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First mention of Barbatos the Bat-God of the Dark Multiverse
Barbatos also claims to be the bat that Bruce Wayne saw on the night he decided to become Batman
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Prelude to Dark Nights: Metal
1st cameo team appearance of the Immortal Men: The Immortal Man AKA Caden Park, Ghost Fist, Reload, Stray and Timber
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1st cameo appearance of the Dark Multiverse Batmen (in shadows): The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker, The Red Death, The Batman Who Laughs, The Merciless, The Devastator, The Murder Machine
2nd cameo appearance of Barbatos
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Premiere issue of the series that explores the Dark Multiverse of the DC Universe
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One-shot featuring a Batman/Flash Dark Multiverse hybrid
Dark Nights: Metal Tie-In
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2nd cameo appearance of the Dark Multiverse Batmen: The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker, The Red Death, The Batman Who Laughs, The Merciless, The Devastator, The Murder Machine
1st appearance of Baby Darkseid
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One-shot featuring the Batman/Cyborg Dark Multiverse hybrid
Dark Nights: Metal Tie-In
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1st full appearance of The Batman Who Laughs
Part of the Dark Multiverse, The Batman Who Laughs is an alternate version of Batman depicted as a hybrid of the Joker & Batman
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'Gotham Resistance' Part 2
Dark Nights: Metal -Tie-In
Cameo cover and interior appearance of The Batman Who Laughs
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Cover cameo appearance of The Batman Who Laughs

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Origin of The Batman Who Laughs
Dark Nights: Metal, tie-In
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'Gotham Resistance' Part 4
Dark Nights: Metal (Tie-In)
2nd full appearance of The Batman Who Laughs
1st appearance of The Batmobile belonging to The Batman Who Laughs
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One-shot featuring Batman/Green Lantern Dark Multiverse hybrid
Dark Nights: Metal Tie-In
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One-shot featuring Batman/Aquaman Dark Multiverse hybrid
Dark Nights: Metal Tie-In
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Batman: The Merciless - Solo origin story featuring Batman/Wonder Woman inspired character
Dark Nights: Metal Tie-In
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Foil-stamped cover
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One-shot origin story featuring Batman/Doomsday hybrid
Dark Nights: Metal Tie-In
DC ⋅ 2018
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Dark Nights: Metal tie-in
Connecting cover with Justice League #32, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #32 and Justice League #33
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'Bats Out Of Hell' Part 2
Dark Nights: Metal (Tie-In)
Cover art by Ethan Van Sciver connects with the three other covers in this crossover series

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'Bats Out Of Hell' Part 3
Dark Nights: Metal, Tie-In
Cover art by Ethan Van Sciver connects with the three other covers in this crossover series
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'Bats Out Of Hell' Part 4
Dark Nights: Metal (Tie-In)
Cover art by Ethan Van Sciver connects with the three other covers in this crossover series
Batman: Lost #1
Non-Key
DC ⋅ 2018
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Dark Nights: Metal (Tie-In)
Origin of Batman
1st printing is identified by foil text, second printing does not have foil
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Cover art by Greg Capullo featuring Dream (Daniel) of the Endless from the Sandman series
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Origin of Hawkman
Dark Nights: Metal, Tie-In
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Dark Nights: Metal story arc continuation with characters re-imagined from a nightmarish Dark Multiverse
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1st appearance of Sideways, received his powers passing through a rift in the Dark Dimension
1st cameo appearance of Tempus Fuginaut, protector against the Dark Multiverse
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Continuation of the Dark Nights: Metal story line
Co-written by Grant Morrison
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Conclusion of the Dark Nights: Metal limited series
1st cameo appearance of Caden Park
Preview of the Immortal Men
DC ⋅ 2018
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Reintroduction of Porcupine Jimmy Olsen, originally appeared in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #65
Reintroduction of Red Ant Superman, originally appeared in Action Comics #296
1st cameo appearance of Perrus the Benevolent
DC ⋅ 2018
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1st full appearance of Perrus, a ruler of the Dark Multiverse
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1st appearance of the Grim Knight, an alternate reality Batman who uses deadly force
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Identity of The Batman Who Laughs revealed, unmasked
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1st cameo appearance of The Shazam Who Laughs, the Dark Multiverse version of Shazam
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1st appearance of the Superman Who Laughs
1st full appearance of the Shazam Who Laughs
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1st appearance and death of Jean-Paul Valley as Saint Batman and Tourne, the son of Bane in the Dark Multiverse, alternate reality
1st appearance of Cardinal and Torchbearer, enforcers for Saint Batman
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1st appearance of the Dark Multiverse Blue Beetle

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1st appearance of Lois Lane as the Eradicator
Alternate reality story inspired by the Death of Superman story arc
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1st full appearance of the Secret Six, heroes infected by the Batman Who Laughs toxin: Jim Gordon, Donna Troy, Hawkman, Shazam, the Blue Beetle, and Supergirl, cameo
International ⋅ DC Lion ⋅ 2019
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Variant cover art by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Lucca Comics & Games Tuscany Comic Con exclusive limited to 500 copies
Cross-promotion with heavy metal band, Lacuna Coil and DC's Dark Nights: Metal series
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1st full appearance of Sky Tyrant, the Hawkman of the Dark Multiverse
DC ⋅ 2019
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One-shot tie-in to the Year of the Villain, Batman Who Laughs story arc
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1st full appearance of Nth Metal Man, an element from the Dark Multiverse

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1st appearance of Sinestro as the Limbo Lantern, trapped between being a White Lantern 'life' and a Black Lantern 'death'
Re-imagining of the Green Lantern 'Blackest Night' storyline
Dark Multiverse, alternate reality

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Dark Multiverse retelling of Infinite Crisis where Blue Beetle becomes OBAC, the main antagonist
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1st full appearance of The Supergirl Who Laughs
DC ⋅ 2019
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One-shot tie-in to the Year of the Villain, Batman Who Laughs story arc
Donna Troy infected by The Batman Who Laughs toxin
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One-shot tie-in to the Year of the Villain, Batman Who Laughs story arc
Commissioner Gordon is infected by The Batman Who Laughs toxin

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Re-imagining of The Judas Contract storyline which took place in The New Teen Titans #42-#44 and annual #3 (1984)
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1st appearance of Beyonder, the Dark Multiverse version of Terry McGinnis (Batman Beyond)
1st appearance of T-Rex Batman and other alternate universe Batmen
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Follows Dark Knights: Death Metal #3
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