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    Default Which Batman TPB to read before going into New 52?

    I own everything New 52 to current now.


    I have read some of the pre New 52 but want to collect some of it, would prefer TPB due to prices of floppies maybe



    Right now I have Final Crisis 1-7, Infinite Crisis 1-7, Omac Project set, Identity Crisis 1-7



    Kind of confused with the Batman RIP, Last Rites and all that where Dick takes the mantle is there a trade that collects all that?

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    All of that stuff is being collected in the Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibuses. Vol. 1 and 2 are out. Vol. 3 comes out in August.

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    Looking for a lot of the Tec but looks like floppies are the only way to, as well as the last few issues of Batman up to 713. None of those are collected

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    'Tec is collected in really goofy ways in there - Face the Face has the first post-Infinite Crisis story, then the upcoming Paul Dini Batman omnibus has most of the 'Tec issues that are concurrent w/Batman by Morrison v1, then after RIP/Final Crisis, the book is a Batwoman book for 11 issues (Batwoman by Rucka), then the collections Arkham Reborn, Batman: Imposters (which is a video game tie in or something weird), and the Black Mirror get you to the end of the pre-New 52 'Tec run.

    I'd break it down as
    Infinite Crisis
    Face the Face
    Batman by Morrison v1
    Batman by Paul Dini (first half of book)
    Final Crisis

    Now we're at Dick as Batman:
    Battle of the Cowl
    Batman by Morrison v2 is the spine of the story
    Batman: Arkham Reborn
    Long Shadows
    Life After Death

    Now Bruce has returned:
    Bruce Wayne: The Road Home (I thought this mini was wildly useless, but it goes here)
    Batman by Morrison v3 (forthcoming)
    Black Mirror (Snyder)
    Gates of Gotham
    Eye of the Beholder
    Dark Knight: Golden Dawn
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    RIP is before Final Crisis
    Last Rites are what happens during Final Crisis when Batman went missing
    After Final Crisis, it's Battle for The Cowl where Gotham fight for Batman's cowl
    Then the Batman Reborn era

    Batman Eye of The Beholder collects the last issues of BATMAN #704-707 and #710-712.
    #713 has never been collected afaik

    Gotham Must Be Judged collects Batman #708-709 and the corresponding Batfamily titles in that crossover
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matches View Post
    I own everything New 52 to current now.


    I have read some of the pre New 52 but want to collect some of it, would prefer TPB due to prices of floppies maybe



    Right now I have Final Crisis 1-7, Infinite Crisis 1-7, Omac Project set, Identity Crisis 1-7



    Kind of confused with the Batman RIP, Last Rites and all that where Dick takes the mantle is there a trade that collects all that?
    Ok, here I go:

    New52 is an era in which DC tried to reboot all its titles.
    Only 2 univers were only partially rebooted:
    • Batman
    • Green Lantern

    All the other DC Univers were fully rebooted.

    The New52 was introduced by the event Flashpoint in 2011.
    The New52 era ended in 2016 with the event DC Univers Rebirth.
    Some other minor events happed after Rebirth up to the conclusion, Doomsday Clock.
    Only "Watchmen" is necessary to have read to understant those events.

    During the New52 era Batman appears in 4-5 series:
    • Batman - The main storyline told by Scott Snyder - It is written so the reader doesn't need to have read anything before.
    • Batman & Robin - The title that somewhat continues what Grant Morrison started
    • Detective Comics - Written by various writters, each mini-runs can be read on their own.
    • Batman, the dark Knight - A title mainly centered on vilains back-stories - It is a bit disconnected from the main timeline.
    • Batman Eternal / Batman & Robin Eternal - 2 maxi-series centered mainly on street crimes and gangsters - 2 because there a some events concerning Robin, that you can follow in Batman & Robin - These maxis can also be read on theire own


    Before going back to Batman, here is how the pre-Flashpoint crisis should be read:
    • 1986 - Crisis On Infinit Earths (aka COIE)
    • 2004 - Identity Crisis
    • 2005 - Infinite Crisis
    • ???? - 52
    • 2008 - Seven Solders of Victory / Final Crisis


    Crisis on Infinit Earths is sadly a big crossover and should only be read as so.
    So no small tpb for this story, but it is probably the most interresting DC Event/crisis.

    Indentity Crisis is a small event, somewhat prequel to Infinit Crisis.

    Identity Crisis is much more than the event Infinit Crisis and the story Omac Project. All of the following are important to read:
    1. Countdown to Infinit Crisis
    2. OMAC Project
    3. Villains United
    4. Day of Vengeance
    5. The Rann-Thanagar War
    6. Infinit Crisis

    This would be the tpb reading order

    After Infinit Crisis, all heroes jumped one year in the future.
    What happened during this lost year was later told by DC in 52.
    It is not really an event, but a really interesting title to read.

    Then happend Final Crisis.
    But as a prequel, you should/must read Sevent Solders of Victory, or you will worder about a few things.
    There is also a Countdown to Final Crisis, but you should/must skip it.

