REVIEW: Batman: Death and the Maidens by Greg Rucka & Klaus Janson

This intense new standalone Batman graphic novel stars one of the Dark Knight’s most enigmatic adversaries: Ra’s Al Ghul – the featured villain in the forthcoming movie Batman Begins! 600 years old, Ra’s Al Ghul has spent his existence trying to wipe out humanity. But now, with his life draining away, Ra’s turns to Batman, to help save him, whether to aid his ancient nemesis, Batman’s decision may be wrested from him when another party enters the fray with their own terrible agenda! Written by Greg Rucka (Gotham Central), with artwork by Klaus Janson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), Batman: Death and the Maidens is as cerebral as it is visceral!

This was really good. The art was different and awesome and the story was gripping. I thought Nyssa was a crazy interesting character to watch change and I thought batman was more interesting than normal becuase we see that he’s actually grown numb to his feelings about his parents death but we see that change we he is given a chance to speak with his mother again (in the spirit world).

The only thing I didn’t like was Talia. Everything I’ve read and played says that she’s a strong character but she’s just not in this one. Maybe I haven’t read enough about her but everything in this book revolving around her seems wrong.



One thought on “REVIEW: Batman: Death and the Maidens by Greg Rucka & Klaus Janson

  1. Hmm, that’s a major fault in stories for me: when we’re told something about a character, but their actions never live up to it. 😦 I can see how that would have been annoying for you! Maybe Talia will buck up in future, fingers crossed!


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