Batman: A Death in the Family

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Written by Jim Starlin; Art by Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo 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.

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WOW! What a great Batman series of comics! I found this to be a great telling of Jason Todd and Bruce Wayne's relationship. The story was amazing and so was the art. Definitely a must read for any batman fan. Read full review

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User Review  - harleyqgrayson02 - LibraryThing

I love this trade paperback of Batman: Death in the Family. This is one of the first comics that I read involving Jason Todd. It is no secret now that Jason dies, and he returns as the Red Hood. Jason is one of my favorite character's in comics. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Starlin is a 30-year veteran of the comic industry who is best known for his exploration of the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. He has worked in every genre imaginable, and some of his other comic work is collected in LIFE AND DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL and INFINITY GAUNTLET.

Mike DeCarlo is a longtime contributor of comic art whose range extends from Batman and Iron Man to Bugs Bunny and Scooby-Doo. He resides in Connecticut with his wife and four children.

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