DC’s Golden Age Reading Order

Ever wanted to read through the very beginnings of your favorite DC characters like Batman and Superman? This is where you start.

What’s on DC’s Golden Age reading order?

This timeline takes all of the major DC Golden Age trade paperbacks and assembles them in chronological order. While it’s hard to assemble a perfect timeline of this era, we’ve done our best, and we hope you like what you see. This era features the debut of classics like Batman and Superman, the two superheroes that essentially launched multi-billion-dollar franchises that have lasted over 75 years. Talk about longevity.

Where to start?

We recommend starting with the original Action Comics, where Superman made his debut. After that, we recommend checking out the original Detective Comics, which launched Batman. After that it’s really up to you. Some of these stories are hard to get through, but they can be fun for historical purposes.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Joe Kubert

2001-07-01

2

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Joe Kubert

2002-10-01

3

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Joe Kubert

2004-09-01

4

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake
Dennis O’Neil
Gil Kane
John Albano
Michael L. Fleisher
Robert Kanigher

2005-11-02

5

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Dennis O’Neil
Sergio Aragones

2010-05-11

6

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Dennis O’Neil
Sergio Aragones

2009-07-14

7

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jimmy Palmiotti
Jordi Bernet
Justin Gray
Phil Noto
Val Semeiks

2007-11-07

8

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Robert Kanigher

2002-12-01

9

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Joe Kubert

2006-09-06

10

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Robert Kanigher

2008-02-13

11

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Steve Englehart

2010-06-01

12

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2006-01-04

13

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

1998-05-04

14

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2007-02-07

15

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2005-02-01

16

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2005-04-01

17

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2007-08-01

18

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Harry Shorten

2004-01-21

19

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

2006-03-15

20

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2005-01-03

21

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2006-09-06

22

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Will Eisner

2000-06-01

23

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

1999-09-01

24

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2008-02-06

25

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

1997-11-14

26

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

2005-01-19

27

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

C.C. Beck

1999-02-10

28

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1997-11-14

29

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-05-02

30

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

1999-09-01

31

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

1998-12-01

32

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2008-08-26

33

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Will Eisner

2000-09-01

34

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2003-04-01

35

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

C.C. Beck

1999-07-01

36

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1999-05-01

37

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

1997-11-14

38

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2009-02-24

39

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

2006-02-01

40

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

1997-11-14

41

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2007-10-03

42

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

C.C. Beck

2002-12-01

43

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

2006-02-15

44

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Will Eisner

2001-01-01

45

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

1999-09-01

46

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2009-07-28

47

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

C.C. Beck

2004-08-04

48

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

1997-11-14

49

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Bill Finger

2008-04-29

50

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Jerry Siegel

2010-04-20

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