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Reading Wikipedia's description of Knightfall, it mentions

"Knightfall" ran from April to October 1993, Batman issues 492 through 500 and Detective Comics issues 659 through 666, with the two titles sharing a single narrative during this time.

What order should these be read in? Is it Batman then Detective Comics, vice versa, directly interleaving (#492, #659, #493, #660, etc), or something different again and more painful?

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  • Prelude - Batman #491
  • Part 1 - Batman #492
  • Part 2 - Detective Comics #659
  • Part 3 - Batman #493
  • Part 4 - Detective Comics #660
  • Part 5 - Batman #494
  • Part 6 - Detective Comics #661
  • Part 7 - Batman #495
  • Part 8 - Detective Comics #662
  • Part 9 - Batman #496
  • Part 10 - Detective Comics #663
  • Part 11 - Batman #497
  • Part 12 - Detective Comics #664
  • Part 13 - Showcase '93 #7
  • Part 14 - Showcase '93 #8
  • Part 15 - Batman #498
  • Part 16 - Detective Comics #665
  • Part 17 - Batman #499
  • Part 18 - Detective Comics #666
  • Part 19 - Batman #500

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  • I wish I could double upvote you... I didn't realise the Showcase comics were part of it - they weren't included in Comixology's Kightfall sale for some reason. – dlanod Jul 14 '12 at 1:23
  • I know this is old but is there any reason why a single story arc spans different series, and more so, in an interleaving order? Is this the norm or exception? Or it's neither common nor uncommon? // new to comics – ataulm Jul 26 '13 at 10:58
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    It is definitely not unusual, @ataulm, for a major arc to be told throughout different titles. For example, the Spider-Man Clone Saga or the Marvel-wide Civil War. – boflynn Jul 26 '13 at 17:47
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    I would guess it is done at least partially in the interest of time, as a 48-part story can be told in only twelve months if split between four titles. In addition, it can draw interest to the lesser selling titles for a character. I think that is an interesting enough point to be brought up as a new question here, if you were interested in more feedback. – boflynn Jul 26 '13 at 17:49
  • Thanks, I hadn't considered the time aspect and generating interest in lesser selling titles is a good point too. This answers my question sufficiently :) – ataulm Jul 26 '13 at 18:25

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