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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 comic book appearance of Harley Quinn
  • Introduced as a villain and a romantic interest for the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series
  • Along with Deadpool, she is arguably the most popular character created in the last 30 years and this book is a collector blue chip
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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
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Two-Face
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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
  • *initially, the Joker was supposed to be killed in this issue at the insistence of co-creator Bill Finger who didn't want Batman to appear inept in his ability to subdue an enemy. A late addition to the story can be seen in the final Joker panel of the second story where the medics discover he is still alive after being stabbed in the heart
  • 1st appearance of the Cat, later renamed Catwoman (not in costume)
  • 2nd appearance of Robin
  • 2nd appearance of Hugo Strange
  • [Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman]
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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
  • 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]
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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
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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)
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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