Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1993”


PREVIOUS:Batman in 1992.”  The main Batman Timeline page can be found HERE.

JANUARY: The villain “Bane” debuts in VENGENCE OF BANE #1.


FEBRUARY: John Paul Valley (“Azrael”) temporarily takes Bruce Wayne’s place as Batman in BATMAN #489.


APRIL: Bane attacks Arkham Asylum and frees Gotham’s most dangerous villains in BATMAN #491.


MAY: The classic Batman storyline “Knightfall” begins in BATMAN #492.


JULY: Bane breaks The Batman in BATMAN #497.

Part of this story would be used in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman film, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012).


AUGUST: Catwoman gets her first ongoing series with CATWOMAN #1.


SEPTEMBER: In the ELSEWORLDS tale SUPERMAN: SPEEDING BULLETS, the story of Kal-El being found by Thomas & Martha Kent in Gotham City and not by the Kent’s in Kansas is explored.


OCTOBER: “Knightfall” ends and Jean-Paul Valley introduces his new, armored Batsuit in BATMAN #500.


OCTOBER: “Knightquest” begins in DETECTIVE COMICS #667.


NOVEMBER: The Tim Drake Robin gets his first ongoing series in ROBIN #1.


DECEMBER: The animated film BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM hits theaters.


JETT REMEMBERS BATMAN IN 1993: For the first time in the history of this series here on BOF, I can honestly say that I have all the comics on this list! 1993 was probably the height of my comic book collecting as an adult. I also went to see MASK OF THE PHANTASM in the theater in 1993 and it remains one of my favorite Batman films – animated or live-action – to this day.

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Lifelong Batman fan Bill "Jett" Ramey is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of His passions include Dallas Cowboys football, Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the University of Texas Longhorns, and of course, Batman. He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel") and his .5 Boston Terrier.