Batman (1940 series) #426-429 [SET] — A Death in the Family

$400.00

Batman readers were allowed to vote on the outcome of the story and they decided that Robin should Die!

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 to 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, and with Superman by his side, Batman seeks his vengeance...

As he looks to end the Joker's threat forever!

 

 

Collecting issues #426-429.

 

 

Batman (1940 series) #426
By Jim Starlin & Jim Aparo. 
“A Death in the Family” pt 1 (of 4)
Jason Todd discovers a birth certificate that reveals that the woman he believed to be his mother, Catherine Todd, was actually his step-mother and that his biological mother may be alive in Lebanon.  Meanwhile, the Joker has broken out of Arkham Asylum yet again and has decided to get into the international arms business, brokering a deal to Sell a Nuclear Bomb in Lebanon.  Jason takes off to look for his mother and Bruce takes off to track down the Joker.  Little do they realize they're both headed for the same place.
Batman (1940 series) #427
By Jim Starlin & Jim Aparo. 
“A Death in the Family” pt 2 (of 4)
Finally discovering his mother isn't the happy reunion that Jason Todd was hoping for when it's revealed that she's been blackmailed into working with the Joker.
Batman (1940 series) #428
By Jim Starlin & Jim Aparo. 
“A Death in the Family” pt 3 (of 4)
Was Batman Too Late?  Can Jason Still be Alive? 
Batman (1940 series) #429
By Jim Starlin & Jim Aparo. 
“A Death in the Family” pt 4 (of 4)
The Joker has Killed Robin, and is Protected by Diplomatic Immunity!  Will Batman Respect International Laws and Leave The Joker Alone? 
Guest-Starring Superman.