The Essential Batman

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Batman: Year One
1.  Batman: Year One by Frank Miller
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  "A great place to start is with the story of Batman's 1st days by the excellent Frank Miller"
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Batman: The Long Halloween
2.  Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
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  "Onwards to what should be considered "Year 2": this excelent 12 part murder-mystery."
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Robin: Year One
3.  Robin: Year One by Scott Beatty
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  "Robin's origin is explored in this great series from a few years ago"
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Batman: The Killing Joke
4.  Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
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  "This is the most effective and terrifying portrayal of the Joker ever, with hyper-detailed illustrations by Brian Bolland"
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
5.  Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
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  "The greatest portrayal of Batman ever as we learn how his mythos conclude"
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Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC Comics)
6.  Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC Comics) by DC Comics
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  "The definitive collection of the best Batman stories from years past, all not part of the current continutiy.  Contains a really good potential end for the character in the last story printed here."
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Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC Comics)
7.  Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (DC Comics) by DC Comics
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  "A great companion to the volume mentioned above, featuring some really fun strories and some darker ones representing the evolution of the greatest villian in modern pop-culture history."
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Batman Collected
8.  Batman Collected by Chip Kidd
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  "A really well designed book with photograps of various products that have contained the Dark Knight on them over the years."
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Batman Adventures: Mad Love
9.  Batman Adventures: Mad Love by Paul Dini
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  "The hysterically tragic origin of the Joker's charismatic moll, Harley Quinn."
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Batman - The Animated Series - The Legend Begins
10.  Batman - The Animated Series - The Legend Begins DVD ~ Kevin Conroy
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  "The first 6 episodes of what is the most faithful filmic adaptation of the Dark Knight."
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Batman - Mask of the Phantasm
11.  Batman - Mask of the Phantasm DVD ~ Kevin Conroy
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  "The excelent theatrical film based on the animated series"
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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (The Original Uncut Version)
12.  Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (The Original Uncut Version) DVD ~ Will Friedle
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  "Strong direct-to-video film linking the old and new.  This one's not for kids at all."
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Batman (1989)
13.  Batman (1989) 
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  "The best live action film featuring Batman ever made.  This one is a cut above the rest of the series and is spectacular to watch."
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Batman: Original Motion Picture Score
14.  Batman: Original Motion Picture Score by Danny Elfman
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  "The score to the above film is the music that most captures the spirit of the Caped Crusader"
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Please Recommend me your personal fav comic book stories ! 0 Jun 30, 2014
Blu ray release 6 Mar 10, 2014
Hot Toys The Dark Knight DX02 Batman 1 Jun 18, 2013
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New to graphic novels 6 Jan 20, 2013
New to Graphic Novels, but very interested. Any suggestions? 15 Dec 12, 2012
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Audio or Subtitles.- 0 Sep 27, 2012
Batman- what's the order? 13 Sep 10, 2012
is there a place to read sample issues... 1 May 25, 2012
Original coloring.... 0 Feb 5, 2012
Am I the only one that is underwhelmed? 7 Dec 14, 2011
 
   

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