Written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli, Batman: Year One tells the origin story of Batman and the beginning of his career as a crime fighter.

Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns is a classic tale of an aging Batman coming out of retirement to fight crime in a dystopian Gotham City.

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale created this gripping mystery featuring Batman as he tracks down a serial killer who strikes on holidays.

Written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Jim Lee, Batman: Hush is a thrilling saga that introduces a new villain, Hush, and delves into Batman's past.

Alan Moore's The Killing Joke explores the origins of the Joker and his twisted relationship with Batman, featuring iconic art by Brian Bolland.

Grant Morrison and Dave McKean's Arkham Asylum is a psychological horror story set in the infamous asylum for Gotham's criminally insane.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Court of Owls introduces a secret society that has been controlling Gotham from the shadows for centuries.

This tragic story by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo features the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd, at the hands of the Joker.

Greg Rucka's No Man's Land depicts Gotham City after it is abandoned by the government and declared a "No Man's Land," leaving Batman and his allies to maintain order.

Judd Winick's Under the Red Hood tells the story of Jason Todd's resurrection and his transformation into the ruthless vigilante known as the Red Hood.