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Death of the Family Event: Checklist

Jeff Hill 11/27/2012 Features, Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a quick guide to all of the important crossover tie-ins for the Death of the Family event taking place in all of the Batman books from the months of October through February.  Each entry will be followed by my review as soon as it becomes available.

Batman 13
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV, Jock

Release Date: 10/10/2012

Batgirl 13
Gail Simone, Ed Benes

Release Date: 10/10/2012

Catwoman 13
Ann Nocenti, Rafa Sandoval

Release Date: 10/17/2012

Batman 14
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV, Jock

Release Date: 11/14/2012

Batgirl 14
Gail Simone, Ed Benes

Release Date: 11/14/2012

Suicide Squad 14
Adam Glass, Fernando Dagnino

Release Date: 11/14/2012

Catwoman 14
Ann Nocenti, Rafa Sandoval

Release Date: 11/21/2012

Joker Face on Ice

Detective Comics 15
John Layman, Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke

Release Date: 12/5/2012

Batman 15
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV, Jock

Release Date: 12/12/2012

Batman and Robin 15
Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason

Release Date: 12/12/2012

Batgirl 15
Gail Simone, Ed Benes

Release Date: 12/12/2012

Suicide Squad 15
Adam Glass, Fernando Dagnino

Release Date: 12/12/2012

Nightwing 15
Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows

Release Date: 12/19/2012

Red Hood and the Outlaws 15
Scott Lobdell, Timothy Green

Release Date: 12/19/2012

Teen Titans 15
Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth

Release Date: 1/2/2013

Detective Comics 16
John Layman, Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke

Release Date: 1/9/2013

Batman 16
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV, Jock

Release Date: 1/16/2013

Batman and Robin 16
Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason

Release Date: 1/16/2013

Batgirl 16
Gail Simone, Ed Benes

Release Date: 1/16/2013

Nightwing 16
Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows

Release Date: 1/23/2013

Red Hood and the Outlaws 16
Scott Lobdell, Timothy Green

Release Date: 1/23/2013

Teen Titans
Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth

Release Date: 1/30/2013

Batman 17
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV, Jock

Release Date: 2/13/2013

Death of the Family Checklist

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Jeff Hill is a moderately reformed frat boy turned writer/teacher living the dream in Lincoln, Nebraska. He does freelance work and writes fiction, none of which is about corn or the husking of corn. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Plus, he's the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked. So that's pretty neat, too.

  1. Knighti2 11/27/2012 at 2:51 pm

    Holy Cow could DC have spread this out into any more books? This is a prime example of why I stopped following "big" storylines. I dont think I have a single customer that reads all of those books. Most read 1-3 of those titles and have very little interest in others.

    • jeffhillwriter 11/27/2012 at 3:20 pm

      Really? I think it's just the right amount. It left out several key Batman family books and probably could have spread even further throughout the DCU without any negative backlash. The sales are speaking for themselves, getting books like Suicide Squad to sell out and go into second printing is a win in my book. I think they could have actually afforded to make this bigger, including Batwoman, Batwing, Batman: The Dark Knight, Worlds' Finest, Talon, Birds of Prey, Batman Incorporated, and maybe even a few other obscure character or team books with lower sales, like DC Universe Presents. Just my opinion, though. But who am I kidding? I've been in love with the concept of an almost yearly Batman event ever since Knightfall. It's sort of become tradition… And it certainly doesn't hurt that this one is actually great.

    • Scorp_Moonopoly 11/27/2012 at 8:20 pm

      You can probably skip half of these and not really be missing anything, they're all related but I don't think they're all essential to the story.

      • jeffhillwriter 11/27/2012 at 10:56 pm

        So far, I'd say that Batman (obviously) and Batgirl are essential, but I'm hoping that they all play their own part… Catwoman is the only one so far that was unnecessary. We'll just have to wait and see!

      • Sokos6 12/06/2012 at 4:51 pm

        Maybe not essential, but definitely awesome!

  2. jeffhillwriter 11/27/2012 at 3:21 pm

    Links to my individual crossover tie-in reviews coming soon…!

  3. Knighti2 11/27/2012 at 4:52 pm

    Jeff I do believe you would be the exception to the rule. Not doubting your liking of the story. Just from what I see the price point of comics and storylines that spread out like his is probably the number one reason to drop books that customers cite to me.
    I think storylines can be big and fun but do not need to involve every little title that normally does not sell well. Worlds Finest, Talon, Birds of Prey, Batwing, and Batwoman are prime examples of bad sellers for me. People do not typically want to spend money on books they do not read just to follow a story as much any more. At $3 – $4 a book I do not blame them.

    • jeffhillwriter 11/27/2012 at 11:03 pm

      Completely understandable. I also forgot to point out that I'm already buying all Batman family books anyway. Not to mention the fact that I'm covering the event, which makes for a pretty biased fan. :)

    • Sokos6 12/06/2012 at 6:27 pm

      It is just too much money. It doesn't match up with all the other ways we can get our entertainment or whatever you want to call it. 4 bucks? No way. Digital will eventually make too much sense and kill print. I know that's an ongoing discussion, and I get why folks are passionate about print…I love it to. 10 years from now though, printing on paper…not going to happen.

      • jeffhillwriter 01/05/2013 at 1:40 am

        I sincerely hope you are wrong. But we'll just have to wait and see, then… Let's all just plan on a tentative 10 year celebration. :)

  4. Allan 11/30/2012 at 3:34 pm

    so is it over in february then? or they gonna pull a marvel and have 253 epilogues that lead into the next crossover? LOL

    • jeffhillwriter 11/30/2012 at 11:31 pm

      No it is not. Though I appreciate your humor (or, more accurately, fear that direction), there are such things as good epilogues, which DC has admitted that they are doing. The list will be updated with epilogues that will run through February in almost all of the crossover titles affected by the storyline. Great question!

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