History ComicBook / DeathOfTheFamily

15th May '18 9:56:15 PM PaulA
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Starting in October 2012, ''Death of the Family'' is the second ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover spinning out of Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunched]] ''Batman'' title, featuring ComicBook/TheJoker's return to Gotham City. Like ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' before it, ''Death of the Family'' isn't a traditional crossover in the sense of the reader needing to read each title in a specific order. The main story is told in the pages of ''Batman'', while the other titles tell their own stories within the larger arc. Titles that tie into the story include ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Comicbook/BatmanAndRobin'', ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad''. While the story begins in the 13th issue of ''Batman'', the tie-in books begin their stories in issue #14 or #15.

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Starting in October 2012, ''Death of the Family'' is the second ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover spinning out of Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunched]] ''Batman'' title, featuring ComicBook/TheJoker's return to Gotham City. Like ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' before it, ''Death of the Family'' isn't a traditional crossover in the sense of the reader needing to read each title in a specific order. The main story is told in the pages of ''Batman'', while the other titles tell their own stories within the larger arc. Titles that tie into the story include ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Comicbook/BatmanAndRobin'', ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'', ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad''. While the story begins in the 13th issue of ''Batman'', the tie-in books begin their stories in issue #14 or #15.
28th Apr '18 9:19:17 PM nombretomado
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Starting in October 2012, ''Death of the Family'' is the second ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover spinning out of Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunched]] ''Batman'' title, featuring ComicBook/TheJoker's return to Gotham City. Like ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' before it, ''Death of the Family'' isn't a traditional crossover in the sense of the reader needing to read each title in a specific order. The main story is told in the pages of ''Batman'', while the other titles tell their own stories within the larger arc. Titles that tie into the story include ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Comicbook/BatmanAndRobin'', ''Comicbook/DetectiveComics'', ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad''. While the story begins in the 13th issue of ''Batman'', the tie-in books begin their stories in issue #14 or #15.

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Starting in October 2012, ''Death of the Family'' is the second ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover spinning out of Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunched]] ''Batman'' title, featuring ComicBook/TheJoker's return to Gotham City. Like ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' before it, ''Death of the Family'' isn't a traditional crossover in the sense of the reader needing to read each title in a specific order. The main story is told in the pages of ''Batman'', while the other titles tell their own stories within the larger arc. Titles that tie into the story include ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Comicbook/BatmanAndRobin'', ''Comicbook/DetectiveComics'', ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad''.''ComicBook/SuicideSquad''. While the story begins in the 13th issue of ''Batman'', the tie-in books begin their stories in issue #14 or #15.
3rd Feb '18 11:34:37 AM nombretomado
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:TheJoker doesn't kill any allies of Batman's, but he drives first Alfred into an insane state and then does the same to Damian, Tim, Barbara, Dick and Jason; who all viciously beat each other while laughing madly and looking like Joker versions of themselves. Batman confronts Joker about what he's done, and Joker falls into a chasm with no body found. Although Bruce saves his allies, Joker has shattered the trust Batman's allies have in each other and in Batman due to the numerous [[BreakingSpeech breaking speeches]] and trauma he's given them. In addition, Bruce could not remove a small trace of modified dubnium from each of his allies... and the chemical dubnium used to be called "hahnium" and had the Periodic Element Table symbol "Ha".]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:TheJoker [[spoiler:ComicBook/TheJoker doesn't kill any allies of Batman's, but he drives first Alfred into an insane state and then does the same to Damian, Tim, Barbara, Dick and Jason; who all viciously beat each other while laughing madly and looking like Joker versions of themselves. Batman confronts Joker about what he's done, and Joker falls into a chasm with no body found. Although Bruce saves his allies, Joker has shattered the trust Batman's allies have in each other and in Batman due to the numerous [[BreakingSpeech breaking speeches]] and trauma he's given them. In addition, Bruce could not remove a small trace of modified dubnium from each of his allies... and the chemical dubnium used to be called "hahnium" and had the Periodic Element Table symbol "Ha".]]
15th Jan '18 8:26:17 AM Owlorange1995
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* DomesticAbuse: Joker does it to Harley once again. [[spoiler:This time, it's made clear that he doesn't love her at all, and she escapes him]].

