"Year One Era" (YEAR FOUR)

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41. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale (1996-1997) CONTINUED...
Chapter Seven of "The Long Halloween" begins on April Fool's Day aka the first day of Batman's fourth year in costume. By October, Harvey is Two-Face and Carmine "The Roman" Faclone is dead, leaving his criminal empire in ruins. Falcone's son Alberto has been outed as the serial-killer known as Holiday, although it is revealed to the reader that Gilda Dent, Harvey's wife, may have also committed some of the murders.  Also, while this isn't specified in "The Long Halloween," it is a Bat-fact that Bruce keeps Harvey's original coin and displays it in the trophy room of the cave.

NOTE: Two-Face: Year One by Mark Sable/Jesus Saiz (September 2008 to October 2008) is a Year One tale that shows the later events of "The Long Halloween" from Harvey's perspective. The first issue contains some really good stuff that can be read in addition to "The Long Halloween." However, this story is OUT OF continuity since we see the incorrect "first appearances" of Detectives Harvey Bullock and Maggie Sawyer, which are both very premature. (Bullock might be around already, but not as a detective yet).  Not to mention, the second and final issue of Two-Face: Year One gets even wackier.  In the issue we see Crispus Allen, Man-Bat, and other characters that are totally out of place. There is also a scene where Batman deals with both Two-Face and Joe Coyne at the same time, which also doubles as an origin story for the giant Batcave penny. This is obviously wrong, especially since Batman already had the penny on display as a trophy before the events of "The Long Halloween". With all of these strange occurrences, let me reiterate that this entire story, which was released in-part to promote the film The Dark Knight, is totally non-canon.

ANOTHER NOTE:  The next five LOTDK tales overlap with the summer months of "The Long Halloween."

42. "Family" by James D. Hudnall/Brent Anderson (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #31) June 1992
Bruce notes how Alfred hasn't had a vacation in over three years, so he sends him off to Corto Maltese for a week in the Caribbean.  Big mistake.  Alfred is kidnapped and tortured by terrorists. Bats flies down, rescues Alfie, and kicks some major ass.  End of story.  This tale overlaps with the summer months of "The Long Halloween."  I should mention that this is the first in-canon comic book reference to the island of Corto Maltese, Frank Miller's invention featured in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and in Tim Burton's Batman.

43. "Idols" by James Vance/Dougie Braithewaite (LOTDK #80-82) February 1996 to May 1996
"Idols" overlaps with the summer months of "The Long Halloween".  A Batman-themed novelty store has opened in Gotham and it's all the rage, so much so in fact, that kids are killing each other for the expensive merchandise.  I mean, wouldn't you kill for a pair of Nike Air Batmans? Not to mention, a serial-killer is in town and he's wearing a fake Batman costume. This Bat-Insanity leads directly into the next story pretty well where Bat-Gangs have formed...

44. "Faith" by Mike W. Barr/Bart Sears (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 21-23) August 1991 to October 1991
"Faith" is an important story that takes up about a month-and-a-half (late June until early August) of Batman's career and overlaps with "The Long Halloween". Barr's story is important, mainly because in it Bruce's long time friend Dr. Leslie Thompkins discovers he is Batman. In future stories, Leslie will become not only one of Batman's most trusted and allies, but act as a moral compass for him time and time again. As loving as she will become, Dr. Thompkins will often criticize his methods, especially his endangerment of children. I also wanted to note that Leslie, upon discovering Bruce's dark secret, cannot believe that he has been "hiding it all these years". "All these years" implies that he's been Batman for some time... maybe like almost four years or so? The timing of this story works and I like when things work out like that.

In "Faith", The Bat-Men, a vigilante gang influenced by Batman's brand of justice, become increasingly more radical and violent. Batman is forced to publicly shut down the group after its leader executes a drug dealer.

45. "The Darkness" by Darren Vincenzo/Luke McDonnell (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #115) February 1999
This tale overlaps with the summer months of "The Long Halloween".  Someone has been killing boaters on the Gotham River and it turns out that someone is a Gollum-like, feral river-man who has a penchant for precious shiny gold lockets. That's all I'm going to say about this one.

