1st printing. Cover art by Mike Mignola. "A Death in the Family" part 2 of 4, script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Jason meets his real mother, Sheila Haywood, but she turns out to be working for the Joker and allows her son to fall into his deadly hands inside of a warehouse; Joker beats Robin with a crowbar and leaves him for dead as a badly beaten Robin attempts to save his mom and himself from the dynamite left behind by the Joker as he leaves them both to a horrible fate; Batman watches in horror as the warehouse containing Jason and Sheila blows up, too late to stop the Joker. Infamous Phone Poll on death or life for Robin (Jason Todd). The Direct Sales copies of this comic, released first, contained a 1-800 phone number to either vote "for" or "against" the death of Jason Todd on the inside back cover.
BATMAN 427 Jan 89 Batman a Death in the Family Book 2 of 4 Direct Market Ed
Some small stress marks on the spine that break colour. There are a few small dents & creases to front and back covers and 3 small black marks on the orange section of the front cover (see scan), otherwise a light, tight, clean and glossy copy.The Scan is of the comic and not a stock photo.