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Lorendiac

In Reply To
clayton

Subj: Not sure I understand your ground rules . . .
Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 06:05:42 pm CDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Best Batman Stories Ever (Read inside)
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 12:17:46 am CDT

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I'm looking for a list of the best issues of batman. No graphic novels or miniseries (sorry Long Halloween, DKR, Year One, and Killing Joke fans).

Its always seemed to me that when people name the best batman stories, they just rattle off gns or trades. What are some obscure gems that get passed over because they havent been reprinted in trade?

Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl all count as well ofcourse.

> I'm looking for a list of the best issues of batman. No graphic novels or miniseries (sorry Long Halloween, DKR, Year One, and Killing Joke fans).
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> Its always seemed to me that when people name the best batman stories, they just rattle off gns or trades. What are some obscure gems that get passed over because they havent been reprinted in trade?
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> Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl all count as well ofcourse.

"Year One" wasn't first published as a miniseries or a one-volume "original graphic novel"; it was originally just a four-issue story arc within the pages of the regular "Batman" title. I admit it was later reprinted as a TPB. But you include it in your list of things that are off limits for this thread.

So are you basically saying that what you want is the "best" Batman stories that fall into the category of "got published in one or more issues of the regular monthly Bat-titles and never got reprinted in any sort of trade paperback under any circumstances"?

I can live with that, if that's what you mean; I just want to be sure I understand what sort of stories are absolutely "out of bounds" for your purposes, before I try to give you a list of favorites that fit within your rules! \:\)