    Let's go back to Batman.
    What should you read before New52, well nothing unless you whish to read Batman & Robin.
    To understand Batman & Robin, you should know what happened in Grant Morrison's run.
    Grant Morrison's run goes as follow:
    1. The Black Casebook
    2. Batman & Son - a must read
    3. The Black Glove
    4. Batman R.I.P.
    5. Final Crisis - necessary
    6. Batman: Battle of the Cowl - this is were Dick takes the mantle
    7. Batman & Robin by Morrison (3 tpb) - very interresting
    8. The Return of Bruce Wayne
    9. Batman Incorporated vol.1 - a must read
    10. Batman Incorporated vol.2: Gotham's Most Wanted - a must must read


    During the New52 era, what would I recommand reading:
    The Owls Saga - very good
    1. Batman: The Court of Owls
    2. Nightwing: Traps and Trapezes
    3. Batman: Night of the Owls - the crossover tpb !

    The Joker Saga
    1. Batman: Death of The Familly
    2. Joker: Death of The Familly - the crossover tpb !
    3. Batman: Endgame

    Zero Year
    1. Batman: Zero Year - Secret City
    2. Batman: Zero Year - Dark City

    Batman, the dark knight by Gregg Hurwitz - I enjoyed a lot
    1. Batman, the dark knight: Cycle of violence
    2. Batman, the dark knight: Mad
    3. Batman, the dark knight: Clay

    Detective Comics by John Layman
    1. Detective Comics: Emperor Penguin
    2. Detective Comics: The Wrath
    3. Detective Comics: Gothtopia

    Detective Comics by Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato - excellent
    1. Detective Comics: Icarus
    2. Detective Comics: Anarky

    Batman & Robin by Peter J. Tomasy + Robin, son of Batman by Ray Fawkes - the best of the New52 era
    1. Batman & Robin vol.1-7
    2. Robin, Son of Batman vol.1-2


    You can of course complete the Batman and Detective Comics titles if you'd like but the other stories are pretty bad and uncessary for the current runs.
    I would suggest completing Nighwing that continues in Grayson: Agent of Spyral.
    The maxi series Batman Eternal and Batman & Robin Eternal are also not that bad.


    After all this comes the DC Univers Rebirth event.
    This new era is called "Rebirth".
    It will start out with 3 titles:
    1. Batman by Tom King - in just ended not long ago
    2. Detective Comics by James Tynion IV - it's over, it was followed by some fillers (that are very good) and now a new run has started by Peter J. Tomasi
    3. All-star Batman - an independant title by Scott Snyder in which Batman goes out of Gotham - but not very good


    Tom King's run is devided into big plots:
    1. The I Am trilogy - in the 3 first tpb - this storyline concludes in the end of his run in the City of Bane story
    2. War of Jokes and Riddles - an independant story in tpb 4 - fun to read
    3. The Batman/Catwoman relationship - in tpb 5-7 - a bit longish
    4. The breakup - in tpb 8-10 - no that bad
    5. City of Bane - in tpb 11-12 - I haven't read yet

    King sayd he will finish Batman/Catwoman's realationship plot in a mini-serie yet to come.

    James Tynion IV's took over after Tom King. The tpb are not out yet. He plans on doing a big Joker War plot over several tpb.

    James Tynion IV's run on Detective Comics is composed of mainly 1 storyline. Very interresting about the creation of a new Bat-team
    • Detective Comics Rebirth vol.1-7

    Detective Comics fillers:
    • Detective Comics Rebirth vol.8-9

    Peter J. Tomasi on Detective Comics
    • Detective Comics Rebirth vol.10-ongoing


    Around 2018 Scott Snyder started a new project that Introduces a Dark Multivers.
    It is somewhat an event that impacts the Batman and Justice League Universes.
    It is the Metal storyline. It has 3-4 phases:
    Phase 1:
    1. Dark Days: Road to Metal
    2. Dark Nights: Metal
    3. Dark Nights: The Nightmare Batmen
    4. Dark Nights: Metal – The Resistance

    Phase 2 (Justice League):
    1. Justice League: No Justice
    2. Justice League by Scott Snyder vol.1-ongoing

    Phase 2 (Batman):
    1. The Batman Who Laughs
    2. The Batman Who Laughs: The Infected - tpb to come - the main story is in Batman/Superman vol.1

    Phase 3:
    1. Dark Nights: Death Metal
    2. Dark Nights: Death Metal Legends of the Dark Knights - ongoing

    Phase 4:
    1. Dark Nights: Speed Metal - new storyline about the Flash timelines to come


    And with all that I think you are up to date on all the main stuff !
    There some event in Justice League New52 / Justice League Rebirth that I have skipped because they dont concern Batman directly.
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    Wow TY!

    I just bought me a full Bats run from around 560-713, unreal deal at least I thought ($320) cannot wait to dig in

    So no need for those trade lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matches View Post
    Wow TY!

    I just bought me a full Bats run from around 560-713, unreal deal at least I thought ($320) cannot wait to dig in

    So no need for those trade lol
    The thing is, it's a poor way to collect some stories.

