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Appearing in "Year One (Part II of IV): War is Declared"Edit

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Synopsis for "Year One (Part II of IV): War is Declared"Edit

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  • The events from this issue take place in both Post-Crisis New Earth continuity as well as Earth-31 continuity.
  • This issue is the earliest chronological appearance of Bruce Wayne as the Batman.
  • Earliest chronological appearance of Batman's Batarangs and Utility Belt.
  • Jefferson Skeevers makes a cameo appearance in flashback only. He appears next in Batman #407.


  • Barbara Eileen Gordon remarks that "(You) don't have to go to Metropolis... for a Man of Steel", indicating that Superman is already active as a super-hero by the time Bruce Wayne first dons the costume of the Batman.
  • The tagline for this issue is, "He has trained and planned and waited eighteen years. He thinks he's ready..."

See Also

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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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