The Best Batman Comics

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List Criteria: Batman comic books and serials only.

So many great Batman stories out there. A dark, brooding, completely kick-ass superhero in a brutal, festering city is ripe ground for good writing. The best Batman story arcs always bring out the best in the Dark Knight. Any list like this is going to be pretty subjective, but I've opened it up for everyone to add anything they see is missing here. I've started with my personal favorites, but everyone's gotta start somewhere! Vote on what you think are the best batman comic series and add what's (in your opinion) missing. What are the best Batman stories?

What is the best Batman comic? Check out more lists like what is the best Spider Man costume? Which Iron Man Amor is the best? Who had the coolest superhero costume of all time

So what are your top Batman comics?
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    Batman: The Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: The Killing Joke Alan Moore

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    DC Comics Jeph Loeb

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    DC Comics Frank Miller

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    Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Year One Frank Miller

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    Batman: A Death in the Family is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: A Death in the Family Jim Starlin

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    Batman: Hush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Hush Jeph Loeb

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    Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Ow... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls Scott Snyder

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    Batman: The Complete Knightfal... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: The Complete Knightfall Saga Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant

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    Arkham Asylum: A Serious House... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth Grant Morrison

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    Batman: Under the Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Under the Red Hood

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    DC Comics Jeph Loeb

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    DC Comics Ed Brubaker

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    JLA: Tower of Babel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    JLA: Tower of Babel Mark Waid

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    Batman: Zero Year is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Zero Year Scott Snyder.  2013

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    Batman No Man's Land DC Comics is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman No Man's Land DC Comics Jordan B. Gorfinkel, Greg Rucka, Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty, Paul Dini, Bob Gale, Devin K. Grayson, Kelley Puckett, Larry Hama, Bronwyn Carlton

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    DC Comics Grant Morrison

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    DC Comics Brian Augustyn

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    Batman: Son of the Demon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Son of the Demon Mike Barr

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    Batman: A Lonely Place of Dyin... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Marv Wolfman, George Perez

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    DC Comics Jim Starlin

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    Batman: Haunted Knight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Haunted Knight Jeph Loeb

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    Batman: Venom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Venom Dennis O'Neil

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    Batman: Earth One is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Earth One Geoff Johns, Gary Frank.  2012

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    DC Comics Ed Brubaker

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    Batman, Black and White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman, Black and White Various short stories

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    Batman and Son is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman and Son

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    DC Comics Paul Pope

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    Bruce Wayne: Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Bruce Wayne: Fugitive Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson, Ed Brubaker

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    The Joker's Five Way Revenge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    The Joker's Five Way Revenge

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    DC Comics

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    DC Comics Tony Daniel

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    DC Comics Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins

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    Batman Noir is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman Noir Eduardo Risso, Brian Azzarello.  2013

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    DC Comics Matt Wagner

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    The Laughing Fish is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    The Laughing Fish

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    DC Comics

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    Batman: Cataclysm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Cataclysm

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    Batman: Blind Justice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Blind Justice Sam Hamm

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    Batman: Broken City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Broken City Brian Azzarello

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    Batman: Year Three is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Year Three Marv Wolfman

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    Batman: Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Red Rain Doug Moench

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    DC Comics

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    Batman: War Games is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: War Games Andersen Gabrych, Bill Willingham

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    JSA: The Liberty Files is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    JSA: The Liberty Files

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    Madness is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Madness

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    Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again

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