    From Batman #555 to Batman #574 you are in the "No Man's Land" era.
    This era is a big crossover over all Batman Title, so with the Batman titles only, you've only got part of the story.
    For this era the tpbs or omnibus are the very best way to collect.

    After No Man's Land, you've got the "New Gotham" era - but the most interresting part is told in Detective Comics by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker.
    While in Batman, you've got a gang war told in War Games.

    After that you've got the crossover "Bruce Wayne: Murderer / Fugitive", by Brubaker and Rucka again.

    Then the story Hush by Loeb. This storyline continues in Paul Dini's Detective Comcis and Streets of Gotham - it's a big Hush/Catwoman storyline - very fun to read.

    Then you've got 2 great interludes: Under the Red Hood & The Return of Ra's Al Ghul.

    Only after comes the big Grant Morrison Run. But be carefull, a big part of Morrison's run is not told in the Batman title !
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    Yeah, for No Man's Land it's actually easier read by trade but since you already have the floppies, you can browse No Man's Land trades and Road to No Man's Land to check the list of issues you're missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Restingvoice View Post
    Yeah, for No Man's Land it's actually easier read by trade but since you already have the floppies, you can browse No Man's Land trades and Road to No Man's Land to check the list of issues you're missing.
    For the No Man's Land and other crossovers issues and order, here they are:

    Batman: Cataclysm - prelude to No Man's Land
    1. Detective Comics #719 (Prelude: Sound and Fury)
    2. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #73 (Part One: Castles Built on Sand)
    3. Nightwing #19 (Part Two: Shudder)
    4. Batman #553 (Part Three: Lifelines)
    5. Azrael #40 (Part Four: Hour of the Quake)
    6. Detective Comics #720 (Part Five: The First and the Last)
    7. Catwoman #56 (Part Six: Claustrophobia)
    8. Robin #52 (Part Seven: Tribunal) (only four pages)
    9. Batman: Blackgate - Isle of Men (Part Eight: Isle of Men)
    10. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #74 (Part Nine: The Naked City)
    11. Batman Chronicles #12 (Part Ten: The Contract)
    12. Batman Chronicles #12 (Part Ten: House of Cards, A Bird with a Hand, Trapped, Love Me 2 Times and Little Orphan Andy)
    13. Nightwing #20 (Part Eleven: The Day After Judgment)
    14. Batman #554 (Part Twelve: Master of Destruction)
    15. Batman: Huntress/Spoiler (Part Thirteen: Blunt Trauma)
    16. Detective Comics #721 (Part Fourteen: Shifting Ground)
    17. Catwoman #57 (Part Fifteen: Reap What You Sow)
    18. Batman: Arkham Asylum - Tales of Madness (Part Sixteen: Tales of Madness)
    19. Robin #53 (Conclusion: Flattened)


    Road to No Man's Land
    1. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #47 -- ...A Man of Wealth and Taste...
    2. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #48 -- Scratching the Surface
    3. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #49 -- Gotham City Must Die!
    4. Batman #560 -- Mr. Wayne Goes to Washington, Part 1: The Jackals
    5. Batman #561 -- Mr. Wayne Goes to Washington, Part 2: The Witness
    6. Batman #562 -- Mr. Wayne Goes to Washington, Part 3: The Devil His Due!
    7. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #80 -- Wax Man and the Clown, Part 1
    8. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #81 -- Wax Man and the Clown, Part 2
    9. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #82 -- Wax Man and the Clown, Part 3
    10. Detective Comics #727 -- Fight or Flight, Part 1: Nest of Vipers
    11. Detective Comics #728 -- Fight or Flight, Part 2: Chaos Squared
    12. Detective Comics #729 -- Fight or Flight, Part 3: 30 Seconds to Midnight


