DCAU Complete Cronological List... Sort of

Hello DC Universe Members!

I have compiled my version of the DCAU and would love some feedback.

I know there is multiverse, parallels, other worlds, etc… but… from all the current run movies and shows, I have created the following one timeline. What do you think? Accurate, inaccuracies (a lot of debate/wiggle room due to inconsistencies), open discussion!

Below is the order with the presumed year next to it (if it is a series, only the first year is listed).

Thanks for any feedback.

-VSKing

My Chronological Order:

Order: Title Year Released Presumed Year Cover Seen
1 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight 2018 1888 Yes
2 Jonah Hex 2010 1899 Yes
3 Batman of Shanghai 2012 1930s Yes
4 Sgt. Rock 2019 1939 Yes
5 The Superman 1940 1940 Yes
6 Justice League: New Frontier 2008 1955 No
7 The Spectre 2010 1970s Yes
8 Batman: Year One 2011 1987 Yes
9 Batman: Gotham Knight 2008 1988 Yes
10 Beware the Batman 2013 1990 No
11 Batman Animated Series 1992 1992 Yes
12 Superman The Animated Series Seasons 1-2 1996 1992 No
13 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 1993 Yes
14 Batman: Black and White 2008 1994 Yes
15 Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero 1998 1994 Yes
16 Teen Titans 2003 1994 Yes
17 Teen Titans Go! 2013 alt No
18 Teen Titans Go to the Movies 2018 alt No
19 Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans 2019 alt No
20 Scooby Doo Meets Batman 1972 1995 Yes
21 Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008 1996 Yes
22 Scooby Doo & Batman 2018 1997 No
23 The Batman 2004 1997 No
24 The Batman vs Dracula 2005 1998 No
25 The New Batman Adventures 1997 1997 Yes
26 Chase Me 2003 1998 No
27 Gotham Girls Season One 2000 2000 No
28 Lobo 2000 2000 No
29 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights 2011 2000 No
30 Green Latern: The Animated Series 2012 2000 No
31 JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time 2012 2000 No
32 Batman: Under the Red Hood 2010 1995/2000 Yes
33 Batman: Death in the Family 2020 1995/2000 Yes
34 Static Shock Season One 2001 Sept. 2000 No
35 Justice League Seasons 1 2001 2001 Yes
36 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies 2009 2001 Yes
37 Gotham Girls Season 2+3 2001-2002 2001-2002 No
38 Static Shock Season 2+3 2002 2002 No
39 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman 2003 2003 Yes
40 Justice League Season 2 2003 2003 Yes
41 Static Shock Season 4 2004 2004 No
42 Justice League: Unlimited 2004 2004 No
43 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths 2010 2010 Yes
44 Young Justice 2010 2010 No
45 Superman: Red Son 2020 1961 Yes
46 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse 2010 2010 No
47 Superman the Animated Series Season 3 2010 2010 No
48 Superman: Brainiac Attacks 2006 2011 No
49 Batman: The Killing Joke 2011 2011 Yes
50 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 2012 1986 Yes
51 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 2013 1986 Yes
52 Batman Beyond Season 1+2 1999 2039 Yes
53 The Zeta Project Season One/Two 2001 2040s No
54 Batman Beyond Season 3 2001 2040s Yes
55 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker 2000 2040s Yes
56 Justice League: Unlimited Epilogue 2005 2040s No
57 Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox 2013 Nov/Oct 2012 Yes
58 Superman: Unbound 2011 2012 No
59 Wonder Woman 2009 2012 Yes
60 Superman/Shazam 2010 2012 No
61 Green Lantern: First Flight 2009 2012 No
62 Superman vs The Elite 2012` 2012 No
63 Justice League: War 2014 2013 Yes
64 Justice League: Doom 2012 2013 Yes
65 Suicide Squad: Assault on Arkham 2014 2013 Yes
66 Justice League: Son of Batman 2014 2013 Yes
67 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis 2015 Nov. 2013 Yes
68 Justice League: Gods and Monsters 2015 2013 Yes
69 Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons 2020 2013 Yes
70 Nightwing and Robin 2015 Nov. 2013 No
71 Batman vs. Robin 2015 Feb 2014 Yes
72 Batman: Bad Blood 2016 Sept. 2014 Yes
73 Justice League vs. Teen Titans 2016 2015 Yes
74 Harley Quinn 2019 2015 Yes
75 Batman and Harley Quinn 2017 2015 Yes
76 Justice League: Dark 2017 2015 Yes
77 Teen Titans: The Judas Contract 2017 2016 Yes
78 Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay 2018 2017 Yes
79 Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2019 2017 Yes
80 The Death of Superman 2018 March 2018 Yes
81 Batman: Ninja 2018 2018 Yes
82 Reign of the Supermen 2019 Sept. 2018 Yes
83 Constantine City of Demons 2018 Nov. 2018 Yes
84 Wonder Woman: Bloodlines 2019 Nov. 2018 Yes
85 Justice League vs.The Fatal Five 2019 2019 Yes
86 Justice League Dark: Apokolips War 2020 2020 Yes
87 Superman: Man of Tomorrow 2020 Onward Yes
88 Legion of Super Heroes 2006 3000s No

By the way, thanks for the feedback! This is looking awesome!

As you could tell from my original posting, following Batman animation is my favorite focus for DC, for many reasons including that it is the most populated. In addition, Batman offers something to help with the timeline. Robin is a great basis for which timeline we’re currently in.

