Grade 7 Up—Buzzing with action, Resurrection will appeal to Batman's fans, but it is not a good starting point for readers unfamiliar with the series history. Ra's Al Ghul has miraculously returned from what was thought to be a fiery demise. His features badly burned, Ra's needs a completely new host body to continue his evil ways. His candidate is bratty Damian-his grandson, who happens to be the child of Batman and Talia, Ra's Al Ghul's daughter. When Damian is eventually captured by his grandfather, Batman and Ra's face off to determine the boy's fate. The artwork varies with each chapter. Violence is depicted, and images of women may strike some as objectification. The exaggerated, comic-book-style illustrations are consistently well done, although characters are rendered differently by each artist, a fact that may throw off some readers. The writing also fluctuates with each chapter, from standard heroic platitudes to tongue-in-cheek sarcasm. This is not an essential purchase, but it will be welcomed by readers with knowledge of the characters and backstory.—Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI
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Although a relative latecomer, Ra’s al Ghul has become one of the most prominent Batman archvillains, as attested by his pivotal role in the movie Batman Begins. This multipart saga of the criminal mastermind’s return from the dead is intended as the ultimate Ra’s epic but doesn’t quite measure up because of its disjointedness. Originally spread over four different Batman-related monthly comics, the story was produced by a quintet of writers, whose round-Robin (and -Batman, and -Nightwing) approach shows. Eight primary artists of varying talent don’t help cohesiveness, either. Still, Bat-fans will find plenty to enjoy in the continent-spanning epic. --Gordon Flagg --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Ra's is definitely one of the more interesting characters in the DC universe and has been one of my favourites since I saw him in batman begins. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jason lyell
This story doesn't hold a candle to the older Demon stories. Maybe it's not supposed to: it's not about the goal of cleansing the earth, the art is disjointed, the character of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Ra's Al Ghul (The Demons Head) had lived for centuries, and finally died for real during "Batman: Death and the Maidens", but no one stays dead forever in comic books, with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert
Pretty good graphic novel that was well written w/ the return of Ra's.Published 9 months ago by Dustin Bakos