Whether you’re a first-time reader or an avid Bat fan,
these are the Batman stories you should pick up.
“Come on, master Bruce.
That’s happened, sooner or later.
Welcome to WatchMojo.com.
It will be counting down our picks for
the top ten Batman comics and storylines you should read.
For this list,
we’re looking at the most famous issues and story arcs
in Batman’s comic history.
An ambush outside the home of millionaire Karnaby Katz
where Catwoman, the Joker, and their evil cohorts lie wickedly
and wait for Batgirl and the Caped Crusaders.
No.10 “Batman: Hush”(2002-03)
“Please get out of my way.
“Snobby little jerk, isn’t it?
For an orphan.
If you wanted to start reading the modern Batman comics
but aren’t sure where to start,
“Hush” is a great place.
Introducing one of Batman’s most personal villains,
Hush is one of Bruce Wayne’s childhood friends
who becomes one of the Dark Knight’s smartest enemies.
Throughout the story,
readers also get to meet iconic characters
like Poison Ivy, the Joker and Two-Face.
Batman teams up with Catwoman,
with whom he becomes romantically involved, of course.
“Who is the man behind the Bat?
Maybe you can help me find the woman behind the Cat.
No.9 “Batman: The Cult”(1988)
“Who dares disrupt this ritual?
It’s rare for a villain to get the upper hand on Batman.
But that is exactly what happens in this story.
The main villain here is Deacon Blackfyre
who with the help of his cult of homeless followers
has kidnapped Batman.
The story begins with Batman already in captivity,
and we witness Batman succumb to blackfyre’s brainwashing techniques.
“Gotham will be mine.
“Spare me the sermon.
The comic also includes the assassination of
several Gotham City politicians
and an attempt on Commissioner Gordon’s life.
Making it, one of the most violent and disturbing stories
in Batman’s history.
“This is over.
“I say when it’s over, Blackfyre,
take him down to the cell.
No.8 “Batman: A Death in the Family” (1988-89)
“So, let’s try and clear this up okay, Pumpkin.
While the deaths of his parents inspired
Bruce Wayne to become the Caped Crusader.
It’s the death of Jason Todd the second Robin
that haunts Batman’s career.
A controversial character,
Jason Todd’s death was actually voted on by fans
and the resulting poll led to the 1988 storyline
“Batman A Death in the Family”.
“Please tell the big man,
I said, hello.
the Joker is at his most evil,
as he tortures and murders Batman’s sidekick,
leaving Batman questioning his own motivations.
No.7 “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth” (1989)
“Yeah, it’s been a hell of a night.
“Hopefully the last one we’ll ever have with him.
The comic that served as the inspiration for
the 2009 video game “Batman Arkham Asylum”.
This story sees
Batman venture into the heart of the Asylum
to stop a riot caused by you guessed it, the Joker.
“Honey, I’m home.
“Come on in.
This comic is the perfect showcase
for the villains of the Batman universe.
Revealing how real their psychological afflictions really are.
“I’ve contracept, Batman.
I will hunt you.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the story
is the insight into Amedeus Arkham,
the founder of the Asylum
and the facility’s own disturbing past.
No.6 “Batman: Knightfall” (1993)
“You made a serious mistake.
“Not as serious as yours.
Bane is one of the few villains
who can match the Dark Knight
in terms of strength, endurance, and fighting skill.
But what makes Bane so dangerous is that
he’s also highly intelligent.
Knowing his chances of defeating Batman
in direct assault are slim,
Bane tips the odds in his favor
by forcing Batman to deal with
a number of different villains
including poison ivy, the Riddler, and the Joker
in a single evening.
His plan succeeds,
and when Bane confronts an exhausted Batman,
he quickly gets the upper hand.
breaking the bat is one of the most iconic pages
in comic book history.
“Are your body?
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