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* DomesticAbuse: DomesticAbuse:
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Joker does it to Harley once again. [[spoiler:This time, it's made clear that he doesn't love her at all, and she escapes him]].
** [[spoiler:After forcing Batgirl to marry him, the very first thing Joker tries to do is cut off her limbs with a chainsaw so she won't be able to "cheat" on
him]].
6th Oct '17 5:09:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MsFanService: Catwoman. As if to spell it out to readers, she escapes a death trap that ripped up her outfit... and shows off an ''insane'' amount of skin.

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* MsFanService: MsFanservice: Catwoman. As if to spell it out to readers, she escapes a death trap that ripped up her outfit... and shows off an ''insane'' amount of skin.
30th Sep '17 12:15:31 PM Gregzilla
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* ChemistryCanDoAnything: Subverted. [[spoiler: The Joker was created by falling into a vat of random, sci-fi chemicals, but in this story, Batman meticulously lists every chemical in the mixture and is baffled at how it didn't just kill him.]]

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* ChemistryCanDoAnything: Subverted. [[spoiler: The Joker was created by falling into a vat of random, sci-fi chemicals, but in this story, issue 14 of the main plot, Batman meticulously lists every chemical in the mixture and is baffled at how it didn't just kill him.]]
-->'''Batman:''' [[spoiler:I know its components by heart. Eleven percent sodium hydroxide. Thirty-four percent sulfuric acid. Five percent chromium solution. Zinc sulfide, doped with copper, which gives it its green glow. But even so, some afternoons, when I can't sleep, I take out the old slide and study it all over again. I look for something I missed, some ''[[AppliedPhlebotinum secret ingredient]]'', the thing that made him. I stare until it all blurs and I'm looking at nothing, looking at myself, my own eye, reflected back from the lens. There's nothing in this mixture but ''death''. Something no one should be able to survive...
]]
25th Jul '17 1:28:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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Starting in October 2012, ''Death of the Family'' is the second ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover spinning out of Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunched]] ''Batman'' title, featuring ComicBook/TheJoker's return to Gotham City. Like ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' before it, ''Death of the Family'' isn't a traditional crossover in the sense of the reader needing to read each title in a specific order. The main story is told in the pages of ''Batman'', while the other titles tell their own stories within the larger arc. Titles that tie into the story include ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batman and Robin'', ''Detective Comics'', ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''SuicideSquad''. While the story begins in the 13th issue of ''Batman'', the tie-in books begin their stories in issue #14 or #15.

