"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.

Jason reveals his identity by repeating the parting words Joker said to him back in the warehouse before stabbing the villain to death. Ouch. Batman manages to avoid killing either of them, but Red Hood disappears after he blows up the building they were in.

Unlike other entries, this is an interactive movie with different paths. Batman saves Gordon after Joker poisons him with a powerful blood thinner. Movie titles, images, etc. Written by Will there truly be a death in the Bat-Family? On a mining ice planet, Adam Strange awaits his chance to return to his own world while drinking himself to oblivion.

Watching the film offer a touching homage to Bat Kid is great, even if some of the other choices aren’t very substantial — but you won’t see any of that if you buy or rent the film digitally, or watch it through a streaming service like DC Unlimited. With Batgirl's advice, they explore Joker's earlier crime scenes, during which Kid Flash's super speed search of a run down apartment block activates Joker's trap by agitating a chemical compound; the chemical becomes airborne and transforms the nearby citizens appearance to resemble the Joker, before they begin mindlessly attacking the Titans.

Batman analyzes the chemical compound and finds three inert ingredients whose initials spell A.C.E., leading him to the ACE Chemical plant where Joker was originally disfigured. He embraces his "Jailbird" persona so he can serve his own form of justice on the inside. Harley manages to escape but the Joker attacks her with rabid hyenas and then incapacitates her, before chaining her up in a room filled with skeletons, some dressed similarly to Harley; Joker states that she is not the first Harley or the last. Shortly afterwards, two GCPD police officers arrive to arrest Jason.

[7], After Batman returns home and learns of Alfred's kidnapping, a clue leads him to believe Commissioner James Gordon is Joker's next target. If Jason tries to save Batman, Jason tases Batman and defeats Talia. [53][54][55][56] The art by Ed Benes and Daniel Sampere received a mixed response from reviewers who described it as fair[54] and serviceable,[55] but also noted garish colors and inconsistent quality. The first choose-your-own-adventure Batman movie made the wrong decisions, to decide the fate of the second Robin, Jason Todd, with a telephone poll. In summary, there’s very little to like here as this project appears to be nothing more than a desperate cash grab attempt by Warner Bros. due to a general lack of Batman related content.

The digital version of Death in the Family offers no interactivity whatsoever. Now, a decade later, Wilson's family is threatened once again. Reach out for the physical Blu-ray copy if you must, but avoid the digital format at all costs.

"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.

R Dick Giordano (character created by: Talia al Ghul), Esposito also praised the Joker's final monologue. (voice), Two-Face / The latter was a light-hearted, Hellboy-esque adventure featuring Peter Serafinowicz as the eponymous paranormal superhero while the former was a more sombre affair centred on Neil Gaiman’s character Death from The Sandman graphic novel. and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout, Scooby-Doo! Animation productions, List of Warner Bros. theatrical animated features, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Batman:_Death_in_the_Family&oldid=986949303, Articles to be expanded from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

In Batman #17, Joker hosts a mock dinner in the caves leading to the Batcave. |

Joker convinces her to allow herself to be captured to spare the orphan's life. and the Curse of the 13th Ghost, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension, List of Warner Bros. However, the police assigned to protect Hady are killed by a combination of chemicals while Hady survives.

The story involves the return of Batman's archenemy, the Joker, and his plan to destroy all of the people Batman h… Batman: Death in the Family Joker then presents Damian with Batman in Joker makeup, and states that Damian must kill Batman before Batman kills him. Jason attempts to fulfill his promise to Bruce to avoid killing criminals.

Write a review. Both Bruce Greenwood and Nolan North do a commendable job embodying their respective superhero characters but the new animated high-definition segments stick out like a sore thumb and mesh horribly with the footage taken from the older film. In a monster-infested world, Joel learns his girlfriend is just 80 miles away. Seeing Jason actually survive the explosion in Bosnia, only to still succumb to a life of violence is heartbreaking and poignant. Filed Under: Hasitha Fernando, Movies, Reviews Tagged With: Batman, batman: death in the family, Brandon Vietti, Bruce Greenwood, DC, John DiMaggio, Nick Carson, Nolan North, Vincent Martella, Zehra Fazal.

DVD purchase is necessary for that. To attract the attention of Joker, Jason adopts the clown's previous persona of the Red Hood and wages a war on Gotham's criminal underworld. [11] In the backup story, Two-Face demands to be included in Batman's death, but Joker traps him behind bars alongside Penguin and Riddler.[12].

