Tarot Reading of X-Men: X of Swords Chapter 16 – Wolverine #7. …, Monster Men. Justice League Dark Green Lanterns https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman_Recommended_Reading?oldid=2296683. Superman etc. To answer this, we need a brief history lesson on DC’s past reboots. Tarot Reading of X-Men: X of Swords Chapter 19 – Cable #6! It’s the equivalent of watching the first episode of 28 different TV shows. Finally, he reconnects with Barry, who abruptly remembers everything he’s forgotten. For that reason, I also wouldn’t recommend the DC Rebirth Omnibus, which just collects the Rebirth special of all the ongoing Rebirth series. Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. DC Rebirth OmnibusThe Rebirth omnibus collects all the one-shot Rebirth specials for the major characters of the DC Universe. And I don’t even like Watchmen! You can probably tell from the paragraph above that I’m still pretty mad. Rebirth, as an initiative, is over, but we’ve still inherited the new hybrid continuity it created. Distinguishing characteristics include a single universe (…mostly), Wally West as the Flash (…mostly), and a Superman who developed his powers during puberty and primarily identifies as Clark Kent. And what is the best DC Rebirth reading order if you’re just getting started with these? Over the course of 80 pages, Wally zips around the universe, glimpsing other characters and hinting at the plots of their new Rebirth series. Mad doctors.…, Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition, The road to DOOMSDAY CLOCK begins here, with the i…, Batman, Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles, Early in Batman’s career, the Joker and the Riddle…, Heroes in Crisis: The Price and Other Tales, Batman, Volume 11: The Fall and the Fallen, Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1, In the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman faces …, Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2, Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 3, Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 4, Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 5, In the wake of the failed wedding between Batman a…. Gone was the highly controversial “New 52” that they had been publishing for the past five years; now we were in the Rebirth era! All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Thank you for signing up! Entertainment reporter, writer, and all-around geek, Scoot Allan has written for print and online media sources like Geek Magazine, GeekExchange, GrizzlyBomb, WhatCulture, RoguePlanet.tv and the Urban 30 before joining CBR, ScreenRant, GameRant and The Gamer as a staff writer. I use the past tense because as of December 2017, DC dropped the Rebirth branding from their books and they’re just…regular comics. DC Rebirth Batman Reading Order (By Tom King) It’s a testament to the strength of both Batman and the creative teams responsible that the Dark Knight escaped the controversial New 52 relatively unblemished. 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. Teen Titans While Frank Miller's iconic graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns was released in 1986 and helped usher in a new darker era of the Batman, it does take place in the future as retired Bruce Wayne is forced to return to his role as a costumed crimefighter. Krakin’ Krakoa #117: Fall of the Mutants Event Legacy! Having been published since Detective Comics #27 in 1939, it can be difficult to figure out where to start with Batman... this is a guide on which stories are good for readers unfamiliar to the character, and provides recommendations on great stories for experienced readers as well. If anything, Snyder and Capullo gave us a new great run to talk about for years. Instead, each individual series begins with its own Rebirth special explaining what you need to know about that particular character. To explain the shift from New 52 to Rebirth, they published a single 80-page issue called DC Universe: Rebirth Special. (However, if you do want to follow the main plot line hinted at in DC Universe: Rebirth Special, you should read Superman: Reborn, Batman/The Flash: The Button, and Doomsday Clock, which explains the underlying events that have altered the DC universe, as well as bringing the Watchmen characters fully into the DCU. DC history roughly divides into four major eras: Pre-Crisis: Starting with the debut of Superman in 1938, this includes all comics through the mid-’80s, before rebooting was a glimmer in any TV executive’s eye. ), Creannotators #26: “Spider-Woman” Interview With Writer Karla Pacheco, Marvel Year Twenty-Seven: 1988 Pt. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Also, many legacy characters (a new Green Lantern! Reading Order Including Duke’s major appearances and a reading order for them, and compiled with help from various rec lists. As you might imagine from nearly 50 years of comics, the Pre-Crisis era was one of sprawling, contradictory continuity. There are many different sides to the character and interpretations of his personality and motivations. Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #2 Review! In 2011, DC decided to tear it all down and start fresh, using the Flashpoint miniseries to kick off a new era, known variously as…. Bolded Titles are appearances where Duke has plot/character relevancy, all else are to be considered support roles &/or cameos. Really, I’d give you more guidance on the reading order if I could, but I actually think the way DC designed Rebirth—to allow readers to pick up the book they were interested in and just read it—is wonderful. Find a character you dig, pick up their latest adventures, and enjoy! His mythos has been adapted into many different settings and genres and even time periods. 1988's Death In The Family and The Killing Joke showcased the tragic loss of Robin and Batgirl, respectively, at the hands of Batman's greatest enemy. After Bruce Wayne was able to recover and take back both his city and his cowl, he nearly lost his allies to plague in 1996's Contagion and Legacy before 1998's Cataclysm destroyed Gotham. Batman gained a new Robin in young Carrie Kelley as he renewed his mission to protect Gotham City in a storyline that was adapted to a two-part animated direct-to-video release. Post-Flashpoint/The New 52: Thus named because it launched with 52 series (about 22 too many to be financially sensible, ahem), the New 52 was deeply controversial. If you’re looking for specific Rebirth books to check out, I haven’t read them all, but here are a few that I really enjoyed: Detective Comics Back in 2016, DC announced a relaunching of their entire publishing line, branded as DC Rebirth. *But a Currently Incomplete list nonetheless, feel free to dive into our rec tag or search/ask around for other rec lists, too! The issues are numbered but if you want the most out of the story you need to read: * Scott Snyder’s New 52 Batman run. Hey there - my name's Dave and this is my comic book blog. Thus in 1985 they published the first major rebooting story, Crisis on Infinite Earths, which literally eradicated those parallel universes and tidied up many characters’ backstories and power sets, leading to…. It is my personal reading list that I will be using to read this franchise.