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What are the best Batman graphic novels?

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  1. 1Batman: Year One

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    The ultimate story about the origin of Batman by Frank Miller and David Mazucchelli made in 1986. This new revision of the origin of one of the most seminal superheroes of all time has never been topped and shows the fantastic storytelling of both Miller and Mazzucchelli.

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  1. 2Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is a graphic novel created by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. An old and weathered Bruce Wayne must put on the cowl once again to save his city that sunk into chaos and decadence since his retirement.

  2. 3Batman: The Killing Joke

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    Alan Moore and Brian Bolland brought us in 1988 a revisitation of the Joker's origin in one of the most remembered graphic novels of the character. In the Killing Joke, Moore shows us Joker like a psychopath with no remorse and salvation. 

  1. 4Batman: The Long Halloween

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    Batman: The Long Halloween is a graphic novel created by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. The story follows Batman during the early years of his career fighting crime and facing off against a mysterious killer that kills during the holidays.
  2. 5Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth

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    The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham's detention center for the criminally insane on April Fool's Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Batman is forced to endure the personal hells of sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison.

  3. 6Batman: Hush

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    Gotham City’s worst criminals have emerged to throw Batman’s life into utter chaos. However, these villains are part of a much more elaborate, sinister scheme to destroy the Dark Knight once and for all.

  4. 7Batman: A Death in the Family

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    As the second person to assume the role of Batman's sidekick, Jason Todd had a completely different personality than the original Robin. Rash and prone to ignore Batman's instructions, Jason was always quick to act without regard to consequences

  5. 8Batman: The Man Who Laughs

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    A mysterious homicidal maniac is murdering prominent citizens of Gotham City, each time leaving a ghastly grin on the victims' lifeless faces. Batman soon tracks down the killer: The Joker!

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    April 8, 2019
    "Witness the Dark Knight's descent into the institution for the criminally insane known as Arkham Asylum as he is forced into one of the most dangerous places in Gotham city to stop an uprising led by the Joker himself. This is a deeply disturbing tale not just because of the place but it also forces Batman to dive into his own psychosis."
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    Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2019
    "Considered by many as Frank Miller's ultimate masterpiece, and I have to agree with them. From seeing Bruce being forced out of retirement culminating to an epic battle between him and Superman. This was truly an amazing read from start to finish. One of the best Batman graphic novels for sure and one that any fan needs to read."
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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2019
    "This was a great, somewhat origin story, that only Frank Miller could create. This is a great introduction into Batman's story into becoming the Dark Knight of Gotham City and how his path intertwines with that of James Gordon. One of the best and a must-read for fans and newcomers alike."
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    Batman: Year One
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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2019
    "There have been more compelling and gripping stories than this one but what makes this one special is the incredible art and how the writers managed to include so many of the supporting characters in the Batman lore into just one story."
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    Batman: Hush
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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2019
    "While it was not as powerful a story as something like The Killing Joke, being the first ever meeting between Batman and the Joker makes it an important backstory and sets things up nicely for their future battles and encounters."
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    Batman: The Man Who Laughs
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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2019
    "Apart from the incredible art style being used here, this graphic novel's significance lies in the telling of Harvey Dent's transformation into Two-Face and how even the noblest of individuals can be corrupted in so many ways."
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    Batman: The Long Halloween
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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2019
    "The reasoning behind how Jason Todd (aka the 2nd Robin) was killed off in the comics shows a great example of how fans and readers can shape and influence the lore of their favorite comic book characters."
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    Batman: A Death in the Family
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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2019
    "This one-shot attempt at a Joker story turned out to be one of the greatest depicting the dark and complicated relationship between Batman and Joker and how it affects everyone around them."
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    Batman: The Killing Joke
This list is about What are the best Batman graphic novels
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Batman: Year OneBooks 23 Paid
2Batman: The Dark Knight ReturnsBooks 15 Paid
3Batman: The Killing JokeBooks 7 Paid
4Batman: The Long HalloweenBooks 4 Paid
5Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious EarthBooks 3 Paid
6Batman: HushBooks 2 Paid
7Batman: A Death in the FamilyBooks 1 Paid
8Batman: The Man Who LaughsBooks 1 Paid
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