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Subj: Re: Best Batman Stories Ever (Read inside)
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 12:57:14 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Best Batman Stories Ever (Read inside)
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 01:17:46 am EDT
> 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.
Some that come to mind:
Detective 439: "Night of the Stalker". Batman chases down a bunch of hoods like the scum that they are BUT with a twist ending.
Detective 397: "Paint a Picture of Peril"
Detective 395: "Secret of the Waiting Grave": This one has been reprinted numerous times so you may be able to find it without buying the original
Detective 408: "The House that Haunted Batman"; Not what the title implies. Story reprinted in Detective 477
Detective 572: Detective story without compare. Batman meets his superior.
Batman 236: "Wail of the Ghost Bride": A good supernatural story.
Batman 237:"Night of the Reaper" : Reprinted numerous times
Batman 239: "silent Night, Deadly Night"
Batman 253" "Who Knows What Evil...": Batman meets The Shadow
Are these "The Best"? Probably not, but they are standalone stories that I have enjoyed since the day they came out. I have read these issues more then I have any others that I have. There are a ton of good stories that I didn't mention because they are the ones that ALWAYS get mentioned. Seek these out, cheap. If you pay too much for it, no story is enjoyable. Good luck!