Demons | Comic 01

Released: April 25, 1995
Heroes: Batman and Jason Blood/Etrigan
Supporting: Witch Queen of Ancient Sumeria
Villains: Ra's al Ghul, Talia, and Haahk
Objects: Utility Belt (Grappling Gun), Summoning Tablet, and Batmobile
Places: Gotham City
Co-Plot/Writer: Paul Dini
Co-Plot/Art: Glen Murakami and Bruce Timm
Color: Glen Murakami
Cover: Bruce Timm and Mike Royer
Lettering: Starkings/Comicraft
Associate Editor: Darren Vincenzo
Editor: Scott Peterson

The Batman Adventures Annual 2 is an exception to the rule of thumb that the comics are not canon and it is accepted as in continuity with the animated universe it is based on. It was created by three of the animation's staff Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Glen Murakami. Events in this comic do not contradict any of the continuity and adds more detail to it, in fact. The New Batman Adventures' "The Demon Within" implicitly refers to this comic's story. On page 62 of Modern Masters Volume Three: Bruce Timm, Timm confirms the comic was subsumed into the continuity. The quote is, "Of course, we'd teamed them up previously in the comics-we'd done that annual. The comic book animated continuity is actually different than the actual animated continuity-they'll do things that contradict what we do and vice versa. But for the sake of the Demon story we did in the animated show, we subsumed the annual we had done into the animated continuity just to get things moving faster. We didn't have to have them meet and slow the story down. The story starts as a fait accompli; they've already met each other off-stage and have some history together."