(1991)

DC, 1991 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
17.95 USD; 21.95 CAD
Pages
212
On-sale Date
1991-03-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
0-930289-94-3 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Paul Levitz (editor - original series); Julius Schwartz (editor - original series); Dennis O'Neil (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

There was a version of this book published by Warner Books in 1992 for distribution to the book trade.

New printings: March 30, 2005 and June 2, 2005.

Collects stories of Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul from:
Detective Comics # 411, 485, 489-490
Batman #232, 235, 240, 242-244
DC Special Series #15


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 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
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Indexer Notes

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

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 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 Christmas 1990.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Into the Den of the Death Dealers (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

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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Daughter of the Demon (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

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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Swamp Sinister (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

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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Vengeance for a Dead Man (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

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.
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Bruce Wayne--Rest in Peace (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

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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The Lazarus Pit (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / comic story / 23.5 pages (report information)

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

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.
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The Demon Lives Again (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 15.5 pages (report information)

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

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: 13)

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)

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
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Keywords
Batcave; Gotham City

The Vengeance Vow (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

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: 15)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

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.
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Requiem for a Martyr (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

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

Batman gets justice for Kathy Kane who was killed by the League of Assassins on Sensei's orders in Detective Comics #485.

Afterword (Table of Contents: 17)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (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.

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Hamm
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Back cover with excerpt from Sam Hamm's introduction and an illustration from Batman #244.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Into the Den of the Death Dealers
    Batman
  8. 7. Daughter of the Demon
    Batman
  9. 8. Swamp Sinister
    Batman
  10. 9. Vengeance for a Dead Man
    Batman
  11. 10. Bruce Wayne--Rest in Peace
    Batman
  12. 11. The Lazarus Pit
    Batman
  13. 12. The Demon Lives Again
    Batman
  14. 13. I Now Pronounce You Batman and Wife
    Batman
  15. 14. The Vengeance Vow
    Batman
  16. 15. Where Strike the Assassins
    Batman
  17. 16. Requiem for a Martyr
    Batman
  18. 17. Afterword
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
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