James Tynion IV

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  • 1st appearance of Cullen Row
  • Origin of Bluebird, Harper Row
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  • 513 people vanish from Milwaukee WI and find themselves light years away in an ancient, primordial wilderness
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  • Three-issue series about the progression of an infectious meme that leads to the annihilation of the human race within 72 hours
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 7,010
  • [🚨 Key Collector Comics Exclusive - optioned by Point Grey Pictures, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's production company]
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  • 1st meeting of Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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  • 1st appearance of Victoria October, a bio-weapons expert
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  • One-shot featuring the Batman/Cyborg Dark Multiverse hybrid
  • Dark Nights: Metal Tie-In
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  • One-shot origin story featuring Batman/Doomsday hybrid
  • Dark Nights: Metal Tie-In
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  • Origin of Clayface (Basil Karlo)
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  • Origin of The Batman Who Laughs
  • Dark Nights: Metal (Tie-In)
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  • 1st full team appearance of the Immortal Men: Caden Park, Ghost Fist, Reload, Stray and Timber
  • Full team preview appearance of this issue in 'Dark Nights: Metal' #6
  • 1st appearance of the Infinite Woman
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  • 1st appearance of The Kill, an immortal who serves the Infinite Woman
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  • 1st cameo appearance of the Upside Down Man
  • 1st team appearance of the new Justice League Dark: Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Detective Chimp, Swamp Thing and Man-Bat
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  • 1st cover appearance of the new Legion of Doom: Black Manta, Lex Luthor, Gorilla Grodd, Sinestro, Joker and Cheetah
  • Synopsis of the story infers the team will not be fully formed in this issue
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  • 1st full appearance of the Upside Down Man
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  • 1st cover appearance of the Upside Down Man
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  • New origin of Starman
  • 1st mention of Perpetua, an immensely powerful entity from the Sixth Dimension and mother of the Over-Monitor, Anti-Monitor and World Forger
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Flood, a space Kraken
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  • 1st partial team appearance of The Otherkind: The Soup, The Rip, The Conjoined and The Offspring
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  • 1st full appearance of Perpetua
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of a new Lords of Order
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  • 1 full team appearance of Dr. Fate's new Lords of Order
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  • Origin of Perpetua
  • Origin of Monitor, Anti-Monitor and World Forger
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  • 1st appearance of The Laughing Man, a character with attributes of The Joker and Shredder
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  • 1st cameo appearance of the Justice League Dark as the Lords of Chaos
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Lex Luthor as an Apex Predator
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  • 1st full appearance of Apex Lex Luthor
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  • 1st full appearance of the Justice League Dark as the Lords of Chaos
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Injustice League Dark: Circe, Klarion, Solomon Grundy, Parliament of Flowers, Papa Midnite
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  • 1st full team appearance of the Injustice League Dark: Circe, Klarion, Solomon Grundy, Parliament of Flowers, Papa Midnite
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  • 1st appearance of Erica Slaughter
  • 1st appearance of James, a boy who witnessed the death of his classmates
  • 1st appearance of an Oscuratype, a monster
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 33,648
  • [June 2020 - James Tynion’s newsletter, 'I've been having a bunch of very top secret conversations about this project in the last few weeks']
  • [April 2021 - inside sources tell Key Collector Comics that Something Is Killing The Children is in development for a TV series]
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Octo, the monster contained in the Octopus stuffed animal
  • 1st appearance of Tommy Mahoney, a young man who lost his sister and suspects Erica is her killer
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  • 1st appearance of Sheriff Joe Cavanaugh, an officer investigating the murder of children
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 17,353
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  • Variant cover art by Francesco Mattina
  • Hardcover collection of DCeased #1 - #6 and DCeased: A Good Day To Die #1
  • Local Comic Shop Day 2019 exclusive limited to 1,400 copies
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Aaron Slaughter, a monster hunter
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 16,079
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  • 1st appearance of Mr Teeth
  • 1st appearance of Gunsmith
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  • 1st cameo appearance of the Old Dragon, the head of the Order of Saint George
  • 1st cameo appearance of Cecilia Slaughter
  • 1st appearance of Bian
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 14,047
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  • Celebrates the life of Alfred while addressing how his death could impact Bruce
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Punchline
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Designer
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  • 1st full appearance of Punchline
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  • 1st full appearance and origin of The Designer
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  • Direct market (comic store) exclusive edition
  • Softcover collection of issue #1 - #5
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  • 1st full appearance of Cecilia Slaughter
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 14,365
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  • 2nd full appearance and 1st cover appearance of Punchline
  • 1st appearance of the Underbroker, the finance manager in the Designer's inner circle
  • First meeting of Punchline and Harley Quinn
