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What to Read Before Batman: Joker War?

If you’re a fan of Batman and the Gotham City universe, you may be excited for the upcoming Joker War storyline. But before diving into this epic battle between the Dark Knight and his arch-nemesis, there are a few comics you should read to get up to speed. Here’s what to read before Batman: Joker War.

1. Batman: The Court of Owls

The Court of Owls storyline was a game-changer for Batman comics.

This storyline introduces an ancient organization that has been manipulating Gotham City from behind the scenes for centuries. With stunning artwork and a gripping story, this is a must-read for any fan of the Caped Crusader.

2. Batman: Death of the Family

If you want to understand the complex relationship between Batman and the Joker, Death of the Family is essential reading.

This storyline sees Joker returning in a big way, Targeting not just Batman but all his allies. It’s dark, twisted, and unforgettable.

3. Batman: Zero Year

Zero Year is an origin story that reimagines Batman’s early years in Gotham City.

This storyline introduces new villains and explores Bruce Wayne’s transformation into the Dark Knight. If you’re interested in learning more about how Batman came to be, Zero Year is a must-read.

4. Detective Comics #1027

Detective Comics #1027 is a special issue celebrating 1000 issues of Detective Comics featuring various stories from different creators including Brian Michael Bendis and Mariko Tamaki among others with art by Jim Lee and many others.

5. Dark Nights: Metal

If you’re ready for something epic, Dark Nights: Metal is what you need to read next before Joker War starts.

This story introduces a new multiverse and features some of the craziest versions of Batman you’ll ever see. It’s a wild ride that is sure to get you pumped for the next big event in Gotham City.


There you have it – what to read before Batman: Joker War. These comics will give you a solid understanding of the characters, villains, and events leading up to this epic storyline. So, grab your copies and get ready for the fight of the century!