From award-winning author Greg Rucka (BATWOMAN, WONDER WOMAN) and comics legend Klaus Janson (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Daredevil), BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS: THE DELUXE EDITION tells the gripping story of the final days of Ra’s al Ghul.
Ra’s al Ghul has lived for hundreds of years, but he is not immortal. Without access to his life-giving Lazarus Pit, death will come to the Demon’s Head just as it would anyone else. Ra’s knows his days are numbered, but his life’s work is far from complete. Time and again the Dark Knight has thwarted him, but now, in his final days, Ra’s must turn to the Batman for help.
In exchange for his aid, Ra’s offers Batman the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to speak with his dead parents. But the reunion is not what Batman imagined, and what Martha and Thomas Wayne have to say to their son will profoundly change both the man and the hero.
This volume includes the complete nine-issue miniseries and prologue story as well as behind-the-scenes sketches and commentary.
Greg Rucka is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his extensive work at DC Comics, as well as his creator-owned series. His best known projects include 52 (cowritten with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Mark Waid), BATMAN: NO MAN'S LAND, GOTHAM CENTRAL, BATWOMAN: ELEGY and WONDER WOMAN.