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

651

Zero Hour

Graphic Novel

Dan Jurgens

1994-08-23

1037

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Drew Johnson
Jodi Picoult

2007-11-07

449

Legends

Graphic Novel

George Pérez
Greg Potter
Len Wein

2004-03-01

65

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

C.C. Beck
Otto Binder

1998-05-04

1882

Watchmen

Graphic Novel

Alan Moore

2013-06-04

930

Identity Crisis

Graphic Novel

Gail Simone

2006-01-01

672.001

Underworld Unleashed

Graphic Novel

Mark Waid

1998-04-01

1157

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-10-20

1156

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-09-01

1155

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-06-02

1958

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Benjamin Percy
Christopher Priest
Dan Abnett

2017-11-14

59

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

William Moulton Marston

2010-03-23

1773

Elseworld

Graphic Novel

Andy Lanning
Dan Abnett

1999-10-01

12

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2006-01-04

425

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Marv Wolfman

1991-06-17

185

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

John Broome
Robert Kanigher

2009-09-29

16

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2005-04-01

1515

New 52 Vol. 3 – Death of the Family

Graphic Novel

Jeff Lemire
Scott Snyder

2013-11-19

1832

DC You

Graphic Novel

Peter Tomasi

2016-06-14

865

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb

2005-03-01

854

The 2000s

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb

2004-06-01

633

The 1990s

Graphic Novel

Dan Jurgens
Jerry Ordway
Karl Kesel
Louise Simonson
Roger Stern

1993-04-14

643

The 1990s

Graphic Novel

Brett Breeding
Dan Jurgens
Jon Bogdanove
Tom Grummett

1993-09-03

447

Legends

Graphic Novel

Jon Bogdanove
Louise Simonson

1991-09-01

1884

Rebirth

Graphic Novel

Peter J. Tomasi

2016-11-01

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