(2020)

DC, 2020 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
49.99 USD; 65.99 USD
Pages
240
On-sale Date
2020-03-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-9943-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401299439 54999
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor - original series); Paul Levitz (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
matte paper interiors
Binding
hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects:
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #411, 485, 489-490
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #232, 235, 240, 242-244
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #15

Reprints use the original untouched Neal Adams art, not the re-touched re-colored versions that have been used in some collections.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
Sol Harrison
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket wraparound cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Bingham (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the book cover under the dust jacket. It wraps around from front to back cover and features an illustration from the cover of The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul (DC, 1988 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?

Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Inside front dust jacket with illustration from Detective Comics #485.

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

Batman / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Ra's Al Ghul; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]

Indexer Notes

Front end pages featuring panels from Detective Comics #485.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

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

Indexer Notes

Title page with a background of panels from Detective Comics #485.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 6)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton; Jerry Bingham
Inks
Dan Adkins; Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Ben Oda

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane]; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with a background of panels from Detective Comics #485 and illustration from the cover of The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #2.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Hamm
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The other day I was sitting around thinking, as I sometimes do, about a certain pointy-eared super-hero...
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Indexer Notes

Introduction by Sam Hamm, dated 1991.

[Detective Comics #411] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-752
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Talia
Reprints

Into the Den of the Death-Dealers! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-671
Genre
superhero
Characters
Talia (villain, introduction); Dr. Darrk (death); League of Assassins (introduction ?); Batman
Synopsis
Batman meets Talia, Ra's al Ghul's daughter.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in "Daughter of the Demon" in Batman #232 (July 1971). First mention of Ra's Al Ghul.

[Batman #232] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Detective Comics #485.

Daughter of the Demon (Table of Contents: 12)

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.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Batman #235] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?; typeset

Job Number
S-894
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia al Ghul; Robin [Dick Grayson] (vignette)
Reprints

Swamp Sinister (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-866
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ra's al Ghul (villain); Talia al Ghul (villain); Alfred Pennyworth; Solomon T. London; Striss (Ra's al Ghul's technician, death); Polard (Ra's al Ghul's technician, death)
Synopsis
Ra's Al Ghul forces Batman to track down Striss, who has stolen a secret formula from Ra's. Striss does not know the deadly secret of the chemical formula.
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[Batman #240] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1120
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mason Sterling
Reprints

Vengeance for a Dead Man! (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-1026
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul; Talia Al Ghul; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Mason Sterling (Death); Flinky Davenport; Dr. Moon; Alfred Pennyworth; Mr. Keener
Synopsis
Batman and Talia track down the killer of Mason Sterling and Batman discovers who removed Sterling's brain.
Reprints

[Batman #242] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Pencils
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Inks
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1200
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Detective Comics #485.

Bruce Wayne -- Rest in Peace! (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
S-1162
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul (Cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as Matches Malone]; James Gordon; Dr. Harris Blaine; Lo Ling
Synopsis
Batman begins his war against Ra's Al Ghul by faking Bruce Wayne's death and recruiting some allies.
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[Batman #243] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Job Number
S-1262
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are watching a fight to the death... that the Batman doesn't dare win!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lo Ling
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Detective Comics #485.

The Lazarus Pit! (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman / comic story / 23.5 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: 23)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Detective Comics #485.

The Demon Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / comic story / 15.5 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.
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I Now Pronounce You Batman and Wife! (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Cory Adams
Letters
Milt Snapinn

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 [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul; Lurk; Professor Vasco Marke-Witch; Snazzy Trope; DJ Barry Dark
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Gotham City

[Detective Comics #485] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Job Number
C-998
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; The League of Assassins; Sensei
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Detective Comics #485.

The Vengeance Vow! (Table of Contents: 29)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5952
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwoman [Kathy Kane] (death); League of Assassins (villain); Ra's Al Ghul (villain); Talia; Alfred Pennyworth; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Sensei
Synopsis
Receiving a warning that Kathy Kane, the former Batwoman, is in danger, Batman travels to Kathy's circus only to find her attacked by the League of Assassins. Kathy is killed in the attack. Ra's Al Ghul reveals that the Sensei is behind the attack, so Batman goes after him, but must face off against the formidable Bronze Tiger.
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Indexer Notes

The Bronze Tiger is really Ben Turner, last seen in Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter (DC, 1975 series) #18.

