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Batman's Arch-Enemies

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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 Joker
  • 1st appearance of the Cat (renamed Catwoman)
  • 2nd appearance of Robin
  • 2nd appearance of Hugo Strange
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  • 1st appearance of the Scarecrow
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  • 1st appearance of the Penguin
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Two-Face
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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 The Riddler
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  • 1st appearance of Deadshot
  • Classic cover art by Jim Mooney
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  • 1st appearance of Firefly (Garfield Lynns)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. Freeze (referred to as Mr. Zero)
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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 the Penguin in the Silver Age
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  • 1st appearance of The Riddler 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 Scarecrow in the Silver Age, different from the Golden Age version in that he focused on toxins and other scientific means to induce fear
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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 Batgirl and Robin team-up story
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  • 1st appearance of Talia Head (Talia al Ghul)
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  • Classic cover art by Neal Adams
  • 1st appearance of Ra's al Ghul
  • 2nd appearance of Talia al Ghul
  • Origin of Batman and Robin retold
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  • 1st mention of Arkham Hospital
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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 Black Mask, a crime boss whose face is a black skull
  • *Ewan McGregor cast in the role of Black Mask in the Birds of Prey movie
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  • 1st appearance of Scarface & Ventriloquist
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  • 1st appearance of Anarky (Lonnie Machin)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Bane
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  • 1st appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books who made her debut in the Batman animated series
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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 Thomas Elliot, later revealed to be Hush
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  • 1st appearance of The Talon, William Cobb