It occurs in the intermediary period — sometime in October — between the emergence of the Red Hood gang in Gotham, and the introduction of the Joker. before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Also, this one is a bit of a side-step in the Batman chronology in terms of reading order. Are you still updating the site? Essential reading. speak to something broader than just Batman (we’ll get to Batman in a minute, don’t worry! They should let this one die out. But hopefully, this is as close as anyone has ever gotten (and ever will)! For instance, in a mid-seventies story a certain character is clearly established as being a high-ranking officer in a UN military organisation in 1980, but in a mid-eighties story is seen retired from the military and visibly older in 1977. The wealth of knowledge you have about the comics, as well as the ability to put them in a proper order, is absolutely staggering. The comics are listed in chronological order of the Batman world, rather than by order of release. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to say hi and to give a wonderful piece of your mind. Along with the Batman we see in The Long Halloween and Dark Victory, the Batman we find here is how I imagine the character in my head. The Riddle Factory gave us a nice look at Riddler's criminal activities as well as Riddler's Classic personality being kept intact. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Visit Homepage ''I shall become a bat.'' It draws on his pulp fiction origins from his debut in Detective Comics #27, whilst canonising new details like Batman’s age, the film the Wayne’s watched that fateful (The Mark of Zorro, which inspired Kane and Finger’s creation[6], starring a character Miller places Batman’s legacy alongside[7]), and the era the post-Crisis Batman operates in. by Charles Brownstein, Diana Schutz (Milwaukie: Dark Horse, 2005), p. 209. One to read, one to collect. I'll move them into a more appropriate slot if I feel the need to after reading them. Thanks for your support and kind words! Instead of continuity erasure, DC instead chose to conduce Batman’s unchanged motivation and origin into a four issue mini-series, written by Frank Miller: author of the iconic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Hush introduced a brand new villain who manipulated some of Batman's biggest enemies into taking down the Dark Knight in an extremely personal attack that explored Bruce Wayne's past while the return of the villainous Red Hood (a former costumed identity of The Joker) completely shook up Batman's world and re-examined one of his most tragic moments.

PS. There are whole books dedicated to trying to resolve this and many other problems, and they all fail (or at least cheat outrageously). by Charles Brownstein, Diana Schutz (Milwaukie: Dark Horse, 2005), p. 259.

This is an excellent ending for Batman’s first year, with his self-sacrificial acceptance of his obligations to Gotham being prioritised in concluding pages at the expense of his childhood trauma recovery. I imagine I am traveling through the comic worlds in a time machine.

For instance, I’ve been reading “Wargames” in order, and the change in art styles between, say, “Detective” and “Batgirl” is dramatic – in one, Batgirl (Cassandra) looks like the perviest thing you’ve ever seen, and in the other she looks cute as a button. DC, for comparison, […] publishes around 50 [monthly] ongoing series.”) That’s a lot of material, and DC and Marvel[1] don’t tell you in what order to read them or how to organize them. Batman is the urban frontiersman; the caped crusader, charting and settling the concrete plains of modern America[1]. As for Dark Knight Dark City, I jsut stated that it is a personnal favorit. Okay, this is very basic and doesn't have everything (I don't have all my notes in one place) but I didn't want to leave you hanging - so here's an issue-by-issue reading order for a healthy dose of material. (I’ve corresponded with site author Chris Miller before as well—I believe he stopped because he is in the process of getting his PhD). Comment. For instance, I’m a fan of Doctor Who, mainly the original 26-year run (I’m going to assume you’re not familiar with it; if you are then you probably know where this is going…) Clearly every story that was shown on TV during that run is canon; removing almost any given story would have a house of cards effect on the rest (arguments will rage for eternity over whether to include the hundreds of books, comics, audio plays etc). The Man Who Laughs follows Commissioner Gordon’s reference to the Joker at the end of Year One, and the discovery of a ‘warehouse full of bodies’ at the end of Mad Monk. The visual representation has little to do with the stories and more with the artist’s style for the comics.

The modern-day introduction to Batman. His introduction in Catwoman (Vol. Joe Casey contrasts Gotham’s citizens descent into madness with some heart-warming interactions between Batman and the everyday folks he saves, reminding the reader as much as Bruce why the crusade he does is worth it, even when the city itself seems to push back.