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u/FlyByTieDye · 3 pointsr/batman

Ok, I think I should be able to help. For the most part, it is the same story within, it just depends on your preference of how you wish to keep and store your comics for longevity purposes.

This is the standard trade paperback, it contains the standard four chapters (which is the complete story) featuring I believe the modern recolouring, plus a few extras like word from author or else glimpses of art as it was in development. Trade paper backs are probably the most convenient way to read a comic, as they collect all the single issues needed into one self contained book. Some people though feel that trade paper backs do not keep well over time due e.g. the way the pages are bound together. I still I have my versions I bought in 2016, and it appears to have kept well.

There is the recent Deluxe edition, which again contains the same story, which is similarly recoloured, though it appears there are a few extra material pages from other artist commentaries, more behind the scenes arts and the like (mostly trivial unless your really keen on knowing the behind the scenes process). The big difference though comes from it being hardback, and being a higher quality product i.e. binding is better. It will probably keep better over time. There are many fans who prefer to buy Deluxe editions for their favourite stories to preserve them better for longer, but it does make collecting more expensive. It really is up to you on how much you are willing to pay for, how you store your comics (i.e. keep them standing up right on a bookshelf rather than stacked lying down on the floor), how long you intend to keep your comics around, how many other comics you are considering getting. Trade paper backs are the easiest ways to start for newbies, Deluxe are usually for more serious investments and collectors.

There is another version available that I'm not sure whether you had seen, but I will explain for clarity, too. That would be the Absolute Edition. The Absolute edition is the most expensive, and hence most fancy-pants way of collecting comics. It comes with anything you could imagine wanting to collect. For example, this version of Year One collects the modern recolour, scans of the original in original colour, full artist break down of each chapter, etc. I believe it would even be a larger size (to take in more detail), it is obviously hard cover, probably comes with it's own box, and is a serious luxury item.

Why would they make three different versions of the same story? Because they know some fans will buy it first in single issue, might collect it later in trade (either paper back for casual fans, or Deluxe for more long term keeping), and again there will be some fans whose love for the comic is so great that on a significant anniversary they can release a luxury item like this and some fans again will buy it all over, to pour over all the details and more again, and to show how much they love particular stories. Not every comic story will get an Absolute (just really notable ones, like Watchmen, The Killing Joke, etc.), but the ones that do will most likely have a largely dedicated fan base that will surely buy it all over again (and it's not as if they aren't gaining something from it too, if they do love it, and want more from it. You know, I'm not trying to be too cynical or anything, because I do understand wanting to get more from what you like, just like how movies might come with Director's cut, Director's commentary, etc, Absolute's are like that).

So, I hope I have been able to help, or at least clarify what it is you are looking at there. Please let me know if there is anything else you would like extra information on!

u/EricIsEric · 2 pointsr/batman

Batman has been published non-stop since 1939, so yes, it is still being published, and there is a lot of it. As to reading most, you have tens of thousands of comics to read (if not more) so it is unlikely that you will be able to read all of the Batman comics. That reading list on the side is comprised of above average graphic novels (which are generally a "run" of comics that tell a self contained story, where as if you buy a single comic on its own it likely will not make sense because it will likely be in the middle of a story arc). So I recommend buying graphic novels because they are a self contained story, meaning that you don't need other comics to understand the plot. All of the ones on the side there are really great, but there are so many other great graphic novels, for instance, you mentioned that you liked the game Arkham Asylum, which was loosely based on the graphic novel of the same name. If you really want to try to read all the Batman stories in order I recommend The Batman Chronicles which is a republication of every Batman comic in order of publication, but you should really read some other graphic novels first because The Batman Chronicles starts with the 1939 comics, and the Batman mythos have changed a lot since then, also, because there are so many comics The Batman Chronicles are expensive, so far 10 volumes have been released and they have only gotten to 1943, so it will be many volumes before they reach some of the best Batman stories. I hope I helped and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Also, I recommend the graphic novels Year One, The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke, Hush, and The Long Halloween.

u/willambeau · 2 pointsr/batman

Definitely! My pleasure!

I would start with his New 52 Batman run (2011-2016) with artist Greg Capullo, Batman #1.

