CV's Top 100 Batman Universe Stories List

He is Vengence. He is the (K)Night. He is a pop culture icon who we have dedicated an entire community list to!

Since Batman first appeared in 1939, he has swopped through over 8436 comics (and several ceilings). As of this moment, Bats is the character with the most appearances on comic vine, so the user PikminMania thought it would be fun to create list of the top 100 stories that star either him or his large family, so here is that list!

Thank yous!

I would like to thank PikminMania not only for thinking of this list, but also for letting me take this over. I would also like to thank Liberty for listening for our ideas and suggesting ways of doing this list. I lastly would like to thank my wonderful nominators--espeshelly those who stuck with this list and helped this project move forward (you know who you are). Lastly, I would like to thank entropy_aegis for stepping into the role of Nominator, even though he said he didn't have the time at first.

Nominators

We had 21 nominators. They include: Backflip, BoyDetective, chalkshark, CitizenBane, entropy_aegis, feebadger, k4tzm4n, Liberty, NewKid, PikminMania, Razza Tazz, RedheadedAtrocitus, ReVamp, shadowknight666, sinestro_GL, TDK_1997, TheGoldenOne, The Poet, Tunsieon, and UpUpAndAway. I would also like to mention Ultim8Roux (who vanished after saying they wanted to be in, but I will list that user anyway).

These nominators nominated 5 Batman-related stories each. Then, the Community stepped in and added 26 additional stories. They also cosigned some stories, but more on that later.

Final Over Voting

Each user was given 5 votes and they could use it however they wanted. We had a total of 36 voters (plus myself), including:

Illuminatus

TheCannon

Spectre108

Gambit1024

sinestro_GL

humanfly26

NewKid

sEsposito7

The Man of Yesteryear

NlGHTCRAWLER

feebadger

Jnr6Lil

FadeToBlackBolt

Deranged Midget

X35

Afro_Warrior

BoyDetective

jhazzroucher

difficlus

B'Town

TheOptimist

KRYPTON

chalkshark

Baddamdog

kfhrfdu_89_76k

Primmaster64

Mortacai

DarthShap

haydenclaireheroes

Silkcuts

lazystudent

Tunsieon

White Mage

papad1992

PikminMania

TheGoldenOne

The Poet

Illuminatus

TheCannon

Spectre108

Gambit1024

sinestro_GL

humanfly26

NewKid

sEsposito7

The Man of Yesteryear

NlGHTCRAWLER

feebadger

Jnr6Lil

FadeToBlackBolt

Deranged Midget

X35

Afro_Warrior

BoyDetective

jhazzroucher

difficlus

B'Town

TheOptimist

KRYPTON

chalkshark

Baddamdog

kfhrfdu_89_76k

Primmaster64

Mortacai

DarthShap

haydenclaireheroes

Silkcuts

lazystudent

Tunsieon

White Mage

papad1992

PikminMania

TheGoldenOne

The Poet

After that, I added the number of votes for each story to the number of cosigns (after multiplying by 5 so that votes were worth more than cosigns). Finally, I got my top 100 Batman Stories. I hope you enjoy this list! Till next time...

To check out who the 26 Runners up were for this list click on this link!

List items

14 Comments
Posted by feebadger

Ah, it is truly a thing of beauty! Am also surprised to see how much Frank Millers' work has fallen out of favour with the comic book audience. Year One and Dark knight at 6 and 7 respectively? Wow. All Star Batman has a lot to answer for ;P

Posted by The Poet

@feebadger: yeah, it is suprising. Though I'm sure if this list was done during the time Battle for the Cowl was done that would take the 4th or 5th place. Its probably about what people would have recently read or what was the arc which was on their minds when voting (for example Black Mirror and Owls).

I mean, in the past lists we've seen Storm be number 1 on the hero list because we had the giant group of dewdrops (or whatever they call themselves...forget), so the lists depend on the users involved...

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Posted by thechessclub

Great list. And THANK YOU for putting Tower of Babel on here. Seriously in my top 5 Batman stories EVAR!

Posted by The Poet

@thechessclub: glad to be of service...

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Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Cool list. It has alot of stories that I wouldn`t be ready to consider as THE greatest bat-universe stories, but to heck with it. I didn`t make this, so it can look the way it does. It has a right to do so.

And the the first story in the list is a great story, yes, but I still wouldn`t have had picked it up as the best one. Even if I voted for it.

Alot of stories I wanna read, but I haven`t yet read, are in this one. Should check `em out.

Also, the most epic thing about this, is that MY WILD CARD NOMINATION IS NUMBER 40!!!!!!! I CAN`T BELIEVE THIS!!!!!!!!! Okay I can. I can scarcely believe this. I MEAN, WOW!!!!!

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

BTW, there are 26 items in the runner-up list. Not 68...

Alot of the new stories (Court of owls, for example) had the unfair benefit to be more fresher, and therefore, seem more epic than the more classic stories. Therefore, being upper in the list. I`m not saying that they`re lousy, `though.

Posted by TheCannon

I'm surprised a Death inn the Family isn't in the top 5. Most of it I get though, I was just hoping Knightfall was number 1. 2 is good though.

Posted by RedOwl_1

Man this is GREAT, you reminded me a lot of stories I read last summer (The beginning of my comic-geekness) and put my attention on others I could pick up some of these to my next summer reading :D

So thanks!

Posted by The Poet

@RedOwl_1 said:

Man this is GREAT, you reminded me a lot of stories I read last summer (The beginning of my comic-geekness) and put my attention on others I could pick up some of these to my next summer reading :D

So thanks!

I'm glad our hard work could paid off in helping you remember some and find out about others. Glad its informative...

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Posted by Jolt92

This was great!

Posted by The Poet

@Jolt92 said:

This was great!

Glad you like it...

I believe our next list will be a version of this list for Superman, but we'll see when I'm dealing with my current FF library project...

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Posted by CrashBang

I like this list but putting TDKSA in the list at all is insult enough but to also put it one place above Batman & Robin 1-16? That cannot be apologised for enough (but you should try anyway).

Posted by The Poet

@CrashBang said:

I like this list but putting TDKSA in the list at all is insult enough but to also put it one place above Batman & Robin 1-16? That cannot be apologised for enough (but you should try anyway).

Well, actually, you won't see me apologize for any for any of the 125 stories (And sorry to burst your bubble: I won't even try to because I don't need to). I just act as host so order and what ends up on the list (and what ends up on the runner up list) is something I leave to the community, so if the "you" in your comment is directed toward me I can't really give a response. Not my end of things.

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Edited by etragedy