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Batman: Death in the Family [Kindle Edition]

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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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Jim Starlin is responsible for many of the greatest Batman stories ever told, as well as Cosmic Odyssey and Death of the New Gods!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 157485 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; New edition edition (4 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009POHHQ2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,800 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
There've been a variety of legendary Batman tales over the decades. Year One, The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke, Knightfall, No Man's Land, Hush...and of course, there was A Death in the Family, quite possibly the most infamous Batman saga in history.

The sheer impact this story arc had - not just on Batman, but comics as a whole - has been chronicled extensively by pretty much all parties since it hit shelves back in December 1988 to January 1989. And its legacy is still a source of debate between fans & critics today.

So really, there's no harm whatsoever in revealing spoilers, as everyone knows that THIS is the story where the Joker had succeeded in murdering Jason Todd, the second individual to take the mantel of Robin the Boy Wonder. It was Batman's greatest defeat, one that would haunt him forever in a dark, violent tale that has long become the stuff of legend.

So naturally, you have every reason to check out A Death in the Family, yeah? I mean, you can't really call yourself a Batman fan without having read this major turning-point in the Batman mythos. But aside from being of historical-importance, A Death in the Family is one of those milestones that actually lives up to the legend, even after all this time.

The creative team who were responsible for this were writer Jim Starlin, late artist Jim Aparo (with inker Mike DeCarlo) and legendary Batman editor Denny O' Neil. During this time, Jason Todd was an unpopular character. Unlike Dick Grayson, this Robin was darker, moodier and more violent. So DC Comics decided to leave Jason's future in the hands of the readers, as part of a new way of fan-interaction at the end of the cataclysmic adventure. The rest is history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking Batman Drama 5 Oct. 2013
By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Batman : A Death In The Family.
Robin (Jason Todd).

Plot Synopsis.
This is a epic story arc featuring Jason Todd who's found on the streets homeless, Taken in as a ward by Bruce Wayne & eventually trained up as the new Robin as Dick Grayson has left Gotham & become Nightwing.

The Joker, Batmans main nemesis has escaped from Arkham Asylum again causing havoc claiming to be in league with terrorism as he's obtained a Nuclear Bomb.

The Joker has a surprise in store for the Dark Knight by baiting a trap for his arch nemesis.

There's a clue to this storys conclusion for the Jason Todd character echoed at the beginning of the novel as Todds impatience to leap out in defiance of Batman in a mob attack as Batman quoes "Your impatience will be your down fall this isnt a game" to which Todd replying" Life is a game", Causing Batman to suspend Todds continuation as Robin.

Jason Todd is also trying to piece together clues to solve the mystery of his past.

But the tragedy is that it's Robin whom gets the Jokers last laugh as Robin is blown up & tragically dies in Batmans arms hence the novel's cover art,
They dont write storylines of this quality in graphic novels anymore & this story was given to the fans to conclude on voting for the outcome does Robin Live or die?

Well we know the outcome to that one as fan's seemed to take a dislike to Jason Todd as Robin, The character came across as far to hot headed & arrogant causing the fans to vote to having him killed rather than saved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 3 April 2013
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Loved every second. I would recommend to any batman or comic fan, keeps you engaged and wanting to read more and more after every page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant! 6 April 2013
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This is by far one of the best comics / graphic novels I have read, I'd definitely recommend it! I love the illustrations and the story is ace :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must... 28 Nov. 2013
By Catalin
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The Joker ambassador of Iran... One's gotta love this...
The story is complex, tough, complex.. It is completed with the recruitment of the new Robin... The art is old school.
I really enjoyed this and i recommend it to any fan out there...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book 14 Jan. 2014
By Gayle
Wow. This book can be read by any person who has or doesn't have any knowledge of the batman universe. The art is so very enjoyable and the storyline is just fantastic. The death of Jason Todd is so very well done in an emotional point of view furthermore it features a range of characters, including Superman. Pick this up now
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 10 July 2014
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Had to give it 5 stars as it is a total c classic with suspense and drama showing the Joker at his most evil and psychotic and the easily the closest to seeing him win.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have batman graphic novel 2 Jun. 2014
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This batman graphic novel will complete your batman collection! very emotional, lots of twists and turns! Great plot! 5 stars!
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