background img

The New Stuff

3396 Views

BTAS Secrets – Ra’s Al Ghul’s Daddy


Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra’s Al Ghul is one of Batman’s fiercest and most unique villains.  He does not conform to Gotham’s standard rogue lot, with colorful flare or traditional gimmicks.  In fact, Ra’s does not always confront Batman alone, but rather leading an entire league — the league of Shadows — whose members bow to their leader, “the Demon’s Head.”  No secret there.

Created in the early 70s during a period where comic books were updating with the times, establishing new, more believable stories, more evil characters.  Denny O’Neil, head Bat-writer at the time, created Ra’s as the perfect foil for Batman — and Ra’s beautiful daughter Talia to love Batman, and the stories were instant classics.  Years before Liam Neeson starred as Ra’s in Batman Begins, O’Neil made him a fixture in the Batuniverse.

When it came time for Ra’s Al Ghul’s first appearance in Batman the Animated Series, the two-parter “The Demon’s Quest,” the BTAS staff wanted to be sure the character and story lived up to the amazing comic book version.  To guarantee success, the staff brought in a special producer for the episode, Ra’s Al Ghul’s creator in comics, and now co-scripter of the his creation in the animated form, Denny O’Neil.  Nearly 25 years later, O’Neil introduced Ra’s to an entire new legion of fans, and proved every bit as successful in animated form.

Check out some images of Ra’s Al Ghul after the break.

Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra\'s Al Ghul

 
« Riddle me this
Ferris Boyle »
 

ToonBarn Rob

um… the ToonBarn guy, of course! but you can call me Rob

Recently Published

»

Disney is Rebooting the Proud Family?

A lot of the young Toonbarn readers probably won’t remember ...

»

TRAILER: DreamWorks’ Archibald’s Next Big Thing

DreamWorks Animation recently unveiled the official trailer for ...

»

Hasbro Acquires eOne for $4B

Toy company Hasbro continues to expand, as it recently managed ...

»

eOne Kickstarts New Bike-Themed Series, Ricky Zoom

eOne is preparing to launch a new bike-themed preschool series ...

»

Nickelodeon Promotes Early Entrepreneurship with Middle School Moguls

Nickelodeon recently announced a new four part series of half ...

»

LEGO DC Batman: Family Matters Interviews at SDCC

ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell was at the World Premiere of LEGO ...

»

Batman: Hush blu-ray released today; Exclusive Production Crew Interviews

Yesterday, we shared our Exclusive ToonBarn Interviews with the ...

»

Batman: Hush Exclusive Interviews with the Voice Cast from SDCC Premiere

To honor tomorrow’s Blu-ray release of Batman: Hush, we have ...

»

Voice Cast for Star Trek: Lower Decks Revealed

One of the more exciting bits of news surrounding the Comic-Con ...

Skip to toolbar