46. "Dirty Tricks" by Dan Abnett/Danny Lanning/Anthony Williams (LOTDK #95-97)
June 1997 to August 1997
This is a pretty lame tale that takes about a week to wrap up. Bruce is stunned when The Magician, a magical super-villain that he first met during a training session in Romania years ago, resurfaces in Gotham. After some investigative work, Batman discovers that there had been several Magicians scattered all over Eastern Europe by the CIA to carry out covert missions that were tantamount to war-crimes. Like before, the current Magician is actually several men wearing the same costume. This time, however, the government is not involved as the criminals have simply stolen the CIA technology.  This tale overlaps with the summer months of "The Long Halloween".

NOTE: "The Long Halloween" ends and we can move on now.  It's a Bat-Fact that Batman first teams up with Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow sometime after the debut of Two-Face, so this seems like an appropriate place to insert the first appearance of Green Arrow. This first encounter with Ollie Queen is well documented in LOTDK #127-131 by Denny O'Neil/Sergio Cariello (2000), however, while the plot is effectively canonically correct, the story is out-of-continuity because Batman is wearing the wrong yellow-oval costume.

47. "Freakout" by Garth Ennis/Will Simpson (LOTDK #91-93)
Feb. 1997 to Apr. 1997
This story is insane. There is a strain of highly-concentrated LSD being distributed through fake medical clinics by evil-hippie weirdo Doctor Freak, who dresses up like Sgt. Pepper. The people given the LSD2000, as he calls it, either die or are killed by his henchmen. Then the bodies are collected and their blood is drained into a large pool in which Doctor Freak bathes. See, the LSD is still active in the drained blood so he gets a super-high acid rush from swimming in it. Batman winds up tracking him down, but accidentally falls into the pool and starts tripping balls. In fact, he trips on acid for an entire issue and is somehow still able to capture Freak while hallucinating. In the end, Freak is lobotomized in Arkham. Highly entertaining stuff, although I will say that Ennis shamelessly rips-off the whole blood-bathing thing from Batman: The Cult.

It's also worth mentioning that there is a side plot where two New York City private investigators are looking to get revenge on Freak for some shit that went down wrong in Vietnam. Not only do these P.I.'s come off like something out of a bad buddy-cop movie, they are ultra-violent and do things like crush people's legs with their pink Cadillac.

Oh, I almost forgot. Alfred talks about this one time he did shrooms when he was young. Amazing.

48. "Steps" by Paul Jenkins/Sean Phillips (LOTDK #98-99)
Sept. 1997 to Oct. 1997
A prostitute snaps and starts killing other prostitutes. An autistic boy is the only witness. Batman visits Two-Face at Arkham for the first time.

IMPORTANT PS.  Catwoman #38-40, which would have taken place here, is unfortunately non-canon.  The story's name, entitled “Catwoman Year Two,” is a misnomer. It was originally named as such because it was meant to be a follow-up to Frank Miller’s Year One. This story, post retcons, should really be called “Catwoman Year Four.” Issue #38 has a ton of wrong information in it, including references to Batman and Catwoman’s relationship as being brand new, the cops referring to Joker as a brand new criminal, the Batcave complete with a full array of anachronistic trophies, and the post-Zero Hour mandate of Batman as an “urban myth” in full-effect. Interestingly enough, these problems are not mentioned or referenced in issue #39 or #40.  However, since the story is a complete whole, we cannot/should not just ignore the first issue and read the second two as canon.  Furthermore, as Ace Face has kindly reminded me, "Catwoman Year Two" makes mention that Selina is an only child, which is also incorrect.  Also, not to be overlooked:  Gordon is commissioner and Bruce seems to not know that Catwoman is Selina.

49. "Terror" by Doug Moench/Paul Gulacy (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #137-141) January 2001 to May 2001
"Terror" is the Hugo Strange follow-up story to "Prey". Moench seems to have written this story as if it occurs earlier on the time-line, but Batman mentions Two-Face, so it definitely is post-"Long Halloween." In any event, the story still works well right here.  A small caveat:  If one were to ignore the Two-Face reference then "Terror" could conceivably go much earlier, before "Choices" and "The Long Halloween."  I've chosen not to ignore the Two-Face reference, but that is entirely up to you.

