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?

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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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    Batman: The Dark Knight Return... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns DC Comics Frank Miller

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    Batman: The Long Halloween is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: The Long Halloween DC Comics Jeph Loeb

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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

    added by ScottLopez
    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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    Batman: Under the Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by theghostX9
    Batman: Under the Red Hood

  10. 10
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    Arkham Asylum: A Serious House... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth Grant Morrison

  11. 11
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    Batman: Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Dark Victory DC Comics Jeph Loeb

  12. 12
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    Batman: The Man Who Laughs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: The Man Who Laughs DC Comics Ed Brubaker

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

    added by Switchdoctor
    JLA: Tower of Babel Mark Waid

  14. 14
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    Batman No Man's Land DC Comics is listed (or ranked) 14 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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    Batman: Zero Year is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Zero Year Scott Snyder.  2013

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    Batman and Robin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman and Robin DC Comics Grant Morrison

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    Batman: Son of the Demon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Son of the Demon Mike Barr

  18. 18
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    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight DC Comics Brian Augustyn

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

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

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    Batman: The Cult is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by PedroBenith
    Batman: The Cult 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

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

    added by PedroBenith
    Batman: Venom Dennis O'Neil

  23. 23
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    Gotham Central is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Gotham Central DC Comics Ed Brubaker

  24. 24
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    Batman, Black and White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman, Black and White Various short stories

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    Batman: Earth One is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Earth One Geoff Johns, Gary Frank.  2012

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    The Joker's Five Way Revenge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by Richard Freeman
    The Joker's Five Way Revenge

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    Batman: Year 100 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Year 100 DC Comics Paul Pope

  28. 28
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    Batman and Son is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by BrettSaltzer
    Batman and Son

  29. 29
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    Bruce Wayne: Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Comics


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

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    Batman and the Monster-Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by BrettSaltzer
    Batman and the Monster-Men DC Comics

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    Batman: Battle for the Cowl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Battle for the Cowl DC Comics Tony Daniel

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    Batman: Gates of Gotham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by AlexanderRay
    Batman: Gates of Gotham DC Comics Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins

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

    added by Riot18
    Batman Noir Eduardo Risso, Brian Azzarello.  2013

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    Batman and the Mad Monk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman and the Mad Monk DC Comics Matt Wagner

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


    Trinity DC Comics

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    Batman: Cataclysm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Cataclysm

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

    added by PedroBenith
    Batman: Blind Justice Sam Hamm

  38. 38
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    The Laughing Fish is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by Richard Freeman
    The Laughing Fish

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


    Batman: Broken City Brian Azzarello

  40. 40
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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: War Games is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by dubier
    Batman: War Games Andersen Gabrych, Bill Willingham

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    Batman: Cacophony is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by Riot18
    Batman: Cacophony DC Comics

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    JSA: The Liberty Files is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by Riot18
    JSA: The Liberty Files

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    Batman: Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by InRustWeTrust
    Batman: Red Rain Doug Moench

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

    added by Richard Freeman
    Madness

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    Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again

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    Batman: The Widening Gyre is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by Riot18
    Batman: The Widening Gyre DC Comics

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