Best of Batman
From graphic novels to non-fiction to paperbacks to childrens books, Batman is everywhere, and deserves his own "Best of" list. Just try and avoid books where he only makes a cameo.
1 Batman: The Dark Knight Ret...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 91,137 ratings
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2 Batman: The Killing Joke
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 73,081 ratings
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3 Batman: The Long Halloween
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 39,494 ratings
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4 Batman: Year One
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 88,950 ratings
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5 Batman: Arkham Asylum - A S...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 32,591 ratings
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6 Batman: Hush
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 13,398 ratings
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7 Batman: Dark Victory
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 15,925 ratings
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8 Batman: The Black Mirror
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 8,190 ratings
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9 Batman, Vol. 1: The Court o...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 18,049 ratings
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10 Batman: A Death in the Family
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 13,447 ratings
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11 Batman: Whatever Happened t...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 9,697 ratings
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12 Batman: Hush, Vol. 1
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 6,618 ratings
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13 Kingdom Come
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 31,719 ratings
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14 Batman: The Man Who Laughs
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 12,287 ratings
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15 Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1:...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 15,703 ratings
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16 The Batman Adventures: Mad ...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 4,585 ratings
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17 Batman R.I.P.
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 6,337 ratings
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18 Batman: The Dark Knight Str...
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3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 7,895 ratings
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19 Joker
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 15,480 ratings
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20 Batman and Robin: Batman Re...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 9,936 ratings
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21 Batman: Hush, Vol. 2
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 9,004 ratings
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22 Batman, Vol. 2: The City of...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 5,407 ratings
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23 All-Star Batman and Robin, ...
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3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 2,972 ratings
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24 Superman: Red Son
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 23,768 ratings
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25 Batman: Haunted Knight
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 4,842 ratings
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26 Batman: Earth One
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,277 ratings
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27 Batman: Black and White (Ba...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 4,631 ratings
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28 Gotham Central, Vol. 1: In ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 2,351 ratings
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29 Batman: Heart of Hush
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 4,443 ratings
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30 Batman: The Return of Bruce...
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 2,370 ratings
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31 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 1
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 7,105 ratings
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32 JLA, Vol. 7: Tower of Babel
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,404 ratings
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33 Batman: The Black Glove
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,922 ratings
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34 Batman: Knightfall
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,468 ratings
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34 Batman: Under the Red Hood
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,928 ratings
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36 Batman and Son
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 8,437 ratings
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37 Batman, Vol. 3: Death of th...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 3,481 ratings
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38 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 5,827 ratings
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39 Batman: Cacophony
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,591 ratings
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40 Batman: War on Crime
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,045 ratings
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41 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 2
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,797 ratings
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42 Batgirl: Year One
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 3,372 ratings
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43 Batman: Under the Hood Vol. 1
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 5,787 ratings
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44 Batman and Robin: Batman an...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 3,691 ratings
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45 Batman: The Cult
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,949 ratings
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46 Batman: Bruce Wayne, Murderer?
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 2,168 ratings
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47 The Complete Frank Miller B...
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 797 ratings
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47 Batman and Robin: Batman vs...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 6,269 ratings
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49 Batman: Detective
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,069 ratings
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50 The Greatest Joker Stories ...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 493 ratings
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51 JLA, Vol. 1: New World Order
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,238 ratings
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52 Batman Incorporated
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,650 ratings
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53 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 3
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,956 ratings
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54 Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: B...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 4,435 ratings
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55 Batman: No Man's Land
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,985 ratings
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56 Batman: Crimson Mist
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 294 ratings
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57 Batman/Dracula: Red Rain
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 1,618 ratings
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58 Superman/Batman, Vol. 1: Pu...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,162 ratings
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59 Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 2:...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,659 ratings
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60 Batman vs. Predator
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 588 ratings
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61 Batman: Battle for the Cowl
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 4,183 ratings
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62 Batman: Noel
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,069 ratings
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63 Batman: Bloodstorm
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 600 ratings
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64 Gotham Central, Vol. 2: Hal...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,152 ratings
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65 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 4
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,794 ratings
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66 Gotham Central, Book One: I...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 1,705 ratings
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67 Batman Confidential, Vol. 2...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 656 ratings
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68 Batman: Joker's Asylum
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 679 ratings
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69 Batman: Son of the Demon
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,047 ratings
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70 Gotham City Sirens, Volume ...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,215 ratings
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71 The Batman Chronicles, Vol. 1
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 7,734 ratings
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72 Batman: The Dark Knight, Vo...
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,994 ratings
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73 Arkham Asylum: Living Hell
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,047 ratings
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74 Batman: Cataclysm
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,479 ratings
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75 Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgmen...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 421 ratings
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76 Batman: Tales of the Demon
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 539 ratings
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77 Batman: Prey
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 842 ratings
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78 Shortpacked!, Vol. 1: Bring...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 53 ratings
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79 Batman, Vol. 4: Zero Year -...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,018 ratings
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80 Batman: Nine Lives
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 418 ratings
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81 Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 437 ratings
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82 Gotham Central, Vol. 3: Unr...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 939 ratings
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82 Batman: Ego and Other Tails
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,091 ratings
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84 Batman: Face the Face
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,054 ratings
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85 52, Vol. 2
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,508 ratings
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86 Batman/Hellboy/Starman
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 566 ratings
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87 Batman: Venom
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,851 ratings
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88 Batman: Broken City
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,568 ratings
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89 Batman: Bruce Wayne, Fugiti...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,533 ratings
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90 Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 3:...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 4,264 ratings
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91 Batman Illustrated, Vol. 1
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 142 ratings
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92 Batman/Aliens
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3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 171 ratings
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93 Batman: Year Two: Fear the ...
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3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 694 ratings
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94 Batman Animated
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 509 ratings
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95 Batman: From the 30's to th...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 57 ratings
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96 Absolute Dark Knight
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 707 ratings
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97 Batman: The Night of the Owls
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,976 ratings
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98 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 5
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,359 ratings
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99 Batman: Strange Apparitions
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 458 ratings
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100 Batman: A Lonely Place of D...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,049 ratings
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304 books · 461 voters · list created July 29th, 2008 by Matt Mazenauer (votes) .
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message 1: by Andrés (new)

