The Batman comics recommendation thread!

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  1. Cobblepot

    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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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
    And
    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/showthread.php?p=13728271#post13728271

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

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    So far we got these recommendations up!

    Batman Year One, hardcover
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Year_One

    Batman Year One, paperback
    Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, bring us the ultimate Batman origin!

    The Long Halloween
    Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, deliver a great "Gotham Noir" book!

    Dark Victory
    Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, continue to marvel the comics industry.

    The Killing Joke
    Brian Bolland, draws the best Joker, be sure to check this one about Joker's origin.
    Check out the new Hardcover edition, please discuss this book here:
    http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=295172

    The Dark Knight Returns hardcover/paperback
    Frank Miller's legendary best selling Batman book.



    Gotham By Gaslight, the mother of all Elseworlds by Mike Mignola.

    BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1
    BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 2
    BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 3

    These books collect almost every Batman work drawn by Neal Adams!
    Klick here to see some of his work!

    Sword Of Azrael

    The Cult

    Batman: Son Of The Demon

    Arkham Asylum, hardcover
    A serious house on serious earth...

    A Death In The Family

    A Lonely Place Of Dying

    Hush volume one
    Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee!

    Hush volume two

    Tales Of The Demon

    Batman : Prodigal

    Officer Down

    Bruce Wayne Fugitive 1

    Bruce Wayne Fugitive 2

    Bruce Wayne Fugitive 3

    Bruce Wayne Murderer?

    Gothic

    Venom

    Shaman (First 5 issues of LOTDK collected)

    No Man's Land 1

    No Man's Land 2

    No Man's Land 3

    No Man's Land 4

    No Man's Land 5
    During Cataclysm, Gotham was shocked out of it's foundations, can Batman save Gotham in it's Darkest hour?

    Batman Black And White 1

    Batman Black And White 2
    Black and White, short stories by the best in the bussiness.

    Batman Last Arkham (1st 5 issues of SOTB art by Norm Breyfogle)

    Batman: Ego
    A beautiful book, illustrated by Darwyn Cooke (Selina's Big Score, DC The Final Frontier).

    Haunted Knight : Reprints Choices, Madness, Ghost Legends specials

    Batman Faces, a must have two face story by Matt Wagner.

    Batman: Night Cries, uses the comic book medium to shed light on the horrific real world-crime of child abuse.
    Fully painted by Scott Hampton!

    Batman Broken Citya 144-page hardcover that collects the acclaimed BATMAN #620-625!

    Batman/Deathblow: After the fire Lee Berjermo and Brian Azzarello, need I say more?

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    The Best "Animated Style" Stories ever told:

    Batman: Mad Love
    Batman Ego (Darwyn Cooke)
    The Batman Adventures tradepaperbacks.

    The Best Joker Stories ever told:
    1)The Killing Joke
    2)The Man Who Laughs


    The Best Batman comicbooks:

    SOLO #1
    Written by various (Loeb, Cook, Sale)
    Art and cover by Tim Sale


    SOLO #5
    Written by Darwyn Cooke
    Art and cover by Cooke


    Batman and the Monster Men
    Writer: Matt Wagner
    Artist: Matt Wagner

    Batman And The Mad Monk
    Writer and Artist: Matt Wagner

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    Not in continuity anymore but none the less a great read; The Untold Legend Of The Batman.



    And more to come...
     
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    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    Batman related recommendations!

    I would like to recommend this little gem:
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    It's great for al the obvious reasons.
    1. Darwyn & Loeb
    2. Spirit & Batman
    3. Lots of badguys!



    DC: The New Frontier
    is a story of the early Silver Age of DC comics, now available as 2 trade paperbacks: DC:The New Frontier: Volume 1 and DC: The New Frontier: Volume 2. (Also released as a great Absolute edition!)
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    Batman Ego & Other Tails by Darwyn Cooke
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    Catwoman: When In Rome (Tie in with The Long Halloween and Dark Victory)
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    Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (Also collected in Batman Ego & Other Tails)
    Kingdom Come
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    Black Orchid
    Robin Year One
    Batgirl Year One
    Nightwing Year One
    Nightwing A Knight In Bludhaven
    Nightwing mini by Denny O 'Neil


     
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    Great Batman books, a must read for any Batman fan:

    Not just a Batman book but one I would like to recommend:
    Tim Sale : Black And White
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    Les Daniels: Batman The Complete History
    http://www.dccomics.com/features/bmtch/
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    Paul Dini / Chip Kidd: Batman Animated
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    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    My recommendations are:

    1. Batman Year One Hardcover (or get the paperback it's the next best thing!)
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    2. Batman The Long Halloween
    3. Arkham Asylum (either original or the Hardcover anniversary edition)
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    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
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    12. Shaman
    13. Batman Year One Hundred
    14. The Man Who Laughs
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    To be read in this order...
    1) Batman: Year One
    2) Batman: The Long Halloween
    3) Batman: Dark Victory
    4) Robin: Year One
    5) Batgirl: Year One
    6) Batman: Tales of the Demon
    7) Current Nightwing Arc - Nightwing: Year One (6 issues, bi-weekly, first one was out this month, second this week.)
    8) The Killing Joke
    9) Batman: A Death in the Family
    10) Batman: Prodigal
    11) Nightwing mini by Denny O'Neil
    12) Nightwing: A Knight in Bludhaven
    13) Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty
     
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    Oh yeah, gotta pick these up now.
     
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    Hey Cobbs. Was leaving out "The Killing Joke" an oversight or is there something wrong with you??? ;)
     
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    Don't forget, Batman: No Man's Land Vol 1 to 3

    great thread Cob
     
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    I can't afford to buy all of the no man's land TPBs.. they're like 15 or twenty dollars each and there's like, what, four or more of them? i bought the novel by Greg Rucka, it's pretty decent. i'll pick up the actual comic book form sometime soon.
     
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    A few more to add to this list: (in no order)

    Officer Down
    Evolution
    Knightfall-quest-end
    Lonely Place of Dying
    Four of a Kind
    Hush
    Year Three
    Contagion
    Legacy
    Bane of the Demon
    As the Crow Flies
    Broken City
    Bruce Wayne Murderer?
    Fugative
    Family
    NML

    -R
     
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    Is Year Three in paperback?
     
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    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    I don't think Year 3 has been released in paperback, however It was released in one collected comic.
    But I'm not sure if this one should go up as a reccomendation, I don't think it was that good.

     
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    Thanks Robin!
     
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    wow Cobb, thats some patience and time there nice work man

    -R
     
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    The Last Arkham
    Ego
     
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    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    Right good books I'll put them up in a while.
     
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    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    Should I put these up?

    Batman Faces
    The Dark Knight Strikes Again!??

    And Batman books?
    Les Daniels The Complete History
    Bob Kane's Batman and Me
     
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    Updated first threads.
     
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    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    Can anyone recommend some older Batbooks??
     
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    Aside from the ones already mentioned, I'd like to recommend "Batman: Shaman". It's one of my favourites.
     
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    No ones Mentioned Strange Appirations....
     
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    how about the dectective comics??
     
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    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    Great firts arc of LOTD I'll put that up!
     
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    Cobblepot Giant-Size Man-Thing

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    Strange Apperations, isn't that the Neal Adams run?
     
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