Essential Reading: Batman
I jumped into DC Comics/Batman right after Battle for the Cowl, so I have a lot of back story that I need to cover in order to understand the full picture.
The problem is that every time I go to the comic book store or the bookstore I get confused as to what trade I need to buy first. So this is a list for my required reading in order to understand the pivotal moments in Batman history. (Maybe after this people won't be mad at the fact that my Batman and Robin are Dick and Damian rather than Bruce and Dick).