Meanwhile the Joker had escaped from Arkham Asylum, leaving a trail of death behind him. This item: Batman Vol. Harley warns Batman that Joker is not the same, and a prerecorded message by Joker announces that he will liberate Batman by killing Batman's family. Harley Quinn is disguised as Red Hood, and traps Batman in a vat filling with chemicals. The Joker kills John Claridge on live television, and swears that he will murder Mayor Hady by midnight. There's something missing here. This template will automatically categorize articles that include it into the Batman Storylines category. The Joker got out of the building and into a helicopter sent to him by his sponsors. It was published in the Batman series with crossovers through Batgirl, Batman and Robin, Catwoman, Detective Comics, Nightwing, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Suicide Squad, and Teen Titans. Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies. The Joker appeared dressed in Arab clothes and as he walked to the stage, he stopped for a moment and exchanged glances with Bruce. Batman Vol 2 #13(December, 2012) Batman arrived too late to save them as he was stopping the Joker's venom to reach the city and they died from their injuries. Ralph Bundy, a CIA contact, told Batman to keep away from the Joker since it could start a diplomatic incident, which the government would rather avoid. Greg Capullo Original call-in advertisement from Batman #427. Weapons: None known. But, getting captured was part of his plan. It all leads back to Arkham Asylum...Collects BATMAN #13-17, BATGIRL #14-16, NIGHTWING #15-16, BATMAN AND ROBIN #15-16, plus pages from BATGIRL #13, NIGHTWING #14, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #14-15 and TEEN TITANS #16. Superman tried to convince him to leave, and his evasive attitude and refusal to answer questions led Batman to punch him across the jaw; fortunately, Superman rolled with the punch, leaving Batman with only badly bruised knuckles. She resists him but ends up going back with him to the A.C.E. , The Joker returns to Gotham City after a year, appearing at GCPD Headquarters. Superman asked Batman about Jason, and at this point a limousine pulled up at the curb. Sheila and Robin tried desperately to get out of the warehouse but were still inside as the bomb went off. Joker ties up Batman in a trap and explains that he views himself as the "court jester" to Batman as "king." Using a truth drug they got her to admit that she is not the mother. Robin was soon lying unconscious in a pool of blood, which the Joker complacently remarked is "a bit messy".  The Joker puts Catwoman through a series of tests, revolving around the theme of different ways to skin a cat. The audience chose the Boy Wonder to die and thus, a legendary figure in comics was eliminated, bringing shock value and darker elements to the comic book industry as a whole. He says he will decide on keeping her or killing her later but when he returns from the next step of his plan she has gone. The Joker himself, meanwhile, met none other than the Ayatollah Khomeini, who offered him a position in the Iranian government. However, all three were based in the Middle East and Africa. Catwoman rejects this and accuses Joker of being the one in love with Batman. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Batman and Gordon set up a protective GCPD cordon around Hady. The Joker steped out, revealing to Batman and Superman that he had become Iran's representative at the UN. Meanwhile, Tim awakens, only to find the Joker taunting him by wearing his gliding wings. Items: None known. The Joker has been absent from Gotham City for over a year. Joker has instead rigged it to explode where Batman would have, injuring Nightwing in the blast, and filled the reservoir with corpses of those who would have been poisoned by it anyway.  Their leader, the Merrymaker, is a maniacal mastermind who claims to have direct roots to the Joker, himself. Joker kidnaps Batgirls' mother and will only release her if Barbara agrees to marry him. James Gordon, Jr. then arrives and will allow Joker to have his sister, if he releases his mother. Joker denied the medical supplies to the starving in order to sell them on the black market and also replaced them with his laughing gas which, once set off, would've killed thousands of people. They determine that Joker is revisiting his most famous crimes and reinventing them with new twists. The bodies were taken back to Gotham for burial. The poison has been altered to leave victims frowning, and a clue leads Batman to Ace Chemicals where he first encountered the Joker. The story is controversial in more ways than one, as it was the result of a social experiment by the producers of the Batman comics and their audience, in which people would have the last say regarding Robin's ultimate fate. He concluded that she was in fact his stepmother and resolved to find his biological one. The story is controversial in more ways than one, as it was