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Batman: The Demon Trilogy

(Ra's al Ghul Saga #1-3)

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What connects Batman and the villain Ra's al Ghul? Find out in this collection of tales of the Demon!

How did Ra's al Ghul become the villain that he is? How would a union between his daughter Talia and the Dark Knight benefit him? Why would he want to father an heir?

Follow along as Batman lives through and tries to unravel the mystery behind the mind of Ra's al Ghul! This
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 22nd 2020 by DC Comics
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Chad
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, hoopla
This was previously collected as Batman: Birth of the Demon and contains three Ra's al Ghul graphic novels from the late 80's and early 90's.

Son of the Demon ★★★★
Batman teams up with Ra's al Ghul to stop a James Bond villain named Qayin (pronounced Cain. This drove me nuts.) Batman gets it on with his "beloved", Talia. This comic is where Grant Morrison got the idea of Damian Wayne from. The writing feels a bit dated at times but the art is wonderful. Jerry Bingham draws a great Batman and his w
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Sam Quixote
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Batman: Birth of the Demon collects the three Ra’s Al-Ghul books Son/Bride/Birth of the Demon. I give Son 3 stars and the others 1 star so I’ll give this collection a generous overall score of 2 stars. I reviewed each book individually below - enjoy!

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Son of the Demon - 3 stars

Son of the Demon is another episode of Batman and his mad in-laws, the Al-Ghul’s. He may get to plow the mega-hawt Talia but he’s gotta put up with his mental father-in-law’s ravings about wiping out humanity over dinner –
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Adam Graham
May 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
This collects three Batman Graphic novels featuring Ra's Al-Ghul.

Son of the Demon: Batman and Ra's join together in a somewhat long-running partnership to stop a villain and he renews his acquaintence with Talia and it turns out they're still married and so there's even a bundle of joy on the way. The art in this story is beautiful but as a story, it was good, but Batman's actions are out of character. His allieance with Ra's and hopes that it continues seem very out of character. He even goes s
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Natalie
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Probably one of my favorite collections of Ra's al Ghul stories. Son of the Demon is an interesting story where Batman ends up teaming up with Ra's and Talia, explores Bruce and Talia's relationship a bit, and the revelation that Talia is pregnant. This may have been a sort of precursor to Damian, but I don't think they really confirm that this child was in fact Damian Wayne. All we really get is the child getting adopted after Talia lies about losing it.

Bride of the Demon is another neat read.
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Kevin
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have never been a fan of Ra's al Ghul. Not in the '70s when I read the original stories in the years after they first were published, not in 2020. Talia is a character I do like, though Selina Kyle will always be Bruce Wayne's true love as far as I'm concerned.

The stories in this volume expand on the original stories from BATMAN #232, 242-244 and add to the backstory of al Ghul, though I believe they should almost be read in reverse.

The art is fantastic, with Jerry Bingham, Tom Grindberg, and
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James Verreault
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
I really liked Son of the Demon, but Bride and Birth just straight out sucked. A beautiful hardcover, but a waste of time and uninteresting stories.
Chris Ramos
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Classic late 80’s Batman stories with Ra’s al Ghul. Perfect blend of detective skills, action and character building. Excellent.
Szava
Dec 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
i can't even decide which was the worst of the three stories collected.

Norm Breyfogle is a good artist tho.
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Other books in the series

Ra's al Ghul Saga (9 books)
  • Batman: Tales of the Demon
  • Batman: Son of the Demon
  • Batman: Bride of the Demon
  • Batman: Birth of the Demon
  • Batman: The Chalice
  • Batman and Son
  • Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul
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