James Tynion IV’s Batman

James Tynion IV (who we’ll refer to as James Tynion from now on) is an accomplished comic book writer who has worked with Batman titles for many years starting during the New 52 and not just his 2020-2021 Batman run.

He has been working closely in particular with Scott Snyder during his time with Batman and you can see that clearly in the reading orders below.

James Tynion IV’s Trade Reading Order

Here are the trades which collect the significant chunk of James Tynion’s work on a series involving the Batman direct. He has done a lot of work for DC across many titles including Batwoman and Justice League but for the sake of a proper James Tynion Batman Reading Order the list has been simplified to just Batman.

For all the issues not easily found in a trade or there is just the one issue they have been included in the issue by issue reading order.

Batman: City of Owls

Tynion stared his work by co-writing large parts of City of Owls, a part of the Night of the Owls storyline, specifically issues #8-#12. This collected edition collects #8-#12.

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Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
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Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52)
  • DC Comics
  • Snyder, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman: Death of the Family

Tynion continues to help Snyder write the Death of the Family arc, specifically on #13-16. This paperback collects Batman #13-#17.

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Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52) (Batman (DC Comics Paperback))
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Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52) (Batman (DC Comics Paperback))
  • DC Comics
  • Snyder, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman: Graveyard Shift

Tynion adds his talent to issues #18-#20 and #28 which are included in this trade. This collection was a selection of short stories and a break from the multi issue storylines.

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Batman Vol. 6: Graveyard Shift (The New 52)
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Batman Vol. 6: Graveyard Shift (The New 52)
  • DC COMICS
  • Snyder, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman: Endgame

Tynion co-writes issues #35-#39 of the Endgame arc.

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Batman Vol. 7: Endgame (The New 52)
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Batman Vol. 7: Endgame (The New 52)
  • Diamond Comics
  • Snyder, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman and Robin Eternal

Tynion wrote all of New 52’s Batman and Robin Eternal with Snyder as the co-writer, but there is no omnibus so you’ll have to get both volumes. Vol 1 contains issues #1-#13 and volume 2 collects #14-#26.

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Batman and Robin Eternal Vol. 1
  • Diamond Comics
  • Snyder, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
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Batman & Robin Eternal Volume 2 (Batman and Robin Eternal, 2)
  • Dc Comics
  • Snyder, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman Eternal Omnibus

Tynion was again heavily involved in Batman Eternal, there is an oversized omnibus with all 52 issues included. It’s a good, modern Batman book regardless of Tynion’s involvement.

Batman: Eternal Omnibus
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Batman: Eternal Omnibus
  • Hardcover Book
  • Snyder, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I, II and III

Tyson worked on three volumes of Batman/TMNT in 2016, 2018 and 2019. A crossover between IDW and DC. There is no omnibus for just James so you’ll need three volume to get #1-#6 of each volume.

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Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1
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Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 07/25/2017 (Publication Date) - DC Comics (Publisher)
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Dark Days: The Road to Metal

Tynion worked on two issues in the road to metal, The Casting and the Forge, and they’re all here getting ready for Dark Knights Metal proper. He also worked on a few Death Metal tie ins but they’re all one shots and not collected. Also collects Batman #38 which we were missing earlier.

Dark Days: The Road to Metal
  • Snyder, Scott (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 01/08/2019 (Publication Date) - DC Comics (Publisher)

Batman: Detective Comics: The Rise and Fall of the Batmen

DC have collected the entirety of James Tynion’s run on Detective comics which is extremely handy. Collects #934-#981 and #1000.

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Batman: The Rise and Fall of the Batmen Omnibus
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman: Their Dark Designs

This is the moment where James Tynion finally became the Batman head writer proper, you can read his first few issues in Their Dark Designs which collects Batman #85-#94.

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Batman Vol. 1: Their Dark Designs (Batman: Their Dark Designs)
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 264 Pages - 11/09/2021 (Publication Date) - DC Comics (Publisher)

Batman Joker War

Tynion’s first big time crossover storyline was The Joker War. It is best read with a couple of the tie ins in the Joker War Saga book which collects Batman #95-100, Batgirl #47, Detective Comics #1025, Red Hood: Outlaw #48, Nightwing #74, The Joker War Zone #1 (he wrote this one), plus stories from Harley Quinn #75 and Catwoman #25.

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The Joker War Saga (Batman)
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The Joker War Saga (Batman)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman Ghost Stories

This is a sort of middle story before we get into Fear State a little later on. Collects Batman #101-#105, Detective Comics #1027 (another off the list) and Batman Annual #5.

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Batman Vol. 3: Ghost Stories
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Batman: The Cowardly Lot

A sort of prelude to Fear State but also introduces the Infinite Frontier. Collects Batman #106-#111 and Infinite Frontier #1.

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Batman Vol. 4: The Cowardly Lot
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Fear State

Tynion departs Batman with a crossover title called Fear State. You can pick up the individual volume but we recommend reading the Fear State Saga to get the whole story.

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Batman: Fear State Saga
  • Hardcover Book
  • Tynion IV, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

James Tynion IV Batman Issue by Issue Reading Order

The below is a list of James Tynion issues which related to Batman, please note that he has done a lot more than this but for those looking for his time at Batman this is what you’ll need.

Some of these issues are not found in a collected edition but can be picked up for collection’s sake.

  1. Batman #8-#16
  2. Batman #18-#25
  3. Batman #28
  4. Batman #35-#39
  5. Batman #49
  6. Batman #52
  7. Batman Annual #1
  8. Batman and Robin #23.2,
  9. Batman and Robin#23.3
  10. Batman and Robin Eternal #1-#26
  11. Batman Black and White #1
  12. Batman Eternal #1-#52
  13. Batman: Rebirth #1
  14. Dark Days: The Casting #1
  15. Dark Days: The Forge #1
  16. Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1
  17. Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1
  18. Dark Nights: Death Metal – Legends of the Dark Knights #1
  19. Dark Nights: Death Metal – Multiverse’s End #1
  20. Dark Nights: Death Metal – The Multiverse Who Laughs #1
  21. Dark Nights: Death Metal – Rise of the New God #1
  22. Detective Comics #934-981
  23. Detective Comics #1000
  24. Detective Comics #1027
  25. Batman #85-#117
  26. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1
  27. Batman: The Joker War Zone #1

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