Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family

Batman Vol Death of the Family After having his face sliced off The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City shaking Batman to his core But even for a man who s committed a lifetime of murder he s dangerous than ever befo

  • Title: Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family
  • Author: Scott Snyder Greg Capullo Jonathan Glapion
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City shaking Batman to his core But even for a man who s committed a lifetime of murder, he s dangerous than ever before How can Batman protect his city and those he s closest to This new hardcover features an acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker as it appeared on theAfter having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City shaking Batman to his core But even for a man who s committed a lifetime of murder, he s dangerous than ever before How can Batman protect his city and those he s closest to This new hardcover features an acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker as it appeared on the die cut covers of the Death of the Family comics and under that dust jacket lies the horror that is The Joker s skinless skull Collecting Batman 13 17

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    1. Disappointing joke… on us, the readers.This collected edition features #13-17 from the comic book “Batman”, along with backup related stories.Creative Team:Writers: Scott Snyder & James Tynion IVIllustrators: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion & Jock WILL THE BATMAN’S ARCH-VILLAIN PLEASE STAND UP? Maybe it can be shocking to some people to know that The Joker wasn’t always the most popular villain in DC Comics. In fact, The Joker had several years without appearing in Batman & [...]

    2. When I reviewed the Batman: Court of Owls collection, I noted that while I liked what Scott Snyder did with the character, that I wished he’d turn his attention to some of the classic bat-foes like the Joker.Be careful what you ask for because Snyder just might deliver and creep the living bejesus out of you with it.After a year long absence from Gotham the Joker returns crazier and more homicidal than ever. Just how crazy? Well, his face got sliced off and he now wears it stapled to his head [...]

    3. Let’s review key levels of crazy, shall we?1) Quirky (e.g likes to put peanut butter on a hamburger)2) Mildly OCD (e.g, can only step onto the first step of a staircase, off of a curb, etc with one’s left foot, never with the right…not that I know anyone with that problem…ahem)3) Might Need Some Counseling (e.g talks to an imaginary friend, possibly an anthropomorphic aardvark, while defecating in a public space)4) Batsh@t Insane (e.g the Joker in this installment of Batman, at least in [...]

    4. After disappearing for a year, the Joker returns with a vengeance, striking at Batman where it hurts the most: his family! Can Batman stop the Joker from murdering his friends and family without killing him?I got this from Netgalley. Thank you, Netgalley!Here we are again, another phenomenal Batman tale from Scott Snyder. This time, he utilizes an old Bat-foe, The Joker, and sets him against the Bat-family. How does he do?Snyder passes with flying colors. Death of the Family is the best Joker st [...]

    5. Wow, Snyder was really swinging for the fences on this one wasn’t he?(Harp plays, dream sequence graphics)“Scott, the Joker’s coming back and you’re writing his return!”“Fantastic! I’m gonna write the hell out of this!”“Right, so it’s gotta be big, got that? He’s a Big Deal, he’s our best villain, he’s partly why Batman’s so damn popular, and the fans adore him even though he’s a stone cold psycho”“OK, OK, so we’re talking epic, big entrance, big story, big sc [...]

    6. Creepy, well-written, amazingNot sure what I can say that other reviewer's haven't already said?In the future, I think this one will definitely be considered required reading for fans of Batman.Go get it!

    7. I feel like there's a very good chance that Death of the Family will one day be remembered as a classic, one of the great Joker stories. Maybe even one of the great Batman stories. Snyder's Joker is as terrifying as ever, more frightening even than many writers manage. And yet he hasn't lost his twisted sense of humor, or his love of chaos and symbol. Calculating and unpredictable. It's perfect.And Joker's goal, to drive a wedge between Batman and his extended family, makes complete sense. The r [...]

    8. The Joker is one of the most interesting villains I've come across. Any time I read his parts I read them in Mark Hamill's voice. I love how dark and twisted this one was. I mean, how much darker can it get than Joker coming and stealing his face back after he let it be cut off and left it for the GCPD?The story was great and the artwork was amazing. My only complaint is the same as with the Berserk mangas: the stories are so short. But that's to be expected with comics.

