Ok, I know it a little too early to start fitting all these books into a timeline but since I got 11 of these books already, I figure now is good time to start making sense of things.
Keep in mind, this doesn't have to be perfectly synced chronology-wise but it should well as a continuing narrative.
This was my reading order back in March:
GOTHAM GAZETTE: BATMAN DEAD?
BATTLE FOR THE COWL #1
BATTLE FOR THE COWL – COMMISSIONER GORDON
With the Oracle and Azrael book being in a separate timeline since I couldn't figure out where they fit. I think Gotham Gazette works well as a starting point since the books are supposedly chronicling whatever's going on in Gotham right now. So, unless the next issue proves me otherwise I'm assuming "Batman Dead?" takes place in the beginning and "Batman Alive?" takes place at the end. Ok, moving on...
BATTLE FOR THE COWL – MAN-BAT
Ok, I have no idea when exactly this takes place. The book implies it takes place before BftC #2 and the defaced Batsignal is there, though it's not there in the Commissioner Gordon issue and that was supposed to take place after BftC #1.
To make matters more confusing, Man-Bat never appears again and neither do the Outsiders. I've not picked up any of the recent Outsider issues so if anyone could let me know if this storyline spills into those issues, that would be great.
BATTLE FOR THE COWL #2 (No problems here)
BATTLE FOR THE COWL – THE UNDERGROUND
Seriously? Catwoman get's knocked out twice by the same guy?
BATTLE FOR THE COWL – ARKHAM ASYLUM
Gimme your thoughts and Lemme know if I can improve it any way.