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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Upcoming Stuff of Interest - Son of the Demon re-release

BATMAN: SON OF THE DEMON TP (NEW PRINTING)
Written by Mike W. Barr
Art by Jerry Bingham
Cover by Andy Kubert

A new printing of the classic work tying into the BATMAN story by Grant Morrison & Andy Kubert, in standard comics size for the first time! When a terrorist achieves control over the weather, Batman teams with Ra's al Ghul. But Batman finds himself torn between stopping the ruthless terrorist and protecting al Ghul's daughter Talia, the woman who [spoiler removed]!
On sale August 2 80 pg, Full Colour, $5.99 US


Always good of them to give away the big twist in the solicitation. Anyway, this is actually a pretty decent book, considering it's a Ra's story by someone other than Denny O'Neil and drawn by the usually less impressive Jerry Bingham. It's pretty much a Batman story done as a big summer action movie in the model of a better James Bond movie, including the satellite weapon system and would-be world conqueror. Anyway, well worth reading, especially at this new lower price (I don't think the reduced size will make much difference).

I'm not quite sure why...


...anyone would decide to get Andy Kubert to do pretty much a straight copy of Bingham's better cover (the original Bingham cover to the hardcover was worse), except to add the tie-in with the current Batman storyline.

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