BatMania!  aka Batman & Related Books You Must Read Before You Die!

A Listmania! list by Shaman (Thoroughbred Country)
 
Batman: Venom
1.  Batman: Venom by Dennis O'Neil
The list author says:
  "A great story of addiction.  Even The Batman can fall prey to dark thoughts.  The search for perfection can be a costly one.  This is a must read BEFORE you read the Knightfall series recommended below."
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Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1
2.  Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1 by Doug Moench
The list author says:
  "Batman go crack and fall down.  Azbats takes his place on the Batman throne.  Things get ugly."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 2: Knightquest
3.  Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 2: Knightquest by Doug Moench
The list author says:
  "The continuing adventures of a crippled former superhero as he realizes he may have put the cowl into the wrong hands."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 3: KnightsEnd
4.  Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 3: KnightsEnd by Doug Moench
The list author says:
  "We conclude the tale of the Broken Bat with his attempt at rectifying a situation that he himself has created."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
5.  Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
The list author says:
  "Truly a must read to have any appreciation for The Bat.  Dark, brooding and all the things a Dark Knight should be."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (832 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again
6.  Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller
The list author says:
  "A very underrated sequel to The Dark Knight Returns.  Plastic Man?  The strongest of us??  REALLY?  Hmmm.  Ok."
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)

Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Vol. 1
7.  Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Vol. 1 by Jim Aparo
The list author says:
  "Some of the best Batman team-up stories ever written in the 70s and they're all drawn by Jim Aparo.  Even better."
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The Joker
8.  The Joker by Brian Azzarello
The list author says:
  "Not really a Batman book but who can see the Joker without thinking of The Batman?  Flip sides of the same coin."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
9.  Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "THE classic Joker/Batman story.  The greatest movie that will never be made.  Sad.  (Even sadder that DC has now written it out of continuity.  But that makes the story no less amazing.)"
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Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories
10.  Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories by Paul Dini
The list author says:
  "Joker's girlfriend.  Harley goes semi-straight?  Kind of?  Hmmm.  This is a great book to start with if you plan to read Gotham City Sirens."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Batman: Hush
11.  Batman: Hush by Jim Lee
The list author says:
  "A great detective story.  Lots of fighting but lots of brain teasing.  Can you figure out who it is?"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Batman: Hush Unwrapped Deluxe
12.  Batman: Hush Unwrapped Deluxe by Jeph Loeb
The list author says:
  "I recommended Hush above.  Trust me on that one.  And if you REALLY like Hush, you should give this a try.  It's the complete Hush but the artwork is only Jim Lee's pencils.  A whole new level on which to appreciate the book."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Batman: The Long Halloween
13.  Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
The list author says:
  "Another classic detective story that takes place early in Batman's career.  A who's who of his Rogues Gallery."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (380 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Batman: A Death in the Family
14.  Batman: A Death in the Family by Jim Starlin
The list author says:
  "Historic Batman story.  Readers decided the fate of a character.  How did they vote?  Read it and see.  Proof that those who are close to Batman tend to suffer for it."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

JLA: Earth 2 (JLA (DC Comics Unnumbered Paperback))
15.  JLA: Earth 2 (JLA (DC Comics Unnumbered Paperback)) by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "This is a great JLA story with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman at the forefront.  Who doesn't love a parallel universe story?!"
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JLA (Book 7): Tower of Babel
16.  JLA (Book 7): Tower of Babel by Mark Waid
The list author says:
  "You can call this a Justice League book all you want but this is a BATMAN story.  Batman learns the hard way that the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray."
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Superman/Batman VOL 01: Public Enemies
17.  Superman/Batman VOL 01: Public Enemies by Jeph Loeb
The list author says:
  "This is what a Superman/Batman story should be.  Another perfect example of a blockbuster movie that will never be made."
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Batman: Birth of the Demon
18.  Batman: Birth of the Demon by Mike W. Barr
The list author says:
  "What I consider the three greatest Ra's Al Ghul stories.  Batman's second greatest villain, second only to The Joker."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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New to Graphic Novels, but very interested. Any suggestions? 15 Dec 12, 2012
Don't buy the Kindle Edition. 0 Nov 24, 2012
New chapters? 22 Sep 20, 2012
Batman- what's the order? 13 Sep 10, 2012
New Edition, Additional Content? 2 Jul 13, 2012
Binding? 10 Jun 22, 2012
so what happened to the book 0 Jun 5, 2012
Finally! 10 May 31, 2012
So, all of Knightfall, Knightquest, and Knightsend but what about... 2 May 23, 2012
 
   

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