Legendary artist Neal Adams will be writing and drawing Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul, a six-issue mini-series hitting stores this August. It will apparently connect to DC’s Year of the Villain, a line-wide story running through the rest of the year.
In the mini-series, Gotham City has been taken over by terrorists. Deadman investigates and discovers that these terrorists are led by some sort of inhuman monster. Ra’s al Ghul offers his own private army to aid the city’s police force in combatting this terrorist threat.
It seems Gotham City is going to have a bad summer. In addition to being taken over by terrorists in Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul, the main Batman series will see Bane taking over the city in the City of Bane storyline by Tom King and Tony S. Daniel this July.
It is unknown whether this mini-series will connect to Lex Luthor’s DCU-wide plan to help villains defeat their associated heroes.
This is the third Neal Adams mini-series for DC since 2016, the others being Superman: The Coming of the Supermen and last year’s Deadman. Adams co-created Ra’s al Ghul with Denny O’Neil in Batman #232 (1971), which will be reprinted in a facsimile edition alongside the mini-series’ debut issue.
Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul #1 and Batman #232 Facsimile Edition hit shelves on August 21, 2019. Check out the covers for this debut issue, as well as the cover to the Facsimile Edition, below.