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    Default Best Batman stories of the past ten years?

    Saw someone made a thread like this over on the Spider-Man section, thought why not have one for Batman too? Favorite stories of this decade. Batfamily counts, so Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, other titles are up to be listed.

    For me, in no particular order (and sorry if I don't manage a full ten):
    1. Batman: The White Knight - Interesting elseworld, well done.
    2. Batman Earth One - I'm a bit in the minority, but I liked seeing such a grounded Batman having to struggle and fail until ultimately saving the day.
    3. Batman: Zero Year - One of the gems of the New52, this is just a really, really great origin story. Fan blasphemy, but I prefer it over Year One.
    4. Batgirl of Burnside - Only read the first volume/trade/whatever, but it was hella fun even if the story didn't feel impactful.
    5. Batman: Court of Owls - Such a good villain group idea that really meshes in well with the tone of Batman.
    6. The War of Jokes and Riddles - Definitely not a classic, but a pretty good year two story regardless and holy crap it made me care about Kite Man! Freaking Kite Man!

    Okay, so not quite ten, but for a newbie who only really started reading comic books this decade not bad. What's your list?

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    Listed chronologically:

    Batman VS. Robin (March, 2010)
    Batman & Robin Must Die (August, 2010)
    Red Hood: Lost Days (August, 2010)
    Batman/Catwoman: Follow the Money (January, 2011)
    Court of Owls (November, 2011)
    Leviathan Strikes (February, 2012)
    Batman Incorporated, Vol. 2 (July, 2012)
    Death of the Family (December, 2012)
    Batman/Harley Quinn Collected (March, 2018)
    Black Mirror-Absolute Edition (May, 2019)

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    In no order (sorry a bit more than 10):

    Batman and Son + Batman Inc. + Batman & Robin New52 (Full run)
    Batman, The Dark Knight: Cycle of Violence
    Batman: White Knight
    Batman: Earth-one vol.1-2
    Batman: Court of Owls / Night of Owls
    Batman Impossible: Batman & Robin New52 annual #1
    Batman: Gates of Gotham
    Batwoman: Elegy
    Detective Comics: On the Outside
    Batman / Elmer Fudd
    Batman / Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtles (ongoing)
    Li'l Gotham

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    Batman Annual 2
    Double Date

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    I think Morrison's run started in 06, so I'd say "any part of his run from October 2009 until it concluded" is my #1.

    The rest, in no particular order:

    2. Batman #5 (New 52), the labyrinth issue of Court of Owls. My #1 favorite single issue of all time.
    3. Black Mirror
    4. Death of the Family
    5. Dark Nights: Metal
    6. Batman: Graveyard Shift tpb (a nice collection of one shots from Snyder's run)
    7. Court of Owls saga (Batman 1-12, New 52)
    8. Batman/Superman vol 1 (New 52)
    9. Batman: The White Knight
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    1. King's run
    2. Morrison
    3. Black Mirror
    4. Tynion's Detective

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    In no particular order

    *Batman and Robin Must Die
    *Leviathan Rising
    *Black Mirror
    *Dark Knights: Metal (including the two preludes)
    *King's Batman Annual #2
    *I Am Suicide
    *Double Date
    *Court of the Owls
    *Endgame
    *Hunt for Robin/Robin Rises (this is one story, even if they have different names)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vakanai View Post
    Saw someone made a thread like this over on the Spider-Man section, thought why not have one for Batman too? Favorite stories of this decade. Batfamily counts, so Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, other titles are up to be listed.

    For me, in no particular order (and sorry if I don't manage a full ten):
    1. Batman: The White Knight - Interesting elseworld, well done.
    2. Batman Earth One - I'm a bit in the minority, but I liked seeing such a grounded Batman having to struggle and fail until ultimately saving the day.
    3. Batman: Zero Year - One of the gems of the New52, this is just a really, really great origin story. Fan blasphemy, but I prefer it over Year One.
    4. Batgirl of Burnside - Only read the first volume/trade/whatever, but it was hella fun even if the story didn't feel impactful.
    5. Batman: Court of Owls - Such a good villain group idea that really meshes in well with the tone of Batman.
    6. The War of Jokes and Riddles - Definitely not a classic, but a pretty good year two story regardless and holy crap it made me care about Kite Man! Freaking Kite Man!

    Okay, so not quite ten, but for a newbie who only really started reading comic books this decade not bad. What's your list?
    That someone be me. Here's my attempt:

    1. Batman and Robin Must Die.
    2. The Black Mirror.
    3. Endgame.
    4. Twenty-Seven from Detective Comics #27 Special Edition.
    5. Dark Night: A True Batman Story.
    6. Batman Impossible. Batman and Robin Annual #1.
    7. Batman vs. Robin.
    8. Leviathan Strikes One-Shot.
    9. Brand Building. Batman, Incorporated #0.
    10. Batman: Li'l Gotham.

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