Harley and Joker also help a little bit with the idea of whether their together, starting their relationship, have a history, or have broken off.

Less consistent is Barbara, who is an origin story favorite and changes her status from teen to adult to college student and so on.

Also, a helpful tool with aging heroes or stale story line, the many reboots and resets… thanks Flash.

And of course, no one ever truly is gone in the comic book universe. Everyone gets resurrected or replaced in some way… maybe some brain damage can account for characters meeting for the ‘first’ time repeatedly. Too many resurrections… that’s a joke.

Again, there is always going to be a ton of inconsistencies in this timeline, they weren’t meant to be pushed together. But, “it’s only impossible until somebody does it”. Or at least as close as possible.

And now, I have updated the list again! One of the most exciting things about this series is just how much I missed initially. I’m adding both to this list and my watch list as I go!

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Interesting placement. I think you mean Teen Titans |2003|?

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Where would you put Batman: The Brave and the Bold? Because it includes an episode where Robin becomes Nightwing, I’d place it between Teen Titans and The New Batman Adventures.

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Holy guacamole, you’re right! I totally forgot about that series. So, for that one, I’d probably put it after the Teen Titans, but before The New Adventures due to that episode.

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Yeah, that was a tricky one, for Teen Titans, Dick Grayson is still Robin… so it would have to be before the end of the New Adventures and before Nightwing… so I assume the year must be mid 90s as opposed to 2003. But, I’m not sure. Thanks!

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Now that you’ve got Batman: The Brave and the Bold in there, perhaps you should put Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold right after it.

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Uh oh… then… I might have to start the Scooby-verse and gods that’s a mess! Haha.

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Let’s go on record as saying this is an INCREDIBLE feat, and thank you so much for sharing this! You’re definitely in good hands with @HubCityQuestion’s feedback :slight_smile:

If you ever want some help on the side, feel free to ping the @moderators team to see how we can support ya. :flexmentallo_dp:

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Hey, nobody said this would be easy. But I’m happy to help, if I can.

Let’s talk CGI – you have a spot for Beware the Batman, or Green Lantern: The Animated Series?

I’d put Beware the Batman before BTAS, since it seems to predate any Robin joining the team, and Barbara Gordon is younger than she appears later in TAS.

GLTAS, I’d put in before Superman: The Animated Series… if only because it’s about Hal Jordan, and STAS features Kyle’s debut. (And, Sinestro is still a good guy.)

T hanks! @moderator
I would really like to know if there is a way to post a spreadsheet for Discussion. I had to transform it into this monstrosity in order to post the list because the original text would not accept any format I tried to put in.

Thanks again! It took a lot of research! And probably will continue to evolve.

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I’m so glad I posted this here. I overlooked the CGIs. I agree with the placement of the Beware the Batman.

I think the Green Lanterns are difficult in general due to Hal and Jon being used so interchangeable throughout the JLA. But that looks like a good spot.

The list got messed up earlier when I tried to update via mobile, but I’ll update it on PC later.

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Okay, time to tackle a really tough one… Young Justice.

YJ covers a long time span — 8 years, so far — and contains MANY contradictory details to the animated universe established here. It’s quite overtly its own world and timeline.

Here’s what I’d suggest: put it after Crisis on Two Earths, along with Red Son. That movie introduces the concept of the multiverse (some episodes of Brave and the Bold notwithstanding), and the Young Justice timeline can be said to spring from there.

Yeah, I really had difficulty with the Young Justice placement, so I set it aside and never got back to placing it in the list. But, I definitely like the idea of placing it after the Crisis so that it’s part of the multiverse.

Also, that works, because Young Justice starts in the show in 2010.

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Hmm… now what about Harley Quinn? It clearly draws a lot of inspiration from BTAS, and features Brave and the Bold’s Deidrich Bader as Batman, but it also features both Damian Wayne as Robin, and a new origin for Barbara Gordon as Batgirl…

I guess we can say for the sake of this project that this isn’t necessarily Babs’ FIRST time being Batgirl, but a return to it. And it should be after the founding of the Justice League, for sure. After Gotham Girls, then?

Harley Quinn I think would be considered another world thing due to the dramatic personality changes in specific characters, like Damian Wayne and Gordon. But, due to Gordon’s tired behavior and Harley’s status with Joker, I might even put it later.

I kind of want to put it just before Batman and Harley Quinn due to the character being broken off from Joker in BaHQ, Damian’s presence, and Nightwing’s experience. There is clearly history in HQ due to Gordon’s mental status as well, so… how’s that looking?

Thanks! This is great!

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I think if you put it after Brave and the bold in an alternate universe that works

Also Superman man of tomorrow is early in Superman’s hero career. Maybe before Superman the animated series

Should Batman beyond and zeta be later since 2040 or since it’s DCAU’s future where it is might work.

Pretty good! This is a fun project. Thanks for accepting my feedback here. You’re the man in charge of course, so I defer to your judgment.

Now, as long as “Chase Me” is on here… we gotta talk DC SHOWCASE.

Some easy ones:

DC Showcase: Jonah Hex takes place a couple years before Gotham by Gaslight.

DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock is set during World War II.

DC Showcase: The Spectre and DC Showcase: Phantom Stranger are both set in the 70s.

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Yes, but it’s also implied to be the new reality created at the end of Apokolips War, so it makes sense where it is.

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