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

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), Elvis Presley, Rock music, cold beer, dive bars, the city of Austin, his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns and...THE BATMAN (fan for 50+ years)! He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife ("Announcer Rachel"), his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.