Best DC Comics… Not Available on DC Universe

Please tell me some good DC comics that I are available on this app. Please don’t include brand new comics that will be on here after the wait period. Im trying to plan ahead and buy up some comics that I may want to read in the future, that way I don’t end up not being able to read it when I want. Feel free to also add Vertigo series as well even though I know sandman isn’t on here.

As someone who just started reading comics a year ago and reading a lot (10 a day on average) I noticed there are still a lot of DC comics not available on this app for whatever reason. Sometimes this can be a big problem for me. Like right now I’m reading green lantern and started from some of the older series, well most of the 1980s green lantern corps series is missing as well as some action comics issues when green lantern was on that series. You can’t even find the first 45 issues of the 1990s green lantern series, yes there is a good reason but it still sucks.

There are a good number of Alan Moore comics missing, mostly thanks to their golden goose status.


Secret Origins the Story of DC Comics

In that hour and a half you will get a good overview of most of our comic book library. It was filmed in.2009 so of course can’t takk about newer than that

The DC History Club has this video as the topic for the month of September 2020

This is my complete list for New DC Readers. It is intended to introduce most of the major characters of the universe as a basic level. It is by year.

This is my
Batman for new readers

if you want to learn significant events in super hero genre history. Most significant issues are mentioned here. It is by year

if you want to learn how Superman Batman.and Wonder Woman were created


This is my intro to Batman

Compare to

Start Reading
By Joshua Lapin-Bertone
Original Version
(Which I copy/ paste from below)

Proposed version

Batman stories
For New DC Readers

  1. Night of The Stalker

Detective Comics #439

Number 1 pick
From Michael Uslan
Executive Producer of ALL Batman film and TV
Bought rights from Warner Brothers in 1979

From his book
The Boy who Loved Batman

Night of the Stalker
from Detective Comics #439, which I read over Thanksgiving 1973,
I immediately pronounced to be the BEST Batman comic book story ever written, and since then, nothing has changed my mind.

I made Tim Burton read it when we were pitching him to direct.the 1989 Batman, and you’ll see its influence in the opening sequence of the film.

I bow before my comic book course guest lecturer Steve Engelhart, and Neal Adams and Sal Amendola, and Archie Goodwin, for this historic work- in which, by the way, there is NO dialogue.

Batman says nothing. He doesn’t have to. The emotional impact is intense.

Turok here

This is Batman
Strippled to his essense

There is no major villian
No idea of Gotham being corrupt
No Robin
Just the Dark Knight
Against some thugs

  1. To Kill a Legend

Detective Comics #500

Joshua Lapin-Bertone

THE STORY: The Phantom Stranger sends Batman and Robin to a parallel world where a young version of Bruce Wayne hasn’t lost his parents yet. Robin isn’t sure if they should interfere. After all, doesn’t this world need a Batman? But Bruce Wayne isn’t about to sit back and let his parents die again…or is he? “To Kill A Legend” celebrated Detective Comics 500th issue with a story that questioned what it means to be a hero. Writer Alan Brennert’s single-issue story is a favorite of many Batfans, who still ponder its implications to this very day.

FOR FANS OF: If you enjoy tales of alternate realities and/or philosophical questions then this story is for you. If this comic feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone, don’t be too surprised… Alan Brennert was a frequent writer for the show in its 1980s incarnation

Turok here
Most of these stories are
Either before Robin is introduced
Or after Robin was no longer featured
As Batman worked alone

This is a Batman and Robin story

Only Batman 1 in this list
Has Robin as a major character In Batman’s adventures

  1. Daughter of he Demon
    1971 Comic Book Batman 232

'Daughter of the Demon” writer Denny O’ Neil and atist Neal Adams redefined the Batman.

Joshua Lapin-Bertone

THE STORY: When Robin is kidnapped, Batman is approached by a man named Ra’s al Ghul, whose daughter Talia has also been kidnapped. (Batman had met Talia in Detective Comics #411’s “Into the Den of the Death-Dealers!”) The two men agree to work together to find their missing loved ones in a journey that takes the Dark Knight across the globe. This issue introduces the rivalry between Ra’s and the Caped Crusader. In the Bronze Age of comics, writer Denny O’ Neil and atist Neal Adams redefined the Batman from the campy figure in the 1966 Batman TV series into a dread avenger of the night. This story is one of the high points of their legendary run.

FOR FANS OF: Batman: The Animated Series patterned its tone after this issue’s era, drawing heavy inspiration from the stories of O’Neil and Adams, which featured a grimly determined Batman, but one who still possessed a sly sense of humor. When you read their classic stories, you’ll feel like you’re watching an episode of the show.

