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Shadow War Zone #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of July, 2022. It was published on May 17, 2022.
Synopsis for "Old Friends"
Appearing in "Old Friends"
- Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) (Flashback only) (Cameo)
- Ghost-Maker (Cameo)
- Clownhunter (Cameo)
- Harley Quinn (Cameo)
- Ra's al Ghul (Dies in flashback) (Cameo)
- Justice League (Mentioned only)
- Angel Breaker's Sword
- Batplane (Mentioned only)
- Black Canary's Motorcycle
Synopsis for Talia al Ghul in "Inner Demon"
Appearing in Talia al Ghul in "Inner Demon"
- Talia al Ghul (Flashback and main story)
- Mother Soul (Rúh al Ghul) (Flashback and main story)
- Ra's al Ghul (Flashback and main story)
- League of Assassins
- League of Assassins
- The Demon (First appearance chronologically) (Flashback only)
- Demons (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Panic Room"
Appearing in "Panic Room"
- Batman Inc. (Mentioned only)
- Clownhunter's Sword
- Ghost-Maker's Sword
Synopsis for "Ninjas! At the Arcade"
Appearing in "Ninjas! At the Arcade"
- Harley Quinn (Flashback and main story)
Supporting Characters: Antagonists:
- Bronze Tiger (On a TV or computer screen) (Cameo)
- Killer Frost (On a TV or computer screen) (Cameo)
- Lucas Fox
- Secret Society of Super-Villains (Flashback only)
- In the Old Friends story, Black Canary mentions that something has changed in Deathstroke. This is a reference to the supervillain deciding to become the King of Supervillains after glimpsing the incoming arrival of the Great Darkness as it was revealed in Deathstroke Inc. #7.
- The Inner Demon story features the first meeting between Talia al Ghul and her grandmother, Mother Soul.
- The variant cover is a homage to X-Men #141.
- In the Ninjas! at the Arcade story, as the League of Shadows' members are slaughtered by Harley Quinn, the girl pronounces many famous movie quotes, including:
- "You killed my father. Prepare to die." from The Princess Bride;
- "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!" from The Godfather Part III;
- "I have two guns. One for each of ya." from Tombstone;
- "That's it, man! Game over, man! Game over!" from Aliens;
- "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" from The Graduate;
- "There's no crying in baseball!" from A League of Their Own.