Where Strike the Assassins (Table of Contents: 30)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6407
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; League of Assassins; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Alfred Pennyworth; Sensei; Barton McManus
Synopsis
Batman searches for a geologist who has been kidnapped by Sensei and the League of Assassins.
Reprints
Keywords
roller coasters

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

[Detective Comics #490] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-311
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sensei; Talia Al Ghul; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Requiem for a Martyr! (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6427
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; League of Assassins; Lurk; Gotham City mayor; Commissioner James Gordon; Reverend Feeney (death); world religious leaders; Barton McManus; Sensei; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia Al Ghul
Synopsis
Batman must stop Sensei who plans to assassinate the world's religious leaders who have come to Gotham for a conference.
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Indexer Notes

Storyline continues from previous issue. Batman gets justice for Kathy Kane who was killed by the League of Assassins on Sensei's orders in issue #485.

[Batman: Tales of the Demon (Warner Books Edition)] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze (painted)
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze (painted)
Colors
Brian Stelfreeze (painted)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman has his back turned on Talia and Ra's, which differs from the Brian Stelfreeze cover of the DC Comics edition.

[Batman: Tales of the Demon (DC Comics Edition)] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze (painted)
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze (painted)
Colors
Brian Stelfreeze (painted)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Batman is facing Talia and Ra's, which differs from the Brian Stelfreeze cover of the Warner Books edition.

[Limited Collectors' Edition #C-51] (Table of Contents: 35)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
Sol Harrison
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original wraparound cover printed across two pages.

[The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #1] (Table of Contents: 36)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Bingham (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; Todd Klein (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original wraparound cover printed across two pages.

[The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #2] (Table of Contents: 37)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Bingham (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original wraparound cover printed across two pages.

[The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #3] (Table of Contents: 38)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Bingham (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia; Ra's Al Ghul
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original wraparound cover printed across two pages.

[The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #4] (Table of Contents: 39)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Rudy Nebres (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original wraparound cover printed across two pages.

Afterword (Table of Contents: 40)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you're reading these words after you've finished the stories collected in this volume, you may have noticed some things.
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Indexer Notes

Afterword by Dennis O'Neil, dated January 1991.

The Saga of the Demon's Head (Table of Contents: 41)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Wells
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Demon's Head would live again, reborn both literally in the Lazarus Pit anf figuratively in the hands of a succession of writers and artists.
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talia

Indexer Notes

Afterword by John Wells dated 2005, with a background of panels from Detective Comics #490.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Batman / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]

Indexer Notes

Rear end pages featuring panels from Detective Comics #485.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Batman / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Inside rear dust jacket with illustration from Detective Comics #485.

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Table of Contents
  8. 7. Introduction
  9. 8. [Detective Comics #411]
    Batman
  10. 9. Into the Den of the Death-Dealers!
    Batman
  11. 10. [Batman #232]
    Batman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  13. 12. Daughter of the Demon
    Batman
  14. 13. [Batman #235]
    Batman
  15. 14. Swamp Sinister
    Batman
  16. 15. [Batman #240]
    Batman
  17. 16. Vengeance for a Dead Man!
    Batman
  18. 17. [Batman #242]
    Batman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  20. 19. Bruce Wayne -- Rest in Peace!
    Batman
  21. 20. [Batman #243]
    Batman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  23. 22. The Lazarus Pit!
    Batman
  24. 23. [Batman #244]
    Batman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  26. 25. The Demon Lives Again!
    Batman
  27. 26. I Now Pronounce You Batman and Wife!
    Batman
  28. 27. [Detective Comics #485]
    Batman
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  30. 29. The Vengeance Vow!
    Batman
  31. 30. Where Strike the Assassins
    Batman
  32. 31. [Detective Comics #490]
    Batman
  33. 32. Requiem for a Martyr!
    Batman
  34. 33. [Batman: Tales of the Demon (Warner Books Edition)]
    Batman
  35. 34. [Batman: Tales of the Demon (DC Comics Edition)]
    Batman
  36. 35. [Limited Collectors' Edition #C-51]
    Batman
  37. 36. [The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #1]
    Batman
  38. 37. [The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #2]
    Batman
  39. 38. [The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #3]
    Batman
  40. 39. [The Saga of Ra's Al Ghul #4]
    Batman
  41. 40. Afterword
  42. 41. The Saga of the Demon's Head
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Batman
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