Sunday, April 7, 2019

Grant Morrison Batman Reading Order

After reading through all of Grant Morrison's legendary run on the Caped Crusader, as well as checking out some reading orders, I've decided to create my own order to create a story as cohesive as possible for any new readers. This list does take a lot of inspiration from the reading order created by reddit user Gerry-Mandarin (here's the link to his)

Enjoy!

Pre-Reading

  • Batman #47 - "The Origin of the Batman!"
  • Batman #113 - "The Batman of Planet X"
  • Batman #156 - "Robin Dies at Dawn"
  • Batman #452-454 - "Dark Knight, Dark City"
  • 52 #30 - "Dark Knight Down"
  • 52 #47 - "Revelations"

Chapter 1: Batman and Son

  • Batman #655 - "Building a Better Batmobile"
  • Batman #656 - "Man-Bats of London"
  • Batman #657 - "Wonderboys"
  • Batman #658 - "Absent Fathers"
Batman #663 - "The Clown at Midnight"

Chapter 2: The Black Glove


Three Ghosts of Batman (Part 1)

  • Batman #664 - "Three Ghosts of Batman"
  • Batman #665 - "The Black Casebook"
  • Batman #666 - "Batman in Bethlehem"
The Island of Mister Mayhew
  • Batman #667 - "The Island of Mister Mayhew"
  • Batman #668 - "Now We Are Dead!"
  • Batman #669 - "The Dark Knight Must Die!"
Three Ghosts of Batman (Part 2)
  • Batman #672 - "Space Medicine"
  • Batman #673 - "Joe Chill in Hell"
  • Batman #674 - "Batman Dies at Dawn"
  • Batman #675 - "The Fiend With Nine Eyes"


Chapter 3: Batman RIP


  • Batman #676 - "Midnight in the House of Hurt"
  • Batman #677 - "Batman in the Underworld"
  • Batman #678 - "Zur En Arrh"
  • Batman #679 - "Miracle on Crime Alley"
  • Batman #680 - "The Thin White Duke of Death"
  • Batman #681 - "Hearts in Darkness"


Interlude: Final Crisis


  • DC Universe #0 - "Let There Be Lightning" 
  • Final Crisis #1-5
  • Batman #682 - "The Butler Did It"
  • Batman #683 - "What the Butler Saw"
  • Final Crisis 6-7


Chapter 4: Batman and Robin



Batman Reborn


  • Batman and Robin #1 - "Domino Effect"
  • Batman and Robin #2 - "The Circus of Strange"
  • Batman and Robin #3 - "Mommy Made of Nails"
Revenge of the Red Hood

  • Batman and Robin #4 - "Red Right Hand"
  • Batman and Robin #5 - "Scarlet"
  • Batman and Robin #6 - "Flamingo is Here"
Blackest Knight

  • Batman and Robin #7 - "Pearly and the Pit"
  • Batman and Robin #8 - "Batman vs Batman"
  • Batman and Robin #9 - "Broken"
Batman vs Robin

  • Batman and Robin #10 - "The Haunting of Wayne Manor"
  • Batman and Robin #11 - "Boneyard"
  • Batman and Robin #12 - "Mexican Train"


Chapter 5: Return of Bruce Wayne


Batman #700 - Time and the Batman

Return of Bruce Wayne
  • Return of Bruce Wayne #1 - "Shadow on Stone"
  • Return of Bruce Wayne #2 - "Until the End of Time"
  • Return of Bruce Wayne #3 - "The Bones of Bristol Bay"
  • Return of Bruce Wayne #4 - "Dark Knight, Dark Rider"
  • Return of Bruce Wayne #5 - "Masquerade"
  • Batman #701 - "The Missing Chapter Part 1: The Hole in Things"
  • Batman #702 - "The Missing Chapter Part 2: Batman's Last Case"
  • Return of Bruce Wayne #6 - "The All-Over"
Batman and Robin Must Die!

  • Batman and Robin #13 - "The Garden of Death"
  • Batman and Robin #14 - "The Triumph of Death"
  • Batman and Robin #15 - "The Knight, Death, and the Devil"
  • Batman and Robin #16 - "Black Mass"

Chapter 6: Batman Incorporated


Batman: The Return #1

Batman Incorporated

  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 1) #1 - "Mr. Unknown is Dead!"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 1) #2 - "Resurrector!"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 1) #3 - "Scorpion Tango"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 1) #4 - "The Kane Affair"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 1) #5 - "Masterspy"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 1) #6 - "Nyktomorph"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 1) #7 - "Medicine Soldiers"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 1) #8 - "Nightmares in Numberland"
Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! #1

Chapter 7: Leviathan


Demon Star
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #0 - "Brand Building"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #1 - "Demon Star"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #2 - "Eye of the Gorgon"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #3 - "The Hanged Man"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #4 - "Kill Box"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #5 - "Asylum"
  • Batman incorporated (Vol 2) #6 - "Garland of Skulls"
Gotham's Most Wanted
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #7 - "Belly of the Whale"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #8 - "The Boy Wonder Returns"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #9 - "Fallen Son"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #10 - "Gotham's Most Wanted"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #12 - "Fatherless"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #13 - "The Dark Knight and the Devil's Daughter"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) #11 - "A Bird in the Hand"
  • Batman Incorporated (Vol 2) Special - "Never the End"


Post-Morrison Reading


Requiem for Damian

  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #18 - "Undone"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #19 - "Denial"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #20 - "Rage"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #21 - "The Bargain"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #22 - "Despair"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #23 - "Acceptance"
The Hunt for Robin
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #29 - "Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #30 - "Paradise and Wonder"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #31 - "City of Cold"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #32 - "Dark of the Son"
  • Robin Rises: Omega - "Red Dawn Omega"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #33 - "Cold Justice"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #34 - "Ties That Bind
Robin Rises
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #35 - "Hellbound"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #36 - "Chaos"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #37 - "Black Hole Son"
  • Robin Rises: Alpha - "Red Dawn Alpha"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #38 - "Superpower: Fly Robin Fly"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #39 - "Superpower: Boy Wonder"
  • Batman and Robin (Vol 2) #40 - "Superpower: Dynamic Duo"



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