    9. I've still not been disappointed by Snyder, but this Batman run is just something else. This was incredible! The Joker, the ultimate villain across all comics, known to everyone. Joker's opposite.Batman?I really love what Snyder does here with joker and his relationship with Bats. I thought "how can you bring the joker back convincingly and create an original story that hasn't been done before?", well that's it isn't it? That's the answer, do what was done before but put a "sick twisted joke" in [...]

    10. I'm coming into this book with a whole lot of expectations. I've heard everybody rave about it, call Scott Snyder the heir apparent to biblical powers, and want to bear his children (or at least his heavy MacBook).Plus I've read the earlier Snyder Batman books and liked them, even if I took an unreasonable dislike to his Iron Man Noir story. I generally respect his work and want to like it.So to say the least, I was ready to be blown away - AND to be punched in the gut by a sweet mess. Hype is s [...]

    11. This is more of a spectacle story than I was led to believe, as The Joker returns and grievously tortures Batman's allies in an attempt to screw with him. There's lots of blood, and dozens upon dozens of no-name dead victims, teasing toward a "surprise party" that will be the story's endgame. If The Joker doesn't have reality-warping powers, I don't see how he kills the top lieutenants of every crime family in Gotham without a paranoid police department and superhero squad ever hearing about it. [...]

    12. It’s been a year since the Clown Prince of Crime has battled Batman. After slicing off his own face and hitting the highway, Joker had disappeared leaving Batman to tangle with a mysterious society bent on Gotham’s destruction. Now, he’s returned and he has grand plans for The Dark Knight and his allies. Will Joker succeed in his most ambitious offensive to date or will Batman put a stop to his plans?Full disclosure: I received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for a [...]

    13. Snyder and Co. does a lot better with this volume, which contains Snyder's take on the Joker. The Joker certainly comes across as a true homicidal nut here, and the way he tries to manipulate Batman's emotions is pretty clever. The title of the volume, Death of the Family, is exactly that. The Joker tries to find a way to turn Batman against his family (Nightwing, Robin, et al.) because he believes that he and Batman were truly made for each other and exist only because the other needs him.The h [...]

    14. Scott Snyder jump-started his run on Batman by putting his own stamp on it, Introducing a compelling new antagonist of his own original creation in the Court of Owls, and putting his own spin on Gotham mythology. It was well-received but many were bummed that he didn't include more popular and established Gotham villains in the first year of his run. But, after wrapping up that story, he goes full bore by utilizing the ultimate Batman villain. And man, does he! The product here is one of the mos [...]

    15. This was marketed as the most exciting and best Joker story yet which actually hurts its chances to survive and be appreciated as its own story, really. The hype built around it will mislead readers who tend to have overblown expectations. So I suggest you adjust your expectations and don't expect this to be an instant classic or whatever it is being marketed as. It's not. But it's still a very enjoyable read. Like any avid Batman fan, finding out that the Joker will be returning in the New 52 l [...]

    16. I read this in singles when it was first published a few years ago, but it's only re-reading it now in a collected format that I appreciate how good it is. I mean, I really liked it when it first came out, but when you read it in close to one sitting - it's a fantastic Joker story.After being gone for a year, The Joker is back and this time he's after the whole Batman family. It works as a good story of Batman with allies because they're the main targets but also as Batman as the loner because h [...]

    17. I'm pretty speechless wOW!!This story was absolutely incredible! It was just so creepy and well written that I was literally gripped!This comic features joker at his finest! The art work portrayed him in such a terrifying light, especially now his face has been peeled off!!We really get to explore the character's true personalities which was really interesting and entertaining! Loved how other famous villains were brought into the plot, they really added to it!When I was reading it I could hones [...]

    18. ***Buddyread with the Shallow Readers! Criteria: Read some Batman weeks after the fact and rub some shit on his face. Is that right?***This wasn't my first Death of the Family. Batgirl began this for me. And after reading Batman's part, I can safely say that I am making it a goal to read them all. This story line seems to work well everyone involved because they rotate so much around Bats. I am super excited.Obviously Joker is a main player in this story line (see my review Batgirl). But in this [...]