The deranged Hugo Strange returns and frees Scarecrow from Arkham in order to use him as a pawn against Batman.  Instead, Scarecrow turns on Strange by impaling him on a spiked metal weather vane, leaving him for dead. The self-proclaimed Master of Fear then goes on a killing spree in an attempt to murder all the "jocks" who picked on him in high school. Neato! Batman very reluctantly teams up with Catwoman and together they bring Dr. Crane to justice. But that's not all. The Cat/Bat team (and Crane) are stunned when Strange makes a dramatic resurrection. Turns out, he was stuck with the weather vane impaled straight through his chest for three days and, despite massive blood loss, survived by eating live rats! Jesus.

This story is also notable because Gordon finally paints the bat symbol onto the Bat Signal. He had previously been using a cloth cut-out of a bat and placing it over the spotlight. Also, Bruce does a massive upgrade of Wayne Manor's security.

50.  "Loyalties" by John Ostrander/David Lopez (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #159-161) Nov. 2002 to Jan. 2003
After Jim Gordon and Batman bring down the one-shot villain, Atilla, Jim's Chicago past comes back to haunt him.  A bunch of crooked cops kidnap Jim and his family (wife Barbara and son James Junior) and drag them to Chi-town where Jim is tortured in front of their very eyes.  Batman travels to Chicago and is able to rescue the captain.  The future Batgirl, Barbara Gordon (currently living with her mom Thelma in Chicago), is in this story and is probably around fourteen years old, although she is incorrectly drawn as if she is older.  While Batman saves Gordon and his family, a panicked Thelma winds up in a fatal car accident.  A few continuity error notes:  Thelma is incorrectly referred to as Jennifer in this story--maybe she is going by her middle name?  Also, at the conclusion of this tale, Jim tells Batman that he has separated from his wife.  This may be true, but it certainly isn't their final separation.  Furthermore, this story is written as if Roger (Babs' dad) has been dead for a while.  This cannot be the case.  Roger should still be alive.  He could be absent due to a problem with alcoholism (as shown in Secret Origins Vol. 2 #20).  Special thanks to HearTheSnap on this one!


--A young Japanese girl named Yuko Yagi and her family are attacked by muggers while on vacation in Gotham (as seen via flashback in Batman: Child of Dreams).  Batman saves them.

--Batman interrogates and threatens money laundering mob bookkeeper Raymond Gallagher (as seen through flashback in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #40).  A distraught Raymond kills his wife and commits suicide.  Raymond's son, Steven Gallagher, begins plotting revenge.

--The flashback from Batman: Gotham Knights #7 takes place now.  In this flashback Bruce walks-in on Alfred making out with Leslie Thompkins!  (This is no surprise to Bruce since he's already known about Alfie and Leslie for quite some time.  Duh, he's Batman.)  Alfred and Leslie have been on-again-off-again lovers for many years.

--Several flashbacks from Batman #582-583 take place now.  One of Bruce's best friends, Jeremy Samuels, also happens to be head of Wayne Enterprises Security and one of Batman's best information gatherers.  In private conversation, Samuels makes mention in regard to the loss of Bruce's parents, that he would go insane if he were to lose his own family.  Wouldn't you know, tragedy strikes when Samuels' wife and child are killed in an accident.  Distraught and alone, Samuels turns to reckless crime and winds up getting shot and incarcerated.  (Samuels will serve time for twelve years until getting out on parole in Bat-Year Sixteen).  I should note that the flashback from issue #583, which takes place in Bat-Year Sixteen says that it occurs "over ten years ago".  This is correct, but misleading.  It does indeed occur over ten years ago, twelve years ago to be exact.

--Barbara Gordon will be officially adopted by Jim Gordon after her dad Roger (Jim's younger brother) dies from complications during an operation related to alcoholism.  Barbara's mom Thelma was killed in an automobile accident only weeks earlier (in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #159).  These events are highlighted in the quasi-canonical Secret Origins Vol. 2 #20.  In that issue Roger dies several years after Thelma.  However, in order for our chronology to work smoothly Roger and Thelma must die mere weeks apart.  Also, the car accident death of Thelma depicted in Secret Origins is quite different than how it went down in LOTDK--the LOTDK version is the correct one.  Special thanks to HearTheSnap on this one!


  1. Gotta say, I love the site. However, one small issue here. You have the "Terror" storyline going from LOTDK #137 up to #144. It actually runs from #137 until #142. "The Demon Laughs" starts in #143. Just a heads up on a probable typo.

