This a segment where we talk about possible earlier appearances in comics than what the so-called officials state.
Let's go back a tiny further to Dark Days: The Casting #1 where this would be The Batman Who Laugh's earliest appearance where him and the other Dark Knights are all behind the scene. They again show up as shadowy figures in Dark Nights Metal #1 (1st Robins).
-The character's name was influenced by two silent films that inspired Bob Kane and Bill Finger to create both Batman and the Joker: "The Bat" (1926) and "The Man Who Laughs" (1928).
-The Batman Who Laughs is referred to as "Laughs" by Devastator in Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt Vol 1 1. This is the only appearance of a nickname for The Batman Who Laughs to date.
-The Batman Who Laughs is an alternate skin for Noob Saibot in Mortal Kombat 11 in the Kombat Pack.
-Laughs was revealed to be the victor in the category of "Villain of the Year", which was decided through votes cast by fans.
Today we're going to talk about The Batman Who Laughs real first appearance because it's ignored by CGC and The Market. As The Market & CGC proclaims his first appearance (or first full per se) is Teen
Titans V6 #12 (1st Damian Wayne
[Earth -22]), but that's wrong. At the very
least it's BWL's first official cover.
Most comic sellers don't read comics. When
I go to comic shows I always hear a dealer
say "Someone said this was the first
appearance" or, "It said the first appearance
on eBay". Like you're selling something you're
not sure about AND you want top dollar for it.
Get real, do your research folks. Even the
best of us who do read comics heavily will
True First: The Batman Who Laughs
According to BWL's creator Scott Snyder he told the fans that BWL's first full appearance in Dark Nights Metal #2 (1st full Barbartos & The Dark Knights). The other reason why fans ignored Snyder because TT #12 came out the same week and has a lower print run. Teen Titans doesn't have a high print, to begin with, and that issue was a Tie-In. If you read Dark Nights Metal #2 the story clearly takes place before Teen Titans #12 which would make DNM #2 the winner. Them claiming DNM #2 is a cameo is bullshit too, BWL speaks quite a bit and seen in multiple panels.
-The Batman Who Laughs #1: This issue details the origin of the Batman Who Laughs, as well as how he joined the Dark Knights. Also, 1st Over-Monitor.