As part of their “Year of the Villain” event, DC are launching BATMAN VS. RA’S AL GHUL, a new six-part mini-series written and illustrated by al Ghul’s co-creator Neal Adams.
Here’s the official blurb:
Kicking off BATMAN VS RA’S AL GHUL in August, Adams shows a Gotham City under siege by terrorists, with Batman determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand, aka Deadman, tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster! Ra’s al Ghul volunteers his own private security force to aid the GCPD, and now they are the saviors standing between nuclear terror and the townspeople!
But al Ghul’s true goal is hidden from everyone’s eyes. He will destroy the city and kill Batman—this time for good. Watching in horror is…Bruce Wayne?
To coincide with the debut of Adams’ new mini-series, DC will also offer fans BATMAN #232 FACSIMILE EDITION. The story that introduced Ra’s al Ghul will be reprinted in its original format in the first of several facsimile edition comics. In the now-famous story “Daughter of the Demon,” Ra’s reveals that he knows Batman’s secret identity—and that he needs the Caped Crusader’s help to save his daughter, Talia. It’s a tale that established Ra’s al Ghul as one of Batman’s most cunning and unpredictable foes!
Both BATMAN VS. RA’S AL GHUL by Neal Adams and BATMAN #232 FACSIMILE EDITION by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and Dick Giordano will hit shelves on August 21, 2019.