Total Nerd 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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615 132
Batman: The Long Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Tim Sale, Jeph Loeb - Jeph Loeb

2
622 137
Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Frank Miller

3
738 208
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

4
747 198
Batman: The Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Comics

5
528 138
Batman: Hush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Jeph Loeb

6
417 93
Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Ow... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Comics
ScottLopez added Scott Snyder

7
444 141
Batman: A Death in the Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Comics

8
366 105
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theghostX9 added

9
356 123
Batman: The Complete Knightfal... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant

10
338 128
Arkham Asylum: A Serious House... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Comics

11
296 100
Batman: Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Comics

12
270 98
Batman: The Man Who Laughs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Ed Brubaker - Ed Brubaker

13
188 80
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

14
209 96
Batman: Zero Year is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Scott Snyder.  2013

15
200 97
JLA: Tower of Babel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Switchdoctor added Mark Waid

16
184 89
Batman and Robin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Grant Morrison - Grant Morrison

17
116 66
Batman: A Lonely Place of Dyin... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Comics
PedroBenith added Marv Wolfman, George Perez

18
160 67
Batman: Earth One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Geoff Johns, Gary Frank.  2012

19
131 59
Batman: The Cult is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Comics
PedroBenith added Jim Starlin

20
51 10
Batman: the Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Comics

21
162 79
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Comics

22
148 70
Batman: Son of the Demon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Comics

23
118 73
Batman: Haunted Knight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Comics

24
117 74
Batman: Venom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Comics
PedroBenith added Dennis O'Neil

25
113 62
Batman and Son is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Comics
BrettSaltzer added

26
54 28
The Joker's Five Way Revenge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Richard Freeman added

27
115 77
Gotham Central is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker - Ed Brubaker

28
54 26
The Laughing Fish is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Richard Freeman added

29
138 86
Batman: Battle for the Cowl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Comics

30
39 27
Batman: Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Comics
InRustWeTrust added

31
77 55
Batman and the Monster-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Comics
BrettSaltzer added

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75 54
Batman: Gates of Gotham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Comics
AlexanderRay added Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins

33
80 73
Bruce Wayne: Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson, Ed Brubaker

34
114 74
Batman, Black and White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Various short stories

35
70 52
Batman Noir is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Eduardo Risso, Brian Azzarello.  2013

36
93 83
Batman: Year 100 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Paul Pope

37
72 68
Batman: War Games is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Comics
dubier added Andersen Gabrych, Bill Willingham

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36 33
Trinity is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Comics

39
55 53
Batman: Blind Justice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Comics
PedroBenith added Sam Hamm

40
62 64
Batman: Cacophony is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Kevin Smith

41
80 67
Batman and the Mad Monk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Comics

42
80 68
Batman: Broken City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Brian Azzarello

43
30 34
Batman: Cataclysm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Comics

44
68 68
Batman: Year Three is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Marv Wolfman

45
9 2
Batman:Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Comics
AleksandrKayudin added

Head over heels in her devotion to the Joker, Arkham psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel gave up her career (and her sanity) to transform herself into the ultimate companion for crime’s clown prince - the mad moll Harley Quinn. 

Of course, Harley’s romance with the Joker hasn’t been easy. The two are at each other throats as often as in each other’s arms, and that buzzkill Batman is always sticking his nose in just when things are starting to get fun. But what great love story is without the occasional incarceration and life-threatening peril?

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22 33
Madness is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Richard Freeman added

47
39 55
JSA: The Liberty Files is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Comics

48
5 0
Legends of the Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Comics

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7 3
Batman: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Comics
ewanswitchedthelabels added

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1 1
The Man Who Falls is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Comics
portey added