Batman Death in the Family Author:Jim Starlin, Jim Aparo, Mike DeCarlo DC Edition - 1st printing. Collects Batman #426-429. Written by Jim Starlin. Art by Jim Aparo and Mike DeCarlo. In defiance of Batman, Jason Todd, the second Robin, the Boy Wonder, embarks on a quest to find his mother, but meets the Joker... and his final fate! Jason Todd dies in this monumental story.