Batman: Black & White is an extensive series of Batman short stories featuring the Caped Crusader. Published by DC Comics, the stories are pencilled in black and white, and usually run just a few pages in length.

Batman: Black & White stories are written and drawn by some of the biggest names in the industry, from Walter Simonson, Brian Bolland, and Joe Kubert, to Bruce Timm and Alan Grant amongst others. To date, the stories have been collected together in four volumes, offering over 100 Bat-tales!

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What stories appear in Batman: Black & White – Volume 1?

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The short stories that are printed in Batman: Black & White – Volume 1 include:

  • Perpetual Mourning – Ted McKeever
  • Two of a Kind – Bruce Timm
  • The Hunt – Joe Kubert
  • Petty Crimes – Howard Chaykin
  • The Devil’s Trumpet – Archie Goodwin/José Muñoz
  • Legend – Walter Simonson
  • Monster Maker – Jan Strnad/Richard Corben
  • Dead Boys Eyes – Kent Williams
  • The Devil’s Children – Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino
  • A Black and White World – Neil Gaiman/Simon Bisley
  • Good Evening, Midnight – Klaus Janson
  • In Dreams – Andrew Helfer/Liberatore
  • Heist – Matt Wagner
  • Bent Twigs – Bill Sienkiewicz
  • A Slaying Song Tonight – Dennis O’Neil/Teddy Kristiansen
  • An Innocent Guy – Brian Bolland
  • Monsters in the Closet – Jan Strnad/Kevin Nowlan
  • Heroes – Archie Goodwin/Gary Gianni
  • Leavetaking – Dennis O’Neil/Brian Stelfreeze
  • The Third Mask – Katshuiro Otomo

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What stories appear in Batman: Black & White – Volume 2?

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The short stories that are printed in Batman: Black & White – Volume 2 include:

  • Case Study – Paul Dini/Alex Ross
  • Bats, Man – Ty Templeton/Marie Severin
  • A Matter of Trust – Chris Claremont/Steve Rude & Mark Buckingham
  • Night After Night – Kelley Puckett/Tim Sale
  • Fortunes – Steven T. Seagle/Daniel Torres
  • To Become the Bat – Warren Ellis/Jim Lee
  • Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder – John Byrne
  • Broken Nose – Paul Pope
  • Greetings From… Gotham City – John Arcudi/Tony Salmons
  • Hide and Seek – Paul Levitz/Paul Rivoche
  • The Riddle – Walter Simonson/John Paul Leon
  • A Game of Bat and Rat – John Arcudi/John Buscema
  • Scars – Brian Azzarello/Eduardo Risso
  • Blackout – Howard Chaykin/Jordi Bernet
  • Guardian – Alan Brennert/José Luis Garcia-López
  • Snow Job! – Bob Kanigher/Kyle Baker
  • The Black and White Bandit – Dave Gibbons
  • Funny Money – Harlan Ellison/Gene Ha
  • The Bet – Paul Dini/Ronnie Del Carmen
  • Stormy Nether – Tom Peyer/Gene Colan & Tom Palmer
  • The Bat No More…? – Alan Grant/Enrique Breccia

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What stories appear in Batman: Black & White – Volume 3?

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The short stories that are printed in Batman: Black & White – Volume 3 include:

