As we continue the celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, we thought we would give you a list of The Caped Crusader’s best adventures in graphic novels. If you are new to the Batman universe in comics we hope these will give you a good start in catching up with the best the character has to offer.

Don’t worry, there aren’t any extensive analysis of plots or big expositions about their place in the Batman universe, just some suggestions that new readers wanting to get off to a good start with the character might like. We want to start you off right. And if you are a Batman fan, leave some suggestions below for new readers.

-Batman: Year One (Frank Miller and Dave Mazzucchelli)

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-Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley)

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-Batman: The Long Halloween (Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale)

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-Batman: The Killing Joke (Alan Moore and Brian Bolland)

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-Batman: The Black Mirror (Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla)

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-Batman: Hush (Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee)

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-Batman R.I.P. (Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel)

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-Batman: Noel (Lee Bermejo)

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-Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Batman Reborn (Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely and Philip Tan)

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-Batman: Gates of Gotham (Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins and Trevor McCarthy)

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-Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories (Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and various)

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-Batman: Arkham Asylum (Grant Morrison and Dave McKean)

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