Dc comics killed off robin in a batman contest, but had a backup. When jason todd took over the mantle of the boy wonder, fans voted for the death of the character by the jokers hands. Comic books were blamed for everything from juvenile delinquency to homosexuality to communism, and the indecent relationship between batman and robin is often cited as one of the major reasons for the creation of the comics code that spelled the end of the interregnum and the dawn of the silver age of comic books. Matters came to a head in 1988, in what proved to be one of the most controversial comic book stories of all time. Five comic book kids whose deaths were in worse taste than. Acrobat dick grayson was the youngest member of his parents deathdefying circus act. Seeing a genuine piece of himself in the boy, batman took him inand gave him a better outlet for his anger. Jul 25, 2017 passing judgement on fabien nury and thierry robins graphic novel. Robin is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in american comic books published by dc comics. On the comic book side, several deaths marked this weeks titles we go into depth on that right here, while in. But after their coldblooded murder, dick vowed revenge. Did stephanie brown become robin because she was dying. The story was written by jim starlin and illustrated by jim aparo, while mike mignola designed each cover.
Todd, the second robin, is killed at the hand of batmans arch enemy, the joker. Dc comics, marvel comics and indie alike, nothing is free from our dramatic readings. As the first robin, dick grayson was the most famous sidekick in comic book history. Batman and robin has at times struggled to remain relevant among the handful of other batman books, but issues like this go a long way towards proving its worth. Published in 1988 on batman, the story provides one of the most shocking developments to the batman mythos as jason todd, the second robin, is killed at the hand of batmans arch enemy, the joker.
This makes him an heir to the worlds greatest crimefighter, and its greatest supervillain ras al ghul. As he ventured forth on his own, he formed the teen titans and became their leader. In addition to his numerous comic book credits, wolfman has also written. Dc comics still has the pages of the book in which he. Tom lyle death robin and spiderman comic book author. On the comic book side, several deaths marked this weeks titles we go into depth on that right here, while in movies. Understanding some of the current batman storylines requires knowledge of this event. Predicting how titans will do jason todds red hood arc. Mar, 20 the death of the waynes is the tragic driving force behind all batman does, but the loss pales in comparison to the loss of a child. Infamous story where readers called an 800 number, and voted to have robin killed. Jason peter todd is a fictional character appearing in american comic books published by dc comics, commonly in association with batman. For a comic released in 1972, neal adams cover for batman 244 is surprisingly dark. Apr 23, 20 this is the issue touted as the death of robin, better known as damian wayne, who is the son of batmand bruce wayne for those of you in a closet for the past 50 years and talia al ghul.
The damian wayne character will meet his end in issue no. Except tim drake isnt actually dead, and not just in the way that comic book superheroes are never dead. Robin the boy wonder killed in dc batman comic book. A death in the family saw batman pay a terrible price for his heroism, with jason todd brutally murdered by the. Sep 15, 2016 the first stop for newbies in the comic book universe. Death of the family is an exceptionally good book featuring the wonderful dynamic between bruce wayne and his son damian wayne. The character was originally created by bob kane, bill finger, and jerry robinson, to serve as a junior counterpart to the superhero batman. The story follows jason todd robin s quest to be reunited with his birth mother after being relieved of his duties by batman. The details of jasons death is revealed in the comic book oneshot dark knight returns. And just like that, robin the boy wonder made the kid sidekick an icon. Nearly four years on from his tragic passing, what stands out in our. And other comic book legends revealed and why does batman carry shark repellent.
The book renders the tale in which the second robin, jason todd, meets his end. This blog is devoted to dick grayson, the daring young man on the flying trapeze. Aug 07, 2016 comic books dramatically read by the eligible monster team. The most tragic moment in batmans history almost looked like this. For most of the public, the robins dead notices were scanned without much. See more ideas about dc comics, comics and superhero. This reading order contains all the necessary comic book issues to enjoy the death of the family event. Grant morrison mined his parents%27 divorce as a metaphor for his epic dark knight story. Comic books dramatically read by the eligible monster team. A death in the family is a four part storyline written by jim starlin and illustrated by jim aparo. A death in the family is a batman comic book story arc first published in the late 1980s, which gave fans the ability to influence the story through voting with a 900 number. Mar 31, 20 grant morrison mined his parents%27 divorce as a metaphor for his epic dark knight story. Damian wayne is the son of batman and talia al ghul. Last weeks episode of titans on dc universe ended with a massive cliffhanger as dick grayson and starfire went up against deathstroke, all while the fate of the current robin jason todd.
