([November] 2011)

DC, 2011 Series
 
Price:
24.99 USD; 27.99 CAD
Pages:
276
On-sale date:
2011-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
978-1-4012-3274-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140123274052499
Editing:
Robin Wildman
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

The Ground-Breaking Classic (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Allen Passalaqua
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints:

A Death in the Family (Table of Contents)

credits / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Aparo; Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo; Mike Mignola
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]

Indexer Notes

The title page is illustrated with art taken from page 10 of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #428. This is followed by a two-page spread providing the credits, illustrated with art taken from panel 7 of page 35 of #427. The next two-page spread gives the copyright notice and editorial credits and a table of contents; the art on this spread is taken from the cover of #428.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez (layout); Tom Grummett
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Adrienne Roy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

The art of this full page illustration is taken from the fifth panel of page 25 of The New Titans (DC, 1988 series) #60.

A Death In the Family Book One of Four (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Death in the Family (Chapter 1 & 2) (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-3615

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner Gordon; Joker (villain); Two-Face (flashback); Sharmin Rosen; Shiva Woosan [Lady Shiva] (cameo image on computer monitor); Dr. Sheila Haywood (cameo image on computer monitor)
Synopsis:
Jason discovers that his "real" mother was really his step-mother, and his birth mother is still alive. Joker escapes from Arkham and Batman chases him to the Middle East where he runs across Jason looking for one of the women he thinks is his mom.
Reprints:

A Death In the Family Book Two of Four (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Death in the Family (Chapter 3 & 4) (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-3628

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]; Sheila Haywood (introduction); Joker; Lady Shiva; Alfred Pennyworth (flashback)
Synopsis:
Jason meets his real mother, Sheila Haywood, who is working for the Joker and allows her son to fall into his hands in a warehouse. The Joker beats Robin with a crowbar and leaves him for dead. A badly beaten Robin attempts to save his mother from the dynamite left behind by the Joker. Batman watches in horror as the warehouse containing Jason and Sheila blows up.
Reprints:

Robin will die because the Joker wants revenge, but you can prevent it with a telephone call. (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This ad, originally printed in the direct sales edition of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #427, contains the phone numbers for readers to call and vote "The Joker fails and Robin lives" or "The Joker succeeds and Robin will not survive."

A Death In the Family Book Three of Four (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Death in the Family Chapter 5 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-3885

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin (death); Shiela Haywood (death); Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner Gordon; Barbara Gordon; Superman; Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran; Joker; Two-Face (flashback)
Synopsis:
Batman finds Sheila Haywood dying and unearths Robin's corpse from the rubble. Following their burials, Batman and Superman discover that the Joker is the new the Iranian Ambassador and is protected by diplomatic immunity.
Reprints:

A Death In the Family Book Four of Four (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Mike Mignola
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Death in the Family! Chapter 6 (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-3984

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman; Joker
Synopsis:
Batman and Superman manage to thwart the Joker's plan to poison the United Nations ambassadors, but Batman is unable to fully resolve the case because the badly shot Joker is aboard an exploding helicopter that crashes into the river and even Superman cannot find the body.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez (layout); Tom Grummett
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Adrienne Roy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

The art of this full page illustration is taken from the fifth panel of page 25 of The New Titans (DC, 1988 series) #60.

A Lonely Place of Dying Remembrances (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The article is illustrated by a selection of panels from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #426.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez (layout); Tom Grummett
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Adrienne Roy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

The art of this full page illustration is taken from the fifth panel of page 25 of The New Titans (DC, 1988 series) #60.

