This paperback collects the Batman: Death and the Maidens storyline. This storyline originally was published in its own comic book series Batman: Death and the Maidens from October, 2003 to August, 2004. This story was written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Klaus Janson.

In this story a dying Ra's al Ghul has no choice but to beg Batman, his greatest nemesis, for help against a woman who once shared his life, centuries ago. In exchange, he offers the Dark Knight a chance of a lifetime: the ability to speak with his dead parents. But what Batman's parents have to say to him will profoundly affect both the man and the hero.


This paperback collects the following comic books:


  • This paperback includes an introduction by series editor Matt Idelson.
  • This paperback also contains behind-the-scenes unused pages and sketches featuring commentary by illustrator Klaus Janson.


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