DescriptionBatman #426 (D.C. Comics, 1988). 12/1988 - 1st printing. Cover art by Mike Mignola. "A Death in the Family" part 1 of 4, script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Jason discovers that his "real" mother was really his step-mother, and his birth mother is still alive; Joker escapes from Arkham and Batman chases him to the Middle East where he runs across Jason looking for one of the women he thinks is his mom. Infamous story where readers called an 800 number, and 'voted' to have Robin killed! Story continues in Batman #427.
Page Quality: WHITE
Artists/Writers: Jim Starlin story Jim Aparo & Mike DeCarlo art Mike Mignola cover
Significance: "A Death in the Family" Part 1 of storyline.
CGC census 1/20: 162 in 9.4, 327 higher.
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