Episode 47 – Starlin’s Batman Part 9: A Death in the Family Part 2

Welcome to the forty-seventh episode of The Overlooked Dark Knight. The is a non-index index show where the hosts, Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, look at Batman comics that rarely, if ever, get talked about.  Back in episode 39 they started a series covering Jim Starlin’s run of Batman and they are going to continue with that until they get through all of his issues, up to and including Batman: The Cult.

Poor Jason is dead.  Poor Jason Todd is dead.  All gather round his coffin now and cry.

In the second part of their coverage of A Death in The Family, Andy and Mike look at the aftermath of the death of Jason Todd.  To be fair, most of the third part of this story is made up of exposition that details what happened in the first two parts, but eventually  things get going again and Bruce has to deal with the fact that the man that killed his partner has been named the ambassador of Iran.  That’s right, folks.  The Joker has diplomatic immunity.  Superman is even called in all Dark Knight Returns style to keep an eye on the Caped Crusader, but will that stop Bruce from facing off with the Joker when he addresses the UN?

Well, no.  Of course not.  But stuff happens and it’s mostly good.

Below are the covers and select covers from the books discussed during this episode.

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Next Time: Andy and Mike’s coverage of Jim Starlin’s Batman run comes to an end with a look at Batman #430 and some of the feedback we’ve gotten about this series.