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Appearing in "Year One (Part I of IV): Who I Am - How I Come to Be"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Renny, Stahnsen, Wilson
  • Jackie reporter
  • Joe Chill (Appears in flashback and main story)
  • Martha Wayne (Dies in flashback)
  • Morgan (Single appearance)[1]
  • Princess Caroline (Mentioned)
  • Skunk (Single appearance)[1]
  • Thomas Wayne (Dies in flashback)
  • Tom reporter


Synopsis for "Year One (Part I of IV): Who I Am - How I Come to Be"Edit

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  • This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Year One trade paperback.
  • The events from this issue take place in both Post-Crisis New Earth continuity as well as Earth-31 continuity.
  • The flashback scenes from this issue take place with scenes shown in the issue Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #1.
  • This issue establishes that Bruce Wayne is twenty-five years old when he first begins his crime-fighting career as the Batman. In narrative, he states that he was only seven-years-old (possibly an honest error by the writer) when Joe Chill murdered his parents. This, however, contradicts other sources, such as the Zero Hour timeline, which establishes Bruce as eight years-old at the time of his parents' death. Batman's profile in Superman/Batman Secret Files and Origins (2003) confirms the Zero Hour timeline and establishes that Bruce is in fact eight years old when his parents are killed.
  • It is briefly stated in this issue that James Gordon was forced to leave Chicago after an incident involving other corrupt police officers. This incident is expanded upon in greater detail in the Gordon of Gotham limited series.
  • The title of the story is referencing the first Batman story 'Who He Is and How He Came To Be.'


See Also

  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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Post-Crisis Reboot
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After the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 1985-1986 maxiseries which completely reset the continuity of the entire DC Comics Universe, all of DC's major characters and franchises needed to be updated to reflect the changes in the events of their lives. Multiple story arcs were put out to explain these rebooted versions of popular characters.

Year One
Part 1: Batman #404 Part 2: Batman #405 Part 3: Batman #406 Part 4: Batman #407
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