With eighty years of crime fighting under his belt, Batman sure has his fair share of tales to tell. From his light-hearted escapades with the Joker in the 1940s to epic universe breaking events against Darkseid in the 2000s, it can sometimes be difficult to decide what stories take priority reading.
But don't worry, because we've done the hard work for you. We've separated the wheat from the chaff, and chosen some of Batman's most iconic, character-defining, and legendary stories of all time. Some of the entries in this list have gone on to inspire blockbuster movies like Joker (2019) and the Dark Knight trilogy, whereas others have spawned a whole series of video games.
Batman can credit his crown of popular culture to comic book royalty such as Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Tim Sale and so many more - all of which make an appearance in this list. If you're looking for a Batman recommendation, you've come to the right place!
Whether you're a newcomer reader to the Batman world or a hardcore fan like us, we hope you can agree that the stories in this list you simply MUST read.