A Lonely Place of Dying Part 1 of 5 (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter One: Suspects (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
George Perez (coplotter); Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Gordon; Alfred Pennyworth; Two-Face; Tim Drake (unnamed); New Titans [Starfire [Koriand'r]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Jericho; Troia; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Robin [Jason Todd] (flashback); Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); The Flying Graysons (flashback)
Synopsis:
A young man who knows Batman and Nightwing's secret identities secretly takes pictures of Batman's battle with the Ravager and then tries to track down Nightwing.
Reprints:

Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Part 2 of 5 (Table of Contents)

New Titans / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez (signed)
Inks:
George Perez (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
New Titans [Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Jericho; Nightwing; Raven; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Troia]; Changeling [Gar Logan]; Danny Chase; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tim Drake
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter Two: Roots (Table of Contents)

New Titans / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman (plot; script); George Perez (plot)
Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-5030

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
New Titans [Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Jericho; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Troia]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Harrison Haly; Tim Drake; Wilhelm (dies); Samson; Pedro
Synopsis:
Dick goes back to the circus to try and find himself and encounters the mystery teenager following Batman and Nightwing.
Reprints:

A Lonely Place of Dying Part 3 of 5 (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson; Tim Drake; Alfred Pennyworth; Two-Face
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter Three: Parallel Lines! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Tim Drake; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Two-Face; Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); The Flying Graysons (flashback); Penguin (flashback); Commissioner James Gordon
Synopsis:
Tim Drake reveals how he deduced Batman was Bruce Wayne.
Reprints:

Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Part 4 of 5 (Table of Contents)

New Titans / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez (signed)
Inks:
George Perez (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
New Titans [Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Jericho; Nightwing; Raven; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Troia]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Lonely Place of Dying: Part Four Going Home! (Table of Contents)

New Titans / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman (plot; script); George Perez (plot)
Pencils:
George Perez (layouts); Tom Grummett (finishes)
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-5270

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
New Titans [Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Jericho; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Raven; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Troia]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Tim Drake; Commissioner James Gordon; Terry Long; Two-Face
Synopsis:
Batman and Nightwing track down Two-Face but are caught in his trap and buried beneath an crumbling building.
Reprints:

A Lonely Place of Dying Part 5 of 5 (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
George Perez
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robin [Tim Drake]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter Five: Rebirth (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
George Perez (coplotter); Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Two-Face; Joker (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tim Drake's first appearance as Robin.

["He's alive!"] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Starlin
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]
Synopsis:
Batman finds Robin alive beneath the rubble.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This page presents a page prepared had the readers voted to spare Robin.

Biographies (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Perez (layout); Tom Grummett
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Both pages of creator biographies are illustrated by the image of Batman taken from the fifth panel of page 25 of The New Titans (DC, 1988 series) #60.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers are blank.

A Death in the Family (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Jason Todd]

Indexer Notes

The back cover features promotional copy about this volume and is illustrated with art taken from page 10 of Batman (DC, 1940 series) #428.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ground-Breaking Classic
    Batman
  2. 1. A Death in the Family
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  4. 3. A Death In the Family Book One of Four
    Batman
  5. 4. A Death in the Family (Chapter 1 & 2)
    Batman
  6. 5. A Death In the Family Book Two of Four
    Batman
  7. 6. A Death in the Family (Chapter 3 & 4)
    Batman
  8. 7. Robin will die because the Joker wants revenge, but you can prevent it with a telephone call.
  9. 8. A Death In the Family Book Three of Four
    Batman
  10. 9. A Death in the Family Chapter 5
    Batman
  11. 10. A Death In the Family Book Four of Four
    Batman
  12. 11. A Death in the Family! Chapter 6
    Batman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  14. 13. A Lonely Place of Dying Remembrances
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  16. 15. A Lonely Place of Dying Part 1 of 5
    Batman
  17. 16. A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter One: Suspects
    Batman
  18. 17. Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Part 2 of 5
    New Titans
  19. 18. A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter Two: Roots
    New Titans
  20. 19. A Lonely Place of Dying Part 3 of 5
    Batman
  21. 20. A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter Three: Parallel Lines!
    Batman
  22. 21. Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying Part 4 of 5
    New Titans
  23. 22. A Lonely Place of Dying: Part Four Going Home!
    New Titans
  24. 23. A Lonely Place of Dying Part 5 of 5
    Batman
  25. 24. A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter Five: Rebirth
    Batman
  26. 25. ["He's alive!"]
    Batman
  27. 26. Biographies
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. A Death in the Family
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