Andrés Pacheco paniagua All-stars?...seriously?


message 2: by Shane (new)

Shane Carter My favourite batman graphics are
Dark knight returns
Dark knight strikes back
Batman odyssey
Death by design
The cult
Long Halloween
Fear the reaper
Court of the owls
Black mirror
Not in any order. I know that a few of them are highly criticised but I love them, is there anyone else who really loved batman odyssey. Yes it does make sense.


message 3: by Wirotomo (new)

Wirotomo Nofamilyname Shane wrote: "My favourite batman graphics are
Dark knight returns
Dark knight strikes back
Batman odyssey
Death by design
The cult
Long Halloween
Fear the reaper
Court of the owls
Black mirror
Not in any or..."


Shane, if you really love Death By Design, Fear The Reaper and The Cult, why you're not vote The Cult (#51), Year Two Fear The Reaper (#105) and Death By Design (#194)? Just curious. :-)


message 4: by Shane (new)

Shane Carter Good point, only recently joined good reads and haven't been through whole list yet. Thank you.


message 5: by Wirotomo (new)

Wirotomo Nofamilyname Ah Shane, you have voted for those 3 books and add Batman Odyssey. Good! so we can get more and more choices of Batman graphic novels. :-)

OOT, i see that many voters have their vote with lower ratings (ie: he/she rated it 2 stars) above the higher one (ie: he/she rated it 5 stars). Are their opinion change?
Or they don't know that if you vote for a book, that book will come up at the bottom of "My Votes" section (on the right side of you computer). but you can change that by changing the number position.
For my case, if I read another Batman comics, i will vote those comics, and it will be at no. 55. From my read, i think it should stay at no. 35. So I can change the number to 35, and the book will be at no. 35.
Really curious. :-)

#i apologize for my poor english ;-)


message 7: by Anton (new)

Anton Is Birth of the Demon on this list?


message 8: by Wirotomo (last edited Jan 04, 2014 04:41PM) (new)

Wirotomo Nofamilyname Birth of the Demon that consist of full trilogy: Son of the Demon, Bride of the Demon & Birth of the Demon is on No. 238. Batman  Birth of the Demon by Mike W. Barr

But the "real" Birth of the Demon Batman  Birth of the Demon by Dennis O'Neil is not in this list yet. :-)


message 9: by Sam (new)

Sam Quixote Why the hell is Percy Jackson #205 on this list?


message 10: by Wirotomo (new)

Wirotomo Nofamilyname Yeah hahaha
One of the voters: Ekta, chose Generation V (American Vampire #1) and Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1) on no.1 and 5 of his/her list, that makes the books on no. 189 and 205 on this list.

I think i can delete those books from this list, because those books are not about Batman.


message 11: by Lily (new)

Lily  Lu a couple are duplicated. :(


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