The members of the Bat-Family decline to meet with Batman. (voice), Police Officer 1 /

Reporter 4 Red Hood captures Joker and forces Batman to decide between killing the Joker or him.

It is also a follow-up to the animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood. When Joker learns of her escape, he states that she might yet become his Harley. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from.

[29], The Teen Titans travel to Gotham City to help Red Robin, who has been captured by Joker. Being nothing more than a truncated rehash of Under the Red Hood, unfolding in a series of flashbacks as narrated by Bruce Wayne to Clark Kent, the short offers absolutely nothing new to the viewer. The film is interested in showing that, no matter what you do, Joker’s brutal attack took too big a physical and emotional toll on Jason. [46] Esposito gave the story-arc's finale in Batman #17 a score of 10 out of 10, and said it contained possibly the greatest dialogue exchange between Joker and Batman since the end of The Killing Joke.

Batman and his allies have been bound and doused in gasoline, with Joker warning against escaping at the risk of agitating the flint in the cave; everyone in the Bat-Family save for Batman have also been bandaged. Meanwhile, Emperor Penguin seizes control of Gotham's underworld, killing his opponents and framing the Joker for their deaths. Red Hood / After testing the Joker venom used on Jimmy, Dick discovers an intentional anomaly that leads him to an abandoned aerospace facility. Pepose noted that Joker having the upper hand in dialogue with Catwoman, made the character appear like a rube in her own book. 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. If only that was what we got. Batman is recovered by the Bat-Family and taken to the Batcave, where he confesses that after an early battle with Joker, he discovered a joker playing card in the Batcave; he dismisses the idea that Joker has found the cave, but the family fears that Joker knows their identities and blame Batman for concealing such a possibility. 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). The alternate paths range wildly, ranging between 10 and 30 minutes. [2], For the comic story this is based on, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, after he shot Barbara Gordon in the spine, "Mark Hamill & Kevin Conroy Tease Hush & Death in the Family Animated Films", "Batman: Death in the Family and All the DC Animated Movies in Development", Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, Scooby-Doo!

[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. Before he can do so, he is tased by a young.

Batman finds Joker with Two-Face, Riddler and Penguin, but before he can stop them, Joker shows him video of Nightwing, Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Red Robin. Hasitha Fernando is a part-time medical practitioner and full-time cinephile.

Jim Starlin (based on: Batman: A Death in the Family by), Joker repeatedly attacks Catwoman, accusing her of needing Batman to save her and trying to convince her to break Batman's heart and turn him into a more focused hero. Newsarama again praised Gleason's horror-toned imagery, expressing a desire that he replace Capullo on the Batman installments. [65] Pepose scored the issue 3 out of 10, saying the issue was all spectacle without substance. If Robin dies, the events of Batman: Under the Red Hood play out naturally. [31], The return of the Joker since his initial New 52 appearance in Detective Comics #1 was teased in early July 2012. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Schedeen said that the issue was emotionally brutal, and frustrating because Nightwing is easily rendered helpless by the Joker's machinations. The actual interactive aspect is one of the better ones in recent times, with seamless navigation and cleverly designed choices that are more than a simple pause button while the movie waits for you to pick a lane. Batman manages to make it in time and gets Robin out of the warehouse, but he is killed by the explosion instead.

© 2009-2020 Flickering Myth Limited. 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. Is this 90 mins or 30 mins? If Jason turns himself in, he is given a life sentence. As he ventures into the asylum, his internal dialogue reveals that the movements he had previously seen in Joker's eyes when they met indicated love. If I've learned anything over the years it's that the impossible is just the unthinkable lying in wait.

Batman: The Animated Series alumni Kevin Conroy (Batman) and Mark Hamill (the Joker) teased producing an animated adaptation of A Death in the Family during a panel at Canada's Fan Expo in 2016. Bruce provides a recap of the events to Clark Kent, who commends Bruce for his bravery in facing his inner demons and offers his help in finding Red Hood. Ra's al Ghul uses the Lazarus Pit to resurrect Jason, who is driven insane as a result. Harley bites open her own wrists and uses the blood as lubricant to remove her chains and escape back to the Suicide Squad. The Death of the Family is just an epic read. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? She offers Jason the chance to join them in the League of Assassins, but he refuses and fights Batman.