Death of the Family

Death of the Family Cover

Death of the Family

By Peter J. Tomasi; Scott Snyder; Patrick Gleason (Illustrator)

DC Comics, Hardcover, 9781401242688, 160pp.

Publication Date: December 3, 2013

Description
Bruce Wayne is Batman, Gotham City's dark protector. Damian Wayne is Robin, his partner in crimefighting-and his son. But something binds this Dynamic Duo together that runs deeper even than the blood in their veins: trust.
But what happens if that trust is broken?
After a year of silence, the mad laughter of the Joker can be heard echoing through Gotham's streets once again. Back with a vengeance, the Dark Knight's insane nemesis is out to destroy the Batman's connections to his closest friends and allies. And what better way to accomplish that than to pit father against son?
The relationship between Gotham's greatest heroes is put to the test like never before in BATMAN AND ROBIN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY (collects issues #15-17, BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN #17), from the bestselling creative team of Peter J. Tomasi (BRIGHTEST DAY), Patrick Gleason (GREEN LANTERN CORPS), and Mick Gray (BRIGHTEST DAY). It's the final word in whether this Robin is truly worthy of the mantle of the Bat.


About the Author
Peter J. Tomasi, a life-long New Yorker, is an NYU grad with degrees in political science and filmmaking. Peter has helped re-imagine many characters and books over the course of his extensive and exclusive career at DC Comics as a writer and editor. Peter's newest projects are BATMAN & ROBIN and GREEN LANTERN CORPS, both a part of DC Comics--The New 52. His previous works include BRIGHTEST DAY GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BATMAN: BLACKEST KNIGHT, THE OUTSIDERS, NIGHTWING, PHANTOM STRANGER, BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE and FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM.


Praise For Death of the Family

"A jaw-dropping use of the comic book form. I am absolutely certain that the first full image of the Joker from this issue will never leave my memory."—IGN

"Now's a great time to be a Batman fan. Or a Robin fan. Or just a casual reader looking for a compelling Joker story."—CBR

"It's creepier than POLTERGEIST's Carol Ann in a movie with the two chicks from THE SHINING, really."—AICN