|Location of Publication||New York, New York|
|Story Location||New Jersey; Gotham City, Louisiana; Belle Reve|
|Notes||Cover has a Joker face flap inside is Batgirl. Alternate cover by Ed Benes also printed. |
Despite being billed as the prologue to Batman: Death of the Family, this issue is foremost the conclusion to the previous arc.
Solicits for this issue indicated a plot that was used in Batgirl Annual (Volume 4) #1 instead.
Trivia: The scene in which Barbara's mother is attacked is a recreation of the scene from Batman: The Killing Joke where Barbara was shot.