Here's a link from Amazon:

The link is to the paperback edition because the first issue is worth a lot and hard to come by these days.

There are several reasons I recommend Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's run on Batman. First, and foremost, it's great writing--Scott put his heart and soul into the 52 issues; it's deeply personal to him, and much of the stories deal with his own fears and experiences via metaphor/plot to the Batman issues he wrote.

I can say more, but I think it's best you read his work to see if it's your cup of tea. Everyone has their own particular tastes, and it's all subjective, which is why I think it's best to first get your reaction before delving more into Scott Snyder's Batman run.

If you have any comments or questions regarding Snyder's run on Batman, I'm more than glad to reply. As you can tell, I'm a huge admirer of his work.

u/DarkTriptych · 2 pointsr/batman

No Man's Land - was originally collected into 5 trades but is being recollected into 4 much larger (including more issues) higher quality trades. Volume 1 was released in December, volume 2 comes out in april, 3 in august and 4 in this coming December. I read the original 5 volumes and it was a good story.

Heart of Hush - Hush Returns kinda sucked, Heart of Hush was a lot better.

Make sure you get the most recent release of Death in the Family as it includes A Lonely Place of Dying (Tim Drake's introduction as the 3rd Robin) which was not included in the many older versions.

JLA: Tower of Babel is a great Batman centric Justice League story. It is the inspiration for the recent Justice League: Doom animated movie but the source material has enough differences to be worth reading.

u/Spoonska · 2 pointsr/batman

I think your best bet on finding anything age appropriate will be anything pre-1960/70. I have a nephew I love to buy comics for, and he's only just turned 5. I buy him the Batman Chronicles ( and he kind of enjoys those. Some of the language might be a little out there; I mean I often have to read it to him because he doesn't understand some of the words. Other than that I always pick him up Young Justice which features Robin predominantly, and Batman pops up from here to there. Young Justice is very kid friendly too. If she wants to explore some other stuff DC also makes a pretty good Scooby Doo comic book for kids.

u/tunnel-snakes-rule · 3 pointsr/batman

I'm wondering where you're getting the idea that he's emo or "arrogant as Hell". If it's based entirely on his attitude in the DLC then I'm not sure how anyone is supposed to convince you, but what the Hell, I'll give it a shot.

If I were to describe Dick Grayson, arrogance wouldn't even be on the list.

Firstly, I disliked the idea of Robin, not so much Nightwing, but I thought he was stupid and unnecessary. Then I read Dark Victory and everything changed.

The thing about Dick Grayson is that he is the person Bruce could have been if Bruce had a mentor to guide him. Bruce saw that Dick was on a path that could have very easily led to his downfall and recognised himself in the kid, so Bruce took Dick under his wing, he trained him, he confided in him, he made him a partner, gave the kid some closure. Bruce ensured that Dick wasn't going to turn into him. In effect, Bruce made a better person, knowing that if he didn't, Dick would end up as lonely and angry as Bruce.

So, onto Nightwing, which you seem to have a specific beef with. Dick grew out of Batman's shadow and took on his own identity, partly to prove to Bruce he could do it, and mostly to prove it to himself. Have you ever considered how much pressure he must be under to live up to Bruce's example? Nightwing allows him to be the hero he wants to be without cracking under the enormous pressure of being Batman's partner.

The biggest difference between Batman and Nightwing is that Dick is happy and it shows in his heroic persona. He's cocky and talkative, but more akin to Spider-Man than overtly arrogant. He enjoys being a hero.

The thing that really makes him stand out as a hero is when he took over as Batman. Now, you're obviously a big Batman fan and even more so a Dick Grayson hater, so you probably find the idea of Dick Grayson as Batman pretty abhorrant. But he was an amazing Batman. It was a role he'd been avoiding for so long, and it was even more of a burden than just being Batman's side-kick. He was effectively replacing him, literally filling his shoes.

So rather than pretend to be Bruce as Batman, he became his own Batman. He was more acrobatic and agile and the way he scared criminals? He smiled at them.

The greatest thing to come out of the run was Damian as Robin. Dick and Damian were the best combination because they reversed the roles. A happy Batman with a surly Robin. Dick was the only one who truly believed in Damian from almost the very beginning. He trusted the kid and he guided him. He was the best role model the kid could have.

