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Batman & Catwoman Wedding Reading Order Checklist
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Batman & Catwoman Wedding Reading Order Checklist

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You’re invited to the biggest comic book wedding of the year – the marriage of Batman and Catwoman. The pair have been on and off for decades. However, it appears they’ll tie the knot in the massive Batman (2016 series) #50. But it appears that it won’t be your average wedding, with Gotham’s villains looking to gatecrash.

DC Comics is treating the wedding as a big event, with various tie-ins featuring the Bat-family and a brand-new Catwoman series spinning out of it. Are you looking to read everything involving the wedding? The Batman & Catwoman Wedding reading order checklist is here to help. It features a reading list of everything involved, background reading, preludes, tie-ins, and more.

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Batman and Catwoman proposal by David Finch.
Batman and Catwoman proposal by David Finch.

Background reading

These are the issues I suggest reading if you’re looking to explore Batman and Catwoman’s relationship (through the context of Tom King’s Batman run) before attending the wedding.

Batman (2016 series) #14-15
Written by Tom King. Art by Mitch Gerards.

These issues make up the Rooftops storyline, which sees Batman and Catwoman discuss their relationship and how to proceed with it considering their lifestyles.

Batman (2016 series) #24
Written by Tom King. Art by David Finch.

Batman (2016 series) #24 features Batman proposing to Catwoman.

Batman (2016 series) #33-35
Written by Tom King. Art by Joëlle Jones.

These issues make up the The Rules of Engagement storyline. In it, Batman leaves Gotham on a mission that will have him cross paths with Talia Al Ghul. Without spoiling too much, this plays into seeking approval for the proposal to Catwoman and move on from aspects of his past.

Batman Annual #2
Written by Tom King. Art by Lee Weeks.

Batman (2016 series) #36-37
Written by Tom King. Art by Clay Mann.

Tom King and Clay Mann use these issues to compare Batman and Catwoman’s relationship with the long-running relationship between Superman and Lois Lane. Batman (2016) #37 is the much-loved double date issue.

Batman (2016 series) #44
Written by Tom King. Art by Joëlle Jones and Mikel Janin.

Batman (2016 series) #44 features preparations for the wedding.

Batman #50 cover by Mikel Janin.
Batman #50 cover by Mikel Janin.

Batman & Catwoman reading order

Below is the recommended reading order for the Batman & Catwoman Wedding storyline. This includes the prelude, core issues in Batman (2016 series), and the tie-ins.

DC Nation #0 (Prelude)
Written by Tom King. Art by Clay Mann.

Note: DC Nation #0 is a free comic that DC released to help hype some upcoming stories. The Batman/Catwoman Wedding was one of those stories, but there are also preludes to Dark Nights: Metal and Brian Michael Bendis’ Superman run. You can read it for free here.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Robin Vs Ra’s Al Ghul (tie-in)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Brad Walker and Drew Hennessy.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Nightwing Vs Hush (tie-in)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Travis Moore.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Batgirl Vs The Riddler (tie-in)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Minkyu Jung.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Red Hood Vs Anarky (tie-in)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Javier Fernandez.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Harley Quinn Vs The Joker (tie-in)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Sami Basri.

Batman (2016 series) #48
Written by Tom King. Art by Mikel Janin.

Batman (2016 series) #49
Written by Tom King. Art by Mikel Janin.

Batman (2016 series) #50
Written by Tom King. Art by Joëlle Jones, David Finch, Mikel Janin, Lee Bermejo, Frank Miller, José Luis García-López, Ty Templeton, Becky Cloonan, Andy Kubert, Neal Adams, Rafael Albuquerque, and Mitch Gerads.

Catwoman (2018 series) #1
Written by Joëlle Jones. Art by Joëlle Jones and Laura Allred.

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Catwoman (2018 series) #2 by Joëlle Jones and Laura Allred.
Catwoman (2018 series) #2 by Joëlle Jones and Laura Allred.

After The Batman & Catwoman Wedding

What should you read after the controversial ending? Here are a few comics I recommend.

Batman (2016 series) #51
Written by Tom King. Art by Lee Weeks.

This picks up after issue #50, where readers get to see more of Batman’s reaction. It’s the beginning chapter of the Cold Days storyline, which is inspired by the teleplay/film Twelve Angry Men. Tom King’s run on Batman (2016 series) continues up to issue #85.

Catwoman (2018 series) #2
Written by Joëlle Jones. Art by Joëlle Jones and Laura Allred.

Want to read more Catwoman? Continue the series with issue #2.

Batman: Preludes to the Wedding cover.
Batman: Preludes to the Wedding cover.

Collected editions

The Batman & Catwoman Wedding has been collected in the following trade paperback and hardcover editions.

Batman: Preludes to the Wedding
Collects: Robin vs. Ra’s Al Ghul #1, Nightwing vs. Hush #1, Batgirl vs. The Riddler #1, Red Hood vs. Anarky #1 and Harley Quinn vs. The Joker #1

Batman Volume 7: The Wedding
Collects: Prelude story from DC Nation #0 and Batman (2016 series) #45-50

The core issues of the wedding storyline have also been collected in Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 4.

Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 4
Collects: Batman (2016 series) #45-57 and a story from DC Nation #0

There is also the deluxe hardcover called Batman/Catwoman: The Wedding Album – The Deluxe Edition.

Batman/Catwoman: The Wedding Album – The Deluxe Edition
Collects: Batman (2016 series) #44 and #50

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Comments (7)

  • Despite the release order, I have to say that 48 should be placed after Harley Quinn vs Joker. The entire issue happens after that tie-in. The tie-in fits more as a prequel, with no back and forth tricks.

  • My congratulations to both of them, I didn’t think that they would tie the knot, after all, he’s a hero, and she’s a thief

  • I’m glad The War of Jokes and Riddles got me started reading Batman, because it looks like I got into it just in time for a huge comics moment. I’m really enjoying this Batman/Catwoman stuff right now. The double date they had with Superman and Lois was hilariously awesome, and The Gift right now is crazy and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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