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With Scott Snyder's "Death of the Family" storyline concluding this week over in "Batman" #17, we spoke with the writer about the fate of the Dark Knight and his latest, terrible battle with the Joker.

****Warning: spoilers for this week's issue below****

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Before I begin this look at the latest three installments of the "Death of the Family," I should warn you that there are some pretty substantial spoilers in this post. So look away if you must, comic book fan! Read More...

This was going to start out as a review of "Detective Comics" #16, part of a generally well-written and drawn run on the book by John Layman and Jason Fabok. Being part of the "Bat-Titles," this issue obviously is part of the current Joker-centric "Death of the Family" storyline. But released in a week where the trial for Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes has begun, this particular comic takes on a whole deeper meaning.

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"I think what happens to Tim... is so shocking that even I am shocked with what I got away with..." -- "Teen Titans" writer Scott Lobdell

The Batman event "Death of the Family" will finally touch the lives of "Red Hood and the Outlaws" and "Teen Titans" this week, when each of their 15th issues will deal with the Joker's terror-filled reign of revenge. MTV Geek chatted with Scott Lobdell, the author of both comics, about what we might expect. Read More...

Dick Grayson is no stranger to the pitch black antics of The Joker. He's had first-hand encounters with the Clown Prince of Crime as Bruce Wayne's trusty ward, Robin as well as plenty of run-ins since assuming the role of Nightwing. In "Nightwing" #15, some of that experience might pay off when Grayson finds himself in the midst of The Joker's brutal war on the Bat-family as DC's "Death of the Family" crossover comes to Haly's Circus and, according to DC, "can’t stop a devastating murder."

I spoke with "Nightwing" writer Kyle Higgins about Grayson's role in "Death of the Family," how his past with The Joker will inform this story and what he looks to for inspiration when writing the sinister funny man.

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There's always been an essential tension to the whole Batman franchise for me. On one hand, you have the gritty yin/yang "we're not so different you and me" duel of duality between Batman and the Joker. On the other hand, you have The Batman Family, the very phrase bringing to mind the entire crew (including Ace the Bat-Hound and a sullen Jason Todd) sitting around a table for Thanksgiving dinner. Read More...

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's "Batman and Robin" is about to take a nightmarish trip to the zoo courtesy of the "Death of the Family" crossover event. Throughout the post-New 52 issues of "Batman and Robin," the relationship between Bruce Wayne and his son Damian has been tested by the villain Nobody, a $500,000,000 bounty placed on Damian's head by his mother Talia al Ghul, and plenty of other difficulties, yet, somehow it's managed to grow into something almost resembling a normal father-son dynamic...well, as normal as it can be when that dynamic is made up of the current Dynamic Duo. Now, in "Batman and Robin" #15, that growth might be further challenged by a purple, green, faceless, threat in the form of The Joker.

I spoke with Tomasi about "Batman and Robin's" tie-in to "Death of the Family," the humbling of Damian, and who, exactly this Joker is.

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Well, THAT was an intriguing headline, wasn't it? Does it have any substantiation at all? Have I just made this up out of nowhere for just some cheap, fleeting unique views?

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"Red Hood and the Outlaws" gears up for the Bat-event "Death of the Family" in the newest issue and we've got an exclusive first look right here!

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"This one goes to eleven" -- Greg Capullo on how nail-bitingly intense things are going to get in "Death of the Family"

The "Death of the Family" event ripping its way through DC's Bat-Books reaches a new peak of intensity with "Batman" #14, which just hit stores. MTV Geek chatted with one-half of the powerhouse team anchoring "Batman," Greg Capullo, about his inspiration for the Joker's new look, working with writer Scott Snyder, and what new levels of insanity and revenge we can expect this issue. Then stick around for a sneak peek at pages from next month's issue! Read More...

This Wednesday we see 4 -- count 'em -- FOUR Marvel NOW launches: "All-New X-Men", "Fantastic Four", "Thor God Of Thunder" , and "X-Men Legacy" . All come with a passel of variant covers, most notably a series of "Baby" covers featuring artist Skottie Young. Read More...

"Where there’s a lot of love, there’s a lot of hate. And when it comes to these two, it’s like nothing else!" – Adam Glass on the relationship between Harley Quinn and Joker

Joker/Harley shippers take notice: issue #14 of "Suicide Squad," hitting stores this Wednesday, is going to be a doozy!

MTV Geek chatted with "Suicide Squad" writer Adam Glass about this chapter of the epic Batman "Death of the Family" storyline, and what impact being on the team has had on the psyche (delicate as it is) of Harley Quinn: Read More...

The Joker is back -- and he's doing far far more than just taking names. "Death of the Family," the epic comic book event taking place across the DC Comics Bat-Titles, continues this Wednesday Nov. 14 with three new issues:

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Batman's life is falling apart as Joker is targeting everyone he holds dear...is he finally going to confront the monster that has made his life a living hell? And what about Alfred? What the heck happened to him? Read More...

We first chatted with Scott Snyder about the return of The Joker in July... And now, on the eve of New York Comic Con, Batman’s biggest battle has finally begun in the pages of "Batman #13." The crossover continues throughout all the Bat-titles for the next few month, ending in "Batman #17." To find out more, as well as touching on some bits of the issue that came out today, read on. Oh, and turn back here to MTV Geek throughout the weekend for some more big news from Snyder:

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