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  • 1st full appearance of Killer Croc
  • 2nd cameo appearance of Jason Todd (1 panel, mentioned by name)
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  • 1st appearance of the Phantasm in comics (Andrea Beaumont)
  • Character adapted from the animated movie 'Batman: Mask of the Phantasm'
  • *issue went on sale December 1993, released simultaneously with the red cover Deluxe Edition
  • *a promotional mini-comic was included with the VHS tape which was released in May 1994
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  • 1st appearance of Scarface & Ventriloquist
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  • 1st appearance of Thomas Elliot, later revealed to be Hush
  • [August 2020 - some are speculating that the Riddler character in the Batman movie trailer is actually Hush]
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  • 1st appearance of The Monk, Batman's first costumed enemy
  • 1st appearance of Julie Madison, Bruce Wayne's girlfriend
  • Debut of the Batplane, called the Batgyro
  • Debut of the Batarang
  • *stories take place in New York City
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  • 1st appearance of The Talon, William Cobb, an assassin for the Court of Owls and the great-grandfather of Dick Grayson
  • [August 2020 - WB Montreal confirms the Court of Owls will be a villain in the Gotham Knights video game. There is also speculation that the upcoming Batman film could set-up a Court of Owls introduction]
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  • 1st appearance of Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra's al Ghul
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  • 1st appearance of The Riddler
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  • 1st appearance of Harley Quinn in a standard comic
  • [Margot Robbie confirmed for The Suicide Squad]
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  • 1st appearance of the second Clayface (Matt Hagen), a scuba diver who had come into contact with a clay-like substance that compromised his molecular structure
  • *previous Clayface upon introduction (Basil Karlo) was an actor who masqueraded as others without any special powers until later
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  • 1st appearance of Black Mask, a crime boss who wore a mask carved from the casket lid of his deceased father
  • [January 2021 - Black Mask to be one of the villains in Batwoman S2]
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Two-Face
  • 1st appearance of Gilda Dent, the wife of Harvey Dent
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  • 1st appearance of the Penguin
  • [November 2019 - Colin Farrell confirmed to play the Penguin in Matt Reeves' Batman film]
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  • 1st appearance of the Joker
  • 1st appearance of the Cat, Selina Kyle, later becomes Catwoman
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Man-Bat, a scientist whose experiment went awry after combining human and bat DNA to cure his own deafness
  • 1st team-up of Batgirl and Robin in a backup story
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  • 1st appearance of the Mad Hatter
  • 1st appearance of Vicki Vale
  • Classic cover art by Bob Kane
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  • 1st appearance of Deadshot
  • Classic cover art by Jim Mooney
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. Freeze, initially named Mr. Zero
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  • 1st appearance of the Penguin in the Silver Age
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  • 1st appearance of Poison Ivy, Pamela Isley
  • Issue includes a pin-up poster
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  • 1st appearance of the Scarecrow in the Silver Age, different from the Golden Age version in that he focused on toxins and other scientific means to induce fear
  • [DC FanDome - confirmed to appear in Titans S3]
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  • 1st appearance of Ra's al Ghul
  • 2nd appearance of Talia al Ghul
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  • 1st mention of Arkham Hospital
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Bane
  • 📖 Knightfall Reading Order: next Batman #484
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  • 1st appearance of the Scarecrow
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  • 1st appearance of Anarky (Lonnie Machin)
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  • 1st appearance of Firefly (Garfield Lynns)