    No Man's Land
    1. Batman: No Man's Land #1 -- No Law and a New Order Part One
    2. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #83 -- No Law and a New Order Part Two
    3. Batman #563 -- No Law and a New Order Part Three
    4. Detective Comics #730 -- No Law and a New Order Part Four
    5. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #50 -- Resurrection
    6. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #51 -- Miracle Run
    7. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #116 -- Fear of Faith Part One
    8. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #84 -- Fear of Faith Part Two
    9. Batman #564 -- Fear of Faith Part Three
    10. Detective Comics #731 -- Fear of Faith Part Four
    11. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #117 -- Bread and Circuses Part One
    12. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #85 -- Bread and Circuses Conclusion
    13. Batman #565 -- Mosaic Part One
    14. Detective Comics #732 -- Mosaic Part Two
    15. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #118 -- Balance
    16. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #86 -- Home Sweet Home
    17. Detective Comics #733 -- Shades of Grey
    18. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #52 -- Devil Down Below
    19. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #53 -- Jellybean Deathtrap
    20. Batman Chronicles #16 -- Two Down The Comforts Harold
    21. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #119 -- Claim Jumping Part One
    22. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #87 -- Claim Jumping Part Two
    23. Batman #566 -- The Visitor
    24. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #54 -- Step into the Light
    25. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #55 -- Misery Dance
    26. Young Justice Special #1 -- Road Trip
    27. Batman Chronicles #17 -- Little Bat Lost Turn On, Tune In, Freak Out Identity Crisis
    28. Batman #567 -- Mark of Cain Part One
    29. Detective Comics #734 -- Mark of Cain Part Two
    30. Robin (Volume 2) #67 -- Way Dark
    31. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120 -- Assembly
    32. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #56 -- The Night Foretold
    33. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #57 -- Scratched Out
    34. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #88 -- Fruit of the Earth Part One
    35. Batman #568 -- Fruit of the Earth Part Two
    36. Detective Comics #735 -- Fruit of the Earth Part Three
    37. JLA #32 -- Inside Job
    38. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #121 -- Power Play
    39. Batman: Harley Quinn
    40. Nightwing (Volume 2) #35 -- Escape to Blackgate Part One
    41. Nightwing Secret Files and Origins #1 -- Taking Wing
    42. Nightwing (Volume 2) #36 -- Escape to Blackgate Part Two
    43. Batman Chronicles #18 -- Spiritual Currency
    44. Nightwing (Volume 2) #37 -- Escape to Blackgate Part Three
    45. Catwoman (Volume 2) #72 -- The Mission
    46. Catwoman (Volume 2) #73 -- Ms. Direction
    47. Catwoman (Volume 2) #74 -- A Slight Detour
    48. Robin (Volume 2) #68 -- War Beneath the Streets! Part One
    49. Robin (Volume 2) #69 -- War Beneath the Streets! Part Two
    50. Robin (Volume 2) #70 -- War Beneath the Streets! Part Three
    51. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #89 -- The King
    52. Batman #569 -- I cover the Waterfront
    53. Detective Comics #736 -- Homecoming
    54. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #122 -- Low Road to Golden Mountain Part One
    55. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #90 -- Low Road to Golden Mountain Part Two
    56. Batman #570 -- The Code Part One
    57. Detective Comics #737 -- The Code Part Two
    58. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #58 -- Day of Judgement: Ghosts
    59. Batman #571 -- Goin' Downtown Part One
    60. Detective Comics #738 -- Goin' Downtown Part Two
    61. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #123 -- Underground Railroad Part One
    62. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #91 -- Underground Railroad Part Two
    63. Nightwing (Volume 2) #38 -- Ballistic Romance Part One
    64. Nightwing (Volume 2) #39 -- Ballistic Romance Part Two
    65. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #124 -- Captain of Industry
    66. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #92 -- Stormy Weather
    67. Batman #572 -- Jurisprudence Part One
    68. Detective Comics #739 -- Jurisprudence Part Two
    69. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #125 -- Falling Back
    70. Robin (Volume 2) #71 -- The Lizard King
    71. Robin (Volume 2) #72 -- Last Stand on Grand Ave
    72. Batman: Day of Judgment #1 -- Original Gangsters
    73. Robin (Volume 2) #73 -- The World Around the Corner
    74. Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files and Origins #1 -- The Message
    75. Catwoman (Volume 2) #75 -- The Rules
    76. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #59 -- Pilgrim's Return
    77. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #93 -- Assembly Redux
    78. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #60 -- Evacuation
    79. Batman: No Man's Land #0 -- Ground Zero
    80. Batman #573 -- Shellgame Part One
    81. Detective Comics #740 -- Shellgame Part Two
    82. Catwoman (Volume 2) #76 -- Strange Bedfellows
    83. Catwoman (Volume 2) #77 -- Pay Back
    84. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #126 -- Endgame Part One
    85. Batman #574 -- Endgame Part Two
    86. Detective Comics #741 -- Endgame Part Three
    87. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #61 -- Presents of the Mind
    88. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #94 -- Endgame Epilogue


    New Gotham + Gotham Central
    1. Evolution - Detective Comics #742-753
    2. Turning Point - Batman Turning Points #1-5
    3. Officer Down - Batman #587, Robin #86, Birds of Prey #27, Catwoman #90, Nightwing #53, Detective Comics #754, Batman:Gotham Knights #13
    4. The Bodyguard - Detective Comics #756-765 + Superman (vol.2) #168
    5. Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty - Gotham Central #1-2
    6. Gotham Central: Motive - Gotham Central #3-5
    7. Gotham Central: Half A Life - Gotham Central #6-10
    8. Gotham Central: Daydreams and Believers - Gotham Central #11
    9. Gotham Central: Soft Targets - Gotham Central #12-15
    10. Gotham Central: Life Is Full of Disappointments - Gotham Central #16-18
    11. Gotham Central: Unresolved - Gotham Central #19-22
    12. Gotham Central: Corrigan- Gotham Central #23-24
    13. Gotham Central: On The Freak Beat - Gotham Central #26-27
    14. Gotham Central: Nature - Gotham Central #32
    15. Gotham Central: Dead Robin - Gotham Central #33-36
    16. Gotham Central: Sunday, Bloody Sunday - Gotham Central #37
    17. Gotham Central: Corrigan II - Gotham Central #38-40
    18. Gotham Central: Nature - Gotham Central #32
    19. Gotham Central: Josie Mac - Back-Up Detective Comics #763-772, 784


    Bruce Wayne: Murderer? / Fugitive
    1. Part 0 - Batman: The 10-Cent Adventure #1
    2. Part 1 - Detective Comics #766
    3. Part 2 - Batgirl #24
    4. Part 3 - Nightwing #65
    5. Part 4 - Gotham Knights #25
    6. Part 5 - Birds of Prey #39
    7. Part 6 - Robin #98
    8. Part 7 - Batman #599
    9. Part 8 - Detective Comics #767
    10. Part 9 - Nightwing #66
    11. Part 10 - Gotham Knights #26
    12. Part 11 - Robin #99
    13. Part 12 - Birds of Prey #40
    14. Part 13 Batman #600
    15. Part 14 Birds of Prey #41
    16. Part 15 Gotham Knights #27
    17. Part 16 Batman #601
    18. Part 17 Detective Comics #769
    19. Part 18 Batgirl #27
    20. Part 19 Nightwing #68
    21. Part 20 Gotham Knights #28
    22. Part 21 Detective Comics #770
    23. Part 22 Nightwing #69
    24. Part 23 Birds of Prey #43
    25. Part 24 Batman #603
    26. Part 25 Detective Comics #771
    27. Part 26 Batgirl #29
    28. Part 27 Gotham Knights #30
    29. Part 28 Azrael #91
    30. Part 29 Detective Comics #772
    31. Part 30 Gotham Knights #31
    32. Part 31 Batman #605
    33. Part 32 Detective Comics #773
    34. Part 33 Detective Comics #774
    35. Part 34 Detective Comics #775
    36. Part 35 Batman #606
    37. Part 36 Batman #607
    38. Part 37 Batgirl #33
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    War Drums
    1. Detective Comics #790 -- Scarification
    2. Detective Comics #791 -- The Surrogate, Part One: Lost and Found
    3. Detective Comics #792 -- The Surrogate, Part Two: The Blinding
    4. Detective Comics #793 -- The Surrogate, Part Three: Deliverance
    5. Detective Comics #794 -- Monsters of Rot, Part One: Cleansing Fires
    6. Detective Comics #795 -- Monsters of Rot, Part Two: Knee Deep
    7. Detective Comics #796 -- ...And Red All Over
    8. Robin (Volume 2) #126 -- A Life More Ordinary
    9. Robin (Volume 2) #127 -- Girl Wonder
    10. Robin (Volume 2) #128 -- Fired!

    War Games: Act One
    1. Batman: The 12-Cent Adventure #1 -- Prelude: No Help
    2. Detective Comics #797 -- Part 1: Flashpoint
    3. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #182 -- Part 2: Behind Enemy Lines
    4. Nightwing (Volume 2) #96 -- Part 3: A Sort of Homecoming
    5. Batman: Gotham Knights #56 -- Part 4: Rules of Engagement
    6. Robin (Volume 2) #129 -- Part 5: Alamo High
    7. Batgirl #55 -- Part 6: Total War
    8. Catwoman (Volume 3) #34 -- Part 7: Cold Hard Facts
    9. Batman #631 -- Part 8: Last Stand at Alamo High

    War Games: Act Two
    1. Detective Comics #798 -- Part 1: Undertow
    2. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #183 -- Part 2: Philosophical Differences
    3. Nightwing (Volume 2) #97 -- Part 3: Clarification
    4. Batman: Gotham Knights #57 -- Part 4: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
    5. Robin (Volume 2) #130 -- Part 5: The Only Light in Gotham
    6. Batgirl #56 -- Part 6: Collateral Damage
    7. Catwoman (Volume 3) #35 -- Part 7: Betrayal
    8. Batman #632 -- Part 8: Orpheus in the Underworld

    War Games: Act Three
    1. Detective Comics #799 -- Part 1: Good Intentions
    2. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #184 -- Part 2: The Road to Hell
    3. Nightwing (Volume 2) #98 -- Part 3: Casualty of War
    4. Robin (Volume 2) #131 -- Part 4: Too Many Ghosts
    5. Batman: Gotham Knights #58 -- Part 5: Flight Risk
    6. Batgirl #57 -- Part 6: Ground Zero
    7. Catwoman (Volume 3) #36 -- Part 7: Multiple Fronts
    8. Batman #633 -- Part 8: No Going Back

    War Crimes
    1. Detective Comics #809 -- Part 1: To the Victor Go the Spoils
    2. Batman #643 -- Part 2: Minor Discrepancies
    3. Detective Comics #810 -- Part 3: A Consequence of Truth
    4. Batman #644 -- Part 4: Judgment at Gotham

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    Batman: Hush
    1. Batman #608 -- Part 1: The Ransom
    2. Batman #609 -- Part 2: The Friend
    3. Batman #610 -- Part 3: The Beast
    4. Batman #611 -- Part 4: The City
    5. Batman #612 -- Part 5: The Battle
    6. Batman #613 -- Part 6: The Opera
    7. Batman #614 -- Part 7: The Joker
    8. Batman #615 -- Part 8: The Dead
    9. Batman #616 -- Part 9: The Assassins
    10. Batman #617 -- Part 10: The Grave
    11. Batman #618 -- Part 11: The Game
    12. Batman #619 -- Part 12: The End


    Batman: Detective
    1. Detective Comics #821 (The Beautiful People)
    2. Detective Comics #822 (E. Nigma, Consulting Detective)
    3. Detective Comics #823 (Stalked)
    4. Detective Comics #824 (Night of the Penguin)
    5. Detective Comics #825 (The Return of Doctor Phosphorus)
    6. Detective Comics #826 (Slayride)


    Batman: Death and the City
    1. Detective Comics #827 (Double Talk)
    2. Detective Comics #828 (Sharkbite)
    3. Detective Comics #829 (Siege, Part One)
    4. Detective Comics #830 (Siege, Part Two)
    5. Detective Comics #831 (Kind of Like Family)
    6. Detective Comics #832 (Triage)
    7. Detective Comics #833 (Trust, Part One)
    8. Detective Comics #834 (Trust, Part Two)


    Batman: Private Casebook
    1. Detective Comics #840 (The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul: Epilogue)
    2. Detective Comics #841 (The Wonderland Gang!)
    3. Detective Comics #842 (The Suit of Sorrows)
    4. Detective Comics #843 (Opening Night!)
    5. Detective Comics #844 (Curtains)
    6. Detective Comics #845 (The Riddle Unanswered)
    7. Infinite Halloween Special #1 (Kcirt ro Taert)


    Batman: Heart of Hush
    1. Detective Comics #846 (Part One: First Families of Gotham)
    2. Detective Comics #847 (Part Two: The Last Good Day)
    3. Detective Comics #848 (Part Three: Heartstrings)
    4. Detective Comics #849 (Part Four: Scars)
    5. Detective Comics #850 (Part Five: The Demon in the Mirror)


    Batman: Streets of Gotham, Vol. 1 Hush Money
    1. Detective Comics #852 (Reconstruction)
    2. Batman #685 (Catspaw)
    3. Batman: Streets of Gotham #1 (Ignition!)
    4. Batman: Streets of Gotham #2 (City on Fire)
    5. Batman: Streets of Gotham #3 (Hush Money)
    6. Batman: Streets of Gotham #4 (Business)


    Batman: Streets of Gotham, Vol. 2 Leviathan
    1. Batman: Streets of Gotham #5 (Leviathan, Part 1 of 2)
    2. Batman: Streets of Gotham #6 (Leviathan, Part 2 of 2)
    3. Batman: Streets of Gotham #7 (In the Bleak Midwinter)
    4. Batman: Streets of Gotham #8 (Hardcore Nights, Part 1 of 2)
    5. Batman: Streets of Gotham #9 (Hardcore Nights, Part 2 of 2)
    6. Batman: Streets of Gotham #10 (The Heroes)
    7. Batman: Streets of Gotham #11 (Final Cut)


    Batman: Streets of Gotham, Vol. 3 The House of Hush
    1. Batman: Streets of Gotham #12 (The Carpenter's Tale, Part 1)
    2. Batman: Streets of Gotham #13 (The Carpenter's Tale, Part 2)
    3. Batman: Streets of Gotham #14 (The House of Hush, Prelude)
    4. Batman: Streets of Gotham #16 (The House of Hush, Chapter 1)
    5. Batman: Streets of Gotham #17 (The House of Hush, Chapter 2: The Reunions)
    6. Batman: Streets of Gotham #18 (The House of Hush, Chapter 3: The Bedbug's Bite)
    7. Batman: Streets of Gotham #19 (The House of Hush, Chapter 4)
    8. Batman: Streets of Gotham #20 (The House of Hush, Chapter 5: Infestation)
    9. Batman: Streets of Gotham #21 (The House of Hush, Finale)

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    Interludes:

    Batman: Broken City
    • Batman #620-625


    Batman: As the Crow Flies
    • Batman #626-#630


    Batman: Under the Hood
    1. Batman #635 -- Under the Hood, Part 1: New Business
    2. Batman #636 -- Under the Hood, Part 2: First Strike
    3. Batman #637 -- Under the Hood, Part 3: Overnight Deliveries
    4. Batman #638 -- Under the Hood, Part 4: Bidding War
    5. Batman #639 -- Family Reunion, Part 1: The Word on the Street
    6. Batman #640 -- Family Reunion, Part 2: While the Cat's Away
    7. Batman #641 -- Family Reunion, Conclusion: Face to Face
    8. Batman #645 -- Show Me Yesterday, For I Can't Find Today
    9. Batman #646 -- Franchise, Part 1: Supply Side Economics
    10. Batman #647 -- Franchise, Part 2: The Away Team
    11. Batman #648 -- All They Do is Watch Us Kill, Part 1
    12. Batman #649 -- All They Do is Watch Us Kill, Part 2
    13. Batman #650 -- All They Do is Watch Us Kill, Part 3: It Only Hurts When I Laugh
    14. Batman Annual #25 -- Daedalus and Icarus: The Return of Jason Todd


    Red Hood: The Lost Days
    • Red Hood: The Lost Days #1-6


    Batman: Face the Face
    1. Detective Comics #817
    2. Batman #651
    3. Detective Comics #818
    4. Batman #652
    5. Detective Comics #819
    6. Batman #653
    7. Detective Comics #820
    8. Batman #654


    Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul
    1. Batman Annual #26
    2. Robin Annual (Volume 2) #7
    3. Batman #670 (Prelude)
    4. Robin (Volume 2) #168 (Part 1)
    5. Nightwing (Volume 2) #138 (Part 2)
    6. Detective Comics #838 (Part 3)
    7. Batman #671 (Part 4)
    8. Robin (Volume 2) #169 (Part 5)
    9. Nightwing (Volume 2) #139 (Part 6)
    10. Detective Comics #839 (Part 7)
    11. Detective Comics #840 (Epilogue)


    Grotesk
    • Batman #659-662
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    Batman and Son - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman #655 (Batman and Son, Part 1: Building a Better Batmobile)
    2. Batman #656 (Batman and Son, Part 2: Man-Bats of London)
    3. Batman #657 (Batman and Son, Part 3: Wonderboys)
    4. Batman #658 (Batman and Son, Part 4: Absent Fathers)
    5. Batman #663 (The Clown at Midnight)
    6. Batman #664 (Three Ghosts of Batman)
    7. Batman #665 (The Black Casebook)
    8. Batman #666 (Batman in Bethlehem)


    Batman: The Black Glove - Grant Morrison
    • Batman #667-675


    Batman R.I.P. - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman #676 (Batman R.I.P. Part I: Midnight in the House of Hurt)
    2. Batman #677 (Batman R.I.P. Part II: Batman in the Underworld)
    3. Batman #678 (Batman R.I.P. Part III: Zur En Arrh)
    4. Batman #679 (Batman R.I.P. Part IV: Miracle on Crime Alley)
    5. Batman #680 (Batman R.I.P. Part V: The Thin White Duke of Death)
    6. Batman #681 (Batman R.I.P. Conclusion: Hearts in Darkness)
    7. Batman #682 (The Butler Did It)
    8. Batman #683 (What the Butler Saw)


    Batman: Last Rites - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman #682 -- Final Crisis
    2. Batman #683 -- Final Crisis
    3. Batman #684 -- Last Days of Gotham
    4. Batman #685 -- Faces of Evil, Hush Money
    5. Detective Comics #851 -- Last Days of Gotham
    6. Detective Comics #852 -- Faces of Evil, Hush Money
    7. Nightwing (Volume 2) #151 -- The Great Leap
    8. Nightwing (Volume 2) #152 -- Faces of Evil
    9. Nightwing (Volume 2) #153 -- Origins and Omens
    10. Robin (Volume 2) #183 -- Search for a Hero, Origins and Omens


    Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
    1. Batman #686
    2. Detective Comics #853


    Battle For the Cowl - Grant Morrison
    1. Gotham Gazette: Batman Dead? #1 (Batman Dead?)
    2. Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1 (A Hostile Takeover)
    3. Batman: Battle for the Cowl #2 (Army of One)
    4. Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3 (Last Man Standing)
    5. Gotham Gazette: Batman Alive? #1 (Batman Alive?)


    Batman: Long Shadows - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman #687 (A Battle Within)
    2. Batman #688 (Long Shadows, Part One: Old Sins Cast Long Shadows)
    3. Batman #689 (Long Shadows, Part Two: New Day, New Knight)
    4. Batman #690 (Long Shadows, Part Three: Tripwires)
    5. Batman #691 (Long Shadows, Conclusion: Two Knights. Two Faces)


    Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman and Robin #1 (Batman Reborn, Part 1: Domino Effect)
    2. Batman and Robin #2 (Batman Reborn, Part 2: The Circus of Strange)
    3. Batman and Robin #3 (Batman Reborn, Part 3: Mommy Made of Nails)
    4. Batman and Robin #4 (Revenge of the Red Hood, Part 1: Red Right Hand)
    5. Batman and Robin #5 (Revenge of the Red Hood, Part 2: Scarlet)
    6. Batman and Robin #6 (Revenge of the Red Hood, Part 3: Flamingo is Here)


    Batman: Life After Death
    1. Batman #692 (Life After Death, Part 1: The Awakening)
    2. Batman #693 (Life After Death, Part 2: Charades)
    3. Batman #694 (Life After Death, Part 3: Fractured Pieces)
    4. Batman #695 (Life After Death, Part 4: Smoke and Mirrors)
    5. Batman #696 (Life After Death, Part 5: Mind Games)
    6. Batman #697 (Life After Death, Part 6: Liberator)
    7. Batman #698 (Riddle Me This, Part 1: Black Magic Tricks)
    8. Batman #699 (Riddle Me This, Part 2: Means to an End)


    Batman: Time and the Batman - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman #700 (Time and the Batman)
    2. Batman #701 (Batman R.I.P. The Missing Chapter - Part 1: The Hole in Thing)
    3. Batman #702 (Batman R.I.P. The Missing Chapter - Part 2: Batman's Last Case)
    4. Batman #703 (The Great Escape)


