An alternate, darker timeline, the original Watchmen comic became a hit sensation. They were later expanded in prequel books, and included in DC’s Rebirth.
What’s on this Watchmen Reading Order?
This timeline attempts to include the original Watchmen graphic novel, the prequels, and any relevant Rebirth publications. While it might not contain every single story with the team, it does look at the primary comics.
Where to Start?
You can start anywhere you like on this timeline. You can start with the classic stuff, or move on to the more recent comics. When you see the Volumes begin to start over with number 1, that’s often a good place to start.
As always, if you like this timeline, you might enjoy some of our others, including our massive collection of DC timelines in our DC Comics Hub. And if you see something that needs to be added or changed, be sure to let us know over on our contact page. We love to hear all your feedback! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this Watchmen Reading Order.
|1878||Watchmen||Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre||Graphic Novel||Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke||2013-07-02||graphic-novel||amanda-conner darwyn-cooke|
|1879||Watchmen||Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair||Graphic Novel||John Higgins, Len Wein||2013-07-02||graphic-novel||john-higgins len-wein|
|1880||Watchmen||Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach||Graphic Novel||Brian Azzarello||2013-07-16||graphic-novel||brian-azzarello|
|1881||Watchmen||Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan||Graphic Novel||J. Michael Straczynski||2013-07-16||graphic-novel||j-michael-straczynski|
|1882||Watchmen||Watchmen||Graphic Novel||Alan Moore||2013-06-04||graphic-novel||alan-moore|
|1885||Rebirth||DC Universe: Rebirth||Graphic Novel||Geoff Johns||2016-11-29||graphic-novel||geoff-johns|
|1956||Rebirth||Batman/The Flash: The Button||Graphic Novel||Joshua Williamson, Tom King||2017-09-12||graphic-novel||joshua-williamson tom-king|
|1998.003||Rebirth||Superman: Action Comics: The Oz Effect||Graphic Novel||Dan Jurgens||2018-03-27||graphic-novel||dan-jurgens|