This edition of "A Death in the Family" also reprints the story-arc "A Lonely Place of Dying". The stand-alone collection of "A Death in the Family" may be found here, and the "A Lonely Place of Dying" stand-alone reprint is here.
Synopsis: Jason Todd receives information indicating that his biological mother is currently residing in the Middle East. Against the advice of Batman, Jason departs to search for his mother. But little does he know that he is being set up by the Joker! Can Batman reach Jason in time to protect him from the cruel fate that awaits him?
Synopsis: Jason Todd finally reunites with his estranged biological mother, but unfortunately for him, the Joker is also waiting for him. Captured by the Joker, Jason and his mother are savagely beaten by a crazed Joker. As a final insult, Joker arms a bomb linked to Jason and his mother. Can they possibly escape with their lives?
Synopsis: Batman arrives too late to stop the bomb from detonating. Searching through the rubble, Batman finds Jason's mother, who reveals a startling piece of information before she dies in his arms. Searching for Jason, Batman finds his lifeless body. Heartbroken, Batman returns to Gotham City to mourn his fallen friend. When he arrives however, he learns the shocking identity of Iran's new UN Emissary.
Synopsis: With his new political position granting him diplomatic immunity, there is nothing that Batman can do to bring Joker to justice legally. Seeking out vengeance in his own way, Batman hunts for a way to stop the Joker. Can Superman talk some sense into Batman before he commits the same crime as the Joker did, thus lowering himself to that level?
Synopsis: A photographer took pictures of Batman in action, knowing he was Bruce Wayne. He then set out to find Dick Grayson. Alfred patched up Bruce from injuries he'd received the night before. He told his employer how concerned he was for him. Batman notified Gordon that Two-Face was back in action. The photographer asked Starfire about Nightwing. He broke into Dick's apartment and learned Haly's Circus was closing.
Synopsis: Batman and Two-Face tracked each other, both trying to lure the other out. Dick took Tim Drake (the kid photographer) to Wayne Manor. There, he told Dick and Alfred his story: he'd been there when Dick's parents died; he'd had his picture taken with the Flying Graysons that night; he'd seen Batman swoop down to console the surviving Grayson; he'd later seen footage of Batman and Robin; he realized that Dick was Robin and figured out the rest. Batman saved a set of twins that the former Harvey Dent had kidnapped. Dick took Tim into the cave and left him with Alfred. He went out to find Batman as Nightwing, refusing to be Robin.
Synopsis: Tim grabbed Dick's old costume and insisted that he and Alfred go after Batman and Nightwing. They arrived in time to see Two-Face blow up the building a second time. Robin attacked Dent. He and Alfred saved Batman and Nightwing. Tim confronted Batman with his knowledge and that he'd stuck a tracking device on Dent. The three tracked him down and took him in. Back at Wayne Manor, Bruce agreed he needed a partner and decided to give Tim a shot.