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Batman Volume 3: Death of the Family (The New 52)

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The first printing of this new hardcover will feature a special acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all ...

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Overview

The first printing of this new hardcover will feature a special acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum...

This new hardcover collects the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. BATMAN VOLUME 3 will have repercussions that will affect the Batman universe for years to come!

Collects BATMAN #13-17

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When last seen, the Joker had his original scary smile and the rest of his face sliced off; now this smirking fiend is back to wreak his gleeful hatred on the good people of Gotham City. This 456-page edition contains Catwoman 13-14; Batgirl 13-16; Suicide Squad 14-15; Batman and Robin 15-16; Nightwing 15-16; Detective Comics 15-16; Red Hood and The Outlaws 15-16; and Teen Titans 15-16. An adventure-packed graphic novel by rising young writing star Scott Snyder; now in trade paperback.

From the Publisher
"This is a book you need to read. Whether you're a fan of comics or not. If you're a fan of good storytelling and can buy into the conceit that a man dressed as a bat can make a difference in the world, then there's no better book for you than this one."—Huffington Post

"One of the best Batman runs in the history of the character. The fact that two of the biggest names in the industry are handling the return of the Joker is just icing on the cake."—IGN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401242343
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 29,061
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder is the bestselling and award-winning writer of Batman, American Vampire and Swamp Thing as well as the short story collection Voodoo Heart.  He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett.  He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    A fantastic story. I'm glad I didn't pick up the original #s 13-

    A fantastic story. I'm glad I didn't pick up the original #s 13-17 books as they came out and waited for this beautifully printed piece of art. The Joker, moving the mythos into the future, with this face? An incredible stroke of genius. It will, however, be my last super hero book for a long time.




    DC said they'd make their books $2.99 so everyday readers could afford them. Rebooting the heroes allows a new generation to identify and take ownership of the stories. DC was looking to expand the readership.Well, the books at the comic store are $3.99. And this volume, the third of the Batman reboot, actually requires a little set up. If you've read volumes 1 and 2, you won't have it though. The set-up came in the first volume of the Detective reboot. So the financial investment, the commitment to characters, the effort required to fully understand the story and the legend, are already requirements guaranteeing an elite readership. I don't have it in me anymore. 




    So what can a review of a comic provide? I'm not sure what some one would want. The acetate wrapping cover is very cool; something I appreciate in a non-digital book. The printing is sumptuous, Greg Capullo's and Jon Glapion's artwork stunning, and Scott Snyder's spinning of the tale deeply inspired. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. All the pages turned.But DC? Folks? Life is too damned short. I don't have what it takes to be in your elite club.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Batman and the Joker, nothing gets better than this.

    Batman and the Joker, nothing gets better than this.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Spectacular

    This shows Joker at his fighting best while telling a brand new story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Quite possibly one of the best Batman arcs in years.

    Scott Snyder already had his plate full when he took on the task of writing the flagship book for DC's New 52, but the pressure must have been feverish when he decided to devote an arc to the most notorious villian in all of comics and pop culture.
    Despite the pressure, Snyder delivered. And then some.
    Death of the Family actually can hold a candle (dim as it may be) to Alan Moore's legendary The Killing Joke.
    Coupled with perfect pencils of Greg Capullo, this story pops with a beautiful dose of madness, humor and horror (all things the Joker embodies).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Snyder and Capullo have a hard job bringing back the Joker in an

    Snyder and Capullo have a hard job bringing back the Joker in an epic and satisfying fashion. While the artwork and dialogue is perfect, the story lacks.

    Death of the Family is a brisk 5 issues and is hidden between epics like the 12 issue Court of Owls and around 15 issue Zero Year.

    Death of the Family is too short for the amount of story that Snyder tries to tell. There is never any breathing room between the action, assassinations, and detective work. While it is a good read once or twice, the story never satisfies fully and you are left with a too safe end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I think this was one of the best story arcs I've ever read. If y

    I think this was one of the best story arcs I've ever read. If you like the Joker or if you have been following the New 52 Batman series I would highly recommend this book. If you would like a more complete story I would recommend The Joker: Death of the Family, which includes most of the stories from the other Batman Family series, or pick up the related book for an individual character if you aren't interested in all of the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    One of my new favorite Batman stories. I understand why some peo

    One of my new favorite Batman stories. I understand why some people were upset, as it received a HUGE amount of hype, but I think that it's an excellent read. I was genuinely creeped out and scared, which normally doesn't happen. Snyder and Capullo are a fantastic team and really know how to work the characters and weave together a really good story. There are better stories, but I think that this one is holding to the fantastic quality of their New 52 run thusfar. Can't wait to see what comes next in the Zero Year arc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Scott Snyder is doing an incredible job writing Batman and Greg

    Scott Snyder is doing an incredible job writing Batman and Greg Capullo's art is amazing. Definitely a must buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Date just moved!!!!

    So I preordered to have this on the 15th and today...trying to read it and the date for it is now Nov 5th. Not happy!!!! Cant save my book to card and cant even get stuff on time....glad I stuck with them....not

    0 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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