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Batman (1940) - #427
"A Death in the Family, Book Two, Chapters 3 & 4"
DC Comics

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Jim Starlin

Jim Aparo

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Dennis 'Denny' O'Neil
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Cover Date: Holiday 1988
Cover Price: US $ 1.50

Issue Tagline:
Robin finds his mother.
And waiting is the Joker, planning a revenge that is swift, violent, terrible.
Can Robin survive?

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 48 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
Batman (1940) #427 Direct Market--"You Will Decide" version

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A Death in the Family (Batman)

Jason Todd finally reunites with his estranged biological mother, but unfortunately for him, the Joker is also waiting for him. Captured by the Joker, Jason and his mother are savagely beaten by a crazed Joker. As a final insult, Joker arms a bomb linked to Jason and his mother. Can they possibly escape with their lives?

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Batman (1940) TPB (10th Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (11th Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (13th Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (1st Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (2nd Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (4th Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (5th Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (6th Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (7th Printing)
Batman (1940) TPB (All Four Collector's Item Issues in One Volume)
Batman (1940) TPB (Titan Books Edition)
Batman Sonderband (1989) #11
Batman: A Death in the Family (2011) TPB
Batman: Kuolema kulkee suvussa (1989) 1989-02
DC Comics Classics Library (2009) HC vol. 07
The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years (2014) HC

This issue shipped with two versions, one containing phone numbers to either save or kill Jason Todd, the other without the phone numbers.

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