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 Frank Miller

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    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: Hush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Hush Jeph Loeb

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    Batman: A Death in the Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: A Death in the Family Jim Starlin

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

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    Batman: Under the Red Hood

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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

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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 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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    DC Comics Grant Morrison

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    Batman: Zero Year is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Zero Year Scott Snyder.  2013

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    DC Comics Brian Augustyn

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    Batman: A Lonely Place of Dyin... is listed (or ranked) 18 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, Black and White is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Earth One Geoff Johns, Gary Frank.  2012

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    Batman: Son of the Demon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Son of the Demon Mike Barr

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    Batman: Haunted Knight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Haunted Knight Jeph Loeb

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    DC Comics Ed Brubaker

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

    added by PedroBenith
    Batman: Venom Dennis O'Neil

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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

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    DC Comics Paul Pope

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    DC Comics Tony Daniel

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    DC Comics Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins

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    Bruce Wayne: Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Comics


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

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    Batman Noir is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman Noir Eduardo Risso, Brian Azzarello.  2013

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    DC Comics

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    Batman: Blind Justice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Batman: Blind Justice Sam Hamm

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    DC Comics Matt Wagner

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


    Batman: Broken City Brian Azzarello

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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: Year Three is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Comics


    Batman: Year Three Marv Wolfman

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    The Joker's Five Way Revenge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by Richard Freeman
    The Joker's Five Way Revenge

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    The Laughing Fish is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by Richard Freeman
    The Laughing Fish

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    DC Comics

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    JSA: The Liberty Files is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Comics

    added by Riot18
    JSA: The Liberty Files

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

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

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    Madness is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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    Madness

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    DC Comics

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