Happy Birthday, Batman! Let’s all read some comics!
We are finally ALMOST done with all the edits of the leftover FFAFFA stories (I think there are seven in all?) but, aside from that very belated update, I am here to take a few minutes and say, HEY, BATMAN IS 75! And DC is having a massive digital comics sale to coincide with that, which is pretty awesome!
To celebrate this big deal in the fandom (woot, we’re seventy-five! Damn kids get off our lawn! *cane shake*), we’ve thrown together a list of FIFTEEN spiffy stories you can buy right now, most for five bucks or less, complete with links. The sale runs until 7/29, so get them while you can! Each issue link is in the [brackets] with the total cost for each story following, to help the budget conscious. They’re also listed in in-universe chronological order to keep confusion to a minimum.
- Batman: Year One Part    : $3.96
- Legends of the Dark Knight: Prey Part     : $4.95
- Legends of the Dark Knight: Blades Part   : $2.97
- Batman: Year Two Part    : $3.96
- Batman #408-411 Part    : $3.96
- Batman: A Death in the Family Part    : $3.96
- Batman: The Mud Pack Part    : $7.96
- Batman: Year Three Part     :$3.96
- Legends of the Dark Knight: Going Sane Part    : $3.96
- No Man’s Land: Fear of Faith Part    : $3.96
- No Man’s Land: Bread and Circuses Part  : $1.98
- No Man’s Land: Mark of Cain Part  : $1.98
- No Man’s Land: The Code Part   : $1.98
- No Man’s Land: Fruit of the Earth Part   : $2.97
- Batman: As the Crow Flies Part    : $4.95
We selected these stories not only for their quality (well, not so much with As the Crow Flies, that’s pretty decent but the ending is cracky as hell and Batman Year Two is kind of a mess) but because a lot of them contain important milestones in the Batman Universe—the first post-crisis meeting of Batman and Jason Todd, the ultimate fate of Joe Chill, the introductions of Tim Drake and Cassandra Cain—that are awesome to know about.
If we can find the time before the sale is up, we’ll throw together a quick list of more villain-centric stories like this one. For now: go forth, drop some cash (if you can afford to!) and read comics!
(Oh, and feel free to reblog to spread the Bat-love!)