Batman #655

August 14, 2006 | Comics

Batman #655
DC Comics
$4/$2.99 US
**** 1/2 (out of five)

It was simply too good a dangling plot point to pass up.
It was 1987 when writer Mike Barr and artist Jerry Bingham gave us Batman: Son Of The Demon, an original over-sized Dark Knight story that pitted the hero against one of his greatest nemeses, Ra’s Al Ghul.
The story was good, if not great, but it was the ending that raised many an eyebrow: Talia, Ra’s’ daughter, appeared to have given birth to Batman’s son and then left him on a young couple’s doorstep.
The debate over whether this story was in or out of DC Universe continuity (that is, did it really happen) raged for years.
Well Grant Morrison has officially ended the debate in his writing debut on Batman by bringing back the boy as an older child, very much under the influence of his nefarious mother, now leader of Ra’s’ criminal empire.
Accompanied by the spectacular art of DC newcomer Andy Kubert (X-Men), Morrison will have readers hook line and sinker after reading this first issue in one of the top stories of the year.

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