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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656 164
Batman: The Dark Knight Return... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Lynn Varley - Frank Miller

2
513 107
Batman: The Long Halloween is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: The Long Halloween Tim Sale, Jeph Loeb - Jeph Loeb

3
529 114
Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: Year One Frank Miller

4
641 178
Batman: The Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: The Killing Joke Alan Moore

5
453 118
Batman: Hush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: Hush Jeph Loeb

6
352 74
Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Ow... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Comics
ScottLopez added Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls Scott Snyder

7
384 120
Batman: A Death in the Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: A Death in the Family Jim Starlin

9
307 108
Batman: The Complete Knightfal... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: The Complete Knightfall Saga Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant

10
298 108
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
262 91
Batman: Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Comics

12
227 89
Batman: The Man Who Laughs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: The Man Who Laughs Ed Brubaker - Ed Brubaker

13
180 79
Batman: Zero Year is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Batman: Zero Year Scott Snyder.  2013

14
159 73
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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171 82
JLA: Tower of Babel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Switchdoctor added JLA: Tower of Babel Mark Waid

The Greatest Batsuits / Batman Costumes of All Time

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155 81
Batman and Robin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman and Robin Grant Morrison - Grant Morrison

17
99 59
Batman: A Lonely Place of Dyin... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Comics
PedroBenith added Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Marv Wolfman, George Perez

18
137 60
Batman: Earth One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Batman: Earth One Geoff Johns, Gary Frank.  2012

19
143 69
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Comics

20
135 65
Batman: Son of the Demon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: Son of the Demon Mike Barr

21
108 54
Batman: The Cult is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Comics
PedroBenith added Batman: The Cult Jim Starlin

22
104 66
Batman: Haunted Knight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: Haunted Knight Jeph Loeb

The 20 Worst DC Comics Movies

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102 67
Batman: Venom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Comics
PedroBenith added Batman: Venom Dennis O'Neil

24
95 57
Batman and Son is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Comics
BrettSaltzer added Batman and Son

25
105 72
Gotham Central is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Gotham Central Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker - Ed Brubaker

26
41 26
The Joker's Five Way Revenge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Richard Freeman added The Joker's Five Way Revenge

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5 4
Batman: the Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: the Killing Joke

28
126 80
Batman: Battle for the Cowl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Comics

29
33 22
Batman: Red Rain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Comics
InRustWeTrust added Batman: Red Rain

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

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109 68
Batman, Black and White is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman, Black and White Various short stories

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72 51
Batman and the Monster-Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Comics
BrettSaltzer added Batman and the Monster-Men

32
76 68
Bruce Wayne: Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Bruce Wayne: Fugitive Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson, Ed Brubaker

33
70 50
Batman: Gates of Gotham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Comics
AlexanderRay added Batman: Gates of Gotham Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins

34
41 22
The Laughing Fish is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Richard Freeman added The Laughing Fish

35
67 48
Batman Noir is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Batman Noir Eduardo Risso, Brian Azzarello.  2013

36
87 74
Batman: Year 100 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: Year 100 Paul Pope

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

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31 29
Trinity is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Comics

38
29 27
Batman: Cataclysm is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: Cataclysm

39
66 64
Batman: War Games is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Comics
dubier added Batman: War Games Andersen Gabrych, Bill Willingham

40
51 50
Batman: Blind Justice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Batman Comics
PedroBenith added Batman: Blind Justice Sam Hamm

41
58 58
Batman: Cacophony is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Batman: Cacophony Kevin Smith

42
74 62
Batman: Broken City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: Broken City Brian Azzarello

43
73 65
Batman and the Mad Monk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Comics

44
67 60
Batman: Year Three is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Batman: Year Three Marv Wolfman

45
20 25
Madness is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Richard Freeman added Madness

46
39 47
JSA: The Liberty Files is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added JSA: The Liberty Files

47
50 71
Batman: The Widening Gyre is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Riot18 added Batman: The Widening Gyre Kevin Smith

48
21 37
Batman: The Dark Knight Strike... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Comics
Pedro de Pacas added Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again Frank Miller