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Cover to Batman #1

Batman is published by DC Comics. Current price per issue is $3.99.

Publication DatesEdit

Last IssueEdit

Batman: Futures End #1: 10 Sep 2014

Current IssueEdit

Batman #35: 08 Oct 2014

Next IssueEdit

Batman #36: 12 Nov 2014

StatusEdit

Monthly on-going.

CharactersEdit

Main CharactersEdit

  • Batman/Bruce Wayne

Minor CharactersEdit

  • Robin/Damian Wayne
  • Alfred Pennyworth

Other Characters/Places/ThingsEdit

  • The Black Mask
  • The Riddler

Recent StorylinesEdit

Batman #35Edit

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Batman: Futures End #1Edit

Batman #34Edit

Past StorylinesEdit

Batman #645Edit

"Show Me Yesterday, For I Can't Find Today" - Batman dismantles Jason Todd's coffin to try to determine what happened, while Alfred remembers Jason in a series of flashbacks. Finally Batman comes to the conclusion that Jason was never in his coffin.

CollectionsEdit

Archive Editions (Hardcover)Edit

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Archives, vol. 6 - Collects vol. 1 #21-25. "The Dynamic Duo face the evil of villains including The Penguin, The Ghost Gang, The Joker, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and others, with the help of would-be detective Alfred." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401225470
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Archives, vol. 7 - Collects vol. 1 #26-31. "Includes appearances by Two-Face, the Cavalier, the villainous duo Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Crime Surgeon and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401228941
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Archives, vol. 8 - Collects vol. 1 #32-37. "Batman and Robin battle The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman and others, and meet the Three Musketeers and King Arthur." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401237444

HardcoversEdit

  • DC Comics Classics Library: Batman — The Annuals - Collects Annuals #1-3. "Reveals the secrets of the Batcave, the Bat-Signal and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401221920
  • DC Comics Classics Library: The Batman Annuals, vol. 2 - Collects Annuals #4-6. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401227910 - (forthcoming, August 2010)
  • Tales of the Batman: Len Wein - Collects vol. 1 #307-310, 312-319, 321-324 & 326-327; plus Detective Comics vol. 1 #408, 444-448, 466, 478-379, 500 & 514; and Untold Legends of the Batman #1-3. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401251544 - (forthcoming, December 2014)
  • DC Comics Classics Library: Batman — A Death in the Family - Collects vol. 1 #426-429 & 440-442, plus The New Titans #60-61. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401225160
  • Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #515-525, 527-532 & 535-536. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401247644
  • Batman: False Faces - Collects vol. 1 #588-590, plus Wonder Woman vol. 2 #160-161, Detective Comics #787, and a story from Batman: Gotham City Secret Files. " Batman faces the ventriloquist's dummy-come-to-life known as Scarface in this exciting graphic novel. Things get a little strange along the way as Batman also fights the hoodlum known as Matches Malone -- who was seen previously as one of Batman's own aliases. Another of Gotham's villains, Clayface, battles Wonder Woman in a related story that features appearances by Batman foes Man-Bat and the Mad Hatter, with the help of the Teen Titans' own Donna Troy." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401216404
  • Batman: Hush, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #608-612. "Featuring the introduction of Hush! This best-selling tale includes guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress, and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401200613
  • Batman: Hush, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #613-619. "Concluding the story arc that introduced Hush! This volume features the Dark Knight's shocking showdown with the Joker, the debut of a brand-new Batmobile, a catfight among Catwoman, Talia and Lady Shiva, and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401200842
  • Batman Noir: Eduardo Risso - Collects vol. 1 #620-625, plus the Batman serial from Wednesday Comics #1-12 & Flashpoint: Batman—Knight of Vengeance - WorldCat - ISBN 1401238904
