@BewareThePowerGuyGardnersMight : When I got into Batman, I needed a jumping on point, and I arbitrarily started with Detective 500, as it was an anniversary special, and it seemed a good place. I then chose the Batman that came out around that publication date which was the Ra’s Al Ghul story from circa 332-337 (I’m guessing on the numbers as it’s been awhile). What I didn’t know was shortly after that, the books started melding into one continuous story. I’m always a big fan of “to be continued” types of stories, as opposed to single issue stories, so I was fascinated by this sudden change from late 70s early 80s batman. This ran through Gerry Conway’s books, into Doug Moensch’s, culminating right around Batman 400, which coincided with Crisis. If you’re familiar with Gerry’s Spider-man stories, it was ver ysimilar. There’d be a villain in maybe 2-3 parts, and then supporting characters that have a plotline that goes on for dozens of books. Doug continued this, which led into the introduction of Jason Todd as the second Robin (long before his death). Let me know if you have other questions, as I’m very excited about this era, and can talk forever, haha.