The current cause for fan excitement (and confusion) is Bruce Wayne: The Road Home. It’s part of the larger overarching Batman: RIP / Battle / Return / Etc storyline and will eventually be included on that trade list, but as the comics come out in issue format you may be wondering how to read them.
Along with the main titles, there is also a companion of sorts being promoted as “The Search for Bruce Wayne.” That runs in issues 1-6 of Time Masters: Vanishing Point. You could probably read those six issues separately after the main bulk, if you wanted, or you can try them as listed here. As with most time travel stories, chronological order may not ever really be possible. Let me know if you have any tips or tweaks!
Here’s the full list, with release dates.
Batman RIP / Reborn (as much of the Morrison run as you’d like.)
Batman & Robin 1-9
Red Robin 1-14
The Main Event:
1. Batman & Robin 10
2. Batman & Robin 11
3. Batman & Robin 12
4. Batman 700
5. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 1 – (Early July)
6. Batman & Robin 13
7. Batman 701
8. Batman 702
9. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 2 – (Late July)
10. Time Masters: Vanishing Point 1 – (July 25th)
11. Red Robin 15
12. Batman 703 – (September 9th)
13. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 3 – (August)
14. Time Masters: Vanishing Point 2 – (August 25th)
15. Batman & Robin 14
16. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 4 – (September)
17. Time Masters: Vanishing Point 3 – (September 29th)
18. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 5 – (October 13th)
19. Time Masters: Vanishing Point 4 – (October 27th)
20. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne 6 – (November 10th)
21. Batman & Robin 15 – (October 20th)
22. Red Robin 16
23. Road Home: Batman & Robin – (October 13th)
24. Road Home: Red Robin – (October 13th)
25. Road Home: Outsiders – (October 13th)
26. Road Home: Batgirl – (October 13th)
27. Road Home: Catwoman – (October 20th)
28. Road Home: Commissioner Gordon – (October 20th)
29. Road Home: Oracle – (October 27th)
30. Road Home: Ra’s al Ghul – (October 27th)
31. Batman & Robin 16 – (November 3rd)
32. Batman: The Return – (November 17th)
33. Batman, Inc. #1 – (November 17th)
34. Batman 704
35. Red Robin 17
36. Time Masters: Vanishing Point 5 – (November 17th)
37. Time Masters: Vanishing Point 6 – (December 15th)
At this point it’s starting to move into Batman Inc territory. Perhaps it’s a new list? We’ll see.
As always, let us know if we’ve made any mistakes in our ordering! Please keep spoilers out of comments, since most people reading this post will not have read the event yet.
Thanks to Duncan in the comments below for the advice concerning Time Masters: Vanishing Point, Herbzilla for chatting with me about putting in B&R 1-14, and Amanda at Comic Book Issues for advice about Batman: The Return and Batman 703.
Huge thanks to LEO for additional tweaks, especially the addition of Red Robin 15 and 16.
Matthew over at Multiversity also posted an excellent in depth rundown of the entire Grant Morrison epic with issue by issue commentary, which may be of interest to you.