  • A Moment in the Light – Joe Kelley/Aron Weisenfeld
  • Fat City – Mick McMahon & Dave Gibbons
  • The Call – Mark Schultz/Claudio Castellini
  • The Lesson – Julius Schwartz & Dan Raspler/Christian Alamy
  • Day & Nite in Black & White! – Mike Carlin/Dan Decarlo & Terry Austin
  • The Bottom Line – Michael Golden/Jason Pearson
  • Here Be Monsters – Paul Grist/Darwyn Cooke
  • Urban Legend – Todd Dezago/Mike Wieringo & Karl Story
  • Last Call at McSurley’s – Mike W. Barr/Alan Davis & Mark Farmer
  • Bruce Wayne – Cyrus Voris/Chris Bachalo
  • Never Say Die – Dwayne McDuffie/Denys Cowan
  • Thin Edge of a Dime – Don McGregor/Dick Giordano
  • No Escape – Paul Kupperberg/John Watkiss
  • Punchline – Doug Alexander/Rob Haynes
  • Hands – Scott Peterson/Danijel Zezelj
  • Toyride – Mark Askwith/Michael William Kaluta
  • The Monument – Darwyn Cooke/Bill Wray
  • The Delusions of Alfred Pennyworth – Danielle Dwyer/Scott Morse
  • Cornered – Brian Azzarello/Jim Mahfood
  • Fear is the Key – Mike Carey/Steve Mannion & Hilary Barta
  • “Untitled” – Ann Nocenti/John Bolton
  • Sunrise – Alex Garland/Sean Phillips
  • Neighborhood – Robert Rodi/Jon Proctor & John Floyd
  • I’ll Be Watching – Ed Brubaker/Ryan Sook
  • Gargoyles of Gotham – Dean Motter
  • Snap – John Ostrander/Philip Bond
  • The Best of Gotham – Jill Thompson
  • Sidekick – Kimo Temperance/Nathan Fox
  • Urban Renewal – Will Pfeifer/Brent Anderson
  • Riddle Me This – Judd Winick/Whilce Portacio & Sal Regla
  • The Mob is Dead, Long Live the Mob – Eric Cherry
  • Fear is the Key – Geoff Johns/Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos
  • The Gasworks – Mike Mignola & Troy Nixey
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What stories appear in Batman: Black & White – Volume 4?

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The short stories that are printed in Batman: Black & White – Volume 4 include:

  • Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When – Chipp Kidd/Michael Cho
  • Batman Zombie – Neal Adams
  • Justice is Served – Maris Wicks/Joe Quinones
  • Driven – John Arcudi/Sean Murphy
  • Head Games – Howard Mackie/Chris Samnee
  • Manbat Out of Hell – Dan DiDio/J.G. Jones
  • Into the Circle – Rafael Grampa
  • A Place in Between – Rafael Albuquerque
  • Winter’s End – Jeff Lemire/Alex Nino
  • Silent Night… Unholy Night! – Michael Uslan/Dave Bullock
  • Rule Number One – Lee Bermejo
  • Hall of Mirrors – Damion Scott
  • An Innocent Man – Marv Wolfman/Riccardo Burchielli
  • Namtab: Babel Comes To Gotham – Rian Hughes
  • Role Models – Paul Dini/Stephane Roux
  • Ghosts of Gotham – Nathan Edmondson/Kenneth Rocafort
  • Tea-Minus Party – Michael and Lee Allred
  • Long Day – Dustin Nguyen
  • Even in the Darkest Moments – David Macho/Rubén Pellejero
  • Missing in Action – Sean Galloway
  • Hell Knight – Ivan Brandon/Paolo Rivera
  • Cat and Mouse – Keith Giffen/Javier Pulido
  • Flip Side! – Len Wein/Victor Ibañez
  • I Killed the Bat – Blair Butler/Chris Weston
  • Hope – Jimmy Palmiotti/Andrew Robinson
  • Clay – Cliff Chiang
  • Bruce – Olly Moss/Becky Cloonan
  • The Batman: Hiding in Plain Sight – Dave Taylor
  • She Lies at Midnite – Adam Hughes
  • To Beat the Bat – Dave Johnson

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Batman: Black & White – The Motion Comics

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In addition to four volumes of Batman comic book stories, select Batman: Black & White tales have been adapted into motion comics. Ten stories were selected for Season One (released in 2008) and ten were selected for Season Two (released in 2009).

Batman: Black & White – Season One

  • Here Be Monsters
  • Broken Nose
  • Two of a Kind
  • Case Study
  • Black and White Bandit
  • Punchline
  • Good Evening Midnight
  • Hide and Seek
  • Night After Night
  • Perpetual Mourning

Batman: Black & White – Season Two

  • I’ll Be Watching
  • The Call
  • Monsters in the Closet
  • A Game of Bat and Rat
  • Hands
  • Sunrise
  • In Dreams
  • Heroes
  • Legend
  • Blackout

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If you would like to read an eclectic mix of Batman stories, then I recommend checking out Batman: Black & White. Each story offers its own unique spin on the Dark Knight, and collectively they provide some truly memorable adventures.

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