    Cheers, Lee

  2. Wow, I actually screwed up too. "Terror" runs from LOTDK #137 to #141. "The Demon Laughs" starts in #142

  3. Sorry, I screwed up. Two Face: Year One should take place in Bat Year Four, overlapping with the ending of the Long Halloween. My bad. :)

  4. Since this is a "Year One Era" time line, you should probably find a way to include All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, since it too is written by Frank Miller, who wrote Year One, and stated that it is set in the same continuity. It would definitely create some continuity issues with Dark Victory, but if you can somehow find a way to make it fit so that the bulk of the story takes place between the murder of Robin's parents and his next appearance in the story, thus making it evident that Batman's attitude in that book was him trying to toughen Robin up, with Robin's later appearances in the story taking place after his change of heart at the end (but the candlelight promise takes place before the end of All Star. Let's just assume that he doesn't treat Robin like crap full time.)

  5. Sorry, I meant to post the above comment on the next page (in Bat Year Five) my apologies.

  6. Davidson,

    A lot of people voiced the same concern about Frank Miller's All-Star Batman & Robin. I posted this on another page, but I'll re-post it here for you as well.

    I'm pretty sure that the entire All-Star line takes place on a different Earth. That being said, it is highly possible that the exact events of Frank Miller's Year One begin Batman's career on the "All-Star Earth" too. In fact, maybe Batman's entire timeline on "All-Star Earth" is comprised of Frank Miller stories (including Dark Knight Returns and Dark Knight Strikes Back)! DC's press release regarding the "All-Star" imprint in 2005 was as follows: "The creative teams were not beholden to any previous and present continuities". I think that answers it pretty succinctly. Nevertheless, I will look into this further to put your mind at ease. If anything changes, you will see it here.

    Bear in mind, I change this F******G GODDAMN (as All-Star Batman would say) website all the time, so who knows? Keep looking for any possible alterations in the future!


  7. There's a weird continuity glitch in "Steps".

    In "Gothic", we learn that Bruce becomes homeschooled after his dad talks to Mr. Whisper. But, in "Steps" Bruce remembers one of the murdered prostitutes kissing him his first day back at school after his parents died.

    Unless I've missed something that's all, thanks for the list

  8. Just wanted to add something in here again, now that I reading through. First in regards to the Steps comment- he mentions the kiss took place in Kindergarten so the school issue is moot. 2ndly the more I re-read terror it has to take place well earlier then when it is placed. For a myriad of reasons. The only issue you pointed out was that Two Face is mentioned...I can forgive that as just a flub over just the numerous cases of incongruity. Firstly the rel. between Catwoman and Batman is much to cat and mouse still, as in she' is still a fugitive on the radar then a menace put on the back burner. Plus if Bats and Selina were start crossed lovers already, they are completely forgetting this aspect in this story it seems the kiss in the alley was the first time they embraced. Also in Halloween it is obviously implied they know each others identities and stringing each other along. 2ndly the Bat Signal was still using a cloth instead of a insignia as Gordon is putting it on only to forgo that and put the cat signal up, it suffices to say that he would put a more perm. of this occurence. And also with Scarecrow appearing so many additional times IE Long Halloween this story is tantamount to his capture in Madness and seems more adept at being his first foray out of Arkham after he has fully embraced Scarecrow as in LH he is all Macabred up. Those are my points, I think it thinks better earlier as before LH but that is just me. Oh and thanks for switching Don't Blink for me the fact that you heeded my suggestion is prompting me to realize truly how much you care for accuracy in your timeline. And of course superb job thus far, sir, just superb.

    1. damn I should proof read that...haha.

  9. Thanks for your kind words, Anon.

    Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy definitely drafted this story with the idea that it takes place before "The Long Halloween." However, I'm sticking to the placement of this story in Year Four and am doing so based solely upon the fact that Two-Face is mentioned. Even if Moench's Two-Face utterance was a mistake, he did it and it exists in the narrative. Your points, ANON, are all completely valid and make so much sense that it almost pains me not to move "Terror" earlier. However, despite the cogency of your claims, this story still manages to fit right here accurately. The relationship between Catwoman and Batman is complex, and one that shifts and swings constantly throughout these first few years. Furthermore, in "The Long Halloween," Batman knows Catwoman's ID, but Catwoman does not know Bruce's no matter how much Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale hint otherwise. Catwoman's relationship with the cops also mirrors her relationship with the Caped Crusader. In regard to the Bat Signal, there is no story that contradicts Gordon first painting on the signal now--he took a while to make a permanent signal, I agree, but he just did. And finally, in regard to the characterization of Scarecrow, Jonathan Crane is whackadoo and will constantly change costumes throughout the Modern Age. We just have to deal with his Cher-like vanity and chalk up his appearance and attitude in "Terror" to that high level of ostentation.

