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Huge list of most Batman stories in reading order
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Mar 5th, 2007, 7:36pm

Here's the link to a .pdf & html document (60 pages) of my exhaustive "personal" continuity.


html: http://www.box.net/shared/5vpamhkg6s

pdf: http://www.box.net/shared/vlkck5hp3q


It includes most Post-Crisis On Infinite Earths Batman-related stories, so pretty much any batman title (and related characters) that has been published after 86/87 should be in there somewhere... except elseworlds, a few (IMO uninteresting) GNs and some (ok, lots) LotDK story arcs... and the pre-crisis stuff of course (though I'm slowly working at incorporation some more of these stories that are still relevant)...

There's still some stuff that IS part of the continuity that I need to insert, but I've listed whatever is pending/missing in the notes section at the end, and figuring out where they fit in shouldn't be too much of a problem others (except maybe for the JLA and Gotham Central stuff).

It's a work in progress, so don't hesitate to give me your feedback/comments.

P.S.: A big thanks to the people who run TBS.Net. Couldn't have done this without your great site.
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Mar 8th, 2007, 02:37am

Latest update:

New insertions (some Annuals & more LotDK stories, Brotherhood of the Fist crossover, new BOP arc, Batman/Judge Dredd) and Timeline placement corrections (Devil's Advocate, Two Face one shot, Batman/Spiderman, Robin OYL).
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Mar 10th, 2007, 03:17am

Here's the latest version of the list (fixed some classification errors for Batman and Tec 1991 issues (gordon's stroke)).

Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Mar 18th, 2007, 6:09pm

Oki, here's the latest update of my post-crisis Batman continuity list

Just Added:

- Both Batman / Punisher books
- Underground Railroad (last missing NML core title arc not in there)
- JLA: The Tornado's Path
- Green Arrow: Seeing Red
- Scream If You Love Me from 1998 Batman Villains secret files and origins
- 3 stories from 1997 Batman secret files and origins
No changes / corrections otherwise (that I remeber as I post this)

As always, feedback, comments, questions, etc are more than welcome.

Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Mar 22nd, 2007, 8:45pm

Latest version
with new insertions:

Pre-Crisis Origin of Black Mask
JLA: WWIII
Catwoman 76-77 (last NML tie-ins)
Detective annuals 2 & 3
Azrael 51
Siege (Tec 829-830)

Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Mar 29th, 2007, 01:56am

Latest update:

Additions:

Three Ghosts of Batman 1 (& 2... might change)
Birds of Prey 37 (Last Laugh Aftermath issue)
Batgirl Annual #1: Aruna
52: Week 47


Corrections:

Last laugh: Birds of Prey 36 moved around.
JLA: Year One moved BEFORE Batgirl: Year One.


Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Mar 31st, 2007, 12:29am

Last update of the 2000 or so Bat-related issues list:

with new insertions:

The secret origin of scarface (Showcase '94 # 8 & 9)
Batgirl #15 (just realized it was not in there...)
Robin 85 & Nightwing 52 ("Batman Dies" issues)
Deathstroke The Terminator: City of Assassins (with Batman... Just got these)
LotDK The Arrow and The Bat (inserted in previous version)
Nightwing: The Target
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Apr 7th, 2007, 8:40pm

Last update (previous versions deleted / links de-activated)

with new stuff:

Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows
OMAC infinite crisis special
Villains United infinite crisis special
Tec #568
Tec #831 (last issue)
JLA #7 (last issue)
BOP #104 (last issue)
52 #48 (last issue)
Showcase 94 #12 (Oracle Story)

Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by emma_c22000 on Apr 9th, 2007, 07:06am

This is a really impressive list Deacon. Looks like you've put tons of effort into compiling that.

There's been a few occasions when a new member of the boards who hasn't read the comics for a while (or sometimes never at all) asks the inevitable "Where do I start?" question, so from now on we can direct him/her to your list.

Well done, hon. Keep up the good work. cheesy
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Apr 11th, 2007, 02:15am


Cheers emma!
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Apr 12th, 2007, 04:45am

Latest update (April 12th)

(previous links no longer active)


Added:

Batman Annual #23 (JLApe)
Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
Vigilante #47 (Batman)
Birds of Prey #28-30
Azrael 52-62 (No Man's Land Tie-Ins)
52 #49 (latest issue)
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Jun 12th, 2007, 6:25pm

It's back! My (not that) new and (really not) greatly improved list of +/- 2000 Bat-related stories in chronological reading order. Available, as always, in html or pdf flavour:

Recent additions include:

-Early Suicide Squad stories (including Oracle ones) and the Phoenix Gambit (featuring Batman)
-The Scottish Connection (decided to put it back in there since it's not that bad and provides info on the Wayne lineage)
-Selina's Big Score (completely missed that one !?!!?)
-Some early (Dixon) BOP that was not in there.
-The issues of Azrael tying-in with / happening after BW: Murderer/Fugitive
-Detective #573 & 574 (finally !!)
-The Chalice GN.
-The Question #2 (Batman appearance)
-"Ghosts" Batman Annual (#22 IIRC).
-"The clown at midnight" prelude to Joker's Last Laugh from Last Laugh Seret Files.
-Stories from the BOP Secret Files and Origins.
-More issues of 52 dealing with the Question/Montoya/Batwoman/The Crime Bible/World War III + WWIII one-shots
-Titans East ("featuring" Batgirl)
-Countdown & Amazons Attack so far
-Recent issues of Nightwing, Robin & Catwoman.
-Many others that I probably forgot about by now.

And, last but not least....

Some will be happy to know that I've decided to insert Dark Moon Rising (Monster Men and Mad Monk) in there.

