Bat-Timeline – “Batman in 1994”


PREVIOUS:Batman in 1993

FEBRUARY: Harley Quinn’s origin is told in THE BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE, a 64-page stand-alone story by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm.


JULY: Bruce Wayne begins to reclaim the mantle of Batman as “Knightsend” commences in BATMAN #509.


AUGUST: Jean-Paul Valley’s run as Batman comes to an end in BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #63.


OCTOBER: As part of DC’s “Zero Hour” , Batman’s origin is retold in #0 issues of BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT, and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT.


NOVEMBER: Bruce Wayne temporarily gives the Batman mantle to the original Robin, Dick Grayson, as “Prodigal” begins in BATMAN #512.


DECEMBER: What if Bruce Wayne had become a Green Lantern? That “Elseworlds” story is told in BATMAN: IN DARKEST KNIGHT.



Like I said in the 1992 retrospective, I have all the comics listed here! I thought “Knightquest” and “Knightsend” were OK at best and the latter was rather anti-climatic. “Prodigal” ended up being a pretty good story overall. And I really liked those old “Elseworlds” tales — like to see DC do some more of those today.

What did you think of “Batman in 1994?” Post your thoughts in the comments section below! – Bill “Jett” Ramey