The book renders the tale in which the second robin, jason todd, meets his end at the hands of a notorious villain. And ever since, fans have debated the reasonsand whether or not dc made a mistake. Why dc let the joker kill robin in batman comics screen rant. Comic books were blamed for everything from juvenile delinquency to homosexuality to communism, and the indecent relationship between batman and robin is often cited as one of the major reasons for.
Robin went out later and was caught by a local sheriff. Mar 04, 2015 comic books dramatically read by the eligible monster team. Sep 14, 2016 detective comics writer on that big robin twist. Robin a k a damian wayne, the 10yearold son of bruce wayne is slain fighting a hulking assassin who happens to be, in true comicbook form, a brother cloned from his genetic material. Lyle made his mainstream comic book debut in late 1988 as the cocreator of dcs starman series with writer roger stern, but it was his work on the 1991 robin miniseries and the two. Even when the superhero deathresurrection cycle exploded in the 1990s and after, there was a time when jason was counted among the most hallowed of comic book deaths, alongside. This is a fictionalized version of life inside the belly of one of modern historys most insidiously evil places and people. The death in the family that the title describes molds the batman character into what he is today. Nov 20, 2019 lyle made his mainstream comic book debut in late 1988 as the cocreator of dcs starman series with writer roger stern, but it was his work on the 1991 robin miniseries and the two sequels, 1992s robin ii. Dc killing off batmans boy wonder damian wayne in new. The story follows jason toddrobins quest to be reunited with his birth. Passing judgement on fabien nury and thierry robins graphic novel. This new collectors set includes the critically acclaimed tale death of the.
Comic books of that era usually relied on teasing the death and destruction of the main hero on the cover in order to tempt you into purchasing the issue, but theres nothing really comical about the image of ras al ghul standing tall above an emotionally. Grant morrison recalls life and death of damian wayne. A death in the family is a four part storyline written by jim starlin and. Robin wanted batman to stop his obsession, and batman didnt take it well. Tim drake as robin iii and stephanie brown as the spoiler robin iv. Apr 17, 2019 death is in the air in the marvel universe, both in comic books and films. This is the issue touted as the death of robin, better known.
Dead robin jason todd batman a death in the family last rites. It features one of the most influential moments in batmans history. Comicbook fans wanted him dead not too long after that. Check out which comic book heroe made it to number 1. Dc comics, marvel comics and indie alike, nothing is free from our dramatic. Damian wayne reading order comic book reading orders. The story was credited to jim starlin script, jim aparo pencil, mike decarlo ink, adrienne. Titans confirms robins fate in episode conner comic book. Robin rip with images comics, comic books, damian wayne. Batman inc death of robin complete story comicstorian. But then later in the same issue we learn what really happened to tim drake. Comic book covers of the 1950sthe clickbait of their timeoften hinted at a demise inside, though it was usually a case of misdirection.
A death in the family is a fourissue, 1988 batman comic book storyline published. Dcs been teasing this for the longest time and i really didnt believe theyd go through with killing off tim drake. This batman comics price guide will help you to value all the early issues of batman comics, the series. Mar 10, 2020 even when the superhero death resurrection cycle exploded in the 1990s and after, there was a time when jason was counted among the most hallowed of comic book deaths, alongside uncle ben, gwen. Comic books in batman death in the family mycomicshop. Dick grayson robin made it all the way to number 11 on igns top 100 comic book heroes. Nightwing and robin are shocked to discover what lady shiva made bruce wayne do in deaths door. Death is in the air in the marvel universe, both in comic books and films. Cry of the huntress, all three written by chuck dixon that transformed him into a. This batman comics price guide will help you to value all the early issues of batman comics, the series which began in 1940. As expected it was sold out at 11am today which, if you have been in a closet for a while, is new comic book release day.168 756 750 1377 785 891 1426 664 441 553 1603 736 1089 227 312 424 71 437 623 1021 322 1260 179 18 1499 1259 136 1214 7 84 412 973 101 348 142 48 222 718 360 493 1393 1496 885 624 1182