The Batman Chronicles

 BDXV   (DC, 1995–2000)

™ and ©1995 DC Comics, Inc.

DC launched this new Batman series in mid-1995, capitalizing on the release of the movie “Batman Forever,” as well as the ongoing popularity of Batman. Like other recent Batman titles, this one fills a niche: Legends of the Dark Knight harks back to Batman’s past; Batman: Shadow of the Bat concentrates on psychological thrillers; and The Batman Chronicles focuses on the supporting characters in Batman’s home city of Gotham.

Batman’s supporting cast proves more than worthy of further study. Commissioner Gordon, the head of Gotham’s police force, embodies a sort of weary empathy for the citizens he tries to protect. At the same time, he sympathizes with the need for vigilantes like Batman. Even walk-ons like Anarky and the Huntress display a subtlety of shading virtually unknown in most leading super-heroes. Much of the credit goes to the top writers featured here, including Alan Grant, Chuck Dixon, and Doug Moench.

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#1

  6/1/1995
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Giant-sizeAlan Grant, Chuck Dixon, Doug MoenchBrian Apthorp, Lee Weeks, Stewart Johnson, Joe St. Pierre

#2

  9/1/1995
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Origin of FeedbackAlan Grant, Chuck Dixon, Doug MoenchDusty Abell, Liam Sharp, Rodolfo Damaggio

#3

  12/1/1995
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Origin of Mr. Zsasz; Killer CrocAlan Grant, Chuck Dixon, Doug MoenchBrian Stelfreeze, Gabriel Gecko, Jennifer Graves

#4

  3/1/1996
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Contagion crossoverChristopher Priest, Chuck Dixon, Garth EnnisFrank Fosco, John McCrea, Matt Haley

#4 (2nd printing)

  3/1/1996
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2nd printing; Contagion crossover; DC Universe logo in UPC boxChristopher Priest, Chuck Dixon, Garth EnnisFrank Fosco, John McCrea, Matt Haley

#5

  6/1/1996
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Origin of Oracle (Barbara Gordon)John Ostrander, Kim Yale, Tommy Lee Edwards, Alan Grant, Howard ChaykinBrian Stelfreeze, Tommy Lee Edwards, Scott McDaniel, Dick Giordano

#6

  9/1/1996
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 Brian Augustyn, Denny O’Neil, Mark NevinsCurt Swan, Dave D’Antiquis, Enrique Alcatena, Jesse Delperdang

#7

  12/1/1996
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 Jerry Ordway, Devin Grayson, Mike GrellJim Aparo, Lee Weeks, Rodolfo DaMaggio

#8

  3/1/1997
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Versus Ra’s Al Ghul; Versus Two-FaceJohn Stanisci, Sholly Fisch, Graham NolanDoug Wheatley, Graham Nolan, Sal Buscema

#9

  6/1/1997
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Movie poster cover; Versus Poison Ivy; Versus Mr. FreezeDevin Grayson, Chuck Dixon, Andy HelferDuncan Fegredo, Dwayne Turner, Cully Hamner

#10

  9/1/1997
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 Bob Gale, Chris Duffy, Gary FrankBill Sienkiewicz, Javier Saltares, Gary Frank

#11

  12/1/1997
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ElseworldsPaul Pope, Chuck Dixon, John Francis MooreEnrique Alcatena, Kieron Dwyer, Paul Pope

#12

  3/1/1998
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 Devin Grayson, Chris Renaud, Rick Burchett, Klaus Janson, Kelley PuckettAlex Maleev, Chris Renaud, Klaus Janson, Marcos Martin, Rick Burchett

#13

  6/1/1998
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Shiny bat on cover logoBill Majeski, Robert Washington III, Eric FeinSal Buscema, Simon Coleby, Yvel Guichet

#14

  9/1/1998
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AftershockLisa Klink, Bruce Canwell, Greg RuckaDavid Boller, Jim Aparo, Sal Buscema

#15

  12/1/1998
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Team-up IssueKelley Puckett, Marco Palmieri, Greg RuckaJoe Staton, Bill Sienkiewicz, James Hodgkins, Roger Cruz

#16

  3/1/1999
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No Man’s LandGreg Rucka, Scott Beatty, Denny O’NeilJason Pearson, Damion Scott, Chris Renaud

#17

  6/1/1999
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Versus Two-Face; Man-Bat’s child; No Man’s LandChris Renaud, Dafydd Wyn, Scott BeattyEduardo Barreto, Graham Nolan, Pascal Alixe

#18

  9/1/1999
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No Man’s LandDevin GraysonDale Eaglesham

#19

  12/1/1999
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Cover reads ’Winter ’00Graham Nolan, Joseph Harris, Steve EnglehartEric Battle, Graham Nolan, Javier Pulido

#20

  3/1/2000
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 Devin Grayson, Ian Edginton, Scott BeattyDean Zachary, Mshindo, Yvel Guichet

#21

  6/1/2000
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Cover logo changeJacob Pander, Arnold Pander, Brian Michael Bendis, Jordan B. GorfinkelJacob Pander, Arnold Pander, Michael Gaydos, Dick Giordano

#22

  9/1/2000
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 Christopher Golden, Chuck Dixon, Darren Vincenzo, Tom SniegoskiGordon Purcell, Jordan Raskin, Rodolfo DaMaggio

#23

  12/1/2000
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Cover reads ’Winter 01’Doug Moench, Jay Faerber, Michael Jan FriedmanBo Hampton, Cam Smith, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Ryan