DC Chronicles
DC Chronicles
Recommended Reading Order

The goal of the DC Chronicles series is to reprint the adventures of iconic characters in exact chronological order, as opposed to the Archives, which sometimes collected by ongoing title instead of starring character. An excellent series, and at the very least, the first volume of each character is absolutely essential for any DC fan. If you’re looking for more early adventures, and in hardcover, visit the DC Archive Editions page. You may also be interested in Showcase Presents or the DC Comics Classics Library.

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Superman Chronicles Volume 1 + The Superman Chronicles Vol. 1
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Action Comics 1-13; The New York World’s Fair Comics 1; Superman 1 June 1938 – June 1939
Superman Chronicles Volume 2 + The Superman Chronicles Vol. 2
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Action Comics 14-20; Superman 2-3 July 1939 – January 1940
Batman_Chronicles_Vol_1 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 1
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Detective Comics 27-37; Batman 1 May 1939 – April 1940
The Superman Chronicles Volume 3 + The Superman Chronicles Vol. 3
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Action Comics 21-25, Superman 4-5, and New York World’s Fair Comics 1940 Issue February – June 1940
Batman_Chronicles_Vol_2 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 2
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Detective Comics 39-45; Batman 2-3 May 1940 – November 1940
The Superman Chronicles Volume 4 + The Superman Chronicles Vol. 4
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Action Comics 26-31 and Superman 6-7 July – December 1940
The Batman Chronicles Volume 3 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 3
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Detective Comics 46-50, Batman 4-5 and World’s Best Comics 1 December 1940 – April 1941
The Superman Chronicles Volume 5 + The Superman Chronicles Vol. 5
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Action Comics 32-36, Superman 8-9, and World’s Best Comics 1 January – May 1941
The Superman Chronicles Volume 6 + The Superman Chronicles Vol. 6
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Action Comics 37-40, Superman 10-11, and World’s Finest Comics 2-3 June – September 1941
The Batman Chronicles Volume 4 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 4
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Detective Comics 51-56, World’s Finest Comics 2-3 and Batman 6-7 May – November 1941
The Superman Chronicles Volume 7 + The Superman Chronicles Vol. 7
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Action Comics 41-43, Superman 12-13, and World’s Finest Comics 4 October – December 1941
The Batman Chronicles Volume 5 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 5
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Detective Comics 57-61, World’s Finest Comics 4 and Batman 8-9 November 1941 – March 1942
The Superman Chronicles Volume 8 + The Superman Chronicles Vol. 8
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Action Comics 44-46, Superman 14-15, and World’s Finest Comics 5 January – April 1942
The Batman Chronicles Volume 6 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 6
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Detective Comics 62-65, World’s Finest Comics 5-6 and Batman 10-11 April – July 1942
Wonder_Woman_Chronicles_Vol_1 + The Wonder Woman Chronicles Vol. 1
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All Star Comics 8; Sensation Comics 1-9; Wonder Woman 1 December 1941 – September 1942
The Batman Chronicles Volume 7 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 7
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Detective Comics 66-70, World’s Finest Comics 7 and Batman 12-13 August – December 1942
The Batman Chronicles Volume 8 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 8
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Detective Comics 71-74, World’s Finest Comics 8-9 and Batman 14-15 December 1942 – April 1943
The Batman Chronicles Volume 9 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 9
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Detective Comics 75-77, World’s Finest Comics 10 and Batman 16-17 April – July 1943
The Batman Chronicles Volume 10 + The Batman Chronicles Vol. 10
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Detective Comics 78-81, World’s Finest Comics 11 and Batman 18-19 August – November 1943
The_Flash_Chronicles_Volume_One + The Flash Chronicles Vol. 1
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Showcase 4, 8, 13, 14; The Flash 105, 106 September 1956 – May 1959
Green_Lantern_Chronicles_Vol_1 + The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 1
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Showcase 22-24; Green Lantern 1-3 September 1959 – December 1960
The Flash Chronicles Vol. 2 + The Flash Chronicles Vol. 2
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The Flash 107-112 July 1959 – May 1960
The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 3 + The Green Lantern Chronicles Vol. 3
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Green Lantern 10-14; The Flash 131 January – July 1962, September 1962