In comic books (primarily American comic books), a limited series is a title given to a comic book series that is intended from the outset to have a finite length.
Each list is defined by publisher and the length by which each series ran. For the purposes of the lists, a limited series is defined as being one for which the publisher had announced the final issue number prior to or on the publication of the first issue.
More than twelve issues
The following list consists of limited series which are longer than 12 issues. However, this list does not include ongoing or continuous series which have come to an end due to cancellation, nor those series which may have had an end determined by their creators, but for which a pre-determined issue number was not announced prior to the publication of the first issue.
Published by DC Comics
- 52, DC Comics, May 2006 – May 2007 (52 issues)
- Batman: The Long Halloween, DC Comics, December 1996 - December 1997 (13 issues)
- Batman: Dark Victory, DC Comics, November 1999 - December 2000 (14 issues)
- Batman: Legacy, DC Comics, August 1996 - October 1996 (15 issues)
- Brightest Day, DC Comics, May 2010 – May 2011 (26 issues)
- Countdown, DC Comics, May 2007 - April 2008 (51 issues)
- The Filth, Vertigo/DC Comics, August 2002 - October 2003 (13 issues)
- Justice League: Generation Lost, DC Comics, July 2010 – April 2011 (26 issues)
- The New 52: Futures End, DC Comics, May 2014 - June 2015 (49 issues)
- Seven Soldiers, April 2005 – December 2006 DC Comics (30 issues)
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe, DC Comics, March 1985 - April 1987 (26 issues)
Published by Marvel Comics
- Earth X - 14 issues, Marvel Comics, 1999-2000
- Mage: The Hero Discovered, 1984-1986, Comico (15 issues)
- Mage: The Hero Defined, 1998-1999, Image Comics (15 issues)
- Rising Stars, Top Cow (Joe's Comics imprint), 1999-2005 (24 issues)
- Cerebus the Aardvark, Aardvark-Vanaheim, 1977-2004 (300 issues)
- Bone, Cartoon Books, 1991-2004 (55 issues)
- RASL, Cartoon Books, 2008-2012 (15 issues)