Scott Snyder

2013-10-22

1515

New 52 Vol. 3 – Death of the Family

Graphic Novel

Jeff Lemire
Scott Snyder

2013-11-19

789

Our Worlds at War/Joker’s Last Laugh

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb
Joe Casey
Joe Kelly
Mark Schultz
Peter David
Phil Jimenez
Todd Dezago

2006-06-10

1746

Elseworld

Graphic Novel

Brian Augustyn

2013-03-12

447

Legends

Graphic Novel

Jon Bogdanove
Louise Simonson

1991-09-01

1774

Elseworld

Graphic Novel

Mark Millar

2009-11-17

1420

New 52 Vol. 1

Graphic Novel

Jimmy Palmiotti
Justin Gray

2012-11-06

1355

Brightest Day/Flashpoint

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns
Peter Tomasi
Tony Bedard

2011-11-22

1372

New 52 Vol. 1

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2012-05-08

1808

Dark Knight Universe

Graphic Novel

Frank Miller

2002-11-01

1773

Elseworld

Graphic Novel

Andy Lanning
Dan Abnett

1999-10-01

644

The 1990s

Graphic Novel

Ron Marz

2003-10-01

442

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Marv Wolfman

2001-01-01

742

DC One Million

Graphic Novel

Devin Grayson
Greg Rucka
Jordan B. Gorfinkel

2001-04-01

672.001

Underworld Unleashed

Graphic Novel

Mark Waid

1998-04-01

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