Batman has arrived after the explosion, batman searches among the ashes and rubble of the warehouse where robin was supposed to be along with his real mother sheila haywood. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. While dick was very talented and natural when fighting crime, jason was full of repressed anger and he had a rebellious nature. This is the complete set for a death in the family. Dc finally reveals a death in the family art in which. A death in the family by jim starlin, marv wolfman. The first, a death in the family, covers the lead up to the fanvoted death of robin, his death, and the immediate aftermath. The issue opened with batman surveying the wreckage of the bombed warehouse and, as decreed by fans, discovering jason had died in the warehouse explosion. Comic book item description this is a fantastic lot. Ive loved a death in the family since i was a tiny child comic book reader. He slaughters several cops and taunts jim gordon, then steals his own severed face out of.
In 1988, dc comics made the controversial decision to kill off batmans second robin, jason todd, a character disliked by some fans as well as members of dcs creative staff. Dc comics reveals unpublished art changing jason todds death. Death of the family is a little batman masterpiece, and it only makes sense that snyders finest batman story would be a joker tale. To generate publicity and gauge fan sentiment, a 1800 call in line was established at a small fee for customers to decide robins fate. After chiding robin, bruce returns home to discuss the situation with alfred and decides to remove his ward from duty effective immediately. In a move that predated american idols phone voting and present days social media voting contests, dc comics decided to leave the fate of batmans second robin, jason todd, in the hands of their readers. See the unreleased page where jason todd lives in the. If jason todds life was controversial, his death was even more divisive. This auction is for five sharp looking, complete, intact, modern age, first printing 1988 dc batman comic books, issues 426, 427, 428, 428 newsstand and 429. During the battle the batcopter is shot down, so batman takes one of the convoy trucks back to the camp where jason and his mother are, but when he arrives the building explodes. A death in the family part 1 of 4, script by jim starlin, pencils by jim aparo, inks by mike decarlo.
Batman issue 428 a death in the family book three of four death of jason todd aka robin comic january 1, 1988. The story was written by jim starlin and illustrated by jim. Batman and robin stake out the warehouse of a child pornography ring awaiting police backup, but robin rushes in early against batmans orders. Jason finally finds his birth mother only to be set up by her and joker.
A death in the family part 3 of 4, script by jim starlin, pencils by jim aparo, inks by mike decarlo. At the end of one of the issues, called a death in the family, callers were to. The storyline featured one of the most innovative comic book marketing decisions of alltime. A death in the family, as well as the 1982 marvel graphic novel the death of captain marvel his other works include the space operas warlock and dreadstar. The story was credited to jim starlin script, jim aparo pencil, mike decarlo ink, adrienne roy color, and john costanza lettering. A death in the family chapter 5 last edited by ltjfleetwood41 on 090118 12. Comic books in batman death in the family mycomicshop. After all, a hero is only as strong as his villain, and there. There is a reference to the jokers actions against barbara gordon. Death of the family, is now paired with a rubber replica mask of facial flesh worn by the joker, a musthave for any true fan of scott snyders groundbreaking work. Sharp 1988 dc batman death in the family 426 427 428 428 429. The title of the volume, death of the family, is exactly that.
After the explosion, batman searches among the ashes and rubble of the warehouse where robin was supposed to be along with his real mother sheila haywood. Upon its publication, a death in the family attracted massive media attention, some of it critical. The death in the family that the title describes molds the batman character into what he is today. Beautiful set of this classic batman storyline that comes bagged and boarded in milites. In 1988, dc comics made the controversial decision to kill off batman s second robin, jason todd, a character disliked by some fans as well as members of dcs creative staff. Please take a look at the pictures to judge the condition for yourself, and im always happy to answer any questions.
