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Old 12-11-2011, 02:41 AM   #1
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:41 AM   #2
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The Batman comics recommendation thread!

Since there currently are a lot of people, getting familiar with the Batman comics. We see a lot of threads popping up, with questions about what books they should purchase.
I think it might be a good idea to make one general thread were the batfans can post there own recommendations of comics, paperbacks, collected edition, hard covers.
So remember this is for comic material only with an exeption on books about Batman ,no merchandise!
Also try and recomend some loose comics for example: Legends of the Dark Knight #50. Or Shadow of The Bat #1, #2, #3.
I'll kick this off in the next post.
And I'll reserve the next two, for a summarize of all the recommendations!

For first timers, here's a short introduction:
Who's who?
The Batman
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Wikipedia
Here's a list of some Batman series.

If you haven't read anything about Batman get atleast these five books:
1. Batman Year One
2. The Long Halloween
3. Dark Victory
4. The Dark Knight Returns
5. The Killing Joke

Shh's top three:
http://forums.superherohype.com/show...1#post13728271



Here you can find a list of the most common Batman Graphic Novels.

Here you can find a lot of info about the various Batman series.

The 25 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels, according to IGN

The Best Batman Books according to Amazon.com

I'd like to recommend this little gem:
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL


And if you get the chance to buy some Grant & Breyfogle back issues, don't hesitate. You'll love 'em.

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Old 12-11-2011, 02:41 AM   #3
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Now both threads should be made sticky.

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Default Re: The Batman comics recommendation thread! - Part 1

My recommendations are:

1. Batman Year One Hardcover (or get the paperback it's the next best thing!)

2. Batman The Long Halloween
3. Arkham Asylum (either original or the Hardcover anniversary edition)

5. The Dark Knight Returns ( A verry gritty book, that put Batman back on the charts in 1988!)
6. Night Cries
7. The Cult
8. Sword Of Azrael (amazing artwork)
9. Dark Victory
10. Catwoman When In Rome.
11. Gotham By Gaslight

12. Shaman
13. Batman Year One Hundred
14. The Man Who Laughs

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Default Re: The Batman comics recommendation thread! - Part 1

Ill recommend my all time favorite stories

1. Images - O'Neil/Blevins

2. Identity Crisis (Scarecrow story, Batman #455 ) - Grant/Breyfogle

3. Sanctum - Mignola

4. Letters To The Editor (Anarky story) - Grant/Breyfogle

5. Stone Cold Killer(Detective Comics #616) - Grant/Breyfogle
Its also one of the spookiest Batman comics Ive ever read (this and Mignola's Sanctum)





6. The Killing Joke

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Old 12-13-2011, 11:12 AM   #6
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I'm currently reading Batman #84 from 1954. I like it because it's just like the 60s series. You can read it here

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[QUOTE=GothamAlleys;22071883]5. Stone Cold Killer(Detective Comics #616) - Grant/Breyfogle
Its also one of the spookiest Batman comics Ive ever read (this and Mignola's Sanctum)[quote]

Great little story, and Mignola's Sanctum was actually his first 'Hellboy' story.

I would also like to recommend 'Dark Knight, Dark City'. Easily one of the best Riddler stories ever written and ties into Morrison's current run with the whole Barbathos myth.

Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City (Batman # 452-454) - Peter Milligan/ Kieron Dwyer



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Can anybody recommend the best Batman comics with Two-Face in them? I've read The Long Halloween and Dark Victory, and I'm craving more Two-Face!!

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:59 PM   #9
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Many recommend Year One as an essential read, I wouldn't recommend so, cause it's meant to change stuff after Crisis on Infinite Earth, but some of the stuff it did were ignored more or less:
1. Barbra Gordon is the name of his wife instead of his daughter
2. No daughter
3. Newborn James jr.

If you care to read it, don't try to read it as an in continuity story, separate it from the main continuity and you'll be fine

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I would also like to recommend 'Dark Knight, Dark City'. Easily one of the best Riddler stories ever written and ties into Morrison's current run with the whole Barbathos myth.

Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City (Batman # 452-454) - Peter Milligan/ Kieron Dwyer



Here's a review
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Ah yes, how could I forgot about that one. Phenomenal story and by far the best Riddler story ever written imo

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This one is really good, I highly recommend it, even if just for the origin of Penguin

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I want to read 70s & 80s comics Can anyone recommend good ones. i have Y1 & TDKR.

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I can give you Son of the Demon graphic novel, plus everything with Al'Ghul

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I'll add Detective Comics 600, guest starring Elongated Man, Slam Bradley & Sherlock Holmes
Death in the Family
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Can anybody recommend the best Batman comics with Two-Face in them? I've read The Long Halloween and Dark Victory, and I'm craving more Two-Face!!
Batman annual #14


Best Two-Face origin ever written.

A Lonely Place Of Dying is also a good Two-Face read.


Half A Life by Greg Rucka | Art by Michael Lark
Originally Published in 2003
Gotham Central #6-10

Is also a great read.

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I never read A Lonely Place Of Dying I gotta check it out.

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I never read A Lonely Place Of Dying I gotta check it out.

This would be my favorite Two face story so I definitely recommend it as well

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This would be my favorite Two face story so I definitely recommend it as well
Been trying to remember the name of that story. Thanks Cobbelpot
Unfortunately, I don't have the New Teen Titans parts

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This is interesting..

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I don't like how Bane is drawn in the left cover from Knight Fall

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I recommend the Dark Moon Rising series, consisting of 'The Monster Men' and 'The Mad Monk'. Great reads.

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good luck finding it for cheap

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I recommend the Dark Moon Rising series, consisting of 'The Monster Men' and 'The Mad Monk'. Great reads.
Matt Wagner's Faces and Trinity is also very good.

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Hey guys the new edition of "A death in the family" has the story as a back up!

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It does? I own the hardcover but havent gotten time to look into it.

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