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

927

Identity Crisis

Graphic Novel

Bill Willingham
Judd Winick

2005-12-01

930

Identity Crisis

Graphic Novel

Gail Simone

2006-01-01

940

Identity Crisis

Graphic Novel

Dave Gibbons

2006-01-01

946

Identity Crisis

Graphic Novel

Allan Heinberg
Geoff Johns

2006-01-11

947

Infinite Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2006-09-20

970

52/One Year Later

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns
Grant Morrison
Mark Waid

2012-11-27

971

52/One Year Later

Graphic Novel

John Ostrander
Keith Champagne

2007-12-05

974

52/One Year Later

Graphic Novel

Jeph Loeb

2007-04-07

1037

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Drew Johnson
Jodi Picoult

2007-11-07

1043

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2014-11-11

1044

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2007-08-01

1062

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Paul Dini

2008-06-10

1071

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Dave Gibbons
Geoff Johns
Peter Tomasi

2012-10-02

1097

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Keith Giffen
Paul Dini
Sean McKeever

2008-07-29

1105

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Keith Champagne

2008-08-12

1111

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Keith Giffen
Paul Dini
Sean McKeever

2008-10-07

1115

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Keith Giffen
Paul Dini
Sean McKeever

2008-11-25

1155

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-06-02

1156

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-09-01

1157

Countdown to Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Kurt Busiek

2009-10-20

1158

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2014-04-22

1161

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Grant Morrison

2009-02-10

1169

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2009-03-10

1175

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Geoff Johns

2010-05-04

1187

Final Crisis

Graphic Novel

Fabian Nicieza
Tony S. Daniel

2009-11-24

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