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Issue Details

Issue #426
Published December 1988
Cover Price 1.50 USD
Pages 52
Editing Denny O'Neil; Dan Raspler (assistant editor)

Cover Details - "A Death In the Family Book 1"

Characters Batman
Genre superhero
Pencils Mike Mignola
Inks Mike Mignola
Letters Typeset

44 page Batman story "A Death in the Family: Chapter 1 & 2"

Characters FEATURE: Batman; GUESTS: Robin [Jason Todd]; Alfred; Commissioner Gordon; VILLAIN: Joker; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Two-Face
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.
Genre superhero
Script Jim Starlin
Pencils Jim Aparo
Inks Mike DeCarlo
Colors Adrienne Roy
Letters John Costanza
Notes Infamous story where readers called an 800 number, and 'voted' to have Robin killed! Story continues in Batman #427.
Reprinted in Batman: A Death in the Family (DC, 1988 series) #[nn]