    19. This was my favorite of the three volumes so far, as we get The Joker to return, and he is as darkly crazy as he has been in the last decade, scary crazy, as we expect, and this is one of the best Joker stories ever, with some surprises in his motivation, but J always has complicated relations with the Manbat. This is, for superhero comics, for the history of Batman, very good stuff.

    20. Wow. Scott Snyder. Bravo dude. I think my first Snyder Batman story was Gates of Gotham, and right then I knew this guy GOT it. I couldn't know that DC would figure out the same thing, but I'm glad that they did. I only shudder to think what Geoff Johns' Batman would be(I can briefly think of the JL version).So I remember when Joker's face got cut off, thinking OK what the fuck? They're going to be going somewhere with thatbut I guess it just gave them time to let Snyder and the DC peeps come up [...]

    21. Batman is one of my favourite comic characters. Not my favourite - that spot goes to Wolverine - but very close to it. His gallery of rogues is, in my eyes, the best in the business (though I'm of the opinion that there are better stand alone villains). Death of the Family is one of those Batman stories that should be read if you are a Batman fan. In connection to what Scott Snyder did with the whole Court of Owls storyline, this is a new take on the Joker, which retreads old storylines and inve [...]

    22. Oh, but for that ending. This could have been the Bat book for the ages. Heck, maybe it is, maybe I let the expectations get the better of me. I'm going to go back this summer and re-read Batman from #1, so I'll see what I think then.The problem, though, is that Scott Snyder wanted to drive a wedge into the heart of the family. And when I read and listen to his interviews, I get this sort of thrill from hearing him talk about how there's this one moment where Batman sort of wishes he didn't have [...]

    23. Due to the fact that I'm used to Snyder's Batman stories creeping the hell out of me, I made sure to read this one during the daylight hours. It proved to be a wise decision because Snyder's telling of The Joker unsettled me. I don't know if the The Joker could ever be portrayed as anything but unsettling, but this did the trick. Everything about this story (including and especially Capullo's representation of The Joker) was terrifying but it was Snyder's suspenseful telling that had me turning [...]

    24. This was a particularly brutal and violent episode with the return of Batman's archnemisis. The plot is awesome with lots of other DC superheroes helping out to save Gotham. Definitely one to keep away from your underage kids, but a fascinating and spellbinding story with great artwork.

    25. Um, before I start, Kat, Anne and everyone elseI'm sorry about the rating, but it didn't work as well as I thought it would. *ducks flying bulldozer*I knew you guys might say that. So I've come armed with good reasons. They're right here! *pats pockets* Huh? I put them in heremewhere*gets roundhoused by flying elephant*I had 'em, I swear! *rubbing sore skull* NO PLEASE! NOT THE SCISSOR CUT!Anyway, painful jokes aside, I can see why this would be considered a classic. It's a psychological mind be [...]

    26. The Joker thinks that Batman has gone soft and the reason for this, the Bat family. He feels that the constant tutelage and supervision required has left him less focused and driven. The affection he feels for them, a weakness. Joker wants his old Bats back and how does he intend to achieve this? You guessed it, the Death Of The Family. As this is the Joker it is never quite as simple as that. He doesn't intend to kill them himself, he intends to have Batman to do it.This book is a sick, twisted [...]

    27. OMG. Oh my Gawd oh my Gawd oh my Gawd!!!! This was pretty much perfection for me. -Incredible artwork, especially on Joker and his slowly rotting face.-Great character development in the relationship between Joker and Batman, and then ultimately in the relationships within the Bat-Family. I also really loved how Harley was used in this story.-Fantastic suspense, I was genuinely worried for Alfred This may be one of the best uses of Alfred in a Batman story arch. And the scene at the dinner table [...]

    28. Not my favorite interpretation of the Joker. This makes Heath Ledger's Joker look like a pretty nice and understand guy. I know that Joker is a psycho in general just for the sake of trying to make Batman lose it, but man. This was a trip.

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