This is the timeline for the Batman - Arkham video game series and its spin-off comics, as well as spin-off video games.

The main games (Arkham Origins, Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham VR, and Arkham Knight) are listed in bold black text. The DLC which expands the campaigns for the main games are listed in regular black text. The spin-off video games (Arkham Origins - Blackgate, Arkham Origins for iOS devices, Arkham City - Lockdown, and Arkham - Underworld for iOS devices) are listed in bold gray text. It could be argued that the Arkham Origins game for iOS isn't canon or just a retelling of events from the AO console game, but I like to think of it as an extension of the story from the console game, telling bits and pieces of battles Batman fought during the Arkham City game events.

The spin-off comic books (Arkham Asylum - Road to Arkham, Arkham City, Arkham City Digital Chapters, Arkham Unhinged, Arkham City - End Game, Arkham Origins, Arkham Knight, Arkham Knight - Genesis, Arkham Knight - Annual) are listed in bold green text. Canonicity for the comics is debatable, but again, for completeness' sake I've included them, and view any discrepancies between them and the game as different viewpoints. The comics were released originally as digital chapters, ten pages each, but then were collected into print form and sold as issues (containing 3 of the digital chapters each). For simplicity's sake I've listed the printed versions instead of the digital versions. The printed version of Arkham Unhinged #4 contained three separate stories (one from the digital version of Arkham Unhinged and two from the Arkham City digital chapters), so its split up into three parts to account for the different stories occurring at different times.

The animated film Batman - Assault on Arkham is listed in bold red text, as it takes place in the Arkham-verse.

The novels Batman - Arkham Knight (novelization of the game) and Batman - Arkham Knight:  The Riddler's Gambit are included and listed in bold blue text.

Enjoy!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Years Before

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Batman - Arkham Knight #6, "Bane of Existence, Part 2"  (pg. 1)

 

 

10 Years Before

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Batman - Arkham Knight #6, "Bane of Existence, Part 2"  (pg. 2)

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #1  (pg. 8-10)

 

 

? - ? Years Before

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Batman - Arkham Unhinged #8, "Crocodile Tears"  (pg. 11-19)

 

 

Year 0

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Batman - Arkham Origins:  Initiation

 

 

Year 2

December

Batman - Arkham Origins #1-8

 

December 24 - 25

Batman - Arkham Origins

Batman - Arkham Origins

 

December 31

Batman - Arkham Origins:  Cold, Cold Heart

 

 

Year 3

March

Batman - Arkham Origins:  Blackgate

 

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Batman - Arkham Underworld

 

 

Year 4

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Batman - Arkham Knight:  Batgirl Begins #1, "Trouble"

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Batgirl and Harley Quinn #1, "Caged Animals"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #3, "Ruffled Feathers"  (pg. 11-19)

 

 

Year 7

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Batman - Arkham Unhinged #14, "Beloved"  (pg. 3-20)

 

 

Year 8

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Batman - Assault on Arkham

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #1  (pg. 11-18)

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #2  (pg. 6-9, 11-18)

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #3  (pg. 9-18)

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #4  (pg. 1-2, 10-18)

 

July 4

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 31-40)

 

 

Year 9

February 14

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Batgirl - A Matter of Family

 

 

Year 10

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Batman - Arkham Unhinged #7, "Arkham City Sirens"  (pg. 1-10, 12)

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #14, "Beloved"  (pg. 1-2, 21-30)

 

 

May

Batman - The Road to Arkham #1

Batman - Arkham Asylum

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #5  (pg. 8-20)

Batman - Arkham City #1, "Ruins"

Batman - Arkham City:  Chapter 1, "Hugo Strange"

Batman - Arkham City:  Lockdown

Batman - Arkham City #2, "Breaking Ground"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #16, "Welcome to the Slough of Despond, Part 1"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #17, "Welcome to the Slough of Despond, Part 2"  (pg. 1-18)

 

 

Year 11

August

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #17, "Welcome to the Slough of Despond, Part 2"  (pg. 19-30)

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #18-20, "Welcome to the Slough of Despond, Parts 3-5"

 

September

Batman - Arkham City:  Chapter 2, "Cut and Run"

Batman - Arkham City #3, "Choosing Sides"

Batman - Arkham City:  Chapter 3, "Riddle Me"

Batman - Arkham City #4, "A Night on the Town"

Batman - Arkham City #5, "Exposure"

Batman - Arkham City:  Chapter 4, "Guardian Angel"