I probably haven't convinced you, but that's okay because it's hard to convince someone who hates a character to like them just with one impassioned plea. But believe me when I say, he's one of the most likeable comic-book character, and one of the most easy to relate to. While most comic-book characters are fairly static, he is constantly evolving and growing. Bruce must always be Batman, but Dick is allowed to grow.

If you really want to learn why I think Dick is not only the best Batman character but the best comic-book character, you'll need to read some stories.

  • Robin: Year One - Pretty much what it says on the tin, a really good story and will hopefully show you he's more than an emo with an arrogant attitude.

  • Nightwing: Year One - it's hard to find but it's a good introduction to why someone like me loves the character so much.

  • Batman and Robin Volume One - Dick as Batman, Damian as Robin. They're the best.

  • Batman: The Black Mirror - An excellent Dick as Batman story. If this doesn't convince you Dick's a good guy, nothing will.
u/EL_DIABLOW · 1 pointr/batman

i know you said you're looking for individual comics but this is budget friendly and a very good chronological collection. I'd recommend to anyone interested in Bane.

u/Kevward · 2 pointsr/batman

The new 52 Batman series is really really great. Scott Snyder's brilliant writing paired with refreshing art by Greg Capullo sets the series apart. I recently finished volume 4 and I am constantly deciding which is my favorite so far.

The Killing Joke (I recommend getting the hardcover deluxe edition)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

I recently started the Batman Eternal series and I'm very impressed with the storyline.

u/thatcrazycanuck · 1 pointr/batman

Nice! Just a head's up, DC collects things in weird ways sometimes. Death of the Family has two main volumes: The Joker one (which you got) and Batman volume 3, which is not in the picture. Batman volume 3 is the main story, while The Joker volume collects all of the tie-ins, with a few bits from the Batman title. I have only read the Batman volume, so I can't personally vouch for the Joker one, but I've heard that The Joker volume doesn't flow as a single narrative, but serves better as supplementary reading to the Batman volume. Batman can be standalone, while The Joker volume is supposedly best read alongside/after Batman.

u/thisusernameislame · 2 pointsr/batman

Right here is the best deal. Although I should mention that this is only the first half of the Court of Owls storyline. But regardless, this is one of the best Batman stories in years and also an easy place to start.

u/parksjay · 2 pointsr/batman

Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul is the book the video is based on, chapter two is the one that address these issues (I did an earlier video on chapter one and I plan to continue). (same link you posted)

I haven't found any other books pertaining to batman and Philosophy (alone) and I've searched pretty hard myself.

I'm not sure if you're referring to another book you can't find or if you mean that you can't find this one in an old fashion book store. I got my copy on Amazon.

Here are some good books I've read on Batman. The first one is also about Batman and philosophy (and also Superman). The rest are somewhat varied but interesting.

Batman, Superman, and Philosophy: Badass or Boyscout?

Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-First Century Batman

Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

If I come across another book I'll be sure to post it here, especially if I think it's the one you're looking for.

  • Full disclosure, these are affiliate links. I'm not trying to sneak them in on you or anything, it's just that using affiliate links when referring to a product is part of my long-term plan to monetize my work.
u/GrampaEDDIE · 4 pointsr/batman

A favorite of mine is JOKER. It's all about the Joker, as seen through the eyes of a low level thug. It's pretty damn good. Also Batman: The Man Who Laughs is a great Joker-heavy one as well.

u/alphathums · 3 pointsr/batman

I think we owe Frank Miller a huge thank you because it was him who gave the caped crusader his darker persona we all love. I've read Year One several times, also recommend this for your collection.

u/Xznon1 · 5 pointsr/batman

From Batman: What Ever Happened To The Caped Crusader?
>"I'm the Batman, I protect the city. I rescue people. I investigate crimes. I guard the innocent. I correct the guilty. And I GET it. I mean I REALLY get it. The end of the story of Batman is he's DEAD. Because in the end the Batman dies. What ELSE am I going to do? Retire and play golf? It doesn't work that way. It CAN'T. I fight until I drop. And one day, I WILL drop. But until then, I FIGHT."

