Batman & Spider-Man: New Age Dawning

Batman & Spider-Man: New Age Dawning
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Format Limited series
Publication date October, 1997
Number of issues 1
Main character(s) Batman
Creative team
Writer(s) J. M. DeMatteis
Penciller(s) Graham Nolan
Inker(s) Karl Kesel
Letterer(s) John Costanza
Colorist(s) Gloria Vasquez

Batman & Spider-Man: New Age Dawning is a comic book mini-series, published in 1998.[1][2]


Ra's al Ghul begins plans for worldwide devastation. He manipulates the Kingpin to his side by infecting the crime lord's wife Vanessa Fisk with cancer and promising him the cure in return for his allegiance. Ra's then orders him to press the button on his machines which would send New York City under the ocean. Ultimately, Spider-Man and Batman interfere and the Kingpin reveals that he knows Ra's' plans and allows the two heroes to board his plane so they can assist him. Defeated, Ra's bows out of the plan gracefully but claims that there is no cure for the cancer. Vanessa convinces her husband that she wishes no further violence, and they leave. Talia al Ghul soon gives the cure to Batman, who then gives it to Spider-Man, who passes it on to the Kingpin.


  1. Robert G. Weiner (2008-03-17). "Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications: An Annotated Guide to Comics ...". p. 228. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  2. Mark S. Reinhart (2004-11-24). "The Batman Filmography, 2d ed.". p. 175. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
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