October

Batman - Arkham City:  Chapter 5, "Fall of the Titan"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #4, "Three's a Crowd"  (pg. 11-20)

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #4, "Moving at a Glacial Pace"  (pg. 21-30)

 

November

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #1, "Inside Job"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #2, "Observations"

 

December

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #13, "Eviction Notice"

Batman - Arkham Knight #2, "The Last Will and Testament of the Joker"  (pg. 1-9)

Batman - Arkham City

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #6  (pg. 8-16)

Batman - Arkham City:  Catwoman

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #6, "Theatre of Violence"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #3, "Ruffled Feathers"  (pg. 1-10, 20-30)

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #5, "Separation Anxiety"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #8, "Crocodile Tears"  (pg. 1-10, 20-30)

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #10, "Operation:  Kill Joker"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #11, "Clown Court"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #4, "Surgeon's General"  (pg. 1-10)

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #7, "Arkham City Sirens"  (pg. 11, 13-30)

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #9, "Vicki in Wonderland"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #15, "Uninvited Guests"

Batman - Arkham Unhinged #12, "Repentance"

 

 

Year 12

January

Batman - Arkham Knight #2, "The Last Will and Testament of the Joker"  (pg. 21)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 11-19)

Batman - Arkham City:  Harley Quinn's Revenge

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 1-16)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 20-23)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 17)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 24)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 18)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 25-29)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 19)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 20)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 41-46)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 21)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 47)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 22)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 48)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 23-24)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 49-50)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 25)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 51-54)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 26)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 55-56)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 27)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 1-10)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 28-29)

Batman - Arkham City:  End Game #1  (pg. 57-60)

Batman - Arkham Knight #1, "Death of a Rival"  (pg. 29-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #2, "The Last Will and Testament of the Joker"  (pg. 9-20, 22-30) 

 

March

Batman - Arkham Knight #3, "You Can Fight City Hall"

Batman - Arkham Knight #4, "Need for Speed"  (pg. 1-10)

Batman - Arkham Knight #4, "Roadkill"  (pg. 11-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #5, "Better Man"  (pg. 1-10)

Batman - Arkham Knight #5, "Bane of Existence, Part 1"  (pg. 11-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #6, "Bane of Existence, Part 2"  (pg. 3-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #7, "Safe House"  (pg. 1-10)

 

April

Batman - Arkham Knight:  The Riddler's Gambit

 

May

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #1  (pg. 1-8, 19-20)

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #2  (pg. 1-5, 10, 19-20)

 

June

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #3  (pg. 1-8, 19-20)

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #4  (pg. 3-9, 19-20)

 

July

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #5  (pg. 1-8, 20)

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Genesis #6  (pg. 1-7, 17-20)

 

September

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Robin Special #1, "The Apprentice

Batman - Arkham Knight #7, "Who Wants to Kill a Billionaire, Part 1"  (pg. 11-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #8, "Who Wants to Kill a Billionaire, Part 2"  (pg. 1-20)

Batman - Arkham Knight #8, "Suicide Blues, Part 1"  (pg. 21-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #9, "Suicide Blues, Part 2"  (pg. 1-20)

Batman - Arkham Knight #9, "Burning the Days, Part 1"  (pg. 21-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #10, "Burning the Days, Part 2"  (pg. 1-8)

 

October

Batman - Arkham Knight #10, "Burning the Days, Part 2"  (pg. 9-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight #11, "Scare Tactics, Part 1"

Batman - Arkham Knight #12, "Scare Tactics, Part 2"  (pg. 1-30)

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Annual #1 , "Fear City"

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Harley Quinn Story Pack

 

October 30

Batman - Arkham Knight #12, "Epilogue"  (pg. 31-33)

Batman - Arkham VR

 

October 31 - November 1

Batman - Arkham Knight #12, "Epilogue"  (pg. 34-39)

Batman - Arkham Knight #0, "Before the Storm"

Batman - Arkham Knight #12, "Epilogue"  (pg. 40)

Batman - Arkham Knight

Batman - Arkham Knight

Batman - Arkham Knight:  The Season of Infamy

Batman - Arkham Knight:  The Season of Infamy - Most Wanted

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Scarecrow - The Nightmare Missions

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Catwoman's Revenge

 

November

Batman - Arkham Knight:  Red Hood Story Pack

Batman - Arkham Knight:  GCPD Lockdown

Batman - Arkham Knight:  A Flip of a Coin