DC to Launch New Series of Reprints With BATMAN #232

EXCLUSIVE: Ads and all!

We broke the news that Neal Adams has a new miniseries coming in August — Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul. Click here to check out the details.

But you know what’s also cool?

In connection with the series, DC is launching a new line of facsimile editions with Batman #232, which introduced Ra’s al Ghul. These are reprints that try to emulate an original copy — ads and all.

Here’s the official solicitation info:


Written by DENNIS O’NEIL


Cover by NEAL ADAMS 

The story that introduced Ra’s al Ghul is reprinted in the first of DC’s new line of facsimile edition comics. In “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! 

ON SALE 08.21.19

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC

An original Batman #232 will cost you a bundle, so this is a fantastic, inexpensive way to read through an issue close to how it appeared in 1971.

I’ve been saying for quite awhile now that DC should ramp up the reprint machine for editions exactly like this. So, I absolutely cannot wait for Aug. 21.

(UPDATED 5/16/19: The second facsimile edition will be House of Secrets #92 — Swamp Thing’s debut by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Click here for details.)


— DENNY O’NEIL on BATMAN #232. Click here.

— NEAL ADAMS on BATMAN #232. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Great news for those who didn’t get the original. I still have mine that my dad bought for me back in ’71. Didn’t know at age 13 that it would be such a classic 48 years later but I did love it at the time. And it’s packed in a mylar bag and in great shape!

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  2. Super-happy about this. I’ve been meaning to custom-bind Bronze Age Batman for a while now, and this one has eluded me, not to mention even throwing in a crummy copy would be $200+. Now I can just wait a few months and feel fine about it!

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  3. I love the reprints. I’ve been grabbing up the $1 MARVEL ones. And, I’ll get multiple copies of this. I have an old spinner rack that I’m filling with these classic reprints so when the grand kids come over they can experience the same thrill I had as a kid going to the local dime store.

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  4. What is the printing an paper and color like? Since 1990 the color has been horrible in reproductions of old comics.

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    Who needs ol’ Doc Brown to take you back!?

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