[70] Comic Book Resources' Greg McElhatton said the issue was saved by the parts of the story unrelated to "Death of the Family", and the tie-in plot slightly diminished the momentum of the series. "Batman: Death of the Family" is a 23-issue comic book story arc first published by DC Comics in 2012 featuring the fictional superhero Batman and his family of supporting characters. Following DC Comics 2011 relaunch of several of its comic series for The New 52, Detective Comics #1 (November 2011) sees the Joker captured by Batman and sent to Arkham Asylum; unbeknownst to Batman, this is part of the Joker's plan to meet with the villain Dollmaker, who surgically removes Joker's face at his request and then pins it to Joker's cell wall as a sign of his rebirth. The digital version of Death in the Family offers no interactivity whatsoever. [14] In Batgirl #14, Barbara receives a call from someone she believes to be Joker, warning her that men are also coming for her; three men wearing clown masks break in, but Barbara defeats them. He then goes to the Gotham Reservoir, the first place he faced off against the Joker. Joker immobilizes Batman, and states his plan to kill each of Batman's allies, believing they have made Batman weak; Joker claims to know their true identities. Directed by Brandon Vietti.Featuring the voice talents of Bruce Greenwood, Vincent Martella, John DiMaggio, Zehra Fazal, Nolan North, Gary Cole, and Nick Carson. We get the redundant RED MASK story, a Hawkman story, a weird artist cartoon, a Sgt Fury story ... it is like DC had a few cartoons laying around and thought they'd tos them on a disc for a cash grab. The remaining members of the League return to their leader, the Merrymaker, who states that their mission is just starting. Talia reveals that she resurrected Bruce with the Lazarus Pit, but he was driven insane from the process and can only say "Zur-En-Arrh." Starfire and Arsenal's story ties in with, and concludes, that of the Teen Titans in Teen Titans #15. In his dying words, he tries to convince Jason to avoid killing the Joker and to be strong for his family. [4] The story also references events depicted in several Joker-related stories including Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman: The Man Who Laughs and Batman: A Death in the Family. He later televises a warning, via the son of his first recorded victim, that Mayor Hady will die that night, referencing another of his earliest crimes. [6] In the backup story, Joker invites Penguin to an event he has orchestrated at Arkham Asylum. Batman: Death in the Family is Warner Bros. first foray into interactive storytelling, allowing fans to call the shots and decide where the story goes, through an innovative navigation process via the viewer’s remote control. The story involves the return of Batman's archenemy, the Joker, and his plan to destroy all of the people Batman has come to rely on over the years: the multiple Robins, Batgirl, Catwoman, Alfred Pennyworth, and Commissioner James Gordon. The answer will be in your hands. Start your review of Batman: Death of the Family Saga. Write a review. Use the HTML below. [44], Esposito praised Snyder's writing in Batman #16 for its exploration of Batman relationship with his rogues, especially Joker, but criticized the seemingly sudden peril in which Batman's allies are placed as the Batman issues offer no information on the events in their respective tie-in issues, undermining Batman's primary motivation to protect them. Since the very beginning DC has always been ahead of their Marvel counterparts when it came to their animated efforts. Before he can do so, he is tased by a young. Reporter 4 Damian passes out from Joker venom and Batman is revealed to be a fake; as Damian recovers from the toxin, the Joker presents him with a cloche (concluded in Batman #17). [66], IGN's Jesse Schedeen scored Nightwing #15 6.1 out of ten, and #16 7.4 out of 10. and the Legend of the Vampire, Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League. In Batgirl #15, Batgirl determines that she is going to break Batman's rule and finally kill Joker. View production, box office, & company info, Jim Aparo (based on: Batman: A Death in the Family by), [26] Together, the group recover Joker's pre-prepared antidote syringes and inject Joker-venom afflicted citizens, returning them to normal. [3], Joker marks his return to Gotham City by attacking the GCPD and recovering his preserved face, killing 19 police officers in the process. When he awakens, Joker prepares to show him an unseen item on a cloche (concluded in Batman #17). He encounters a person dressed as the Red Hood, one of Joker's aliases, and is struck by an oversized mallet that pushes him into an empty chemical vat; the Hood, revealed to be Harley Quinn, warns Batman that Joker is not the same. Deathstroke plays the hero in the latest DC Universe adventure from Warner Bros. It's unbelievable. Snyder described it as the concluding chapter of his Joker story. "[50] Comic Book Resources' Doug Zawisa said that the issue succeeded as a grand and satisfying conclusion to the series-spanning story arc,[49] but Pepose noted story elements that became fake-outs, and an inconclusive ending as negatives. In this very first interactive animated DC movie, you get to decide Jason Todd's fate. Later, Batman studies the chemical makeup of the gas Joker used on the Bat-Family, and finds an inert isotope; the chemical compound "Ha". In terms of quality, many are inconsequential (there is a path that is literally just a shorter version of Under the Red Hood, but with added voice over narration). Schedeen said that the issue was emotionally brutal, and frustrating because Nightwing is easily rendered helpless by the Joker's machinations. Penguin leaves his henchman Ignatius Ogilvy in charge, who usurps Penguin's criminal empire, allies himself with Ivy, and dubs himself Emperor Penguin. This is to say that, when DC and Warner Bros. decided to jump on the recent interactive storytelling bandwagon by making a Death in the Family interactive movie, it made total sense. Regardless of which option is chosen, Red Hood becomes a wanted fugitive and is pursued by the police and Batman II. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Death of the Family was the second Bat family crossover storyline in the New 52! On a mining ice planet, Adam Strange awaits his chance to return to his own world while drinking himself to oblivion. He is eventually found by Talia al Ghul, who offers him the resources from the League of Assassins to help him find and kill Joker in exchange for Jason agreeing to raise her and Bruce's illegitimate infant son Damian. Comic Book Resources' Greg McElhatton enjoyed the sense of isolation that emphasized the effect on Batman of not having his supporting cast, Batman's narration and the dialogue between Batman and Joker. Joker captures Robin and brutally beats him with a crowbar before leaving him to die in the warehouse that's rigged to explode. [68] For Issue #16, Schedeen felt that the overarching story in the Death of the Family books required an increasing amount of suspension of disbelief in how Joker simultaneously assaulted each member of the Batman family and his failure to actually eliminate those members after capturing them. Bruce activates a bomb that kills Jason, Talia, and himself. What you get is only the re-telling of Under the Red Hood, which is an hour shorter than the 2010 version, as well as three other unrelated short films. Todd shoots the Joker, who is revealed to be a body double; the shots trigger a gas release, knocking Todd and Red Robin out. If Jason turns himself in, he is given a life sentence. Jason agrees and plans to eventually turn Damian against both of his biological parents.

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