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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 266

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!

Today we look at Mike W. Barr and Jerry Bingham’s graphic novel, Son of the Demon…


The graphic novel kicks off with an impressive action sequence by Barr and Bingham…

How much ass does Bingham kick there? That was awesome.

In any event, Batman learns through Gordon (and Talia) that these men were agents of a bad guy with ties to Ra’s Al Ghul…

Batman agrees to team-up with Ra’s to defeat their mutual enemy. In an impressive sequence, Barr both gives us the information of what turned Ra’s former protege against him and what Batman must now do to be a part of Ra’s group…

Once again, Bingham delivers with some incredible storytelling.

This story is mostly remembered for the following plot development…

Grant Morrison later used that basic idea as the formulation for his creation of Damian Wayne.

This was a striking piece with beautiful artwork. DC reprinted it when Morrison’s run began, so you should be able to find an affordable copy. Well worth a read.


One of the very first pieces of original art I ever bought was from this series. So good.

Wow, that’s incredible stuff from Bingham. Adams Meets Windsor-Smith, lovely.

Worth noting that Jeremy Bingham is on the bill for the next Batman Confidential arc. I don’t know if the story will be any good (it’s Batman Confidential, so… yeah), but it probably warrants a look for the art alone.

This looks quite good. I like how Batman is happy that he’s gonna be a daddy — Barr always did show Batman to be concerned with being a good father figure as well as a good crimefighter.

Loved this when it came out & love it now. Very strong stuff & i’m glad that they are using it now in continuity, although i guess that Talia had to take Damien back [bit of a spoiler for the end there]

I loved Mike W Barr’s run on Detective with Alan Davis, but this graphic novel always fell flat for me.

Loved this book and was disappointed O’Neil shelved it in favor of his (IMHO) inferior “Birth of the Demon”. Happy to see it back in continuity.

nice to see it on the list given how the bit with Talia having batman baby had some at dc really upset so much that they decided the story was not cannon . till grant brought Damian into the fold

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