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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman A Death in the Family TPB (1988 DC) 1st Edition 1-1ST

    1st DC Edition - 1st printing. Collects Batman #426-429. Written by Jim Starlin. Art by Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo. In defiance of Batman, Jason Todd, the second Boy Wonder, embarks on a quest to find his mother, but meets the Joker... and his final fate! Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Other recommendations from Lonestar Staff member 'Odinson' - Batman A Lonely Place of Dying TPB (1990) and Batman: Under the Hood Vol. 1 & 2 TP. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Batman A Death in the Family TPB (1988 DC) 1st Edition 1-REP

    1st DC Edition - 2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. Collects Batman #426-429. Written by Jim Starlin. Art by Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo. In defiance of Batman, Jason Todd, the second Boy Wonder, embarks on a quest to find his mother, but meets the Joker... and his final fate! Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Other recommendations from Lonestar Staff member 'Odinson' - Batman A Lonely Place of Dying TPB (1990) and Batman: Under the Hood Vol. 1 & 2 TP. Cover price $12.99.

  • Issue #426
    Batman (1940) 426
    Published Dec 1988 by DC.
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    1st printing. Cover art by Mike Mignola. "A Death in the Family" part 1 of 4, script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Jason discovers that his "real" mother was really his step-mother, and his birth mother is still alive; Joker escapes from Arkham and Batman chases him to the Middle East where he runs across Jason looking for one of the women he thinks is his mom. Infamous story where readers called an 800 number, and 'voted' to have Robin killed! Story continues in Batman #427. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #427
    Batman (1940) 427
    Published Jan 1989 by DC.
    3 bids
    Current bid: $6.00
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    1st printing. Cover art by Mike Mignola. "A Death in the Family" part 2 of 4, script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Jason meets his real mother, Sheila Haywood, but she turns out to be working for the Joker and allows her son to fall into his deadly hands inside of a warehouse; Joker beats Robin with a crowbar and leaves him for dead as a badly beaten Robin attempts to save his mom and himself from the dynamite left behind by the Joker as he leaves them both to a horrible fate; Batman watches in horror as the warehouse containing Jason and Sheila blows up, too late to stop the Joker. Infamous Phone Poll on death or life for Robin (Jason Todd). The Direct Sales copies of this comic, released first, contained a 1-800 phone number to either vote "for" or "against" the death of Jason Todd on the inside back cover. The newsstand copies, released 3 weeks later did not contain the 1-800 number. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #428
    Batman (1940) 428
    Published Jan 1989 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.08) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.26) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    3 bids
    Current bid: $9.00
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    1st printing. Cover art by Mike Mignola. "A Death in the Family" part 3 of 4, script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Death of Sheila Haywood; Burial of Sheila Haywood and Jason Todd; The Joker becomes the Iranian Ambassador to the U.N. Results of Phone Poll as to whether Robin dies this issue or not. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #429
    Batman (1940) 429
    Published Feb 1989 by DC.

    1st printing. Cover art by Mike Mignola. "A Death in the Family" part 4 of 4, script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Batman and Superman talk to CIA agent Ralph Bundy about the Joker's diplomatic status; The agent tries to get Batman to leave the Joker alone; Batman goes to the Joker's hotel room; The Joker confirms that he killed Jason; The Joker pulls a gun, but Batman is already gone; At the UN the Joker tries to poison the audience; Fortunately, Superman sucks up all the poison and flies out of the room to release it; The Joker activates bombs; Batman pursues him. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman A Death in the Family HC (2009 DC Library) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Collects Batman #426-429 and 440-442 and New Teen Titans (1984-1996 2nd Series) #60-61. Written by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman. Art by George PĂ©rez, Jim Aparo, Tom Grummett, Mike DeCarlo and Bob McLeod. Cover by Jim Aparo. The Batman classic of the 1980s is collected in a hardcover featuring stories previously released seperately as BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY and BATMAN: A LONELY PLACE OF DYING for the first time in one place! Including BATMAN #426-429 and 440-442 and THE NEW TITANS #60-61! Readers were invited to vote on the outcome of this story - and they decided that Jason Todd should die! In this tragic tale, Jason lived up to his hot-headed reputation, ignoring his mentor's warnings when he attempts to take on The Joker by himself and paying 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. A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. In his ultimate showdown with the Boy Wonder, the Joker teams up with the most unlikely of allies -- Batman's readers! The year was 1988 -- the 50th anniversary of the Dark Knight Detective -- and his fans had been given an unprecedented opportunity to decide the outcome of one of his most pivotal stories. The choice? Whether to keep the status quo of Batman and Robin, the Dynamic Duo, or return Batman to what he once was -- a brooding, one-man war on crime. A vote was held, the results were honored, and history was made -- following his most devastating defeat, Robin was killed and Batman was once again Gotham's lone protector. But what would the ramifications of this tragedy be? Would Batman become a more focused champion of justice, or would he degenerate into a reckless vigilante, unable to recover from such a loss? These questions would be answered in the 5-part follow-up story A LONELY PLACE OF DYING, along with the biggest question of all: Does Batman need a Robin? This volume of DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY collects both of these iconic tales, as well as anecdotes by writer Marv Wolfman. Hardcover, 272 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman A Death in the Family TPB (2011 DC) New Edition 1-1ST

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    New (2011) DC Edition - 1st printing. Collects Batman #426-429 and 440-442 and New Teen Titans (1984-1996 2nd Series) #60-61. Written by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman. Art by Jim Aparo and GEORGE PEREZ. Cover by JIM APARO. It's a new paperback edition of the classic Batman tale that sealed the fate of the second Robin, Jason Todd. Softcover, 272 pages, full color. NOTE: Other recommendations from Lonestar Staff member 'Odinson' - Batman A Lonely Place of Dying TPB (1990) and Batman: Under the Hood Vol. 1 & 2 TP. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Batman A Death in the Family TPB (2011 DC) New Edition 1-REP

    New (2011) DC Edition - 2nd and later printings. Collects Batman #426-429 and 440-442 and New Teen Titans (1984-1996 2nd Series) #60-61. Written by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman. Art by Jim Aparo and GEORGE PEREZ. Cover by JIM APARO. It's a new paperback edition of the classic Batman tale that sealed the fate of the second Robin, Jason Todd. Softcover, 272 pages, full color. NOTE: Other recommendations from Lonestar Staff member 'Odinson' - Batman A Lonely Place of Dying TPB (1990) and Batman: Under the Hood Vol. 1 & 2 TP. Cover price $24.99.