City of Bane Reading Order

City of Bane is an extended story during Tom King’s Batman run as a loose tie in to Year of the Villain. Bane takes over Gotham City, which is nothing new, but the ending leads to a major defining moment which shapes Batman/Bruce Wayne and the extended Bat-family’s stories way beyond Tom King. It also brings in a Flashpoint character which is a part of a greater story. No spoilers here.

City of Bane was Tom King’s final run before James Tynion IV took over.

City of Bane does not tie into anything else and no other character gets a tie in.

In terms of a reading order it is self contained and easy to follow. Let’s get into it.

City of Bane Trade Reading Order

City of Bane Complete Collection

There is only one trade you need to get and that’s City of Bane, but it doesn’t contain ALL of the issues (this will be detailed below) It was collected after the original Part 1 and Part 2 trades. It contains Batman issues #75-85 and Annual #4 which is 12 issues.

Batman: City of Bane: The Complete Collection
  • King, Tom (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 344 Pages - 12/15/2020 (Publication Date) - DC Comics (Publisher)

The issues missing from the trade which are in the reading order are:

  • Batman: Secret Files #2
  • Detective Comics Annual #3
  • Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

City of Bane Issue by Issue Reading Order

  1. Batman  #75
  2. Batman: Secret Files #2
  3. Batman  #76
  4. Batman  #77
  5. Batman  #78
  6. Batman  #79
  7. Batman  #80
  8. Batman  #81
  9. Batman  Annual #4
  10. Batman  #82
  11. Batman  #83
  12. Batman  #84
  13. Batman  #85
  14. Detective Comics Annual #3
  15. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

City of Bane Reading Order FAQs

Did Detective Comics feature in City of Bane

Aside from Detective Comics Annual #3, City of Bane stayed with the Batman series.

When did City of Bane start?

Batman #75 was released July 17th, 2019.

When did City of Bane end?

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 was released February 12th, 2020.

How long did City of Bane last?

City of Bane was the running story for 210 days or 30 weeks.

How many issues are in City of Bane

The collected edition has 12 but the full reading order has 15 issues.

What comes after City of Bane

King leaves Batman after City of Bane, replaced with James Tynion IV who’s opening story was Their Dark Designs. In terms of events, the Joker War comes next.

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