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The Best Batman Comics  

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List Rules 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 Long Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Tim Sale, Jeph Loeb
Jeph Loeb
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Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Frank Miller
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Batman: The Dark Knight Return... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Lynn Varley
Frank Miller
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Batman: The Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Ow... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Scott Snyder
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Batman: Hush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Jeph Loeb
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Batman: A Death in the Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Batman: The Complete Knightfal... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant
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Arkham Asylum: A Serious House... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Batman: Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Batman: The Man Who Laughs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Ed Brubaker
Ed Brubaker
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Batman No Man's Land DC Comics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman 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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JLA: Tower of Babel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Mark Waid
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Batman: Zero Year is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Scott Snyder.  2013
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Batman and Robin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison
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Batman: The Cult is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Jim Starlin
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Batman: Earth One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Geoff Johns, Gary Frank.  2012
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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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Marv Wolfman, George Perez
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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Batman: Son of the Demon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Batman: Haunted Knight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Batman: Venom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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Dennis O'Neil
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Batman and Son is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Comics
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The Joker's Five Way Revenge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Richard Freeman added