Although the issue mentions the Joker‘s return Batman and Robin #13 doesn’t really tie-in with “The Death of the Family.” Instead we get some pretty good father/son bonding as Batman takes Damian into space to work on a cloaked communication satellite experiencing problems during the current solar eclipse.
This, not the boy who stuck his fingers into Nobody’s brains, is the Damian I want to see more of. There’s a short conversation between father and son about Bruce’s feelings for Talia as well as Damian’s appreciation for sharing the experience in space with him that come off as quite genuine.
At the same time we see the more dangerous version of the character as his dispatches another assassin sent by his mother and the recklessness of his youth which leads him into danger in the stories final pages as he’s caught in a mob of zombies. Honestly, I could have done without the zombies, but the rest of this issue works well. Worth a look.