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  • In a world where those with a magical heritage are threatened with death, a young boy must keep his abilities a secret until he is forced to embrace his gift
  • [May 2021 - writer James Tynion vaguely teases “meetings” he is having about this property implying a potential movie or TV deal]
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  • Identity of the Designer revealed
  • First battle of Harley Quinn vs Punchline
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  • Battle of Harley Quinn versus Punchline
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  • Cover art by Werther Dell'Edera
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  • The 'Joker War' begins and runs through Batman #100
  • Debut of new Batman armor
  • *James Tynion clarifies this is not new armor going forward but it plays an important part of the story in a dream
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  • 1st appearance of Clownhunter
  • 1st appearance of the sons of Mr. Freeze (hallucinations)
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  • Rematch of Harley and Punchline
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  • Death of Aaron Slaughter
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  • After a man discovers that every conspiracy theory that he'd ever studied was true, he sets out to infiltrate the organization that has been been keeping them covered up - the Department of Truth
  • [November 2020 - Inside sources tell Key Collector that a high-dollar bidding war has ended for the ultra-relevant conspiracy theory story, Department of Truth. There is a lot of interest on this project that is attracting A-Level talent for a movie]
  • [February 19 - The Hollywood Reporter confirms our report from November that Department of Truth has been optioned, secured by Elisabeth Murdoch in a competitive bidding war]
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Ghost-Maker
  • Conclusion of 'The Joker War'
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  • Grifter appearance
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  • Written by James Tynion IV, illustrated by Werther Dell'Edera
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  • 1st appearance of the Chronicler, a character that resembles Cosmic Ghost Rider that appears to reference the Crossover event? (See ⚠ Subscriber Spoilers under ALERTS)
  • Back-up story featuring the Darkest Knight following Death Metal Multiverse’s End #1
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  • 1st full appearance of the Starface Man
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  • 1st full appearance and origin of Ghost-Maker, someone from Bruce Wayne's past that he knew as a teenager
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  • Battle of Batman versus Ghost-Maker
  • Battle of Harley Quinn versus Clownhunter
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  • Spoiler refers to Barbara Gordon as Batgirl Prime
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  • Cover art by Werther Dell'Edera
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  • 1st appearance of Maxine Slaughter
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  • Origin of Clownhunter
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  • Cover art by Werther Dell'Edera
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  • Erica's actions will determine what is to become of Archer's Peak, and ultimately, the House of Slaughter
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Miracle Molly
  • 1st cameo appearance of Master Wyze
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  • Premiere issue of the second Joker title series
  • Back-up story featuring Punchline and Bluebird
  • Reintroduction of Cress from House of Mystery (2008)
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  • 1st appearance of the Gardener
  • 1st appearance of The Instigator, a martial artist and terrorist
  • 1st appearance of Madame Midas, the richest woman on Earth
  • 1st appearance of Kid Kawaii, an robot mercenary
  • 1st appearance of Brainstorm, a telekinetic
  • 1st appearance of Razorline, a monster alien
  • For the Ghost-Maker backup story's multiple first appearances, writer James Tynion drew inspiration from the Batman story that introduced Harley Quinn in print, 'Almost Got 'Im'
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  • 1st appearance of Vengeance, daughter of Bane
  • 1st team appearance of the Sampson family, inspired by the family from Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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  • 1st full appearance of Miracle Molly, a member of the Unsanity Collective
  • 1st appearance of Squeak, member of the Unsanity Collective
  • 1st full appearance of Master Wyze, leader of the Unsanity Collective
  • Origin of Peacekeeper-01
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  • 2nd full appearance of Vengeance, first in costume
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  • Origin of Erica Slaughter
  • 1st appearance of Jessica Slaughter
  • March 2021 - although this will be a huge story arc for Something Is Killing The Children, BOOM! promises an even bigger arc is planned for later in the year
  • 🗝 KEY OF THE WEEK: KEY COLLECTOR COMICS
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  • The overriding anxieties of the 21st century get a terrifying new face—and it might just be the face of the person you once trusted most
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  • Battle of Batman versus Peacekeeper-01
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  • 1st cameo appearance of a new Talon
  • Solicitation for Joker #7 (Sept 14): Barbara fights for her life after her introduction to the new Talon
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  • Origin of Erica Slaughter
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  • DC Black Label horror series written by James Tynion and illustrated by Alvaro Martinez Bueno
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  • Batman versus Peacekeeper-01
  • Ghost-Maker versus The Instigator
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  • Introduction of the House of Slaughter
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  • What secrets lie at the heart of the House of Slaughter?
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  • Cover art by Werther Dell'Edera
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  • Solicitation references "the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy"
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  • 1st appearance of Peacekeeper X
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  • Origin of Miracle Molly
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  • Ghost-Maker reveals a dark revelation about his past connection to Jonathan Crane, the Scarecrow
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