Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Batman comic collection
Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 at 07:10:50 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Batman comic collection
Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 at 02:11:24 pm EDT

> I'm a long time Bats fan.. Nolan resparked the interest, and I've been buying up some of the comic series..
> I have Absolute Dark Knight, Absolute Long Halloween, and Absolute Hush. I was wanting to know from some other collectors out there what would be some other series to pick up.
> So far I've been told:
> Year one
> Arkham Asylum
> Killing Joke
> anyone have suggestions?

Okay, here is my list of must read Batman comics.

After watching Batman Begins I seriously got into reading the best Batman comics.

Batman Chronicles, Vol. 1 - The original Batman comic books. This is not really necessary to get unless you want to see the original Batman comic books where everything started. It contains the first appearances of Hugo Strange, the Mad Monk and the Joker.

Batman: Year One

Batman: The Man Who Falls by Denny O’ Neil. - Batman Begins comic adaptation has a reprint of it. I really only got this one for the seminal "The Man Who Falls" piece. It is included in the Batman: Secrets of the Batcave trade paperback which features other tales of Batman as well. See the link below for a review of this trade paperback.


Batman and the Monster Men - A remake of Hugo Strange's first appearance and a great read.

Batman and the Mad Monk - A remake of the Mad Monk's first appearance and a great read.

Batman: The Man Who Laughs

Batman: Year Two

Batman: Neal Adams Illustrated Volume 2 – Neal Adams is known as the best Batman artist of all time and the stories in this and the next volume are known as some of the best Batman stories.

Batman: Tales of the Demon - All the original and best stories of Ras Al Ghul.

Batman: Neal Adams Illustrated Volume 3

Batman: Strange Apparitions – The definitive Batman issues.

Batman: Blind Justice

Batman: Birth of the Demon – This graphic novel is hard to find, but it is an excellent read. It tells the origin of Ras Al Ghul revealing how he became immortal and his reason for wanting to rule over the world. It also includes Bruce Wayne's obsession with stopping Ras at all costs. Yes, even going as far as decide he has to kill Ras. The ultimate Ras Al Ghul tale. This graphic novel is hard to find though since it came out many years ago, I suggest eBay.

Batman: Dark Detective- Sequel to Strange Apparition

Batman: The Killing Joke - This is included in the Tales of Alan Moore and will be rereleased separately in March in a hardcover format.

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