    Astute observations though, and they make perfect sense. I will put a footnote up on the website mentioning all you have surmised.

    Thanks! Much obliged,


  10. alight misunderstanding in what I was trying to say about Scarecrow but it was early I was kind of rambling. What was meant to be said was Madness is obviously his first comic appearance, Terror seems to be his 2nd. Mainly because of his characterization and feels of Batman as the biggest bully. If one were to believe, he was sullied up back into Arkham on at least two different occassions now he would have a little bit of character clarity, but again he is a whackadoo. The costume changes never bother me but meh. Also the Bat Cat rel. still seems out of place but I can still understand its placement as its never officially anotated when the clothe comes down and the real one goes up. And considering now I am reading in Chrono order I should never assume things I may already know into the stories. Thanks for the forthcoming note though. Kind regards indeed.

    On a sidenote..though secret origins is only quasi canonical...one could infer that Barbara is in probate waiting to be adopted around this time as in "Loyalties" Barbara yells at Jenna that her husband is already gone, which surmounts the reader to expect him passed for at least a long enough time, like a few years, maybe. Then as we find out later its her Mother that is struck and killed in a car crash within that very same story as indicated by Jim at the end of story along with the seperation, which true will not be the last but considering the familial impact of that story it would make loads of sense to take a little bit of a break.

    Oh, also since I may be stepping in with many points of observations/opinions you may refer to me as HearTheSnap in the future if you prefer. Reading Anon a bunch was just funny to me.

    1. Dear HearTheSnap,

      The "Madness: Halloween Special" would be a wonderful first Scarecrow appearance and solid precursor to a pre-"Long Halloween" version of "Terror." However, "Madness" is non-canon for a few reasons. First, because Leslie Thompkins doesn’t know Bruce is Batman in the story–she would have known his identity by this point. Second, James Junior is still a baby when he should be around four or five years old. And third, if this tale was canon, it would take place early in Bat-Year Five (in April or May, not at Halloween) right after Babs is adopted by Jim.

      Regarding the messy soup that comprises the death stories of Roger and Thelma Gordon: Both “Loyalties” and "Secret Origins Vol. 2 #20" contradict each other. My advice to readers is to follow my chronology, which attempts to mesh the two together: Roger Gordon is virtually absent from “Loyalties” due to his problem with alcoholism and Thelma Jennifer Gordon dies of a car crash during that same story. Afterward, Babs continues to live under the care of Roger until his death in "Secret Origins," at which time, Jim finally officially adopts her. But if that doesn’t seem kosher to you then you can always view it this way as an alternative: Roger dies a while ago (either earlier in this year or possibly even before that), then “Loyalties” occurs as is (minus the continuity problems, of course), followed by a "Secret Origins" where we must retcon the narrative to erase any reference to Roger caring for Babs after the death of Thelma (since he’s already kicked the bucket). Babs would be in probate as you say until Jim adopts her.

      Basically, one story has Roger die first and then Thelma, and the other story has Thelma die first and then Roger. Why has DC decided to muck this up? Who knows. Anyway, pick your poison.

    2. all very true statements are Scarecrow front, it would seem for appearances sake the Crane's is the most muddy. Also when it comes to Bab yeah I basically meld the two but there just cuckoo when they do stuff like this sometimes, like for example the Mr. Free fiasco's in regards to continuity they have presented. Though sometimes very good narratively, continuity wise its a jumble. When reading the Chrono though it does become a tad bit confusing the way its presented but DC did not help matters, I take Loyalties as canon and then the handshake between Gordon and Bats as the icing on the cake in regards to Bab's though. Secret Origins to me was a wreck to alot of continuity comic wise and for the most part ignore a majority of its run unless directly referenced, like Elseworld stories.

      PS I love me some Batman discussion it brings fondness to my ever beating heart.