The image

From Batman Year One
>"Ladies. Gentleman. You have eaten well. You've eaten Gotham's wealth. It's spirit. But you're feast is nearly over. From this moment on -- none of you are safe.

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u/ReservoirDog316 · 1 pointr/batman

That's the right one yeah. But like I said, it's not as easy a read as say...Batman Hush. It's not bad again, it's just kinda old.

And yeah I'm like you too. I've only recently started reading comic books. Which have you read? 8]

edit: This is the graphic novel

And this is the animated movie

They also made the movie split into two parts that I felt was better than that deluxe edition that combines them into one movie.

Part 1

Part 2

u/Maxpower00044 · 1 pointr/batman

When they came out with Absolute Batman: Year One a couple years back, the coloring was back to Richmond Lewis’ original recoloring (the good coloring) for the trades. Hopefully, DC got the memo that the coloring for the 2012 deluxe edition, that went against Mazzucchelli’s wishes -and was ugly as hell — needed to be changed, and the Black Label edition is back to the pre-2012 editions. If you don’t want to wait, your best bet is to find the edition from 2005. It’s still available.

What Mazzucchelli had to say about the 2012 edition:

DC just sent me this book last week, and I really hope people don’t buy it. I didn’t even know they were making it, and I don’t understand why they thought it was necessary — several years ago, DC asked me if I’d help put together a deluxe edition ofBatman: Year One, and Dale Crain and I worked for months to try to make a definitive version. Now whoever’s in charge has thrown all that work in the garbage. First, they redesigned the cover, and recolored my artwork — probably to look more like their little DVD that came out last year; second, they printed the book on shiny paper, which was never a part of the original design, all the way back to the first hardcover in 1988; third — and worst — they printed the color from corrupted, out-of-focus digital files, completely obscuring all of Richmond’s hand-painted work. Anybody who’s already paid for this should send it back to DC and demand a refund.

To get the 2005 edition, if you want it, go here:

u/icanhasforcepush · 1 pointr/batman

The first volume is here. You can just follow them from there! The first and third volumes are the best, with the first being absolutely fantastic.

u/They_Limit_Pork · 1 pointr/batman

I hope you enjoy it! Here are some of my favorites that I prefer over the Frank Miller stuff:

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (These are my favorites, lots of stuff taken from these in The Dark Knight film):

The Long Halloween

Dark Victory

Haunted Knight


The Killing Joke (You simply must read this one)

Batman and Son

Identity Crisis (Haven't read this one yet, but the plot sounds awesome!)

Non-Batman stuff:

Maximum Carnage (My first graphic novel that someone gave to me. It's spectacular!)


u/xovertime22x · 6 pointsr/batman

First off Cool cat. Nice collection. Its a great starting batch.

Next, id day all that was mentioned.

I'd like to add

The court of owls which I didn't see there. Volume one and two are

And here

Post death of the family which you have (great book), is batman zero year. Volume one of that

Volume two hardcover only. Pb comes out In may.

u/[deleted] · 10 pointsr/batman

Hush is often regarded as one of the best Batman trades out there, so you're off to a good start.

Here's a rough list of other books you might enjoy, all widly embraced by fans of Batman while staying with a darker tone similar to Hush.

u/IAMADeinonychusAMA · -2 pointsr/batman

21 I believe is the start of the run titled Zero Year, so they are the same thing. I'd start with 1 so you're not jumping into it in the middle. Here are some links for you.



supplemental material for the above


supplemental material for 13-17

The supplemental material isn't required to get what's going on (I'm not really worrying about it, I've only read 1-12 to this point and am waiting for 13-17 to come out in one volume), but it does help give you a greater understanding of the full story, from what I've heard.

edit: not sure why ppl are downvoting? If there's any inaccuracy in this please comment by all means.

u/Danwarr · 4 pointsr/batman

The Recommended Reading side bar on this sub has some pretty good suggestions.

Additionally, when looking to purchase books make sure you are buying what is known as the trade paperback (this may or may not be an actual paperback book). These are collected editions of a comic series containing multiple issues in a single book format.

