Batman

With Robin dead at the hands of the Joker, Batman must try to move on from his loss and return to being a lone crime fighter.

Author: Jim Starlin

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401232740

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 269

View: 895

With Robin dead at the hands of the Joker, Batman must try to move on from his loss and return to being a lone crime fighter.

Batman a Death in the Family the Deluxe Edition

The death that changed Batman forever is captured in this chilling hardcover edition that hasn't been released in a decade! In 1988 Batman readers were allowed to vote on the outcome of the story... and they decided that Robin should die!

Author: Jim Starlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781779509178

Category:

Page: 272

View: 608

The death that changed Batman forever is captured in this chilling hardcover edition that hasn't been released in a decade! In 1988 Batman readers were allowed to vote on the outcome of the story... and they decided that Robin should die! Jim Starlin's devastating graphic novel classic left shock waves throughout the comic book industry, many of which are still felt today! 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 for 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. This tale of loss, guilt and brutality is considered one of the most defining pieces in the Dark Knight's mythology. Batman: A Death in the Family The Deluxe Edition collects Batman #426-429, #440-442, The New Titans #60-61, and material from Batman Annual #25.

Batman

The fate of the second Robin, a.k.a. Jason Todd, is determined in Ethopia where Jason travels to find his biological mother, Sheila Haywood.

Author: Jim Starlin

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9780930289447

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 635

The fate of the second Robin, a.k.a. Jason Todd, is determined in Ethopia where Jason travels to find his biological mother, Sheila Haywood.

Batman Vol 3 Death of the Family

It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... Collects the the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo.

Author: Scott Snyder

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401248225

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page:

View: 992

After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... Collects the the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. BATMAN VOLUME 3 will have reprecussions that will affect the Batman universe for years to come! Collects BATMAN #13-17

Batman

The fate of the second Robin, a.k.a. Jason Todd, is determined in Ethopia where Jason travels to find his biological mother, Sheila Haywood.

Author: Jim Starlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781439550915

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page:

View: 486

The fate of the second Robin, a.k.a. Jason Todd, is determined in Ethopia where Jason travels to find his biological mother, Sheila Haywood.

Batman

Author: Jim Starlin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 144

View: 178


DC Comics Classics Library Batman A Death in the Family

When Jason Todd - the wilful, disobedient teenager who inherited the mantle of Robin - ignores his mentor's advice and goes after the Joker alone, he pays the ultimate price!

Author: Jim Starlin

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781848564510

Category: Batman (Fictitious character)

Page: 144

View: 182

Gotham City is plagued with crime and corruption in places high and low, but one man has taken a stand against evil of all forms: the dark avenger known as Batman. One of the most shocking stories of the Dark Knight's career is retold in hardcover, for the first time ever! When Jason Todd - the wilful, disobedient teenager who inherited the mantle of Robin - ignores his mentor's advice and goes after the Joker alone, he pays the ultimate price! Now the Caped Crusader is hunting his nemesis once more, with Superman at his side - but this time it might well be a fight to the death! By classic creators including Jim Starlin (Death of the New Gods), Marv Wolfman and George Perez (Crisis on Infinite Earths) and Jim Aparo, this story still shocks!

Death of the Family

The Joker returns to test Batman and the extended Bat-family, but when he squares off against Batman's son Damian aka Robin, The Clown Prince of Crime pushes Robin to his limits and beyond. Original.

Author: Peter J. Tomasi

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401246174

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 822

The Joker returns to test Batman and the extended Bat-family, but when he squares off against Batman's son Damian aka Robin, The Clown Prince of Crime pushes Robin to his limits and beyond. Original.

Batman and Ethics

Collected in Batman: A Death in the Family (1995). Batman #427 (December
1988). Jim Starlin (w), Jim Aparo, Mike DeCarlo, and Adrienne Roy (a). Collected
in Batman: A Death in the Family (1995), The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years ...

Author: Mark D. White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119038022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 110

Batman has been one of the world’s most beloved superheroes since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Clad in his dark cowl and cape, he has captured the imagination of millions with his single-minded mission to create a better world for the people of Gotham City by fighting crime, making use of expert detective skills, high-tech crime-fighting gadgets, and an extensive network of sidekicks and partners. But why has this self-made hero enjoyed such enduring popularity? And why are his choices so often the subject of intense debate among his fans and philosophers alike? Batman and Ethics goes behind the mask to shed new light on the complexities and contradictions of the Dark Knight’s moral code. From the logic behind his aversion to killing to the moral status of vigilantism and his use of torture in pursuit of justice (or perhaps revenge), Batman’s ethical precepts are compelling but often inconsistent and controversial. Philosopher and pop culture expert Mark D. White uses the tools of moral philosophy to track Batman’s most striking ethical dilemmas and decisions across his most prominent storylines from the early 1970s through the launch of the New 52, and suggests how understanding the mercurial moral character of the caped crusader might help us reconcile our own. A thought-provoking and entertaining journey through four decades of Batman’s struggles and triumphs in time for the franchise’s 80th anniversary, Batman and Ethics is a perfect gateway into the complex questions of moral philosophy through a focused character study of this most famous of fictional superheroes.

