Ra's Al Ghul Returns To DC Comics in 2022 For The Shadow War

It was teased in an earlier issue of DC Comics' Batman: Urban Legends #6 with Black Canary and Talia Al Ghul written by Josh Williamson. Something called the Shadow War. And given extra fontage so that everyone noticed.

Ra's Al Ghul Returns To DC Comics in 2022 For The Shadow War
Batman: Urban Legends #6

Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra's al Ghul. Who hasn't been around for a bit in DC Comics continuity, rather starring in the Neal Adams' Batman Vs Ra's Al Ghul series instead. He was heavily featured in Detective Comics issues #953-956 as part of the League of Shadows story arc, back in 2017. He was also a member of The Immortals in Dark Nights: Metal, a group formed by the oldest beings in the multiverse, talking about fighting the Dark Multiverse invasion. And he popped by Batman And The Outsiders a bit until that book ended. Well, Bleeding Cool can reveal that he'll be back in December in a big way to kick off whatever The Shadow War is.

Ra's Al Ghul Returns To DC Comics in 2022 For The Shadow War

It's worth noting that Mother Soul over in Robin, written by Josh Williamson, was revealed as Ra's Al Ghul's mother. While in Deathstroke Inc, written by Josh Williamson which is meant to follow on from that Shadow War tease, it's all about folks choosing sides, and gathering teams.

Ra's Al Ghul Returns To DC Comics in 2022 For The Shadow War

And T.R.U.S.T. getting ahead of most everyone.

Ra's Al Ghul Returns To DC Comics in 2022 For The Shadow War

Gotta catch them all, after all. Is that what Mother Soul's League Of Lazarus is though? Finding the best of the best for whatever Shadow War she may be playing in?

Ra's Al Ghul Returns To DC Comics in 2022 For The Shadow War

And could Ra's Al Ghul be bringing back his original League Of Shadows? Inter-league conflict? Another bloody tournament?

Ra's Al Ghul Returns To DC Comics in 2022 For The Shadow War

The space bit of Deathstroke Inc issue 2 aside, I guess that's The Shadow War right there. A house of mystery and Deathstroke having killed someone dear to the son of Talia Al Ghul grandson of Ra's Al Ghul, and great-grandson of Mother Soul. And talking of wars…

Ra's Al Ghul Returns To DC Comics in 2022 For The Shadow War

And maybe even Red X in Teen Titans Acadamy? That was written by Tim Sheridan, not Josh Williamson though. Maybe we should also keep an eye out for Batman #118 and where that goes, as well as Robin and Deathstroke Inc

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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