Reading order?

#1 Posted by Omertalvendetta (395 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really interested in picking up all the issues for Batman Incorporated... are they all necessary, and secondly, most of the reading order has been updated in Batman Incorporated , but where do the newer issues stand... they're still out of order and I don't know the order at which I should read them... can anyone help me out?

#2 Posted by GamiSB (113 posts) - - Show Bio

The only required reading for Batman Inc is the Batman Incorporated book. The other titles are all on their own and telling their own stories but just fit with the general over arching theme. 
I do recommend picking up Detective Comics starting at 871 since the run there has been amazing.

#3 Posted by Omertalvendetta (395 posts) - - Show Bio
@GamiSB: That's what's most disappointing.  I have read all three Batman Inc titles and I truly feel completely lost.  I have heard that Morrison is cryptic, but the confusing storytelling is bordering on absurdity.  I really don't want to drop the series, hence me asking if me getting supplemental story off other titles would actually make the storyline any better, because frankly, right now it's lacking a whole lot of essence and making me wonder why I should care.  (Sorry for the rant... it was not aimed at you.  Thanks for your response!).
#4 Posted by GamiSB (113 posts) - - Show Bio

You may also try picking up Batman: The Return (not to be confused with Return of Bruce Wayne) It sets up Inc and may clear up a few questions. Or you can ask here. I've been reading all the bat books so I can help you out if you don't understand something. :)

#5 Posted by Jake Fury (18167 posts) - - Show Bio
@omertalvendetta said:
" @GamiSB: That's what's most disappointing.  I have read all three Batman Inc titles and I truly feel completely lost.  I have heard that Morrison is cryptic, but the confusing storytelling is bordering on absurdity.  I really don't want to drop the series, hence me asking if me getting supplemental story off other titles would actually make the storyline any better, because frankly, right now it's lacking a whole lot of essence and making me wonder why I should care.  (Sorry for the rant... it was not aimed at you.  Thanks for your response!). "

I've been reading all of Morrison's Bat-work and I still feel lost.
#6 Posted by ComicMan24 (147042 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, I was a bit lost too when I read the last issue of Batman Inc.

#7 Posted by entropy_aegis (14508 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury said:
"@omertalvendetta said:
" @GamiSB: That's what's most disappointing.  I have read all three Batman Inc titles and I truly feel completely lost.  I have heard that Morrison is cryptic, but the confusing storytelling is bordering on absurdity.  I really don't want to drop the series, hence me asking if me getting supplemental story off other titles would actually make the storyline any better, because frankly, right now it's lacking a whole lot of essence and making me wonder why I should care.  (Sorry for the rant... it was not aimed at you.  Thanks for your response!). "
I've been reading all of Morrison's Bat-work and I still feel lost. "
 
and you still enjoy it?WOW you must be a really kind hearted dude. 
@omertalvendetta said:
" @GamiSB: That's what's most disappointing.  I have read all three Batman Inc titles and I truly feel completely lost.  I have heard that Morrison is cryptic, but the confusing storytelling is bordering on absurdity.  I really don't want to drop the series, hence me asking if me getting supplemental story off other titles would actually make the storyline any better, because frankly, right now it's lacking a whole lot of essence and making me wonder why I should care.  (Sorry for the rant... it was not aimed at you.  Thanks for your response!). "

Pick up the return one shot,and have some patience.these mysteries will start unwinding.
#8 Posted by correlmal (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi, I had the same question as the OP and found a great list posted by another user here which includes a lot of what you need, specially if you're very new to all of Batman. Here you go:  http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/silkcuts/required-reading-to-understand-grant-morrisons-batman/75-20588/ 
 
The list encompasses quite a bit, but I think a good place to start if you have common knowledge of Batman is with Batman R.I.P. and Final Crisis, as they explain what happened to Batman, and is where Batman: The Return starts. Also, a bit of history about Dick Grayson (the original Robin) and Damian ( Batman: Son Of The Demon) would help.

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