Batman No Man’s Land Reading Order

No Man’s Land was a Bat-family crossover event which covered the entirety of 1999 across multiple titles. It was and still is one of the most significant events (Knightfall being the other one – Knightfall reading order) to have happened in Gotham City and is still referred to even today, despite the Batman New 52 reboot and Rebirth.

No Man’s Land was penned by a stellar cast across the titles, it might be long and complex but due to its popularity it has been collected and then re-collected several times as recent as 2022 making it quite east to read and consume.

In this article we’ll be covering the best trade collections to get to save money but still get all of the issues. The second reading order for No Man’s Land is the issue by issue to offer a way to read it in the chronological order intended AKA reading it as the events unfold.

Road to No Man’s Land issues WILL be included in the issue by issue reading order but Cataclysm won’t. You can search that separately if you wanted but “Road To” will be more than enough to set the scene.

If you are confused about the difference between titles in the Batman Universe at this time, we have written a guide here.

Batman: No Man’s Land Trade Reading Order Checklist

New readers who may be following the modern age Batman reading order rejoice! It’s never been easier to make a trade reading order for No Man’s Land. There are now two omnibuses which cover the entire event. I am slightly bitter as in my bookshelf I have the old school 4 volume books which don’t look as good as these!

But, they do not cover Road to No Man’s Land, which is quite important. They have collected Road To NML in a new omnibus as well.

Road to No Man’s Land Omnibus

Collects Azrael: Agent of the Bat #40, Azrael: Agent of the Bat #47-#50, Batman #554-#562, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #73-#82, Detective Comics #719-#722, Detective Comics #724-#729, Catwoman #56-#57, Robin #52-#54, The Batman Chronicles #12, The Batman Chronicles #14-#15, Nightwing #19-#20, Batman: Arkham Asylum – Tales of Madness #1, Batman: Blackgate – Isle of Men #1, Batman: Huntress/Spoiler – Blunt Trauma #1

Total issues: 46

Batman: Road to No Man's Land Omnibus
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dixon, Chuck (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman: No Man’s Land Omnibus I

Collects Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #116-#121, Azrael: Agent of the Bat #51-#57, Batman #563-#568, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #83-#88, Detective Comics #730-#735, Catwoman #72-#74, Robin #67, The Batman Chronicles #16-#17, Nightwing #35-#37, Batman: No Man’s Land (Collector’s) #1, Batman: No Man’s Land Gallery #1, and Young Justice In No Man’s Land #1.

Total issues: 43

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Batman: No Man's Land Omnibus Vol. 1
  • Hardcover Book
  • O'Neil, Dennis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman: No Man’s Land Omnibus II

This book takes over immediately from the first omnibus and goes all the way to the end. It is a complete set and the issues are in the intended order within the book.

Collects Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #122-#126; Azrael: Agent of the Bat #58-#61; Batman #569-#574; Batman: Shadow of the Bat #89-#94; Detective Comics #736-#741; Catwoman #75-#77; Robin #68-#73; The Batman Chronicles #18; Nightwing #38-#39; Batman No Man’s Land #0; and Batman: No Man’s Land Secret Files #1.

Total issues: 41

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Batman: No Man's Land Omnibus Vol. 2
  • Hardcover Book
  • O'Neil, Dennis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

All three Omnibuses will get you 130 issues from No Man’s Land. The issue by issue reading order has #131 so it is very much complete. The only one missing from the trades is Batman: Day of Judgment #1.

Batman No Man’s Land Issue by Issue Reading Order

Here is it, the Batman No Man’s Land issue by issue reading order from “Road To” to the event itself. This is in the chronological order with the issues happening in ‘real time’. Enjoy!

