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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 appearanceĀ 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

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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

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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

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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 of the Dark Multiverse Blue Beetle

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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 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

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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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