Saturday, June 5, 2010

Red Hood: Lost Days #1 (of 6)

The decision to return Jason Todd to the land of the living was questionable and best. Other than his initial run as the Red Hood in "Under the Hood" (also by Judd Winick) the character was pushed aside to waste away. And when he has been used the stories have been mediocre at best (*cough*Grant Morrison*cough*).

Winick returns to the character he resurrected in this six-part mini-series focusing on what happened to Jason Todd between his rebirth and reappearance as the Red Hood. If this first issue is any indication the series has a chance to be pretty darn good.

Issue #1 fills in Todd's time with Talia and Ra's al Ghul before regaining his mind in the Lazarus Pit. I've always been a fan of Talia and it's nice to see a side of her here other Batman writers (*cough*Grant Morrison*cough*) seem to have forgotten. It seems the Bat-books can do no wrong lately...well, most of them, anyway (*cough*Grant Morisson*cough*), and I'll be happily waiting to see how this story plays out. Must-read.

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1 comment:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I too liked this. I always liked Jason as the 'anti-robin'. All the skills of someone trained by the Bat but none of the ethics - basically Bruce's worst nightmare. How do you fight someone who knows all your secrets? How do you keep guilt from getting in the way of doing what you know is right? Like Ras, he is the one character that has Batman's number whenever they meet and for that he will always have the advantage. Add some serious abandonment issues and you have a great character. Some may bitch that he died and came back but EVERY single hero has died and comes back. Let it go. Stop living in the past, man.