  1. Detective Comics #719
  2. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #73
  3. Nightwing #19
  4. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #40
  5. Detective Comics #720
  6. Catwoman #56
  7. Batman: Arkham Asylum – Tales of Madness #1
  8. Batman: Blackgate – Isle of Men #1
  9. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #74
  10. Nightwing #20
  11. Batman #554
  12. Batman: Huntress/Spoiler – Blunt Trauma #1
  13. Detective Comics #721
  14. Robin #53
  15. Catwoman #57
  16. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #75
  17. Batman #555
  18. Batman #556
  19. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #76
  20. Detective Comics #722
  21. Robin #54
  22. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #77
  23. Batman Chronicles #14
  24. Detective Comics #724
  25. Batman #557
  26. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #78
  27. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #79
  28. Batman #558
  29. Batman #559
  30. Detective Comics #725
  31. Batman Chronicles #15
  32. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #47
  33. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #48
  34. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #80
  35. Batman #560
  36. Detective Comics #727
  37. Batman #561
  38. Detective Comics #728
  39. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #81
  40. Batman: Shadow of the Bat #82
  41. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #49
  42. Batman #562
  43. Detective Comics #729
  44. Batman: No Man’s Land #1
  45. Shadow of the Bat #83
  46. Batman #563
  47. Detective Comics #730
  48. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #50
  49. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #51
  50. Legends of the Dark Knight #116
  51. Shadow of the Bat #84
  52. Batman #564
  53. Detective Comics #731
  54. Legends of the Dark Knight #117
  55. Shadow of the Bat #85
  56. Batman #565
  57. Detective Comics #732
  58. Legends of the Dark Knight #118
  59. Shadow of the Bat #86
  60. Detective Comics #733
  61. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #52
  62. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #53
  63. Batman Chronicles #16
  64. Legends of the Dark Knight #119
  65. Shadow of the Bat #87
  66. Batman #566
  67. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #54
  68. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #55
  69. Young Justice Special #1
  70. Batman Chronicles #17
  71. Batman #567
  72. Detective Comics #734
  73. Robin #67
  74. Legends of the Dark Knight #120
  75. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #56
  76. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #57
  77. Shadow of the Bat #88
  78. Batman #568
  79. Detective Comics #735
  80. JLA #32
  81. Legends of the Dark Knight #121
  82. Batman: Harley Quinn #1
  83. Nightwing Vol. 2 #35
  84. Nightwing: Secret Files and Origins #1
  85. Nightwing Vol. 2 #36
  86. Nightwing Vol. 2 #37
  87. Batman Chronicles #18
  88. Catwoman #72
  89. Catwoman #73
  90. Catwoman #74
  91. Robin #68
  92. Robin #69
  93. Robin #70
  94. Shadow of the Bat #89
  95. Batman #569
  96. Detective Comics #736
  97. Legends of the Dark Knight #122
  98. Shadow of the Bat #90
  99. Batman #570
  100. Detective Comics #737
  101. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #58
  102. Batman #571
  103. Detective Comics #738
  104. Legends of the Dark Knight #123
  105. Shadow of the Bat #91
  106. Nightwing #38
  107. Nightwing #39
  108. Legends of the Dark Knight #124
  109. Shadow of the Bat #92
  110. Batman #572
  111. Detective Comics #739
  112. Legends of the Dark Knight #125
  113. Robin #71
  114. Robin #72
  115. Batman: Day of Judgment #1
  116. Robin #73
  117. Batman: No Man’s Land Secret Files & Origins #1
  118. Catwoman #75
  119. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #59
  120. Shadow of the Bat #93
  121. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #60
  122. Batman: No Man’s Land #0
  123. Batman #573
  124. Detective Comics #740
  125. Catwoman #76
  126. Catwoman #77
  127. Legends of the Dark Knight #126
  128. Batman #574
  129. Detective Comics #741
  130. Azrael: Agent of the Bat #61
  131. Shadow of the Bat #94

Batman No Man’s Land Reading Order FAQs

When did No Man’s Land Start?

The road to No Man’s land started with Detective Comics #719 which was published March 1998, labelled as a Cataclysm prelude. Batman: No Man’s Land #1 which was released March, 1999 as the official start of NML following the annexing by the US Government.

When Did No Man’s Land Finish?

Shadow of the Bat #94 was the last No Man’s Land issue, which was released February, 2000 with the title Endgame Epilogue: Days of Auld Lang Syne”.

How many issues are in No Man’s Land?

There are a 131 issues covering the road to and actually No Man’s Land.

What comes after No Man’s Land?

After No Man’s Land, all the titles involved went back to deal with the aftermath and a new series was launched called “New Gotham”.

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