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Starting in October 2012, ''Death of the Family'' is the second ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover spinning out of Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunched]] ''Batman'' title, featuring ComicBook/TheJoker's return to Gotham City. Like ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' before it, ''Death of the Family'' isn't a traditional crossover in the sense of the reader needing to read each title in a specific order. The main story is told in the pages of ''Batman'', while the other titles tell their own stories within the larger arc. Titles that tie into the story include ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batman and Robin'', ''Detective Comics'', ''Comicbook/BatmanAndRobin'', ''Comicbook/DetectiveComics'', ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''SuicideSquad''.''Comicbook/SuicideSquad''. While the story begins in the 13th issue of ''Batman'', the tie-in books begin their stories in issue #14 or #15.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Harley Quinn. Snyder portrays her as an, at best, begrudingly willing participant in the Joker's scheme in Batman #13-14 (it's notable that her one appearance had her lamenting that the Joker she ''knew'' wasn't around anymore), but Adam Glass, who has "ownership" of Harley in SuicideSquad, focused as little time as he could with what Snyder wrote in Batman #13-14 in his tie-ins, resulting in the tie-ins showing Harley only assisting Joker to keep her team safe and her rejecting Joker after being made to serve him again.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Harley Quinn. Snyder portrays her as an, at best, begrudingly willing participant in the Joker's scheme in Batman #13-14 (it's notable that her one appearance had her lamenting that the Joker she ''knew'' wasn't around anymore), but Adam Glass, who has "ownership" of Harley in SuicideSquad, Comicbook/SuicideSquad, focused as little time as he could with what Snyder wrote in Batman #13-14 in his tie-ins, resulting in the tie-ins showing Harley only assisting Joker to keep her team safe and her rejecting Joker after being made to serve him again.
17th Jun '17 11:16:08 AM DustSnitch
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Starting in October 2012, ''Death of the Family'' is the second ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover spinning out of Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunched]] ''Batman'' title, featuring SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's return to Gotham City. Like ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' before it, ''Death of the Family'' isn't a traditional crossover in the sense of the reader needing to read each title in a specific order. The main story is told in the pages of ''Batman'', while the other titles tell their own stories within the larger arc. Titles that tie into the story include ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batman and Robin'', ''Detective Comics'', ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''SuicideSquad''. While the story begins in the 13th issue of ''Batman'', the tie-in books begin their stories in issue #14 or #15.

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Starting in October 2012, ''Death of the Family'' is the second ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' crossover spinning out of Creator/ScottSnyder and Greg Capullo's [[ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunched]] ''Batman'' title, featuring SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's return to Gotham City. Like ''ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls'' before it, ''Death of the Family'' isn't a traditional crossover in the sense of the reader needing to read each title in a specific order. The main story is told in the pages of ''Batman'', while the other titles tell their own stories within the larger arc. Titles that tie into the story include ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} Batgirl]]'', ''Batman and Robin'', ''Detective Comics'', ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'', ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and ''SuicideSquad''. While the story begins in the 13th issue of ''Batman'', the tie-in books begin their stories in issue #14 or #15.
31st Dec '16 3:30:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: [[spoiler: Harley Quinn, despite usually being Joker's costumed moll, proves surprisingly BadAss when she realizes Joker really wants to kill her. She escapes from Joker's attempt to dump her, whilst straitjacketed, into a pit of acid -- almost throwing the Joker into the pit in the process. Then she fights, and kills, with her ''bare hands'', the rabies-infected hyenas Bud and Lou after Joker sets them on her. She bites off some of Joker's tongue, gives him a savage beatdown and then, when he chains her up in a cell and leaves her to die as he claims he's done with every Harley Quinn before her, she yanks her way free of the manacles and escapes, voluntarily going back to the ComicBook/SuicideSquad for protection from him.]]

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: [[spoiler: Harley Quinn, despite usually being Joker's costumed moll, proves surprisingly BadAss badass when she realizes Joker really wants to kill her. She escapes from Joker's attempt to dump her, whilst straitjacketed, into a pit of acid -- almost throwing the Joker into the pit in the process. Then she fights, and kills, with her ''bare hands'', the rabies-infected hyenas Bud and Lou after Joker sets them on her. She bites off some of Joker's tongue, gives him a savage beatdown and then, when he chains her up in a cell and leaves her to die as he claims he's done with every Harley Quinn before her, she yanks her way free of the manacles and escapes, voluntarily going back to the ComicBook/SuicideSquad for protection from him.]]
2nd Nov '15 2:25:50 PM StFan
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* ShoutOut: The "tapestry" in Arkham showcases famous images from iconic Joker stories, specifically "The Laughing Fish", "Joker's Five Way Revenge", "A Death in the Family" and the end of "No Man's Land." Oddly enough, TheKillingJoke is absent.

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* ShoutOut: The "tapestry" in Arkham showcases famous images from iconic Joker stories, specifically "The Laughing Fish", "Joker's Five Way Revenge", "A Death in the Family" and the end of "No Man's Land." Oddly enough, TheKillingJoke "ComicBook/TheKillingJoke" is absent.
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