Blade, Tank Girl, Major Matt Mason and More!
I get it if ya hate me. I promise Madness in the Multiverse week after week and instead give you these…
First appearance of Redesigned Blade.
Prior to this cover Blade looks was vastly different. This comic introduced a beefed up Blade with a long sword and some leather, a look more in line with Snipes Blade.
This magazine is a rarity I just have to mention. The series didn't last long but they can be tough to find with inserts. This one has a Teen Titans Go fold out poster along with atreat for Wallace and Grommet fans!
First appearance of an African-American Batman
Now I agree with Peter Rena on this. There has already been Batmen who are not Bruce. So why the hype on Batman 19, especially when there has all ready been a black bat too!
First appearance of Major Matt Mason
Who knew this long forgotten toy would be resurrected by Mattel for a film staring Tom Hanks? Initially his first comic was set to happen in Showcase from DC. That all fell apart and the names and art were altered for issue 236. No other comic appearances happened which is a bit surprising. There was a comic in this issue of Lois Lane. It is possible this comic appeared in other DC books from the same time but I have not found any.
First appearance of Luke/Lucas/Lucius Fox Jr?!
OK so Lucius Fox's son first appeared here well before Batwing 19 as Old Man Luke Jr.! There is also a 2nd print that is proving tough to find.
First American Tank Girl
This one predates all other US appearances.
First Jet Girl
Hey Jet Girl is popular too! Here is her first.
NOTE: It is possible Jet Girl appears in thew SDCC issue 1 comic but I cannot confirm if that is her or someone else.