the result of a social experiment by the producers of the Batman co… Batman #429. You can help DC Database by editing this page, providing additional information to bring this article to a higher standard of quality. The League's crime spree causes Batman to spread himself thin as he tries to find the Joker and the Merrymaker.. Incomplete Batman visits Jim Gordon to protect him, but Gordon is hospitalized by poison in his old photos. A Death in the Family is a four part storyline written by Jim Starlin and illustrated by Jim Aparo. He then left him and Sheila in the warehouse with a time bomb. He slaughters several cops and taunts Jim Gordon, then steals his own severed face out of the evidence room and leaves. The last time he was seen, the Joker was captured and sent to Arkham Asylum. He believes his job is to deliver unpleasant truths to Batman that he wouldn't hear from anyone else. While waiting outside the building, Batman met Superman, who was sent by the State Department. The Joker's attempt to poison the reservoir is an homage to his first true confrontation with Batman. Robin—in a sick and twisted gambit to make the Dark Knight all his own! She had managed to cut her wrists to lubricate her chains and slip free, and she then returns to the Suicide Squad. The bullets flew everywhere, hitting everyone, including the Joker and the pilot, who lost control and crashed into the sea. It turned out to be Superman in disguise.  The Titans teamed up with Batgirl to find him, without realizing the clown set a trap for them, infecting Kid Flash with his toxin and making him spread it all over the city. Jason therefore ran away from home to find them. The Joker brutally battered him with a crowbar. He explains that her love makes Batman weak, and Batman would be stronger if she became his greatest adversary. Justice League International: The Signal Masters, https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_Death_of_the_Family?oldid=2695015, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function. Infinite Crisis Secret Files and Origins #1, https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_A_Death_in_the_Family?oldid=2802716, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function, A call-in advertisement was printed on the inside back cover of, Interestingly, the last three digits of the second telephone number (. Published in 1988 on Batman (Volume 1), the story provides one of the most shocking developments to the Batman mythos as Jason Todd, the second Robin, is killed at the hand of Batman's arch enemy, the Joker. Joker needs a servant for an upcoming celebration and has chosen Alfred for his connection to Batman Incorporated. They foiled an attempt by Arab terrorists to destroy Tel Aviv using a nuclear missile sold to them by the Joker. This template will automatically categorize articles that include it into the Batman Storylines category. J., which Batman realized refers to city street corners. Still, neither team is able to find and save Red Robin or Red Hood, as both of them remain prisoners of the clown prince of crime.. Joker grows bored of Catwoman and decides to leave. He announced that they will not take any more of such treatment and released his deadly laughing gas over the Assembly. Jason Todd's relationship with Batman turned sour as a result of his battles with criminals, which were almost suicidal. This event or storyline is specifically related to Batman, or to members of the Batman Family. Catwoman is tormented by the Joker, who begins sending her possessions belonging to her dead friend Lola MacIntire. They narrowly avoid falling in together, and finally, Joker subdues Harley and chains her in a room full of corpses in rotting Harley costumes, stating she's not the first Harley, and won't be the last. Death of the Family is a Batman Family crossover storyline written by Scott Snyder with illustrations by Greg Capullo. One gang, the League of Smiles, is exceptionally dangerous. But this time he’s after the people Bruce Wayne holds most dear! All rights reserved. Joker then appears and tells Harley he's come back for her to help with his plan for Batman. Batman discovered that he somehow obtained a nuclear weapon and would sell it to terrorists. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52) (Batman (DC Comics Paperback)) by Scott Snyder Paperback $14.29 In Stock. DC Database is a FANDOM Movies Community. (The telephone numbers shown here are no longer valid.). While walking through his old neighborhood, Jason met a friend of his parents, Mrs. Walker, who gave him a box containing his father's old papers and other documents, including photos and articles relating to his family. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Searching the box, he found his father's now out-of-date address book which gave the name of three women whose first name started with "S", and he tracked their present whereabouts using the Batcomputer.
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