Many More Lives of the Batman

Batman and Robin's subtle allusion to Moore and Bolland's earlier narrative
through the use of environmental ... Rather than use an evocative location to
suggest this continuity, however, 'Death of the Family' instead relies on a
distinctive prop.

Author: Roberta Pearson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844577678

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 248

View: 672

The Many Lives of the Batman (1991) was a pioneer within cultural and comic book scholarship. This fresh new sequel retains the best of the original chapters but also includes images, new chapters and new contributions from the Batman writers and editors. Spanning 75 years and multiple incarnations, this is the definitive history of Batman.

Batman

This is the third in DC's series of book and mask sets, following the very popular V FOR VENDETTA BOOK AND MASK SET and the BATMAN- THE COURT OF OWLS BOOK AND MASK SET. Collects BATMAN #13-17.

Author: Scott Snyder

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401249274

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 783

After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for a man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before! How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... This new collectors set collects the critically acclaimed tale Batman: Death of the Family from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Collecting Batman #13-17, this seminal trade paperback is paired with a replica mask of facial flesh worn by the Joker. Note: UK Price Includes VAT

A Death in the Family

In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and ...

Author: Karl Ove Knausgård

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099555166

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 831

An international phenomenon, which has been declared a masterpiece everywhere it has been published. A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read. In this utterly remarkable novel Karl Ove Knausgaard writes with painful honesty about his childhood and teenage years, his infatuation with rock music, his relationship with his loving yet almost invisible mother and his distant and unpredictable father, and his bewilderment and grief on his father's death. When Karl Ove becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. In A Death in the Family Knausgaard has created a universal story of the struggles, great and small, that we all face in our lives. A profoundly serious, gripping and hugely readable work written as if the author's very life were at stake.

The American Superhero Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History

Bob Kane and Bill Finger Bob Kane (1915–1998) and Bill Finger (1914–1974)
were the cocreators of Batman. ... As such, DC Comics chose to allow fans to
decide his fate in the story line “A Death in the Family” (Batman #426–429,
December ...

Author: Richard A. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440861242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

View: 489

This compilation of essential information on 100 superheroes from comic book issues, various print and online references, and scholarly analyses provides readers all of the relevant material on superheroes in one place. • Examines in detail how superheroes and superheroines have appeared in comics and other media over the decades • Shows how superheroes and superheroines have reflected the hopes, fears, and values of American society at any given period • Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays • Ensures that diverse and obscure superheroes and superheroines are given equal coverage

Batman and Philosophy

(Interestingly, Miller wrote this story a couple of years before Jason died in the
regular Batman continuity, thereby predicting—and probably helping to bring
about—the Joker's infamous killing of Robin depicted in A Death in the Family in
1988.) ...

Author: Mark D. White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470532807

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 226

Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

Supervillains and Philosophy

We'll focus on depictions of the Joker in Batman #1 (which was recently reprinted
in The Joker: The Greatest Stories Ever Told), the movie The Dark Knight, and the
graphic novels, A Death in the Family, The Killing Joke, and Batman: The Dark ...

Author: Ben Dyer

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697804

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 389

The devil gets his due in the latest entry in the Pop Culture and Philosophy series. Supervillains and Philosophy features an international cabal of philosophers and comics industry professionals conspiring to reveal the dark details — and deeper meanings — lurking behind today’s most popular comic book monsters. Whether it’s their moral justification for world domination or the wavering boundaries they share with the modern anti-hero, everyone's favorite villains generate as much attention as their heroic counterparts. The 20 essays in this accessible book explore the nature of supervillainy, examine the boundaries of good and evil, offer helpful advice to prospective supervillains, and untangle diabolical puzzles of identity and consciousness. All the legends are here, from Dr. Doom and the Spectre to the Joker and the Watchmen, reconsidered through the lens of classic and modern philosophy.

Batman Unwrapped Death of the Family

It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... This new hardcover, unwrapped edition collects the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo.

Author: Scott Snyder

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781401274887

Category:

Page: 160

View: 270

Displayed in its orginal pencilled glory right from legendary artist Greg Capullo comes BATMAN- DEATH OF THE FAMILY UNWRAPPED. After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for a man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum... This new hardcover, unwrapped edition collects the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo.

