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1st appearance of Onyx Adams, a member of the League of Assassins

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1st full appearance and origin of Ghost-Maker, someone from Bruce Wayne's past that he knew as a teenager

DC ⋅ 1940
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1st appearance of the Joker

1st appearance of the Cat, Selina Kyle, later becomes Catwoman

Debut of the first Batplane which has multiple designs from one issue to the next including Batman #3 and Batman #4

πŸ’° Batman #1 sold for over one million dollars 3x with a record-high in 9.4 for $2,220,000

Softcover ⋅ DC ⋅ 1988
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1st appearance of Damian Wayne, son of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul, as a baby

Initially an alternate reality story that was retconned into continuity by Grant Morrison

The softcover edition was preceded by the December 1987 hardcover edition

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1st appearance of Jason Todd in Robin costume without Batman's permission

Jason Todd had red hair in previous appearances and admits to dyeing it black. This story was strangely retconned in Batman and Robin #5 (2009) with Todd claiming Bruce Wayne made him dye his hair black

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1st appearance and origin of Batgirl, Barbara Gordon

1st appearance of Killer Moth in the Silver Age

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1st appearance of Julia Remarque aka Julia Pennyworth, the daughter of Alfred and Mademoiselle Marie

DC ⋅ 2016
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1st full appearance of Gotham

1st full appearance of Gotham Girl

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Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing, formerly Robin

Joseph adopts the name Jericho

Origin of Deathstroke and Jericho

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1st appearance and origin of Robin

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1st appearance of Spoiler, Stephanie Brown, later becomes Robin

1st appearance of Stephanie Brown's mother

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1st full appearance and origin of the Huntress, Helena Wayne

This issue went on-sale the same week as All Star Comics #69 according to Comic Reader #146

Marriage of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle on Earth 2, alternate reality

[July 2023 - a live-action Korean Huntress film is rumored to be in development]

DC ⋅ 2012
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1st appearance of Talon, Calvin Rose, the only Talon to have escaped from the Court of Owls

DC ⋅ 2013
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1st appearance Luke Fox, becomes the second Batwing in issue #20

Retirement of first Batwing, David Zavimbe

Copies ordered by retailers: 13,570

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1st appearance of The Signal, the new moniker of Duke Thomas

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1st appearance of Azrael

Prelude to Knightfall

πŸ“– Knightfall Reading Order: Sword of Azrael #1 - #4, then Vengeance of Bane #1

DC ⋅ 2012
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1st full appearance of Harper Row, later becomes Bluebird

DC ⋅ 2006
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1st full appearance of Batwoman, Kate Kane

DC ⋅ 1943
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1st appearance and origin of Alfred Pennyworth

πŸ“£ Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

6.0 sold for $6,600 [$6,300 in Sep] +5%

DC ⋅ 2013
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1st appearance of Duke Thomas, later becomes a protΓ©gΓ© of Batman named The Signal who patrols Gotham by day - Duke is introduced by name in Batman #30 (2014)

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1st appearance of Cassandra Cain as the second Orphan

Cain will use the moniker of her father, the first Orphan in Future State

DC ⋅ 2014
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1st appearance of Harper Row as Bluebird, an electronics expert and member of the Bat Family

DC ⋅ 2007
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Renee Montoya becomes The Question

Origin of the Birds of Prey

DC ⋅ 1955
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1st appearance of Ace the Bat-Hound

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1st appearance of Cassandra Cain as Batgirl

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1st appearance of the Golden Age Batwoman in the Modern Age

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1st appearance of Lucius Fox

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1st appearance of Tim Drake in the classic Robin costume

Batman #436 also hot after confirmation Tim will appear in Titans TV series

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1st appearance and cover of Cassandra Cain, later becomes Batgirl, Orphan II and the Black Bat

1st appearance of David Cain, Orphan not in costume

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1st appearance of Jason Todd as Red Hood

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1st full appearance of Damian Wayne, in final panel

1st appearance of Jezebel Jet

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