The Brilliant Majesty of the BATMAN-RA’S AL GHUL Treasury

Limited Collectors’ Edition C-51 is one for the ages…

UPDATED 3/4/20: On Tuesday, we unveiled the magnificent logo for the upcoming hardcover edition of Tales of the Demon, collecting the complete original Ra’s al Ghul saga by Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams, plus other stories. (Click here to check out the logo. You’ll thank me.) Anyway, naturally, that got me to thinking of this piece, which first ran in 2016. Dig it. — Dan

Hey, it’s our 3-Part finale to 13 DAYS OF THE NEAL ADAMS GALLERY!

Click here for a look at the cover of Batman #244, with Neal Adams

Click here for How to Pronounce Ra’s al Ghul — according to Adams himself.


LCE C-51 is one of the greatest treasury editions ever produced. It reprinted Batman #232, #242, #243 and #244 — the heart of the original Ra’s al Ghul saga from the early ’70s — by Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, Irv Novick and Dick Giordano.

The story is majestic and beautiful and epic and all the things that made it perfect for an oversize edition.

Well 13th Dimension contributor Rob Kelly — he of the thousand podcasts — has a new show called TreasuryCast, spotlighting these great tabloid editions of yore, and I was overjoyed to be his guest to discuss this very issue.

I tell you, it was one of the best 50 or so minutes I’ve ever spent talking about one of my favorite stories. You’ll dig it too, I promise.

So click here for a listen. (Scroll down for the play button.) You can also click here. It’s also available on iTunes.

Oh, and in case you missed it, Rob and I talked about another great Limited Collectors’ EditionC-37, which highlighted Batman’s villains. Click here!


— Dig the Magnificent Logo on the BATMAN: TALES OF THE DEMON Hardcover. Click here.

— The TOP 13 BATMAN Countdown — #4: THE RA’S AL GHUL SAGA. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. LOVED this as a kid, so much so that I bought a copy for my son on eBay. Which he has yet to read, almost two years later. These kids today!

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