Batman #232, by Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, is not only one of the greatest Batman stories ever, it’s one of the greatest comics ever. And not just because it introduced Ra’s al Ghul but because it’s a cracking adventure with magnificent art.
That latter aspect of the 1971 classic is why we’re here: to show off Adams’ lush color guides for three of the book’s best-known pages that the artist recently posted on Facebook.
Dig these, along with the printed versions:
I would buy an entire book just with color guides like these. Anything that shows the nuances of such spectacular artistry should be celebrated widely.
One can hope, right?
— Why RA’S AL GHUL Has Endured for 50 Years, by NEAL ADAMS. Click here.
— The Brilliant Majesty of the BATMAN-RA’S AL GHUL Treasury. Click here.