As well as Strange Apparitions, Dark Detective, and Batman 217 & 348 (Bruce leaving for the penthouse then returning to Wayne Manor), as well as Batman 354 (which explains the Hugo Strange "Ghost" in Strange Apparitions). More goodies from that era that don't contradict this contemporary Batman "continuity" to come soon...

As always, feedback/questions are more than welcome!
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Jun 15th, 2007, 05:59am

June 15th Update

Added:

Tenses
Catwoman/Batgirl & Catwoman/Oracle
Detective 572 Anniversary issue feat. Sherlock Holmes
Countdown 46
Green Arrow 73-75
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by deaconblackfire76 on Jun 29th, 2007, 07:16am

June 29th Update / Latest version (old links will be deactivated shortly)


html: http://www.box.net/shared/5vpamhkg6s

pdf: http://www.box.net/shared/vlkck5hp3q


New insertions:

- Detective #405 (First League of Assassins story / Tales of the Demon "Prelude")
- Gotham Central #1 to 24 and #26 to 36 (Finally... it's done!)
- Uneven Parallels (Spoiler Story from Showcase 95 #5)
- Batman: The Ankh (Decided to insert this after all)
- Josie Mac: Trading Up ('Tec Backup Story)
- Latest issues of JLA, Catwoman, Amazons Attack, Countdown etc...

Changes / corrections:

- ALL Detective backup stories are now marked as "(backup)" after the issue number.
- An error in the positioning of Selina's Big Score has been rectified.
- The Wonder Woman Amazons Attack prelude/tie-ins issues have been REMOVED (that sh!t sucks & makes no sense)

Coming up:

-Since I've "officially" HAD IT with Countdown's pace/content, and the fact that it is a continuity NIGHTMARE, I will no longer be systematically putting every issue in there. Like 52, I will only pick-up certain issues from now on and only insert those that will DIRECTLY deal with Batman / the Batman Family.

-I'll do one more update in about 3 weeks, once both Tec' 834 and Batman 666 are out. I should be done inserting the missing issues of the 1990 Huntress series and the Josie Mac: Lost Voices backup arc.

After that, it'll probably be a while until I actually post any updates since the next update after that will probably contain... (roll drums)

A COVER THUMBNAIL FOR EACH ISSUE!!!!


I did a few test and it won't be too long or complicated inserting them. The real b!tch is going to be getting/finding images for all of it and batch-processing them down to a standard size... but if (I said IF) everything goes well the new "illustrated" version of the list should be ready sometime in late August.


So there you go, as always comments, suggestions and booboo notifications are welcome.

Later!

grin grin grin grin
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by JeanValjean on Aug 9th, 2008, 10:00am

Really awesome list, Deacon! cheesy

Just a few questions:

1. Weren't Batman: Year Two and Full Circle stricken from continuity by Zero Hour? To quote Wikipedia, "After the events of Infinite Crisis, Joe Chill's arrest has been restored into continuity. However, the story remains non-canonical because a new version of Batman's confrontation was told by Grant Morrison." The general opinion among most DC fans as I've seen it is that Year Three is even closer to being canon than Year Two (though neither of them actually is).

2. You have Batman Confidential: Rules of Engagement as being non-canon, but from what I've heard (I haven't read it myself) it doesn't really have any more major continuity errors than most of the items on your list. Lovers & Madmen doesn't quite fit for a couple of reasons, but AFAIK Batman Confidential was intended to be canon.

3. The same for Fortunate Son. Again, I haven't read it, but I've never heard anything about it being out-of-continuity. Most timelines I've seen include it, and place it between Robin: Year One and Batgirl: Year One.

4. I haven't seen The Man Who Falls in a long time, but isn't it an origin story, and thus shouldn't it be near or at the top of your list? Or is part of it that I don't remember set later in the timeline?

5. You have Did Robin Die Tonight? listed twice: once by itself, and once as a part of Just Another Kid on Crime Alley. Is this intentional?

6. I've never really gone in for crossovers. Are Batman/Predator, Batman/Spawn, Batman/Spider-Man, etc. really intended to be part of mainstream DC canon?

7. Doesn't Under the Hood happen before War Crimes? At least the first two parts?

8. The following are a couple of stories I've seen included as "major stories" on a few other Batman timelines that is not included on yours. I know that some of them you have excluded from your own "personal canon," but a couple are not mentioned on your list at all, and you may be interested in including them:

Batman: Absolution
Batgirl: Girlfrenzy
Robin: Tragedy and Triumph
Batgirl: Fists of Fury
Catwoman: The Cat File
Batman: Gotham County Line
The Idiot Root
Batman/Deadman: Death & Glory
Superman: Emperor Joker
Batman: Harvest Breed
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Superman/Batman: Absolute Power
Superman/Batman: Vengeance
Superman/Batman: The Enemies Among Us
Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by Anarky on Dec 3rd, 2008, 2:46pm

Is this list still being maintained?

I've found copies of it on several boards on the web, but none more recent than June of last year.

I'm very interested in obtaining anything more up-to-date, but have no idea how to get in touch with deaconblackfire76/batmite76. Anyone know whether he's still working on this or not?

Thanks,
Anarky
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by snipe on Dec 3rd, 2008, 3:19pm

Have you tried going to the main site and clicking "continuity" from the menu?
Here's a link:
http://www.thedcu.net/continuity
Re: Huge list of most Batman stories in reading or
Post by tua34183 on Sep 10th, 2009, 1:04pm

Hey wonderful job. This is the most amazing batman chronology/time-line I've seen yet! Check out my project I have started recently at http://therealbatmanchronoproject.blogspot.com/2009/09/year-one-era-continued-fourth-year.html . It is quite an undertaking to do what you did, and I'm trying something a bit similar... -cc