  1. Batman Englehart Rogers Run
    Also called *Batman: Strange Apparitions

1979 Detective Comics 471 to 476 Batman by Steve Engleheart and Marshall Rogers

Joshua Lapin-Bertone

THE STORY: This classic run of Bronze Age Batman stories features the Dark Knight going up against mob boss Rupert Thorne, mad professor Hugo Strange, and the Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker. It also introduces Silver St. Cloud, setting up Bruce Wayne’s first truly adult romance. The team of writer Steve Englehart and artist Marshall Rogers didn’t have a very long run on Detective Comics, but in their short time together they wound up producing some of Batman’s most memorable Bronze Age stories. This thrilling run of stories also features the work of famed writer Len Wein and celebrated artist Walt Simonson.

FOR FANS OF: This is another run of comics that Batman: The Animated Series fans will love. Many elements from this era, including mob boss Rupert Thorne, helped build the status quo for the TV favorite. And devotees won’t regret checking out the tales that inspired their favorite cartoon.

  1. Batman The Long Halloween

Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13

Joshua Lapin-Bertone

THE STORY: Set in the early days of Batman’s career, the Dark Knight teams up with Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent to stop the mysterious Holiday Killer. Nobody knows who this murderer is, but on each holiday they leave behind a new victim. The case becomes more complicated when Harvey Dent falls from grace and begins to transform into the villainous Two-Face. Writer Jeph Loeb tells an eerie whodunit, one perfectly complimented by the moody art of Tim Sale. Together, Loeb and Sale wound up telling one of the most unforgettable Batman sagas of the Modern Age.

FOR FANS OF: Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy borrowed some elements from this story, including Harvey Dent’s fall from grace and the intrigue from Carmine Falcone and Gotham’s crime families.

  1. Batman 1 1940

Two page Origin story

Notice it is two pages rather than 4 issues

Some characters, like Joker, should not have an origin story

Batman’s origin story first appeared in Detective Comics #33 (November, 1939), six issues after first appearance

So don’t have to start with origin.

This issue also contains

First appearance of Joker

Last time Batman kills somebody - a giant who he hangs from the Batplane

First appearance of Catwoman

Members are encouraged to read the entire book because these are great stories, especially for the 1940s

Other versions of
Batman’s Origin

“We Rank (Almost) Every Version of Batman’s Origin” We Rank (Almost) Every Version of Batman’s Origin

  1. Batman Year One

Batman #404-407

Joshua Lapin-Bertone

THE STORY: Batman: Year One is a modern retelling of the Dark Knight’s origin, which has gone on to become one of the most celebrated comics in the medium. The story is about two men, Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon, and how their arrival in the corrupt city of Gotham shakes the underworld. Bruce seeks to eradicate crime by becoming a masked vigilante; Jim wants to clean up the crooked police department. The two men eventually realize their missions won’t succeed unless they put aside their differences and work together. This masterpiece was written by Frank Miller and brilliantly penciled by David Mazzucchelli.

FOR FANS OF: The 2005 Batman Begins film and Fox’s Gotham both took many of the best elements from Batman: Year One and brought them to live-action life.

Turok here

This story
Gotham as almost a character

If Gotham was NOT
the way it was
Would be no need for a Batman

Year One
and Early Adventures

are good because they have the tension of the hero being inexperienced and making mistakes

But if your already know
The character
in their very experienced state
You can enjoy the contrast
As well as the early story

These stories
Include scenes
That are not needed
With the experienced version
Of the character
Fewer pages
For action
And motivation

  1. Batman 2011 New 52 Coutt of Owls

Batman (2011) #1-7

Joshua Lapin-Bertone

THE STORY: Batman knows Gotham like the back of his hand, and there aren’t many secrets the city can keep from him. So how can a secret society be operating for ages right under his nose? Who are the Court of Owls, and can they have more control over Gotham than Batman does? See the Dark Knight solve the mystery he didn’t even know existed in this blockbuster tale from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo.

FOR FANS OF: Did you enjoy the “Court of Owls” saga in season 3 of Fox’s Gotham? Were you intrigued by their cameo in the Young Justice: Outsiders episode “True Heroes?” Are you a fan of conspiracy stories and secret societies? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then this is the story for you!


Issues 1 3

Batman! Superman! Wonder Woman! Witness the first meeting of three of the greatest superheroes in comics as they battle a terrifying trifecta of villains, written and illustrated by
Eisner Award-winner Matt Wagner.

Rise of the Batmen

Bat Family story arc

An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military
precision. It’s up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!

Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption?

By James Tynion IV


Robin/Spoiler Special
Black Canary/Zatanna: Bloodspell
Wonder Woman: Hiketeia
Robin 80-Page Giant

Batman: The 12-Cent Adventure #1 [cover date of [October, 2004] It was the setup to the War Games Crossover.

Gotta give it up for Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN. An absolute must-read.

I think we are missing the first issue to reveal the death of the Wayne’s.

I would recommend the ‘80s Atari Force series.
Due to it being a licensed title, we may never see it reprinted or in digital.
As far as I know, DC does own many of the characters created for the book, though. Wouldn’t mind seeing Dart and Blackjak join the Omega Men.

The ‘80s Star Trek series was also pretty good and won’t be getting digitized since it was licensed, also.

Warlord was a good series that lasted well over a hundred issues, with only 2 issues digitized so far.