War Politics and Superheroes

ONE Batman as Terrorist, Technocrat, and Feudal Lord Guns are for cowards. ...
socially insightful Batman stories, including a 1943 movie serial, Batman Begins (
2005), Batman Returns (1992), The Cult (1988), A Death in the Family (1989), ...

Author: Marc DiPaolo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 572

Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance. This critical text examines the seventy-year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time. Superheroes addressed include Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Superman, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and topics covered include American wars, conflicts, and public policy. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A Complete History of American Comic Books

16 This nihilism was also found in DC ' s “ A Death in the Family ” in the Batman
series ( 1988 – 1989 ) , in which Batman ' s sidekick Robin is murdered by the
Joker . And at Marvel it led to dark storylines like “ Mutant Massacre ” ( 1986 ) and
 ...

Author: Shirrel Rhoades

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433101076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 830

This book is an updated history of the American comic book by an industry insider. You'll follow the development of comics from the first appearance of the comic book format in the Platinum Age of the 1930s to the creation of the superhero genre in the Golden Age, to the current period, where comics flourish as graphic novels and blockbuster movies. Along the way you will meet the hustlers, hucksters, hacks, and visionaries who made the American comic book what it is today. It's an exciting journey, filled with mutants, changelings, atomized scientists, gamma-ray accidents, and supernaturally empowered heroes and villains who challenge the imagination and spark the secret identities lurking within us.

Batman Unmasked

The Joker ' s costume in the latter stages of the movie – top hat , formal jacket and
mouth prissily lipsticked into a constant pout – is very similar to his outfit in the
last chapter of Jim Starlin , Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo ' s A Death In The Family
 ...

Author: The Tom Hopkinson Center for Media Research Will Brooker

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 829

A work of scholarship and a labor of love. "This is the definitive history of the Batman in all media: comics, film, television and the internet. The bookÆs combination of rigorous historical research and a witty, fluid writing style make it both vastly instructive and vastly entertaining."--Roberta Pearson, editor of The Many Lives of the Batman "Will appeal to avid students of pop culture and comics, and a gay cult audience...BrookerÆs impressive overview of BatmanÆs history reflects on the masked oneÆs origins, early arch rivals and the introduction of Robin, and concentrates on four periods: WWII, the mid 1950s, the Æ60s and the Æ90s. In 1954, child psychologist Fredric Wertham attacked the comic book industryànoting homoerotic undercurrents between Batman and Robin; BrookerÆs lengthy and fascinating Ægay readingÆ supports WerthamÆs claim, albeit with a positive, postmodern twist. After recalling the campy image of Batman spawned by ABCÆs 1960s TV show, the author takes a look at Batman writers, fans, fanzines and the Net, concluding with a hilarious chapter on how his research was ridiculed by the British media." -Publishers Weekly ôàBrookerÆs account is bolstered by his fan expertise. This book usefully expands uponàThe Many Lives of Batman. Recommendedàö--Library Journal"A historical, detailed, deep analysis of Batman as a cultural icon in America. This isn't a simple polemic or surface-shallow analysis. This is deep stuff-analyzing art styles, histories, individual panels, cultural concepts, and historical documentsà. plenty of startling revelations and analysesàThis is a stunningly well-done, intelligent book. It's proof that comics are not throwaway ephemera, but real, vital, analyzable parts of our culture. It's also a must-have for the hardcore Batman fan and comics fan-who doesn't mind some ideas being challenged."--www.super-heroes.netôBrooker cuts through the mumbo jumbo to deliver incisive analysis and very sharp reporting, particularly on the comic book's homoerotic subtext and on the 60's TV show's knowing self-mockery, as well as on how the 'official' 21st Century Batman nods to both.ö--Entertainment WeeklyOver the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.

Red Hood and the Outlaws

"Red Hood-- former Robin, resurrected and looking for a reason to live again.

Author: Scott Lobdell

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401244125

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 999

"Red Hood-- former Robin, resurrected and looking for a reason to live again. Starfire-- alien princess confounding her teammates with the mystery of her own memories. Arsenal-- former sidekick who hit rock-bottom and is still trying to bounce back. These three deeply damaged heroes have found refuge in their unlikely partnership-- but can they pull together enough to save the world? A war has begun between the mystic All Caste that trained Red Hood and the ancient evil of the Untitled-- with Red Hood, Arsenal, and Starfire caught squarely in the middle. Now the Outlaws will have to battle reanimated warriors, genetically enhanced xenophobes and unkillable assassins in order to make sense of the battle they've found themselves in"--P. [4] of cover v. 1.