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* Bruce Wayne arrived in this era, from the early 21st Century, and confronted the pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch.,

The 18th Century includes all events that took place from January 1st of year 1701 to December 31st of 1800.





  • Jane de la Marie wrote a letter about how King George II refused to release her husband until the criminal highwayman named Tom Palmer (AKA Dick Turpin) was arrested. The letter was acquired in 1963 by Alpheus Hyatt, in Ivy Town, Connecticut, using his Time Pool. Ray Palmer, curious about his ancestor's rogue past, traveled through the Time Pool to a time and place where he secretly helped Jane de la Marie capture Dick Turpin.[3]


  • Jeremy Coe discovered an immense underground cavern in Gotham Town and used it as base of operations to fight off Indian invaders. This cavern will later become known as the Batcave.[4]


  • Dan Hunter, traveling backwards in time from the 20th century, met the famous frontier fighter Tomahawk. He became a valuable comrade and a member of Tomahawk's Rangers.[5]
  • Tomahawk and Dan Hunter saved the life of General George Washington from an Illuminati assassination attempt.[5]



  • The Founding Fathers met at Liberty Hall in Philadelphia. After they signed the Declaration of Independence, some of the men, including Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, met in secret. They gathered around a table, and the alchemist Taylor Hawke gathered 13 tokens, and created a spiritual embodiment of America. The tokens merged and formed a small talisman. The thirteen men agreed to protect the talisman and the secret of its existence.[8]
  • Later, also in Philadelphi, Miss Liberty fought a squad of Hessians while trying to protect the Liberty Bell. Ironically, she was killed when the bell fell on top of her.[9]


  • The elemental entity Alec "Swamp Thing" Holland arrived in the 18th Century, where his essence was trapped inside a block of amber. The Indian medicine man Gray Elk discovered him in Echo Valley, and studied the elemental's power for more than twenty years.[10]



  • Violet Parris was interrupted during an energy feeding of a girl named Margaret by an armed posse. She was accused of also murdering four men in Worcester, and they prepared to hang her. Among the posse was Thomas Larson who, upon seeing her aura as red, intervened, presumably killing one and convincing others not to follow. Thomas promised Violet that they would soon become friends.[12]



  • January 1st: Lord Shilling disguised himself as Tomahawk's friend, Stovepipe, and tried to trick Tomahawk into surrendering a mystic piece of amber that he acquired from Jason Blood. Tomahawk and Shilling fought in a bat cave in Gotham Town, and Shilling's arm fused itself to the amber. The detached arm later became known as the Claw of Aelkhünd.[10]
  • Tom Hawk's Indian wife Moon Fawn gave birth to a son named Hawk. Hawk would one day become the pacifist frontiersman known as Hawk, Son of Tomahawk.[10],[13]
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The New 52
The DC Universe heavily changed its continuity into the DCnU following the events of Flashpoint in 2011. This was part of an effort to make storylines more accessible to newer readers, beginning with the New 52. This new timeline combines elements from the DCU, Vertigo Universe and Wildstorm Universe while drastically changing the origins and histories of characters.

Post-Flashpoint Chronology



See Also

  1. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3
  2. Though no specific date is given, in the "real world," Blackbeard was a pirate from 1717 until his death on November 22, 1718.
  3. The Atom #6
  4. Detective Comics #205
  5. 5.0 5.1 Time Masters #4
  6. Sandman (Volume 2) #3
  7. Note: The source material states that she is 247-years old in publishing year 1989. Many of the events from the Sandman series take place in "real time", so her birth date is likely unaffected by standard DC Comics time-compression.
  8. Spectre (Volume 3) #37
  9. All-Star Squadron #45
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Swamp Thing (Volume 2) #86
  11. Sandman (Volume 2) #13
  12. Nightwing (Volume 2) #130
  13. Note: Exact date of birth is unclear. Hawk was born either in late 1800 or early 1801.
  14. Batman and Robin (Volume 2) #23.3: Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins
  15. Stormwatch (Volume 3) #10

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