Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday : A Death in the Family

One of the most shocking and memorable stories in Batman history by writer Jim Starlin and artist Jim Aparo.The story which took place from issues of Batman 426 to 429 in 1988 was about the death of the 2nd Robin Jason Todd.
The historic part was the way this death came about DC comics asked fans to call one phone number for him to live and another number for him to die.The company actually had 2 copies ready depending on how the vote came out.His death got more votes mainly cause Jason Todd's character rubbed alot of fans the wrong way.One of the most shocking scenes in comics was the panels showing the Joker beating him with a crow bar, then the whole page spread of Batman carrying a lifeless bloody body of Robin in his arms.
Many years later DC found a way to bring Jason Todd back to life.His resurrection does not take away from the fact "A Death in the Family" is still a great story that still holds up to this day.
Until next time my friends stay geeky and hungry.