You can probably tell from the paragraph above that I’m still pretty mad. It’s the equivalent of watching the first episode of 28 different TV shows. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Back in 2016, DC announced a relaunching of their entire publishing line, branded as DC Rebirth. Rebirth: In May 2016, as I said at the start of all this, DC relaunched their entire publishing line under the Rebirth banner. No Man's Land followed Batman and his allies as they fought alongside the GCPD to save and rebuild Gotham City from the villains who had taken control. Rebirth establishes them as two separate characters, first cousins with the same name (…sure), but that Wally has been MIA since Flashpoint. Green Arrow This filterable Batman reading order list concerns the now complete post-crisis, pre-DCnU Batman books. Batman's past would come back to haunt him a number of times in storylines like 2002's Batman: Hush or 2005's Under The Red Hood, both of which were adapted into feature-length direct-to-video animated movies. There are many different sides to the character and interpretations of his personality and motivations. As a new version of the Dark Knight heads to theaters with Matt Reeves' The Batman, new fans will be looking to the comics to explore the character and his extended family, though searching through over 80 years of continuity can definitely be daunting without a handy chronological road map to help move through Batman's comic history. And I don’t even like Watchmen! It is my personal reading list that I will be using to read this franchise. Also, many legacy characters (a new Green Lantern! DC Rebirth Reading Order Part 1 Coming directly after the end of the DC You reading order is DC Rebirth. Superman (However, if you do want to follow the main plot line hinted at in DC Universe: Rebirth Special, you should read Superman: Reborn, Batman/The Flash: The Button, and Doomsday Clock, which explains the underlying events that have altered the DC universe, as well as bringing the Watchmen characters fully into the DCU. Batman's extended family includes a number of costumed allies that play a large role in his storylines over the years, and there are a couple of essential storylines that not only affected the Bat-family but also had a lasting impact on Batman. On the other hand, the DC Rebirth reading order by character will give you the freedom to choose any character you prefer and read the entire collected run. His mythos has been adapted into many different settings and genres and even time periods. Teen Titans Gone was the highly controversial “New 52” that they had been publishing for the past five years; now we were in the Rebirth era! If you’re after a character specific reading order then this list may be confusing to follow and we may create separate guides for those. But what exactly does that mean? Some of the stuff that happened in the post-Crisis universe is canon. One of Batman's greatest enemies is Ra's al Ghul AKA the Demon's Head, the centuries-old leader of the League of Assassins whose relationship with Batman is unlike any of his other villains, as Ra's originally chose Batman to be his successor. Eventually DC decided that their universe was a bit too messy and some house cleaning was in order. If you're looking for a chronological listing of Batman collections, try the Batman Trade Reading Order project. Tarot Reading of X-Men: X of Swords Chapter 19 – Cable #6! But you do you, kids.). DC Database is a FANDOM Movies Community. But he doesn’t just return to the Post-Crisis continuity, because all the New 52 stuff is real too. Your email address will not be published. With over 80 years of Batman comics to navigate, it can be a bit confusing for new readers to explore the Dark Knight's history without a guide. The Dark Knight Returns features a few of Batman's most popular villains alongside a dangerous new army to fit the time period. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Creation: Batman in the 1940’s and 1950’s, Formation of the Bat: The Neal Adams Years – Late 60’s Through 1970’s, Knightfall: Bane Breaks the Bat (Early 90’s), Batman: No Man’s Land (Late 90’s to Early 2000’s), Bruce Wayne Fugitive, Hush, & Under the Red Hood (Early to Mid 2000’s), Grant Morrison’s Batman Reading Order (Late 2000’s), New 52 Batman Reading Order (2011 to 2015), Future of the Dark Knight (The Dark Knight Returns graphic novels), Batman (New 52) by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Batman & Robin by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, Batman: I Am Gotham by Tom King for DC Rebirth, Comic Book Herald’s Batman and Catwoman wedding reading order, https://ultimatebatmancomicswebsite.weebly.com/, https://www.comicbookherald.com/reading-dc-comics/new-52-reading-order/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7HnWapV-o, Screaming at No One (Lois Lane: Enemy of the State Review! DC’s new lineup was overwhelmingly white and male character-wise, and even more so behind the scenes—they infamously had only 2 women working on those 52 books, a drop from an embarrassing 12% to a shockingly bad 1%. Over the course of 80 pages, Wally zips around the universe, glimpsing other characters and hinting at the plots of their new Rebirth series. The Batman comics first debuted back in 1939's Detective Comics #27 before moving on to also star in his own self-titled series that would lead to decades of storylines that have made Gotham City's costumed crime-fighter one of the most popular literary characters in the world, though a number of reboots and retcons have made his lengthy timeline confusing to new readers. Tarot Reading of X-Men: X of Swords Chapter 17 – X-Force #14! All-Star Batman Rebirth; Batman Eternal New52; Batman & Robin Eternal New52; Justice League of America (aka JLA) ... Nice. 1 Omnibus Review. With "Night of the Monster Men" the first "Rebirth" crossover event, Batman sees massive mutated kaiju start walking the streets of his city, destroying entire buildings with a swipe. He alone remembers the universe the way it used to be, and he alone knows that a darker force has caused the rest of the universe to forget their pre-Flashpoint lives. The Long Halloween featured important moments in the development of Batman's rogue's gallery as he investigated the mysterious Holiday Killer, while Dark Victory serves as a direct sequel and highlights the new partnership between Batman and Dick Grayson/Robin. The arcs are Rebirth, I Am Gotham, two issues of the Night of the Monster Men crossover, I Am Suicide, and then Rooftops. Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it as a jumping off point. Where the Post-Crisis era had used a modified Pre-Crisis as its base, the New 52 erased all previous continuity (except for that of Batman and Green Lantern, who were being written by Important White Dudes at the time and could not be tampered with (unless we’re talking about female characters, who were quickly disappeared)).