Batmanheres what would have happened in the comics if. Death of the family is a 23issue comic book story arc first published by dc comics in 2012 featuring the fictional superhero batman and his family of supporting characters. Batman 426 427 428 429 a death in the family cgc lot key dc. December 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the legendary batman story arc a death in the family. This was one of the most memorable batman covers when i was a kid. The video doesnt appear to be available to embed, but the artwork is shown off at around the. Synopsis for a death in the family part iii of iv edit. A death in the family, book three, chapter 5 general information series. The direct sales edition has additional text where the upc appears on the newsstand edition. Dc comics still has the pages of the book in which he didnt. A death in the family is a fourissue, 1988 batman comic book storyline.
Apr 03, 2019 december 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the legendary batman story arc a death in the family. This is one of the titles i was missing in the death in the family stories. Jason discovers that his real mother was really his stepmother, and his birth mother is still alive. A death in the family is a fourissue, 1988 batman comic book storyline published by dc comics. Joker escapes from arkham and batman chases him to the middle east where he runs across jason looking for one of the women he thinks is his mom. Batman today we talk about chapters 1 and 2 of a death in the family. The second and, in my opinion, the stronger book is a lonely place of dying. A death in the family is a batman comic book story arc first published in the late 1980s which gave fans the ability to influence the story through voting with a 900 number. While stopping the criminals, batman mentally notes robins odd, moody behavior of late. This is the jim aparo artist facebook group for his fans.
These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. The largest online source for comic book pricing in the world. Not only were readers debating whether or not he should stay in the comics, over 10,000. In a career that has spanned nearly 30 years, marv wolfman has helped shape the heroic careers of dc comics green lantern. Nov 08, 20 death of the family is a little batman masterpiece, and it only makes sense that snyders finest batman story would be a joker tale. Strangely, this event reminds me of why batman is truly a hero. To generate publicity and gauge fan sentiment, a 1800 callin line was established at a small fee for customers to decide robins fate. A death in the family part3 a all around gut wrenching issue. A death in the family dc, 1988 series 1988 january 1989 in batman.
Tragedy strikes the batmans life again when robin jason todd tracks down his birth mother only to run. Sharp 1988 dc batman death in the family 426 427 428 428. This is the memorable a death in the family story line. Dc comics killed off robin in a batman contest, but had a. This is a high grade book except for the impacted bottom corner evident in the pics. In the first line of his postscript in the first collected edition of that story, batman editor denny oneil protested his own. Shipping is free within the usa international must pay extra. Batman 426, 427, 428, 429, a death in the family, nm. In retrospect, the storyline is remembered as one of the most important in the batman family of comics.
The penultimate issue of a death in the family, written by jim starlin and one of the most iconic batman stories of all time, saw the reveal thatafter an intense septembers day of callins. Death of the family the joker returns to gotham city after a year, appearing at gcpd headquarters. See the unreleased page where jason todd lives in the classic. Batman trained him, and soon they were fighting crime as the dynamic duo. Death of the family book and joker the seminal trade paperback graphic novel, batman. The killing joke, furhter confirming the fact that the story was always meant to be part of mainstream continuity. Batman, batgirl, batman and robin, catwoman, detective comics, nightwing.
These are probably some of the most iconic batman story arcs of all time. That book covers batmans life after jason todds robins death. The arc spans several titles featuring characters of the batman family including. A death in the family tpb 1st print, unread dc 1988 free shipping. Jim starlin is the acclaimed author of classic graphic novels including, for dc comics, cosmic odyssey and batman. This collection includes a death in the family and a lonely place of dying.
Sep 25, 2015 it is batman week here on comic book corner 2. Batman, batgirl, batman and robin, catwoman, detective comics, nightwing, red hood and the outlaws, suicide squad, and teen titans. The month of publication is not printed on the cover to this issue. Dc comics killed off robin in a batman contest, but had a backup.1267 1257 1619 168 589 208 1144 1045 864 942 11 1200 1465 861 1637 282 987 269 705 848 1005 632 80 1294 228 649 647 109 1609 67 760 905 946 713 1346 152 231 569 1312