Batman: A Death in the Family
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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 1st 1995
Publisher: DC Comics
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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So many feels. First of all, this is pretty fucked up. Like, Joker becomes a UN ambassador fucked up. And for reals, that happens in this. I mean, it was like the writers asked how gross they could make me feel, and then put all that stuff in there. But the worst is Jason Todd's mother. ...
A really weak, dated Batman story. 20% decent storyline, with Batman angsting over his decision to take on Jason Todd as a replacement Robin, and 80% Batman punching a lot of "terrorists" out in the Middle East (and beating up and drugging a few women for variety). The colouring is well done, but th...
I am not a Jason Todd fan in any shape or form, but Batman: ADITF is one of the best stories ever written.
Finally got to see The Joker beat Robin to death with a crowbar in the comics. I can see why this graphic novel was controversial, as the subject material was a little on the serious side. Good story, but for me not the easiest or most entertaining to read. Good Batman anyways.
I watched Batman: Under the Red Hood recently thanks to Netflix’s streaming option. I enjoyed it for so many reasons, but that’s another post. After watching the movie, I wanted to read the source material that led up to the events in the movie. Admittedly, I’m more of a Marvel girl than a DC girl, ...