Author(s): Greg Capullo
After having his face sliced off one year ago, the Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City! But even for a man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before! How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to? It all leads back to Arkham Asylum...This new collectors set collects the critically acclaimed tale Batman: Death of the Family from the superstar number 1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Collecting Batman numbered 13-17, this seminal trade paperback is paired with a replica mask of facial flesh worn by the Joker.
"This is a clever and sophisticated Batman with a dark, edgy, and thought-provoking narrative ably abetted by Capullo's pulpish, detailed art. Readers will find it hard to put down." "Publishers Weekly, " starred "A+. The hero's got personality (and is unafraid to release a quip as sharp as a Batarang), a horde of supervillains, gumption to spare and a whole host of high-tech gadgetry to suitably impress longtime fans and those new to the Dark Knight." "USA Today" "[Writer Scott Snyder] pulls from the oldest aspects of the Batman myth, combines it with sinister-comic elements from the series' best period, and gives the whole thing terrific forward-spin by setting up an honest-to-gosh mystery for Batman to solve." "Entertainment Weekly""
Scott Snyder is one of comics' best young writers. His current works include BATMAN, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, AMERICAN VAMPIRE and SWAMP THING. He has also been published in "Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, " and other journals, and has a short story collection, "Voodoo Heart, " which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley.