Internet lists and Batman books
Writer Sean T. Collins shares a well-researched list of 15 “essential” Batman graphic novels for Rolling Stone.
Liked the inclusion of “The Long Halloween” but I would like to have seen “Hush” here. “The Court of Owls” story, while fantastic, is a bit new for an “essential” (and in that case, where’s “The Black Mirror”?), but hey, I’m no expert. At Trouble with Comics, Christopher Allen suggests an addition of Denny O’Neill’s/Neal Adams’s contributions to Batman’s history. Neil Gaiman notes that the works of both O’Neill and Adams appear to have been primary sources for The Dark Knight Rises.
“What to Read to Prepare for The Dark Knight Rises” (Tor.com)
“Here’s Where to Start with Batman Comics” (The Onion’s AV Club)
“The 25 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels” (IGN)