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Edited by The_Tree

If you count an overall series, then I'd say Batman and Robin (2009).

But if you mean just one graphic novel, then I pick Batman and Robin: Batman and Robin Must Die. It has fantastic artwork from the masterful Frazer Irving, (obviously) great writing from Grant Morrison, it involved three of my favorite Batman villains with Doctor Hurt, Joker, and Professor Pyg, it had the triumphant return of Bruce Wayne, there was the announcement of Batman Inc., and three of my favorite Bat-family members worked together (Batman, Dick, Damian).

Edited by roboadmiral

Okay, I know it's a pretty predictable pick, but that's not without a reason. It's Frank Miller at his very best as a writer and an artist. The personality of Batman here has shaped my understanding of the character more than any version I've seen before or since. I have very serious doubts that there will ever be a story more definitive for Batman.

Posted by PortlandsBatman

Because Frank Millers Dark Knight Returns has already been said I will say I loved Hush. The art by Jim Lee was great and the story was very well thought out. And it was the first graphic novel I read in years and brought me back into reading comics.

But if you want to talk graphic novels that just have batman in them, I would say Superman: Red Son. I am a much bigger fan of Batman than Superman but Red Son is just so good.

And lastly I love the Court of the Owls by Scott Snyder. Because Although Hush got be back into reading comics Scott brought me back into reading monthly comic, I just couldn't wait until the next issue come out, and I am enjoying his work on Death of the Family.

Posted by TheCannon

Batman: Hush

Posted by Autopsad

Batman and Robin: Batman and Robin Must Die for the same reasons than The_Tree

Batman The Dark Knight Returns

Batman : Hush

Batman : The Long Halloween (Never thought I would love that one at first, the art was very special. But as the story goes, the art gets into you !)

Posted by SavageDragon

These are mine in nor order.

Posted by Muirkat

Hush was pretty wicked another one I really liked was the killing joke because it should you how the joker's thought process worked. It gave me a new perspective of the character

Posted by JSH92

Knightfall

Posted by rolldestroyer

it's definitely RIP for me

Posted by Phaedrusgr

@SavageDragon: You're in my mind. This is exactly my answer.

Posted by Mannequin

@PortlandsBatman said:

Because Frank Millers Dark Knight Returns has already been said I will say I loved Hush. The art by Jim Lee was great and the story was very well thought out. And it was the first graphic novel I read in years and brought me back into reading comics.

I absolutely love, love, love Batman Hush. It was such a really good story, and Jim Lee's art is astounding. Nice pick .

Posted by chasereis

Dark Knight Returns is my favorite comic period. No Man's Land was very interesting too.

Posted by UncleEmu

My favorites are "The Long Halloween" and "The Black Glove." "The Long Halloween" is just an absolute classic, and has so many villains. "The Black Glove" tied together Morrison's confusing run on Batman, and brought you some sweet ass-kicking

Posted by Thatonekid131

Probably the Long Halloween or The Killing Joke. Predictable, I know.