A Death in the Family

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
Batman readers were allowed to vote on the outcome of the story and they decided that Robin should die! As the second person to assume the role of Batman's sidekick, Jason Todd had a completely different personality than the original Robin. Rash and prone to ignore Batman's instructions, Jason was always quick to act without regard to consequences. In this fatal instance, Robin ignores his mentor's warnings when he attempts to take on the Joker by himself and pays the ultimate price. Driven by anger with Superman by his side, Batman seeks his vengeance as he looks to end the Joker's threat forever.

Baker & Taylor
With Robin dead at the hands of the Joker, Batman must try to move on from his loss and return to being a lone crime fighter.

Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2011
ISBN: 9781401232740
Branch Call Number: Teen Graphic Novel Sta
Characteristics: 269 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: PĂ©rez, George 1954-
Wolfman, Marv
Alternative Title: Death in the family


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Aug 17, 2017

There are two stories (books) here: "A Death in the Family" on the death of Jason Todd and "A Lonely Place of Dying" on the introduction of Tim Drake as the third Robin. Of the two, I thought A Lonely Place of Dying is the better written and more timeless tale. The worldwide setting of A Death in the Family and disjointed plotting takes away from the main event. These are both classics in the Batman canon, so you should read them at least once.

Nov 19, 2015

How did Robin come about? What lead to his death? Why didn't Batman waste the Joker? Find out! its a quick read and not one to put down once started.

Jul 21, 2014

I didn't like the style of writing and the plot didn't appeal to me.

splatterbrains May 28, 2013

This is one of my favorites of the Batman collection. Great art work, intense story, a true classic. It delivers an in depth look into the characters of Jason Todd, Tim Drake & Dick Grayson. The Joker is sadistically wicked as he rises to new heights of power, making him untouchable & out of the reaches of the Batman, but not for long....


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Aug 17, 2017

Cyraj thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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Jul 21, 2014

Violence: This comic is made in 1985 so the violence is not heavy or graphic. Just punching and kicking ect...(a couple deaths.)


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