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As mentioned in the last Wizard World Chicago summary, Ra’s al Ghul will be returning to the DC Universe. Yet another one of those incidents where a character that was killed in 2004 makes his return.

But unlike Jason Todd, Donna Troy, and the rest of the lot, Ra’s actually has a practical method of resurrecting each time he dies – the Lazuras Pit. After Death and the Maidens, it looked like he wouldn’t be returning at all. So what’s the dealio?

  • According to Mike Marts, Grant Morrison and crew have lots of mystery planned for readers in The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul.
  • Talia, Damian and Batman all play their parts in bringing Ra’s back.
  • The story was planned well over a year ago.
  • This will be a big crossover event involving all of the Batman titles; Batman, Detective Comics, Robin, and Nightwing.
  • Tony daniel will be the regular artist on Batman, with fan favorite Andy Kubert working on another Batman project.
  • The story will be in eight parts. It begins in October in Batman #670, with the the rest of the story spilling over into the other Bat-titles in November and December.
  • Look for Wonder Woman villain I-Ching to kick off the story.

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Did anyone besides me read the Death and the Maidens story? I thought it was very good and really changed the dynamic of the al Ghul family – which was effectively returned to normal in Robin shortly after with the death of Nyssa Al Ghul.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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