The Joker: Death of the Family : Death of the Family Hardback
by Scott Snyder
* After having his face sliced off one year ago, The Joker makes his horrifying return in this new epic that features Batman's entire network of partners in crimefighting, including Batgirl, Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, the Teen Titans, and more.
While The Joker threatens the very existence of Gotham City, these heroes - and villains - must find a way to survive! * Collects Catwoman #13-14, Batgirl #13-16, Suicide Squad #14-15, Batman and Robin #15-16, Nightwing #15-16, Detective Comics #15-16, Red Hood and the Outlaws #15-16, and Teen Titans #15-16.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 376 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 29/10/2013
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781401242350
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Review by ElizaJane
Brilliant, brilliant storyline! The new Joker is dark, wicked, vicious and the stuff nightmares are made of. Collected here are all the issues from the various series that contributed to the "Death of the Family" story arc. I've read most of those series separately so not much in this book was new to me, but having the complete story together in one place made for fantastic reading. This is a big book and I lingered over it taking a few days to read it delighting over seeing the story put together cohesively like this. I have never liked the Joker as a villain having read/watched him portrayed in the classic campy style too often; however, this New 52! Joker, with his attached face, is absolutely frightening and I adore him! This is a must read for any Batman fans whether you are following any of these series or not. It stands alone as a nice read, though it does have ambiguous endings. If you own all/most of the series included here either in comic or trade format you may not wish to own this book due to the fact that you will be duplicating material you already have but in all honesty, I own several of these in trades and I think this is a wonderful collection devoted specifically to the Joker story line. I know I'll be pulling this one off the shelf to re-read more often than I will each of the specific trade volumes. Depends on whether you are in a Joker mood or a Batman/Nightwing/Batgirl/etc. mood!
Review by fighterofevil
I read the Death of the Family in the main Batman title. This is a great collection of everything else. Solid read overall and priced well.