  • Batman: Batman and Son - Collects vol. 1 #655-658, 663-666. "Batman receives the greatest shock of his life when he discovers that he may have a son. And sparks fly when the new addition to the Bat-family is introduced to Robin, the Boy Wonder. Which one will be chosen to carry on the legacy as Gotham’s protector?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401212409
  • Batman: The Black Glove - Collects vol. 1 #667-669, 672-675. "Brings Batman and a group of global heroes to a mysterious island to face a killer. Then, Batman relives a defining adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents’ killer." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401219098
  • Batman: R.I.P. - Collects vol. 1 #676-683. "While Bruce Wayne drops out of sight, The Club of Villains begins a crime spree through the streets of Gotham City, while Batman’s allies attempt to keep order in the city and find The Dark Knight." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401220908
  • Batman: Long Shadows - Collects vol. 1 #687-691. "Can the new Batman maintain his grip on Gotham City’s criminal element? With Bruce Wayne gone in the wake of "Batman: R.I.P.," Dick Grayson — formerly known as both Robin and Nightwing — becomes the new Batman. And it’s not long before the city’s criminals put him to the test! With the Penguin intent on becoming Gotham’s new crime kingpin and Two-Face waging a war of his own, how can any hero, let alone one who’s just stepped into his role, stop them? It won’t be easy — especially since he also has to round up a posse of escaped Arkham Asylum inmates." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401227198
  • Batman: Life After Death - Collects vol. 1 #692-699. "Batman searches for a new crime boss calling himself Black Mask – and Gotham City has reached the boiling point. But when pandemonium breaks out at the opening of the new Arkham Asylum, even the combined forces of Oracle, Huntress and Catwoman may not be enough." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401228348
  • Batman: Time and the Batman - Collects vol. 1 #700-703. "A tale that reveals secret details in The Dark Knight’s adventures following 'Batman R.I.P' and the return of Bruce Wayne to Gotham City!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401229891
  • Batman: Eye of the Beholder - Collects vol. 1 #704-707, 710-712. "Bruce Wayne may have returned to Gotham City, but when an aging but wealthy technology developer comes to Gotham with his beautiful daughter, it turns out he’s in search of a joint project with WayneTech. DNA tracking is the name of his game, and there are others interested in his proposal. But when the developer goes missing, Batman finds that his tracks stop in the city’s violent Chinatown neighborhood, where a new deadly gang has taken hold." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401232736
  • Batman, vol. 1: The Court of Owls - Collects vol. 2 #1-6. "A series of brutal murders rocks not only Gotham City to its core but also the Caped Crusader himself when the prime suspect is one of Batman’s closest allies – Dick Grayson!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401235417
  • Batman, vol. 2: The City of Owls - Collects vol. 2 #7-12 & Annual #1. "Batman must stop the Talons that have breached the Batcave in order to save an innocent life... and Gotham City!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401237770
  • Batman, vol. 3: Death of the Family - Collects vol. 2 #13-17. "After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City. But even for a man who’s committed a lifetime of murder, he’s more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he’s closest to?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401242340
  • Batman, vol. 4: Zero Year-Secret City - Collects vol. 2 #21-24. "Still dealing with the death of his son and the aftermath of "Death of the Family," Batman must stop a robbery by Bruce Wayne? Twists and turns are around every corner as Bruce must clear his name and stop this mysterious perpetrator." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401245080
  • Batman, vol. 5: Zero Year-Dark City - Collects vol. 2 #25-27 & 29-33. "The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness. How will a young Dark Knight bring his beloved hometown from the brink of chaos and madness and back into the light?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401248853
  • Batman, vol. 6 - Collects vol. 2 #0, 18-20, 28 & Annual #2. "In the wake of the death of his son Damian, Batman is in danger of losing his humanity. However, the foes of this grief-ridden Dark Knight mean to strike him when he’s at his weakest. Has Batman’s worst foe become… Bruce Wayne?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401252303 - (forthcoming, May 2015)


  • Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years - Collects stories from vol. #1, 49, 181, 497, Special #1 & vol. 2 #2; plus Detective Comics vol. 1 #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711 & 821; World's Finest Comics #94; & DC Special Series #21 - WorldCat - ISBN 140124758X
  • Batman: The Black Glove Deluxe Edition - Collects vol. 1 #655-658, 663-669 & 672-675. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401233368

Trade PaperbacksEdit


  • DC's Greatest Imaginary Stories, vol. 2: Batman and Robin - Collects stories from vol. 1 #122, 131, 135, 145, 154, 159, 163 & 300, plus Lois Lane #89 & World's Finest #153. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401227252
  • Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams, vol. 3 - Collects vol. 1 #232, 234, 237, 243-245 & 251. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401240755
  • Batman: Tales of the Demon - Collects vol. 1 #232, 235, 240, 242-244, plus Detective Comics #411, 485, 489-490 & DC Special Series, vol. 2 #15. "With an intellect that rivals Batman's and a willingness to justify any means by the ends, Ra's al Ghul has become the Dark Knight's most formidable foe. Able to continually rejuvenate himself in his Lazarus Pit, the near immortal Ra's has spent lifetimes trying to save the human race from itself. His extreme methods have always brought him into conflict with the Dark Knight, but through years of fighting against each other as well as side by side, these two passionately driven men have formed a bond of mutual respect." - WorldCat - ISBN 0930289943
  • Batman: Year One - Collects vol. 1 #404-407. "A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood, traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. Retracing Batman's first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses a guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham." - WorldCat - ISBN 0930289331
  • Batman: A Death in the Family - Collects vol. 1 #426-429 & 440-442, plus The New Titans #60-61. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401232744
  • DC Comics Presents: Batman – Dark Knight, Dark City, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #452-454, plus Detective Comics #633. "The Riddler goes on a crimepsree – but when he has the chance to kill Batman, he let The Dark Knight live. What strange game is The Riddler playing?"
  • Batman: Dark Night, Dark City - Collects vol. 1 #452-454, plus Detective Comics vol. 1 #629-633. "Batman is led through a labyrinthine urban maze by his old nemesis the Riddler, who seems to have changed into an abominable monster with one purpose: to drive Batman insane. In his quest, the Riddler is working with an occultist who has summoned a demon to stop Batman—but in the process, the Riddler himself is slowly changing into a nightmarish beast!" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401251277 - (forthcoming, February 2015)
  • DC Comics Presents: Batman, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #582-585. "Batman vs. The Penguin in an epic showdown!"
  • DC Comics Presents: Batman, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #591-594. "Batman battles Deadshot, then runs afoul of the cybernetically enhanced killer called Zeiss."
  • DC Comics Presents: Batman, vol. 3 - Collects vol. 1 #595-598. "Bruce Wayne attempts to learn whether his own father could have been involved with Gotham’s underworld. Plus, Batman battles — Santa Klaus? With a 'K'? He’s got presents for all the naughty boys and girls of Gotham City. Nasty, dangerous presents..."
  • Batman: Hush, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #608-612. "Featuring the introduction of Hush! This best-selling tale includes guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress, and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401200605
  • Batman: Hush, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #613-619. "Concluding the story arc that introduced Hush! This volume features the Dark Knight's shocking showdown with the Joker, the debut of a brand-new Batmobile, a catfight among Catwoman, Talia and Lady Shiva, and more." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401200923
  • Batman: Hush - Collects vol. 1 #608-619. "In this story of murder, mystery and romance, Batman sets out on a simple mission to discover the identity of the mysterious villain wreaking havoc in his life known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing possibly the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present, and the most notorious villains to ever haunt Gotham City’s street attack simultaneously." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401223176
  • Batman: Broken City - Collects vol. 1 #620-625. "Batman investigates the discovery of a girl's body in the Gotham landfill." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401202144
  • Batman: As the Crow Flies - Collects vol. 1 #626-630. "Gotham City's underworld is thrown into turmoil as its crimelords slip into a rabid — and murderous — frenzy. Is it a coincidence, or part of an elaborate and sinister power play? One thing's for sure: The machinations of the Scarecrow and the Penguin will have Batman hard-pressed to restore order. Worse, Batman may have met his match in the vicious Scarebeast." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401203442
  • Batman: Batman and Son - Collects vol. 1 #655-658, 663-666. "Batman receives the greatest shock of his life when he discovers that he may have a son. And sparks fly when the new addition to the Bat-family is introduced to Robin, the Boy Wonder. Which one will be chosen to carry on the legacy as Gotham’s protector?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401212409
  • Batman: The Black Glove - Collects vol. 1 #667-669, 672-675. "Brings Batman and a group of global heroes to a mysterious island to face a killer. Then, Batman relives a defining adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents’ killer." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401219454
  • Batman: R.I.P. - Collects vol. 1 #676-683. "While Bruce Wayne drops out of sight, The Club of Villains begins a crime spree through the streets of Gotham City, while Batman’s allies attempt to keep order." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401225764
  • Batman: Long Shadows - Collects vol. 1 #687-691. "With the Penguin intent on becoming Gotham’s new crime kingpin and Two-Face waging a war of his own, how can any hero, let alone one who’s just stepped into his role, stop them? It won’t be easy – especially since he also has to round up a posse of escaped Arkham Asylum inmates." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401227198


DigitalEdit

  • Batman: Under the Red Hood - Collects vol. 1 #635-641, 645-649 & Annual #25. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Batman, vol. 2: The City of Owls - Collects vol. 2 #7-12 & Annual #1. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Batman, vol. 3: Death of the Family - Collects vol. 2 #13-17. - Kindle - comiXology
  • Batman, vol. 4: Zero Year-Secret City - Collects vol. 2 #21-24. - Kindle - comiXology


  • Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years - Collects stories from vol. #1, 49, 181, 497, Special #1 & vol. 2 #2; plus Detective Comics vol. 1 #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711 & 821; World's Finest Comics #94; & DC Special Series #21 - comiXology

HistoryEdit

Leftover Useful InformationEdit

Creative TeamEdit

Writer: Scott Snyder. Artists/Covers: Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion.

Publishing HistoryEdit

  • volume 1: #1-713, 1940-2011
  • volume 2: #1-, 2001-present

Future Publication DatesEdit

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Batman #36: 12 Nov 2014
Batman #37: 10 Dec 2014
Batman Annual #3: 24 Dec 2014
Tales of the Batman: Len Wein HC: 24 Dec 2014
Batman #38: 14 Jan 2015
Batman: Dark Night, Dark City TP: 11 Feb 2015
Showcase Presents: Batman, vol. 6 TP: 18 Feb 2015
Batman, vol. 6 HC: 05 May 2015

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