Friday, April 29, 2011

Batman 426 and 427 (A Death in the Family)

What's the ad for?
Batman issues 426 and 427. The A Death in the Family story arc.
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The scoop
This is the first house ad featured on Four Color Promises.  A House ad is an advertisement promoting another book by the same publisher. This particular ad was for the controversial story arc A Death in the Family . The story arc features the death of Batman's sidekick Jason Todd (aka Robin) at the hands of the Joker. The controversy arises from the fact that Robins life was held in the hands of fans. Using two 900 number fans could pay fifty cents to cast there vote as to whether Robin lives or dies. Fans voted for Robin to die...

Jason Todd did return fifteen years later as the Red Hood. Still a very powerful story.  

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