Here's an example.

u/VindicoCui · 3 pointsr/batman

Well Vol. 3 is already available.

Vol. 4 will be out in about six weeks.

Volume 4 is going to be fairly short, only collecting issues 0, 21-24, and annual 2. Then it will be several months before Vol. 5 is out.

Personally, I trade wait. I like being able to devour a story in an afternoon, rather than be left wanting more each month. But that's just my preference. Honestly, you could probably find issues 18+ on eBay fairly cheap. Or check your local comic store if you have one. Most are decent about having some back issues.

It's personal preference if you want to hunt back issues for the Zero Year arc, or wait six weeks to get half the story then several months for the second half. I'd recommend hunting the back issues if you're going to start collecting the monthly releases at issue 30. That way you'll be caught up on the story when issue 30 comes out next month, as opposed to waiting for the volumes to be released. Otherwise, you'd have no way of knowing what happened between the end of Vol. 3 (issue 17) and issue 30 until you collected Vol. 4 & 5.

u/Atman00 · 1 pointr/batman

I'm a huge fan of Morrison's whole run. (Minus return of Ra'as Al Ghul, which was terrible.) Batman & Son, the Black Casebook, R.I.P.,
Batman & Robin volumes 1-3, and Return of Bruce Wayne. (Return of Bruce Wayne also ties in heavily with Final Crisis, so if you want the whole picture, you'll need that as well.)

Scott Snyder's recent run has been mentioned, but it should be noted that the entire thing is being put into one TBP, to be released in a few months. It's called the Black Mirror, and it's one of the best Batman stories there's ever been.

u/bearedbaldy · 1 pointr/batman

I always liked A Serious House on Serious Earth, it wasn't strictly Joker by any means. BUT I thought he was the driving force behind it, and played a huge role. Also, the art freaked me out, which is always cool.

u/fishnetdiver · 3 pointsr/batman

good choices!

May I also recommend Arkham Asylum, Long Halloween and Killing Joke for some more quality Bat-reading!

u/phaqueue · 2 pointsr/batman

Being a big fan of the Joker myself... couple of recommendations on that front...

The Killing Joke

Considered by many to be one of the best Joker stories around... A pretty twisted story, very dark subject matter. The Joker's idea/plan is to prove that it only takes one really bad day to drive someone insane. This was also used as a theme of the Joker in Nolan's The Dark Knight

The Joker

A noir-esque take on the Batman mythos... Worth the read if you're looking for something a bit different...

Batman: A Death in the Family

Another somewhat darker story... this one is the [spoiler](Death of Jason Todd/Robin) and the Joker plays a very central role in it all

Also, there's a comic "companion" to the Arkham games...

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3

Issue 4

I really dig the cover art for issue 3... be sure to check that one out

Hope this helps a little

u/watwait · 1 pointr/batman

Court of Owls is the first story arc in the main series. Just pick up these two books. It's just a great place to start reading some relatively new books.

Batman Vol 1: Court of Owls

Batman Vol 2: City of Owls

The Batman and Robin series is pretty good too, my personal favorite.

Check out /r/DCcomics and /r/comicbooks as well. Batman Eternal is a weekly series and it's gonna be a little price and intimidating to get into, but check out the first issue and see if you want more.

u/vcunha47 · 1 pointr/batman

For the record I want Arrow to be successful and be favored over Marvel's Hawkeye. I just dislike season 3. Enjoyed the second thoroughly.

"Arrow Fighting Ra's shirtless in a sword fight? Hmm remind you of a certain BTAS episode? lol - BTAS - Arrow

It's Bruce's Iconic showdown with Ra's Al Ghul from Neal Adam's comic and various other Books. - Batman'S_AL_GHUL_fights_batman.jpg - Batman - Batman "

Oh and for the sake of this threads Bat-Arrow theme:

Batman with a Bow -

I guess he got jealous of Olly

u/mrbubbamac · 5 pointsr/batman

Okay, I think I know what you are talking about. It all the Batman stories in chronological order, right? I don't think people know you mean this

Read them all, they are all important. Basically Detective Comics was around and had (monthly or weekly) mysteries, and Batman had his first appearance, just as many other DC characters did. However he proved to be so popular that they introduces a concurrent book of "Batman". They were written at the point where there aren't big overarching plots, and each issue had its own story that would be wrapped up by the end. But you should really read them both so you can get an idea of how Batman evolved in his early years, I find them extremely entertaining.

u/Hyperrrbeam · 2 pointsr/batman

Get the volumes to catch up and then either buy the ones not released in volumes yet digitally or try to find them on ebay to catch up.

