#1 Edited by torrenter (13 posts) - - Show Bio

what are your favourite batman comics? i think the hush saga is close to the top of my list..!

#2 Edited by NovaDawg (24 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a few Bat favs I'd say

1) A Lonely Place of Dying: Because it actually goes into the importance of why Robin's around and sidekicks in General

2) Year One-The Man Who Falls-Long Halloween: I like to consider these three one long arc and is just great reading (also my only Miller on here)

3) Under the Hood: Actually made Jason Todd a character worth reading.

4) Riddle Me That: A lesser know arc, but an attempt to reinvent my favorite villain. Kinda has gotten forgotten about though.

5) The Killing Joke/Man Who Laughs: Basically invented modern Joker.

Horrible Mentions-

Gates of Gotham: The best of the late Pre-52 Batman stories and what got me on the Scott Snyder fanbus. Not on list because its Dick Grayson Batman.

Anytime Killer Moth shows up. The dude's a riot!

#3 Posted by braynehurricane (130 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The Dark Knight Returns - Cliche answer but it's hands down one of my all-time favorites.

2. A Lonely Place of Dying - A great pseudo-follow-up to A Death in the Family, excellent origin for Tim Drake and analysis of the Robin role.

3. Under the Hood - This one really sold me on Jason Todd and had some great character moments.

4. Heart of Hush - I prefer this immensely to Loeb's Hush, which I find to be entertaining but very lackluster.

5. Batman RIP - An overcomplicated masterpiece. Grant Morrison is love-it or hate-it and I was totally into this one.

#4 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (639 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite Batman stories in approximate order:

  1. Year One
  2. Dark Knight Returns
  3. Black Mirror
  4. Killing Joke
  5. No Man's Land
  6. Heart of Hush
  7. Long Halloween
  8. Dark Victory
  9. Court of Owls
  10. Mad Love
#5 Posted by Manbehindthewires (361 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by NeonGameWave (14148 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a hard one but if I were to narrow it down.

Hush Saga, Long Halloween, Dark Knight Returns, Killing Joke, and Court of Owls.

#7 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

Hush, Long Halloween, and Knightfall are some of my favs. I like Batman Year One as well.

#8 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (6489 posts) - - Show Bio

Mines are:

1. Batman: The Killing Joke

2. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

3. Batman: Year One

4. Batman: The Long Halloween

#9 Posted by fury714 (625 posts) - - Show Bio

Killing Joke, Long Halloween and Dark Victory, Hush, Batman and the monster men, Cacophony and Widening Gyre,and Court of Owls. :D Batman and Son, and R.I.P. for honorable mentions. :)

#10 Posted by The_Tree (8608 posts) - - Show Bio

All of Morrison's Batman run, The Black Mirror, Heart of Hush, Batman and Robin: Born to Kill, Batman and Robin: Dark Knight vs. White Knight. There are others.

#11 Posted by TDK_1997 (16362 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrison's run,The Dark Knight Returns,Batman:Hush,Year One.

#12 Posted by FiMFTW (691 posts) - - Show Bio

Must....Not....Mention....Dark Knight Returns.....

#13 Posted by Kangaxx_54 (308 posts) - - Show Bio

So far, it's:

1. Dark Victory

2. Batman: Year One

3. Batman: Court of Owls

4. Batman & Robin: Born to Kill

5. The Man who Laughs

Lots of runners-up + many others that I have yet to read.

#14 Posted by Superguy0009e (2404 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotham After Midnight

Has Batman using a Giant Robot.

Nuff Said.

#15 Posted by TommytheHitman (4663 posts) - - Show Bio

1) Batman Year One

2) Batman Court of Owls

3) Batman Hush

4) Batman vs Predator (That counts)

5) Batman Dark Kninght Strikes Back

#16 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

@FiMFTW said:

Must....Not....Mention....Dark Knight Returns.....

That comic was great, it's Dark Knight Strikes Again that was lacking in the quality department, and even then it's got some hilariously bad qualities.

#17 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3296 posts) - - Show Bio
  • The Killing Joke
  • Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
  • The Battle For The Cowl
  • Court Of Owls
  • The Man Who Laughs
#18 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (2622 posts) - - Show Bio

Most of these listed are good to great. I'm gonna date myself by mentioning the Englehart/Rogers run on Detective, and the O'Neil/Adams run on Batman. (Right after their famous Green Lantern run.) Those two runs are as good as any Batman stories.

#19 Posted by kingjoeg (706 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The killing joke

2. Court of owls

3. Year one

4. The Dark Knight Returns

5. The Long halloween

#20 Posted by Reignmaker (2367 posts) - - Show Bio

Just recently read the "Nobody" saga again. Geez, I really like that one. That final fight between Batman and Nobody in Batman & Robin #7 has got to be the most brutal battle I've ever read in a Batman comic! And I've read pretty much all the standard "great" Batman stories. Tomasi just nailed that one.

#21 Posted by entropy_aegis (16454 posts) - - Show Bio

Everything Morrison.