Hey, where would Long Shadows Go on your List?
I'm planning on picking up http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-nove...-1-new-edition (Knightfall Vol1. New Edition) when it's out next week.
But while looking at some comments on the collection, some people seem to be pointing out some missing issues? Are those missing issues important ones, or will I be ok picking up this edition, or should I look for the old one?
Last edited by darkb1ue; 04-16-2012 at 02:39 AM.
How's "War Games"?
My buddy asked me if I wanted to read it. He's got the 3 trades from the library.
Schmitty's Evil Twin.
It tends to be the target of a lot of fan-hate, some justified and some not IMO. In a nutshell, Stephanie Brown and Leslie Thompkins are written completely out of character and Stephanie is sadistically tortured. I make no defense for these things. But I found the actual storyline quite engaging. Your mileage may vary.
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I've updated the first page to include Owls in May and also the Top 50 a little - with the new Demon Trilogy out Birth of the Demon and Son of the Demon have been combined into one entry and moved up with their scores added. This also opens a new spot at the very bottom for...Batman VS Predator!
Last edited by nepenthes; 04-18-2012 at 05:48 AM.
I would like to say for the record that this is the FIRST TIME I've withheld dong when someone was so desperately asking for some.
Brian C Wood
they're apparently Detective 661-666 but whether they're actually missing is still not certain. If your shop wraps the trade I'd definetly be asking to open and have a look inside.
My friend got into Batman about a year and a half ago, so doesn't just want the 'essentials' list. He asked me if I could compile a chunky list of the essentials, plus others for people who have already read Year One etc al, some of the supposed lesser books, all in chronological order. I've been re-reading the entire saga, and so made a decent/chunky sized list with all the main books, and others I personally think he should read. So this list is for people properly trying to get into the batman universe (I also included Year Ones for Nightwing, Robin and Batgirl for that reason) and not just read the 'Big Ones'. Some one-shots, or ones that don't fit in continuity, may still be included in a rough space were I'd recommend.
I decided to post it here in case it's incorrect and you guys can help me out, and because it might help others looking on this thread.
CAPITALS and/or bold = Main Book that you really, definitely should read.
Not in Capitals = Not essential, but if you are really serious about getting into Batman not just casually, I'd still read.
Not in Capitals, but in italics: Ditto above, but probably a little bit more important (or at least more Known) than those with neither capitals or italics.
s p a c e d o u t l e t t e r s = DC 'Event' (Isn't just Batman, but should still be read; read either 1. just Batman and other characters you like/are trying to follow, or 2. the whole thing if you want. A better understanding will be gained from no. 2)
----- = Start of Morrisons run/area (Not all books after this point are by Morrison, or part of his run, but still tie into his story, or at least the Batman mythos)
Navy Blue = The main books from Morrisons main run (from 06-now)
& The Mad Monk
THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
Four of a Kind
THE LONG HALLOWEEN
CHRONICLES: THE GAUNTLET
ROBIN: YEAR ONE
BATGIRL: YEAR ONE
TALES OF THE DEMON
Tales of the Batman Vol 1 (Gene Colins)
NIGHTWING: YEAR ONE
SONE OF THE DEMON
Ten Nights of the Beast
THE KILLING JOKE
Arkham Asylum: Serious House on Serious Earth
A DEATH IN THE FAMILY
The Many Deaths of Batman
A LONELY PLACE OF DYING
ROBIN: HERO REBORN
BIRTH OF THE DEMON
Sword of Azrael
NO MANS LAND
JLS: Tower of Babel
New Gotham (1-2)
Bruce Wayne: Murderer?
Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (1-3)
Death & The Maidens
Superman/Batman Vol 1 (Public Enemies)
Broken City Batman
WAR GAMES (1-3)
i d e n t i t y c r i s i s
City of Crime
Under The Hood Vol 1
O M A C p r o j e c t
Under the Hood Vol 2
i n f i n i t e c r i s i s
Face to Face
Dark Knight Dark Sky
----- BATMAN & SON
Death & the City
Ressurection of Ra's Al Ghul
THE BLACK GLOVE
Heart of Hush
f i n a l c r i s i s
Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader
Battle for the Cowl
Battle for the Cowl: Comapanion
BATMAN & ROBIN Vol 1 (Batman Reborn)
BATMAN ROBIN Vol 2 (Batman V Robin)
Life After Death
TIME & THE BATMAN
RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE
BATMAN & ROBIN Vol 3 (Batman Must Die)
BATMAN INC. Vol 1
Still Being (or to be) Published: BATMAN INC Vol 2 / Leviathan)
Is this a fairly accurate list to give to someone? Any help or pointers, extra books to include? Thanks! :)
Last edited by Sallou; 04-27-2012 at 01:32 PM.
Anybody recommend the Batman vs Bane tpb? Saw it on sale at a bookstore near work.