Vol. 1 (Issues 1-7)

Vol. 2 (Issue 8-12)

I hope I was somewhat of a help.

u/Unagi33 · 1 pointr/batman

The best way is to read the Batman Chronicles. They're cheap, and they're meant to publish every single Batman story in chronological order:

u/crash__bandicoot · 1 pointr/batman

TL;DR at the top - Buy The Joker: Death of the Family to see how screwy Joker really is. Buy Detective Comics #1 because you need it. Seriously. The DC universe can be confusing to someone first entering it, so read my post for an explanation.


Alright friend!

You're in the exact same place I was when I started getting my own comics. Let me tell you what I wish I knew when I began collecting regarding the Batman series.

After Flashpoint, a popular DC-Universe event, the earth kind of "reset itself," for lack of a better term. So this is brand new Batman, from square one. You're not missing anything in DC before this point in the New 52 universe.

The Court of Owls book you have there is the first eight comics of the brand new, square one Batman. It's awesome.

At the same time as Court of Owls, Batman is doing stuff in Detective Comics, another series that's running at the exact same time as these comics. It's basically "another day in the life" of Batman. Depending on the story arc at the current time, these two comics sometimes overlap.

Along with that, there's the Batfamily (Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, etc.) who also exist in Gotham and have their own running comic book series as well. Depending on the need, these characters often show up in Detective Comics and Batman.

That's how the New 52 Batman universe works. Two Batman comics, a slew of other sidekick comics. All one universe; all the same people.


So if you were looking to read the comics you have in order, you'd go like this:

  • Court of Owls (Batman 1-7)
  • City of Owls (Batman 8-12)
  • Death of the Family (Batman 13-17)

    Then the other book you have, Night of Owls, is all the Batfamily's interactions with the Owls. Batman, Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, etc. It gives you a more comprehensive story than the Court/City tellings alone.

    If you get the chance, after reading Death of the Family pick up The Joker: Death of the Family.

    With Death of the Family, basically what you have there is Joker/Batman interactions in the Batman comic run only. Don't fret, because that's the meat of the story and it's fucking awesome.

    The other book I linked collects that, along with Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood, Catwoman and all the others in Gotham that have interactions with Joker. It's a much broader spectrum, and really puts into perspective how fucked up Joker is in general.


    This all being said, I have both. I bought the same Death of the Family trade paperback as you, loved it, went out and bought the other book. Amazing experience and I'm glad I got both.


    Pick up Detective Comics #1 BEFORE reading Death Of The Family. It's crucial to the story. Like, ridiculously crucial that if you don't pick it up, you're missing the very first chapter of the book.

    TL;DR at the bottom - Buy The Joker: Death of the Family to see how screwy Joker really is. Buy Detective Comics #1 because you need it. Seriously. The DC universe can be confusing to someone first entering it, so read my post for an explanation.
u/RaggedyDr · 2 pointsr/batman

As far as I know, and I hope I'm right because that's how I'm buying them, the graphic novels (Court of Owls, City of Owls, Death of the Family, and Zero-Year - Secret City) are mostly complete. There are three issues that come between Death of the Family and Zero Year - Secret City that are not included in either. To be honest, I don't know how much they contribute to any story arc because I have had some trouble finding them online. I'm waiting until I can get back home from college to try to find them in store. Amazon tells you which issues are included in each graphic novel in the description of the product.

Court of Owls

The City of Owls

Death of the Family

Zero Year - Secret City

Additionally, click here for the complete list of the issues published in the New 52 Batman so you know what is not included in the graphic novels. I hope this helps!

