(2019)

DC, 2019 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
236
On-sale Date
2019-03-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-8881-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401288815 51999
Editing
Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Eric Searleman (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; glossy interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #232, 243-244
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #15
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #159
Detective Comics #750
Batman Annual #26
Nightwing (DC, 1996 series) #152
Batman and Robin (DC, 2011 series) #23.3
Who's Who in the DC Universe (DC, 1990 series) #13

The Best of the Demon and the Bat! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Colors
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Lopez; Neal Adams
Inks
Alvaro Lopez; Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Collection title logo with illustrations from Batman Annual #26 and Batman #243.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents, includes illustration from the cover of Detective Comics #750.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeremy Haun
Inks
Jeremy Haun
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ra's Al Ghul; Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from Batman and Robin #23.3

[Batman #232] (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-779
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Daughter of the Demon (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-725
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Ra's Al Ghul (introduction); Talia; Alfred Pennyworth; Ubu
Synopsis
Ra's Al Ghul discovers Batman's secret identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman's origin is re-told in 9 pages. Second appearance of Talia who first appeared in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #411, the previous month's issue.

[Batman #243] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
S-1262
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lo Ling
Reprints

The Lazarus Pit! (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Job Number
S-1238
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul; Talia; Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Matches Malone]; Lo Ling; Robin [Dick Grayson; also as Matches Malone]; Dr. Harris Blaine; Ubu; Molly Post
Synopsis
Batman tracks Ra's Al Ghul to Switzerland, only to find he is dead.
Reprints

[Batman #244] (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
Neal Adams (color guide); Jack Adler (separations)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1282
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

The Demon Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Job Number
S-1280
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia; Molly Post; Lo Ling; Dr. Harris Blaine
Synopsis
Batman tracks Ra's Al Ghul to the desert and is forced to fight him in a duel.
Reprints

I Now Pronounce You Batman and Wife! (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Cory Adams
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)

Job Number
S-2954
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A pale, swirling shroud covers the city and the silence seems to breathe!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul; Lurk; Professor Vasco Marke-Witch; Snazzy Trope; DJ Barry Dark
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Gotham City

[The Brave and the Bold #159] (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman; Ra's Al Ghul / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
C-210
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Ra's Al Ghul (wanted poster)
Reprints

The Crystal Armageddon! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman; Ra's Al Ghul / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-6220
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Ra's Al Ghul; the League of Assassins; Talia; Professor Hatter; Bernie Hatter
Synopsis
Batman and Ra's Al Ghul have to work together in order to find Professor Hatter, whose crystal formula can crystalize all other matter. When the League of Assassins kill the Professor's brother, Hatter is overcome by sorrow and vows to destroy the world with his formula. The trail leads to a junk outside the coast of Hong Kong, where Batman and Ra's Al Ghul are able to neutralize the effect of the formula by spraying themselves and the sea with silicone.
Reprints
Keywords
Hong Kong; Lazarus Pit; mad scientist

[Detective Comics #750] (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
Dave Johnson; Wildstorm FX (separations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Dependence (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Greg Rucka
Pencils
Shawn Martinbrough
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Wildstorm FX (colors, separations)
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Dennis O'Neil; Joseph Illidge (associate)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia; Whisper A'Daire; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]
Reprints

[Batman Annual #26] (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Colors
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Resurrection Shuffle (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
David Lopez
Inks
Alvaro Lopez
Colors
Patricia Mulvihill [as Trish Mulvihill]
Letters
Phil Balsman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth (cameo); Talia Head; Damian Head; Ms. Murphy; Jason (deceased); Carrie (deceased); Sora (Ra's first wife; flashback); Wellington (flashback); VILLAINS: Ra's Al Ghul (flashback; origin); White Ghost
Reprints

[Nightwing #152] (Table of Contents: 17)

Nightwing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Colors
Brian Stelfreeze (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's al Ghul
Reprints

Eminence Front (Table of Contents: 18)

Nightwing / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils
Don Kramer
Inks
Jay Leisten
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth; Ra's al Ghul (villain); Ninjas (villains)
Reprints

[Batman and Robin #23.3] (Table of Contents: 19)

Ra's al Ghul / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Patrick Gleason [as Pat] (signed)
Inks
Mick Gray [as Mick] (signed)
Colors
John Kalisz

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ra's al Ghul; League of Assassins
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Lopez
Inks
Alvaro Lopez
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Talia; White Ghost

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Batman Annual #26

The Demon's Tower (Table of Contents: 21)

Ra's al Ghul / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
James Tynion IV
Pencils
Jeremy Haun
Inks
Jeremy Haun
Colors
John Rauch
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's al Ghul (villain); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Damian Wayne; Prince Gerhardt; Dusan (villain); League of Assassins (villains); Man-Bats (villains); Gavrilo Princip (villain); Secret Society (villains); Talia al Ghul (villain); Ubu (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Lazarus Pit; London; New York City; South China; The Well of Sins

Ra's al Ghul (Table of Contents: 22)

Who's Who in the DC Universe / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ra's al Ghul
Reprints

Ruthless, Evil, and Immortal (Table of Contents: 23)

Ra's Al Ghul / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Johnson
Inks
Dave Johnson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Detective Comics #750.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Best of the Demon and the Bat!
    Batman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [Batman #232]
    Batman
  6. 5. Daughter of the Demon
    Batman
  7. 6. [Batman #243]
    Batman
  8. 7. The Lazarus Pit!
    Batman
  9. 8. [Batman #244]
    Batman
  10. 9. The Demon Lives Again!
    Batman
  11. 10. I Now Pronounce You Batman and Wife!
    Batman
  12. 11. [The Brave and the Bold #159]
    Batman; Ra's Al Ghul
  13. 12. The Crystal Armageddon!
    Batman; Ra's Al Ghul
  14. 13. [Detective Comics #750]
    Batman
  15. 14. Dependence
    Batman
  16. 15. [Batman Annual #26]
    Batman
  17. 16. Resurrection Shuffle
    Batman
  18. 17. [Nightwing #152]
    Nightwing
  19. 18. Eminence Front
    Nightwing
  20. 19. [Batman and Robin #23.3]
    Ra's al Ghul
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  22. 21. The Demon's Tower
    Ra's al Ghul
  23. 22. Ra's al Ghul
    Who's Who in the DC Universe
  24. 23. Ruthless, Evil, and Immortal
    Ra's Al Ghul
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