  11. Hi, just read Catwoman: Year Two and I don't feel it really fits. Firstly it seems to contradict The Long Halloween generally with the relationship between Bruce and Selina, as he shows no knowledge that Catwoman is Selina in CW Year Two. Also the purple outfit was worn by Catwomen in The Long Halloween, wasn't it? Also the fact that Gordon is Commissioner in CW Year Two, does this fit here? But my main concern is actually with the sillyness of the story of catwomen freeing The Joker etc. I hope she isn't that stupid but also i would have thought the security around such an evil killer would be a bit better if he went to court on appeal. So generaly I don't think it fits. Just my humble opinion.

  12. I originally left "Catwoman: Year Two" off of the chronology for all of your aforementioned reasons, Ace Face. Honestly, the only reason I included it is because many people e-mailed me and pressured me into adding it—I guess this yarn has its fans. However, I will take a look at the story again and re-think my stance on it. Don't be surprised if I wind up eliminating "Catwoman: Year Two" from the list (again).

    1. Also, yes, the purple costume debuts in Long Halloween.

    2. I actually enjoyed 'Catwoman Year One', which has a very clear link to 'Batman Year One'. I think it builds up CWs perspective on Batman well. Also 'Her Sister's Keeper' is a good intro but this has the big inconsistency with CW Year Two as in 'Her Sister's Keeper' Selina has a sister but in 'CW Year Two' she says she was an only child.

  13. Hi! I am reading through as many Batman trades as I can get my hands on, and your website has been very helpful in figuring out the reading order. Anyway I just read "Terror", which was excellent by the way and I think it may be improperly placed. In the book, the Crane is basically resurrected by Hugo Strange after having his confidence broken by his first encounter with Batman, which is referenced and clearly describes the Scarecrow tale from "Four of a Kind" (with minor aesthetic variations). You state on this blog that the tale from FOAK is not canon because it references Two Face, however as far as I can remember the only mention of Two Face is at the very end when it shows Scarecrow in Arkham between Two Face and the Joker. This is a fairly minor editorial oversight and I think can be easily ignored to make a definitive origin of Scarecrow canon. You have "Choices" as Scarecrow's first appearance, which I have not yet read (but just ordered due to the awesomeness of Loeb/Sale!) and don't know if it hits the same beats as FOAK. But if it does not, I think FOAK should definitely be included as the first appearance of Scarecrow, with "Terror" definitely being the second (unless you can think of a reason for it to come later), followed by "Chaices", "The Long Halloween", etc. Keep up the good work, this blog is incredible!

    1. "Four of a Kind" was written well before "The Long Halloween" (and therefore does not take it into account. Likewise, even though "Terror" was written after "The Long Halloween," the appearances and definitive mentions of Two-Face in both of these former stories make their placement difficult if not impossible. They will simply always contradict parts of "The Long Halloween" if moved anywhere else. Many others have e-mailed me and commented on the placement of "Terror" as well. However, I’m sticking to the placement of "Terror" in Year Four and am doing so, again, based solely upon the fact that Two-Face is mentioned. Even if Moench’s Two-Face reference was a mistake, he did it and it exists in the narrative. Your points (as I've said to many others) are all completely valid and make so much sense that it almost pains me not to move “Terror” earlier or to make "FOAK" canon. However, despite the cogency of your claims, I think things should say put. HOWEVER, I will make note of your statements on the website. And who knows, things might change! Thank you so much for your support!

    2. Huh, I didn't think there was any reference to Two Face in "Terror" and that's why I thought this was such an easy fix. I just flipped through it again and was unable to find one, but I will certainly defer to your expertise on that one. Still, I prefer my version as it makes much more sense from a narrative standpoint and it is easy for me to ignore any mentions of Two Face since he does not play an essential role in either story. I understand your position though. You have to be consistent in the way you interpret these inconsistencies throughout the entirety of Batman continuity, and that is a tall order. It makes a lot of sense to value the consistency of "The Long Halloween" over other, lesser stories. Thanks again for this incredible resource!

    3. In "LOTDK #137" Batman references the "true maniacs of Gotham" as Two-Face, Scarecrow, and Joker. I'm always reading and re-reading back issues and considering and reconsidering different ideas, so don't be surprised if I wind up implementing some of your concepts. This continuity stuff can be pretty damn frustrating sometimes. ;-)


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