Edit: After looking at some other threads in this sub I found this site. You can buy a digital copy of each issue individually in case they are not included in the graphic novel volumes.

u/000000robot · 2 pointsr/batman

My favorite :: Hush - Amazon Link

u/cweaver · 3 pointsr/batman

Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee are the main creative influences on the story and art style in the DCUO MMO, and they also happened to do a really awesome Batman story called "Hush" that came out a couple years ago. That might be as good a place as any to start.

I'd link you to, but it seems to be sold out there, heh.

u/dgehen · 2 pointsr/batman

Last year, DC relaunched its entire line with #1 issues. So I'd recommend starting there with the main Batman title. There's 11 issues and 1 annual issue that have been released. The hardcover Court of Owls collects issues #1-7. You can also pick up all the issues digitally via Comixology.

If you want a chronological listing of the major Batman events, I'd check out this article on Wikipedia

u/ferncaz95 · 3 pointsr/batman

Yes. Just in case you want to know, this is from The Black Mirror.

u/untitledthegreat · 1 pointr/batman

You could start at the New 52, which is the reboot that happened in 2011. The reboot is a good starting point because there's not much necessary background information needed. Volume 1 and Volume 2 are out, and Volume 3 will be out in less than two weeks. After this, you could wait for Volume 4 to come out in May or start buying the individual issues that come out.

u/BewaretheBatMite · 1 pointr/batman

It looks like it'll be released into 2 volumes, hardback and paperback.

Batman Vol. 4 is #21-24, #0 and Batman Annual #2

Batman Vol. 5 is #25-31. Comes out in Oct. 2014

u/Shoola · 3 pointsr/batman

Piratebay? I would recommend buying the comic, though.

u/nerdofalltrades · 4 pointsr/batman

I would recommend this then if you want to read more of these stories.

u/WalterMatthau · 4 pointsr/batman

About Batman as in the history of, or about Batman in other ways?

I've found both The Dark Knight of the Soul and A Dark and Stormy Knight to be both accessible and interesting. The former is a philosophical take, the latter a psychological one.

u/CannibalAngel · 2 pointsr/batman

Batman Chronicles. It looks like there are 11 volumes. This may be the closest to what you are asking for.

u/warpfox · 0 pointsr/batman

If they were going to fast-forward a few decades and do it The Dark Knight Returns style (which they won't), I would have to choose Kurt Russell to play the caped crusader.

u/Jephodiah · 2 pointsr/batman

The tie in issues for Death of the Family are collected in Joker: Death of the Family The quality is a little hit and miss, but the tie ins for Batman and Robin and Nightwing were particularly good. I also enjoyed the Red Hood and Teen Titans ones, though I have heard many disagreements.

u/somekindofmadness · 2 pointsr/batman

New 52 is the name of the current run for all the DC characters. You'll want "Batman." Issues 13-17 are Death of the Family. This is an important distinction from Death in the Family. You can find this as a trade paperback. Joker has come back starting with issue 35 of Batman for the "Endgame" plot line. It's three issues in as of now, and really awesome. You should be able to find all the issues that are available now at your local comic shop. Hope this helps!

u/getchuucked · 2 pointsr/batman

For some reason the paperbacks take longer to come out. But the hardcover of Volume 5 is out now as well as the Kindle edition.

u/alchemist5 · 4 pointsr/batman

If you're interested in beginnings and endings, this copy of Death in the Family comes with A Lonely Place of Dying; Tim Drake's origin story.

Two birds with one stone, eh?

u/decamatus · 2 pointsr/batman

This is from the graphic novel Joker.

Joker's new henchman Johnny (the main character of the story) just stumbled across this as he was walking through their "HQ" one evening.

It's exactly what it looks like, Joker is sobbing and clinging to Harley in a room full of drugs.

I think the implication is that he might be a little unstable.

u/Grant638 · 1 pointr/batman

Yes, it's Oliver Queen.

These animated films are based on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, both by Frank Miller. The second book goes into more detail about what happened with Superman and Green Arrow.

u/skyfire23 · 1 pointr/batman

I read this book for my film paper on The Dark Knight and Batman in general. They talk about a lot of similar things.

u/watts99 · 3 pointsr/batman

I did mean that book. Here's the current edition.

u/CircuitBreakerD · 2 pointsr/batman

Batman: Year One |1987| #404-407 | Miller

Batman: the Long Halloween |1996-1997| #1-13 | Loeb

Batman: Dark Victory |1999-2000| #0-13 | Loeb

Batman: Hush |2002-2003| #609-619 | Loeb

Batman |2011-2016| #1-52 | Snyder

u/aco620 · 1 pointr/batman

Just buy the entire Hush story. It's significantly cheaper than looking for 1 specific issues from it (since those go out of print)

u/skepticspaceman · 2 pointsr/batman

And I suppose you mean these? Do you know of any sites where I could get the entire series in bulk for cheaper?

u/protoman44 · 2 pointsr/batman

Read the Court of Owls story arc from the new 52 Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls

u/anarchyreigns_gb · 2 pointsr/batman

I found a book at Barnes & Noble about the time 'Batman Begins' was released all about Batman relating different philosophical quandaries. The arguments for/against each question were argued by philosophers and social scientists.

Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the soul

edit i cannot for the life of me find this book now, and i don't remember the arguments for/against this particular issue but i think it came up

u/Abe_lincolin · 1 pointr/batman

In the Batman new 52 series, vol. 1 & 2 appear to be out, but on Amazon vol. 3 isn't

But I've seen people on this sub talking about it, how it should've ended, etc. Am I just missing something here?

u/RaffNav · 2 pointsr/batman

Batman Vol 5 "Dark City" is out. That volume will complete the Zero Year story.

Batman Vol 6 "Graveyard Shift", out in May 2015, will collect a couple of random Batman issues.

u/roxagony · 1 pointr/batman

Also why wouldn't you recommend a death in the family? just curious!

also if this helps, this is the one i read at school (i'm also looking to buy the books of amazon but don't know which ones to get or if they come in bundles)

And this is the one at home I had a flick through

Also I wanted to get Endgame, but there's also a Joker and a Batman one, do I get both? Are they the same story but different sides?
Sorry I'm really confused about the Joker vs Batman versions

u/Nick3570 · 1 pointr/batman

For the most part, each title is all the main characters doing they're own thing. I think Nightwing and Batman and Robin titles are the only ones that really have a big crossover storyline with Batman's Night of Owls storyline. Everybody else is just involved for like one issue and its not a big deal.

As for Death of the Family, I believe there is one large volume coming out that contains issues from all overlapping titles.

Here's the link to that one:

u/Mr_Spam_Man · 1 pointr/batman

I haven't read the book yet, but on the cover shown on Amazon, Bane has his hands above and is pushing downwards. Here. I think it looks far more painful on the cover than in this picture.

u/coffee11 · 1 pointr/batman

I would wait. I bought the old editions off Amazon a month ago since I knew some of the back story and even then, they left too much out. So I returned them and will be preordering the new ones once I figure out where I'm moving come May 1.

It will cost $5-$10 more each for the new ones, but considering the fact that the size of the whole collection is doubling, I think its worth it.


I have no idea why the Vol3 has a September date, however, especially since TDKR comes out in July. Very odd.

u/CKitch26 · 2 pointsr/batman

The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years is basically a collection of stories about him

Joker by Brian Azarello is a standalone about him.

The Death of the Family arc is about him

A Death in the Family features him

that's all I can think of off the top of my head

u/stroehms · 3 pointsr/batman

Just read the trade. You can get it for $10

Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52) (Batman (DC Comics Paperback))

u/Andrroid · 2 pointsr/batman

It appears they are doing that with New 52. The first runs have been collected via Batman Vol. 1: Court of Owls (Batman #1-7), Batman: Night of Owls, (Batman #8-9 + assorted Bat family titles) and Batman Vol. 2: City of Owls (Batman #8-12 + Annual #1).

Batman #13-17 will be collected in Batman Vol 3: Death of the Family and its accompanying stories in Joker: Death of the Family.

u/SLUT_MUFFIN · 1 pointr/batman

Admittedly, I torrented something called 'Night of the Owls' but it felt severely disjointed from all the crossovers included. I'm desperately trying to get into the current run of comics having been out of the loop for some time.

So if I buy this, this is purely Batman, no Nightwing crossover etc? But what is this Is this the next part? If so, how many parts are there?