COMICS: Lettered Preview Of BATMAN #17 - "Death Of The Family" Finale

What exactly has The Joker done to Alfred, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, Red Robin and Robin? Well, we don't find out in this lettered preview of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #17, but we do get a glimpse at the Clown Prince of Crime's nefarious plans! Check it out.

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By Josh Wilding - 2/11/2013
• This is it: The stunning conclusion to "DEATH OF THE FAMILY"!
• Who lives? Who dies? Who laughs last? Find out as Batman and The Joker face off one last time!










BATMAN #17
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Pencils & Cover by GREG CAPULLO


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BlueMex - 2/11/2013, 3:05 PM
holy chet !
CPIXLEY - 2/11/2013, 3:06 PM
This shit is soooo good.
MJPETTY7 - 2/11/2013, 3:07 PM
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO........
KraftB0X - 2/11/2013, 3:10 PM
omfg.... I really can't wait for this issue to come out. I've never been a big fan of Batman but I'm on the edge of my damn seat right now!
OtakuPapi - 2/11/2013, 3:11 PM
Ready for this to be over..been waiting for forever for this arc to be over! I hope the finale is worth it!
ItsATrap - 2/11/2013, 3:13 PM
@Hybrid
looks like it :(
i was kind of hoping Damian would die. Love the character - in my top 2 Robins for sure. but i think the stories that come from that (and him inevitably coming back) would just be kick-ass
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 2/11/2013, 3:16 PM
Previews are like trailers. They're cut up so that things may seem a certain way when it could be something else. Maybe I'm being optimistic but I really hope Alfred makes it through this. I'll be just as hurt as Bruce if he doesn't.
longbowhunter - 2/11/2013, 3:17 PM
Come on Wednesday!
Rhino4508 - 2/11/2013, 3:17 PM
No it can't be... it can't... It's gotta be Gordon.. How can it be Alfred?
Bojac - 2/11/2013, 3:21 PM
He hasn't done anything. That's the joke. He's gone the distance just to lose, and that's how comics work.
OdinsBeard - 2/11/2013, 3:26 PM
sooo him showing the head to all the other rogues confirms batman's identity to them?

man i hate that i moved and comic shops suck were i live.
thorhulk77 - 2/11/2013, 3:26 PM
No, not Alfred.....
Hellsboy - 2/11/2013, 3:26 PM
joker will indirectly die as a result of his fight with bats
thats how i feel it will go joker HAS to die we need to end this!!
Tevii - 2/11/2013, 3:27 PM
Im guessing he did kill Alfred and cut him up...this will drive and motivate batman further...

BUT we will continue to see Alfred only now it will be a virtual/holographic presence that Wayne feels he needs to have at the Batcave.
Tevii - 2/11/2013, 3:28 PM
and NO they dont kill the Joker... commercially speaking they can still use a virtual Alfred, but Joker always sales so they dont kill him
Paragon79 - 2/11/2013, 3:37 PM
Why was the other article on this taken down?
thatcoldblackcloud - 2/11/2013, 3:38 PM
Yawn. This book needs a new writer and artist, or at least new a new artist.
0bstreperous - 2/11/2013, 3:46 PM
^^ I agree this is all shock value leather face crap marvels going down hill too

They've sold out
I may have outgrown them which is soul crushing
JatevinM - 2/11/2013, 3:47 PM
I honestly feel like its either Alfred's head or his face. I'm leaning more towards his face since that seems to be the Joker's new thing. I'm hoping this story ends with the Joker's brutally violent death at the hands of Bruce. He should stay dead for at least a decade to give this story some meaning.
JatevinM - 2/11/2013, 3:56 PM
Anyone who says this book needs a new artist is insane. Greg Is a great artist and his work is the best in the new 52
Mystery - 2/11/2013, 3:56 PM
I CAN'T WAIT! BEST SERIES SO FAR!
Bandido - 2/11/2013, 4:02 PM
No shock value is putting ock in control of spideys body (yes I actually read
Superior so I'm not blindly saying that lol)

This is quality storytelling and the art is is fantastic

Kill Alfred I say...DO IT! Whatever the end is Ill support it because like I said before, this team hasn't dissappointed
HavocPrime - 2/11/2013, 4:15 PM
Absolutely loving this run, its up there with Sinestro Crops War imo
capMO - 2/11/2013, 4:34 PM
WONT BELIEVE WONT BELIEVE WONT BELIEVE IT, if/once I see it I might be in denial for a while
IronHood - 2/11/2013, 4:34 PM
It's got to be Alfred's limbs. If it's something bigger... Then wow, will this be the biggest shocker in the Batman Universe that LITERALLY will CHANGE EVERYTHING!
Wildaniel - 2/11/2013, 5:04 PM
SPOILER ALERT!!!

Damian dies and Harper Row becomes the new Robin, lol, I hope. Harper will be in the backup for Batman #18.
ToddDamian - 2/11/2013, 5:04 PM
@jphoenix667

I agree, I think they each might have a different piece of his body, IF it is Alfred.
DCjohnny - 2/11/2013, 5:25 PM
I WANT TO SEE WHAT IS IN THE PLATTER, IS IT ALFRED OR SOMEONE ELSE OR SOMETHING ELSE ...
KeefNCookies - 2/11/2013, 5:40 PM
Just read the issue... it is definitely not what I thought it'd be. Not entirely unguessable but not the "obvious" take I thought it'd be. Actually pretty disappointing :\ Not even pissed... just... let down.
angus666 - 2/11/2013, 6:28 PM
Holy crap
SymbioteJoker - 2/11/2013, 6:51 PM
For the last time, the faceless Joker wasn't Scott's idea to begin with. Some other guy started it way back in detective #1 and didn't know where to take the story. Scott was just working with what was there.
BrosephStalin - 2/11/2013, 7:01 PM
@SymbioteJoker Snyder had requested it be done to set up his story.
BrosephStalin - 2/11/2013, 7:05 PM
SPOILER

It's everyone's faces...but not really. Alfred is fine. Lame book.
SuperBatCap1 - 2/11/2013, 7:32 PM
I'll go on a limb here... But I think Joker's like...

"See? Butler serves. So I served the Butler. You get it? Don't you get the joke? Why aren't you laughing?"

I think it's going that way.
mastertae - 2/11/2013, 7:34 PM
Well I read the brief synopsis of the batman, nightwings and redhood comics that will be coming out in the next few weeks too. Looks like things should get interesting over the next few weeks.
mawilli4 - 2/11/2013, 7:54 PM
Alfred's dead. A little of him is on each dish. and Damian is going to kill the Joker. just my two cents.
ScabbyJ - 2/11/2013, 7:59 PM
If the spoilers now online from the leaked scans are true...

You guys aren't going to like how this ends...
JatevinM - 2/11/2013, 8:05 PM
Just finished reading it and while it was no where near as dramatic as any of us hoped for it to be it is still a really great story with really great dialogue.
TheGrayGhost - 2/11/2013, 8:38 PM
Couldn't wait til Wednesday, so just finished reading the scans online. Good story overall, but definitely not the ending that I was expecting. There are going to be quite a few pissed-off folks after reading, myself included, but not going to say anything regarding why until the issue actually drops.
0bstreperous - 2/11/2013, 8:41 PM
Where can I read the scans I'm weak
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