Dork Note: Killer Croc was in the original "wanted list" for this TPB, but since then a TPB of his intial exploits has come out (see Batman Arkham: Killer Croc). I have replaced Killer Croc with Maxie Zeus.
Publisher: DC Comics (1970's and 80's)
Printing Order: Man-Bat: The Brave and the Bold #119, 165, Batman #341-342, Batman #348, Detective Comics #527, and Batman #361. Maxie Zeus: Detective Comics #483 484, 486, 491, Batman #327, Detective Comics #514 Snowman: Batman #337 and Detective Comics #522
I have noticed several of Batman's foes (Scarecrow, Two Face, Ra's al Ghul) have gotten TPBs dedicated to them. It's time to give Batman's monster foes the same treatment. I would just do it a little different and put them all in one book. A nice fat TPB!
I know you are asking...why the Snowman? Because it's amazing Batman has a "foe" called the Snowman and I really liked these stories as a kid.
Dork Note: Killer Croc got the same TPB treatment as Scarecrow, Two Face, Ra's al Ghul, but it did not include key issues from his shadowy first appearances. Here are the issues I would have included for a COMPLETE Killer Croc first appearance run. Killer Croc: Detective Comics #523, Batman #357, Detective Comics #524, Batman #358, Detective Comics #525, Batman #359, and Detective Comics #526.