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 — 92,156 ratings
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2 Batman: The Killing Joke
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 76,315 ratings
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3 Batman: The Long Halloween
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 40,311 ratings
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4 Batman: Year One
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 94,558 ratings
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5 Batman: Arkham Asylum - A S...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 33,655 ratings
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6 Batman: Hush
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 14,157 ratings
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7 Batman: Dark Victory
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 16,692 ratings
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8 Batman: The Black Mirror
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 8,689 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 — 20,430 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 — 13,958 ratings
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11 Batman: Whatever Happened t...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 10,023 ratings
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12 Batman: Hush, Vol. 1
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 6,924 ratings
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13 Batman: The Man Who Laughs
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 12,664 ratings
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14 Kingdom Come
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 31,935 ratings
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15 Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1:...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 16,245 ratings
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16 The Batman Adventures: Mad ...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 4,849 ratings
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17 Batman R.I.P.
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 6,562 ratings
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18 Batman: The Dark Knight Str...
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3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 8,079 ratings
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19 Batman: Hush, Vol. 2
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 9,261 ratings
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20 Joker
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 16,007 ratings
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21 Batman, Vol. 2: The City of...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 6,221 ratings
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22 Batman and Robin: Batman Re...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 10,125 ratings
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23 Superman: Red Son
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 24,358 ratings
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24 All-Star Batman and Robin, ...
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3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 3,058 ratings
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25 Batman: Haunted Knight
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 4,927 ratings
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26 Batman: Earth One
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,818 ratings
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27 Batman: Black and White (Ba...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 4,763 ratings
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28 Batman: Heart of Hush
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4,639 ratings
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29 Gotham Central, Vol. 1: In ...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 2,435 ratings
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30 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 1
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 7,467 ratings
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31 JLA, Vol. 7: Tower of Babel
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,557 ratings
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32 Batman, Vol. 3: Death of th...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 3,923 ratings
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33 Batman: The Return of Bruce...
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 2,438 ratings
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34 Batman: Under the Red Hood
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 2,152 ratings
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35 Batman: The Black Glove
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,044 ratings
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36 Batman: Knightfall
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2,554 ratings
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37 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 6,041 ratings
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38 Batman and Son
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 9,102 ratings
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39 Batman: Cacophony
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 1,642 ratings
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39 Batman: Under the Hood Vol. 1
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 5,905 ratings
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41 Batman: War on Crime
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,105 ratings
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42 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 2
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 2,091 ratings
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43 Batgirl: Year One
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 3,595 ratings
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44 Batman and Robin: Batman an...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 3,907 ratings
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45 Batman: The Cult
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,042 ratings
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46 JLA, Vol. 1: New World Order
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 2,337 ratings
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47 Batman: Bruce Wayne, Murderer?
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,259 ratings
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48 The Complete Frank Miller B...
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 823 ratings
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48 Batman and Robin: Batman vs...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 6,530 ratings
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50 Batman: Detective
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,108 ratings
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51 Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: B...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 4,745 ratings
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52 The Greatest Joker Stories ...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 508 ratings
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53 Batman Incorporated
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,767 ratings
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54 Superman/Batman, Vol. 1: Pu...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,299 ratings
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55 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 3
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 3,166 ratings
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56 Batman: No Man's Land
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 2,026 ratings
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57 Batman: Crimson Mist
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 301 ratings
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58 Batman/Dracula: Red Rain
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 1,654 ratings
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59 Batman vs. Predator
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 608 ratings
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60 Batman, Vol. 4: Zero Year -...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,487 ratings
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61 Gotham Central, Book One: I...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 1,844 ratings
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62 Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 2:...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 2,840 ratings
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63 Batman: Battle for the Cowl
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 4,286 ratings
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64 Batman: Noël
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,249 ratings
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65 Batman: Bloodstorm
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 616 ratings
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66 Gotham Central, Vol. 2: Hal...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,202 ratings
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67 Batman: Son of the Demon
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 2,140 ratings
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68 Gotham City Sirens, Volume ...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,283 ratings
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69 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 4
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,997 ratings
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70 The Batman Chronicles, Vol. 1
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 7,795 ratings
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71 Batman Confidential, Vol. 2...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 670 ratings
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72 Batman: Joker's Asylum
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 710 ratings
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73 Batman: Venom
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,971 ratings
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74 Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgmen...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 433 ratings
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75 Batman: Nine Lives
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 441 ratings
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76 Batman: The Dark Knight, Vo...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,143 ratings
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77 Arkham Asylum: Living Hell
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,100 ratings
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78 Batman/Hellboy/Starman
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 580 ratings
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79 Batman: Cataclysm
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 2,564 ratings
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80 Batman: Tales of the Demon
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 559 ratings
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81 Batman: Prey
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 896 ratings
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82 Shortpacked!, Vol. 1: Bring...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 55 ratings
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83 Batman: Year 100
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,862 ratings
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84 Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 457 ratings
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85 Gotham Central, Vol. 3: Unr...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 972 ratings
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85 Batman: Ego and Other Tails
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,119 ratings
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87 Batman: Face the Face
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,150 ratings
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88 52, Vol. 2
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,557 ratings
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89 Batman: Broken City
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,635 ratings
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90 Batman: Bruce Wayne, Fugiti...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,621 ratings
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91 Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 3:...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 4,399 ratings
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92 Batman Illustrated, Vol. 1
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 145 ratings
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93 Planetary/Batman: Night on ...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 775 ratings
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94 Batman/Aliens
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3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 174 ratings
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95 Batman: Year Two: Fear the ...
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3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 721 ratings
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96 Batman Animated
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 521 ratings
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97 Batman: From the 30's to th...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 61 ratings
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98 Absolute Dark Knight
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 748 ratings
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99 Batman: The Night of the Owls
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,210 ratings
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100 Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 5
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,413 ratings
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308 books · 473 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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