History ComicBook / ADeathInTheFamily

25th Jul '16 11:33:38 AM Kooshmeister
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* BadBoss: The Joker, who "pays" his {{Mooks}} in Ethiopia with a dose of his laughing gas when he doesn't need them anymore.
21st May '16 11:15:20 PM Anddrix
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A short while later, Jason bumps into a person from his past, who gives him a box containing some evidence that the persons he knew as his parents aren't actually his biological mom and dad. Believing that his mother is alive somewhere, Jason takes off to find her, not knowing that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is on the loose and that their paths will cross again...

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A short while later, Jason bumps into a person from his past, who gives him a box containing some evidence that the persons he knew as his parents aren't actually his biological mom and dad. Believing that his mother is alive somewhere, Jason takes off to find her, not knowing that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is on the loose and that their paths will cross again...



* ActionDad - PapaWolf: Batman, obviously. [[spoiler:He is so '''impossibly''' pissed off at SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for what he did to poor Jason that he comes this close to kill him, and only Superman's intervention stops him.]]

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* ActionDad - PapaWolf: Batman, obviously. [[spoiler:He is so '''impossibly''' pissed off at SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker for what he did to poor Jason that he comes this close to kill him, and only Superman's intervention stops him.]]
15th Feb '16 11:15:15 AM BatmanKalEl
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* NothingsTheSameAnymore: It took decades for the Batman to recover from this storyline.

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* NothingsTheSameAnymore: NothingIsTheSameAnymore: It took decades for the Batman to recover from this storyline.
18th Jan '16 3:39:25 PM MrDeath
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* BallotStuffing: There were rumors stating that there was one voter who was able to change the fate of Jason Todd by voting over 100 times. According to the letter section of ''Batman'' #429, Denny O'Neil said that, up until the last 15 minutes of the vote, the "Jason Lives" option was ahead by 38 votes, only for the "Jason Dies" option to surpass it and win by 72 votes.
18th Jan '16 3:31:42 PM ThallianGold
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: At the time, many people dismissed the voting as a publicity gimmick, and that Robin would naturally live. The ads for issue 4 stated otherwise: "Robin is dead, murdered by the Joker."


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** Horrifyingly averted for Robin, showing the writes aware of this trope. Jason's body is clearly seen, clearly dead, and clearly identified.
18th Jan '16 3:28:33 PM ThallianGold
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** Additionally, Robin's broken body is visible, as well as Batman's reactions to checking Robin's pulse and the realization of his sidekick's death. [[RealityEnsues He also has to strip Robin of his clothes to disguise his secret identity.]]
18th Jan '16 3:26:34 PM ThallianGold
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* BeigeProse: From the ads and cover of the fourth book, also serving as a LateArrivalSpoiler for those who thought StatusQuoIsGod: "Robin is dead, murdered by the Joker."


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* NothingsTheSameAnymore: It took decades for the Batman to recover from this storyline.


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** Bruce later admits he sees this in himself, as Robin was a child when he died.
20th Oct '15 9:07:51 AM ZenBlade
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* LonelyFuneral: A total of five people attend Jason Todd's funeral: Bruce, Alfred, Jim and Barbara Gordon, and a priest. Though there are a number of reasons as to why. First, Jason was only in his mid-teens at the time, and as the narration states "Jason's life was too short for his passing to cause many ripples." Second, Dick Grayson, the first Robin and Jason's surrogate brother, had been on an adventure in space at the time, and didn't find out about Jason's death until he returned to Earth. Third, Jason was usually busy with his duties as Robin in Gotham, preventing him from forming friendships with civilians or other heroes.
17th Sep '15 9:22:12 AM StFan
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"A Death in the Family" is a ''Franchise/{{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. "A Death in the Family" ran in ''Batman'' #426-429, published in 1988-1989. The story was credited to Jim Starlin (script), Jim Aparo (pencil), Mike [=DeCarlo=] (ink), Adrienne Roy (color), and John Costanza (lettering). Covers were illustrated by Mike Mignola. The story is also collected as a trade paperback under the title ''Batman: A Death in the Family'', which has gone through multiple printings and is still available today.

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"A ''A Death in the Family" Family'' is a ''Franchise/{{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. "A Death in the Family" ran in ''Batman'' #426-429, published in 1988-1989. The story was credited to Jim Starlin (script), Jim Aparo (pencil), Mike [=DeCarlo=] (ink), Adrienne Roy (color), and John Costanza (lettering). Covers were illustrated by Mike Mignola. The story is also collected as a trade paperback under the title ''Batman: A Death in the Family'', which has gone through multiple printings and is still available today.



NeedsWikiMagicLove. Not to be confused with James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title. Or with ''DeathOfTheFamily'', another Batman storyline published in 2012.

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NeedsWikiMagicLove. Not to be confused with James Agee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title. Or with ''DeathOfTheFamily'', ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', another Batman storyline published in 2012.

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15th Sep '15 5:02:16 AM Blazer
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The story was loosely adapted in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', though changing it to be a Ra's al Ghul distraction plot GoneHorriblyWrong and WordOfGod revealed that this event happened in the TimeSkip between seasons one and two of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
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