    Batman: Bruce Wayne - The Road Home - Grant Morrison
    1. Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batman and Robin #1 (Outside Looking In)
    2. Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Red Robin #1 (The Insider)
    3. Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl #1 (Batgirl)
    4. Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Outsiders #1 (Insider Interference)
    5. Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Catwoman #1 (Lifting the Vale)
    6. Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Oracle #1 (Oracle)
    7. Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Commissioner Gordon #1 (Gotham's Finest)
    8. Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Ra's al Ghul #1 (A Life Worth Living)


    Batman and Robin: Batman vs. Robin - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman and Robin #7 (Blackest Knight, Part 1: Pearly and the Pit)
    2. Batman and Robin #8 (Blackest Knight, Part 2: Batman vs. Batman)
    3. Batman and Robin #9 (Blackest Knight, Part 3: Broken)
    4. Batman and Robin #10 (Batman vs Robin, Part 1: The Haunting of Wayne Manor)
    5. Batman and Robin #11 (Batman vs Robin, Part 2: Boneyard)
    6. Batman and Robin #12 (Batman vs Robin, Part 3: Mexican Train)


    Batman and Robin: Batman Must Die - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman and Robin #13 (Batman and Robin Must Die, Part 1: The Garden Death)
    2. Batman and Robin #14 (Batman and Robin Must Die, Part 2: The Triumph of Death)
    3. Batman and Robin #15 (Batman and Robin Must Die, Part 3: The Knight, Death and the Devil)
    4. Batman and Robin #16 (Black Mass)
    5. Batman: The Return #1 (Planet Gotham)


    Batman and Robin: Dark Knight vs. White Knight - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman and Robin #17 (The Sum of Her Parts, Part 1)
    2. Batman and Robin #18 (The Sum of Her Parts, Part 2)
    3. Batman and Robin #19 (The Sum of Her Parts, Part 3)
    4. Batman and Robin #20 (Dark Knight vs. White Knight, Tree of Blood, Part 1)
    5. Batman and Robin #21 (Dark Knight vs. White Knight, Tree of Blood, Part 2)
    6. Batman and Robin #22 (Dark Knight vs. White Knight, Tree of Blood, Conclusion)
    7. Batman and Robin #23 (The Streets Run Red, Part 1: Ins and Outs)
    8. Batman and Robin #24 (The Streets Run Red, Part 2: Exit Strategy)
    9. Batman and Robin #25 (The Streets Run Red, Part 3: Boys' Night Out)


    Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 (Shadow on Stone)
    2. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 (Until the End of Time)
    3. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3 (The Bones of Bristol Bay)
    4. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #4 (Dark Night, Dark Rider)
    5. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #5 (Masquerade)
    6. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6 (The All-Over)


    Batman: Eye of the Beholder
    1. Batman #704 (Eye of the Beholder, Part 1: Hear No Evil)
    2. Batman #705 (Eye of the Beholder, Part 2: See No Evil)
    3. Batman #706 (Eye of the Beholder, Part 3: Speak No Evil)
    4. Batman #707 (Eye of the Beholder, Conclusion: The Evil Within)
    5. Batman #710 (Pieces, Part 1: Lost)
    6. Batman #711 (Pieces, Part 2: The Long Way Pack)
    7. Batman #712 (Pieces, Part 3: Gilded Lily)


    Batman: Storybook Endings
    • Batman #713


    Batman Incorporated Vol.1 - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman Incorporated #1 (Mr. Unknown is Dead)
    2. Batman Incorporated #2 (Resurrector!)
    3. Batman Incorporated #3 (Scorpion Tango)
    4. Batman Incorporated #4 (The Kane Affair)
    5. Batman Incorporated #5 (Masterspy)
    6. Batman Incorporated #6 (Nyktomorph)
    7. Batman Incorporated #7 (Medicine Soldiers)
    8. Batman Incorporated #8 (Batman and Oracle in: Nightmares in Numberland)
    9. Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1 (Leviathan Strikes)


    Batman Incorporated: Demon Star - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #1 -- Demon Star
    2. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #2 -- Eye of the Gorgon
    3. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #3 -- The Hanged Man
    4. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #0 -- Brand Building
    5. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #4 -- Kill Box
    6. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #5 -- Asylum
    7. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #6 -- Garland of Skulls


    Batman Incorporated: Gotham's Most Wanted - Grant Morrison
    1. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #7 -- Belly of the Whale
    2. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #8 -- The Boy Wonder Returns
    3. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #9 -- Fallen Son
    4. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #10 -- Gotham's Most Wanted
    5. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #11 -- Interlude: A Bird in the Hand
    6. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #12 -- Fatherless
    7. Batman Incorporated (Volume 2) #13 -- The Devil's Daughter
    8. Batman Incorporated Special #1 -- Never the End

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matches View Post
    Wow TY!

    I just bought me a full Bats run from around 560-713, unreal deal at least I thought ($320) cannot wait to dig in

    So no need for those trade lol
    I've given you a somewhat reading order for the Batman titles and stories with the crossover reading orders above.
    Have fun reading all that.

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