Minorities in cartoons: Talia al Ghul

Talia al Ghul

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul. Talia first appeared in “Detective Comics” #411 (May 1971). She was created by Dennis O’Neil and Bob Brown. Background Talia sometimes finds herself split between her affections for Batman (or “beloved” as she sometimes called Bruce) and … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Ra’s al Ghul

Ra's al Ghul

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Ra’s al Ghul, a Batman villain. Ra’s first appeared in “Batman” #232 (June 1971). He was created by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams. Background Ra’s al Ghul is a criminal genius and mastermind who was born in the Arabian peninsula. Thanks to his occasional use of the lifespan-prolonging “Lazarus Pits,” he’s lived … Read more

Retro DC comic books coming, under the “Retro-Active” label

Comic book shop display

Keeping with the current spate of nostalgia within (some) superhero comics comes news that DC is putting out a new line of books called “Retro-Active,” a series of one-shot books written by classic comic writers of the 70s, 80s and 90s. A list of each decade’s books and writers is listed here: http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/04/04/retro-active-writers-and-concept-announced/ I’m definitely … Read more