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75 Greatest Batman Stories Master List

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Batman Stories of All-Time!

Click on any story for a write-up on that story.

75. The Rupert Thorne Saga (Batman #339-346, 348-356 and Detective Comics #507-512, 514-522)

74. “The Lazarus Affair” (Batman #332-335)

73. “The Batman Nobody Knows” (Batman #250)

72. Earth One (Batman: Earth One Volume 1)

71. “The Night of the Reaper” (Batman #237)

70. “War on Crime” (Batman: War on Crime)

69. “Deathmask” (Detective Comics #437)

68. World’s Finest (World’s Finest #1-3)

67. Batman vs. Predator (Batman vs. Predator #1-3)

66. “Zero Year” (Batman Vol. 2 #21-27, 29-current)

65. “Heart of Hush” (Detective Comics #846-#850)

64. Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (Batman #603-607, Detective Comics #768-775, Batman: Gotham Knights #29-32 and Batgirl #29-33 plus some other tie-ins here and there)

63. “Going Sane” (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #65-68)

62. War Games (Detective Comics #797-799, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #182-184, Nightwing #96-98, Batman: Gotham Knights #56-58, Robin #129-131, Batgirl #55-57, Catwoman #34-36 and Batman #631-633)

61. KnightQuest ( Detective Comics #667-675, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #19-28, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #59-61 and Batman #501-508)

60. “Holy Terror” (Batman: Holy Terror)

59. “Broken City” (Batman #620-625)

58. “Death Strikes at Midnight and Three” (DC Special Series #15)

57. “Faces” (Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30)

56. “Resurrection Night” (Batman #400)

55. “Public Enemies” (Superman/Batman #1-6)

54. “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate” (Detective Comics #27)

53. “The Last Arkham” (Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1-4)

52. The Dark Knight Strikes Again #1-3

51. Batman: Ego

50. Batman vs. Dracula: Red Rain

49. “Death of the Family” Batman #13-17

48. The Return of Bruce Wayne #1-6

47. “Blades” (Legends of the Dark Knight #32-34)

46. “Night of the Stalker” (Detective Comics #439)

45. “Ten Nights of the Beast” (Batman #417-420)

44. “The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne” (The Brave and the Bold #197)

43. “The Cult” (Batman: The Cult #1-4)

42. KnightsEnd (Batman #509-510, Shadow of the Bat #29-30, Detective Comics #676-677, Legends of the Dark Knight #62-63, Robin #8 and Catwoman #12)

41. “The Player on the Other Side” (Batman Special #1)

40. “Dark Knight, Dark City” (Batman #452-454)

39. “Where Were You on the Night Batman Was Killed?” (Batman #290-294)

38. Gotham by Gaslight

37. “Gothic” (Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10)

36. “Prey” (Legends of the Dark Knight #11-15)

35. “Club of Heroes” (Batman #667-669)

34. “A Lonely Place of Dying” (Batman #440-442, The New Titans #60-61)

33. “Year 100″ (Batman Year 100 #1-4)

32. “The Man Who Laughs” (Batman: The Man Who Laughs)

31. “The First Batman” (Detective Comics #235)

30. “Under the Hood” (Batman #635-641, 645-650 and Batman Annual #25)

29. “Venom” (Legends of the Dark Knight #16-20)

28. “The Joker” and “The Joker Returns” (Batman #1)

27. “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” (Batman #686 and Detective Comics #853)

26. “Son of the Demon” (Batman: Son of the Demon)

25. “Batman and Son” (Barman #655-658)

24. “There is No Hope in Crime Alley” (Detective Comics #457)

23. “Batman and Robin Reborn!” (Batman and Robin #1-3)

22. “The Origin of Batman” (Batman #47)

21. “Leviathan” (Batman Inc.: Leviathan Strikes and Batman Incorporated #1-10, 12-13)

20. “Joker’s Five-Way Revenge” (Batman #251)

19. “Batman and Robin Must Die!” (Batman and Robin #13-16)

18. “Dark Victory” (Batman: Dark Victory #1-14)

17. “Robin Dies at Dawn!” (Batman #156)

16. “To Kill a Legend” (Detective Comics #500)

15. “Mad Love” (The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1)

14. “Black Mirror” (Detective Comics #871-881)

13. No Man’s Land (Batman: No Man’s Land #1, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #83-94, Batman #563-574, Detective Comics #730-741, Azrael: Agent of the Bat #51-61, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #116-126, Robins #67-73, Catwoman #72-77 and Batman Chronicles #16-18)

12. “A Death in the Family” (Batman #426-429)

11. “Court of Owls” (Batman Vol. 2 #1-11)

10. “Knightfall” (Batman #491-500, Detective Comics #659-666)

9. “First Tale of the Demon” (Batman #232, 235, 240, 242-244 and Detective Comics #411)

8. “Hush” (Batman #608-619)

7. “R.I.P.” (Batman #676-681)

6. Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth

5. Strange Apparitions (#469-479, less the reprinted parts of #477)

4. “The Long Halloween” (Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13)

3. “The Killing Joke” (Batman: The Killing Joke)

2. “The Dark Knight Returns” (Batman: The Dark Knight #1-4)

1. “Year One” (Batman #404-407)

9 Comments

Can’t argue with that Top 3. Personally, I’d have Year One and DKR the other way round. Also very difficult to argue with any of the Top 10. Just a shame dear old Mr Snyder didn’t get in there. Despite my boycotting of DC over their incredibly stupid actions over the past few years, it’s Snyder and Capullo’s Batman that I miss.

Missing is Knight of Vengeance, the Flashpoint series by AZZ and RISSO

The top three comics were ridiculously predictable.

Good list all around though.

Nick Miller, agreed.

They should link the entries with amazon / comiXology instead of internal links though.

Pleasantly surprised The Cult made it in there. always liked that one, the Bat-Monster-Truck is a bit over top though.

Love the top ten, Hush aside.

Tír Eoghain Blackman

August 2, 2014 at 6:42 am

The top 5 is always so obvious. It would be great to see a list without those titles mentioned.

It seems that Death of the Family has gone from overrated to underrated, haha!

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