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The Red Hood is out! But the bigger mystery is who broke him out of prison – and why? His liberators seem to have plans for him. Plans that Jason wants no part of. It’s a street brawl, and unlikely allies come together! Batman, Robin and The Red Hood must fight alongside one another in a knockdown, drag-out battle, taking on the people who sprung Jason Todd.

Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 1.4%


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Avg Rating: 3.4
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  1. I really like this cover.  Lots of action.  Hope to see Jason Todd in that costume.

  2. I hope they take the Red Hood mask from Under the Red Hood. I hate the red dildo.

  3. @Minion

    If the red dildo is good enough for the Joker, it’s good enough for me… or something like that…

  4. I HATE this artist but I need a break from Flashpoint so I’m definitely picking this one up.

  5. I wasn’t expecting to like the last issue but I did so I’ll stick with this for now.  Also, Guillem March said he will not be drawing this issue at all.  It seems he was pulled during issue 23 to work on Catwoman.

  6. I really like the last issue, the first I’ve picked up since Morrison left.  And I don’t get all the hate for March’s art, I think it’s just fine.

  7. Well now we know why March couldn’t do the arc, but it’s still annoying DC couldn’t just let the other artist finish the first issue.

    I would like to drop this but we only have 3 issues to go before the reboot. How worse could it get? 

  8. Who’s drawing this issue and who is writing after the reboot?

  9. @robby: Might be the same guy, Andrei Bresson to do this issue. Greg Tocchini is doing #24 and #25. Also, when the #1s hit in September it will be Tomasi and Gleason.

  10. As of this post (Wednesday morning), only 630 people have pulled this book and there are only 10 comments (including this one).  I could be wrong, but those numbers seem really low for this point in the week.  Does anyone else get the sense that tumbleweeds should be rolling through at any moment?  I am sure traffic on this site is up overall, but it seems like everyone has forgotten that books are coming out this week.  

  11. @ctrosejr Comments in the Comics section have been down for a while, I notice. Even big books like Flashpoint and Fear Itself aren’t getting enough discussion in them. Not sure why that is the case though.

  12. Worst issue of the book by far. The story is just mind numblingly average and Winick is doing nothing to prove to me he’s good at superheroes (let alone Jason Todd). Then the art by Greg Tochinni is painful because you can’t figure out what’s going on and the color palette is shit brown. Can’t wait for the reboot in September.


  13. Another instance of DC solicits saying a certain artist will be on a book…and then all of a sudden two days before the book is released someone, somewhere, somehow, will release a tiny bit of information on some non-DC-owned website saying “Oh yeah, a different artist is on that.”

    DC had MONTHS to update the solicits. Instead they’d rather trick us. still says that March drew this issue. That’s outrageously disrespectful to readers/potential buyers.

  14. If I ever see another book drawn by Greg Tocchini it’s an automatic skip. The art in this book was terrible. I could barely get through it. I can’t believe someone actually made this PoTW. Awful!

  15. Dreadful, dreadful art… just… yucky.

    Don’t mind the story too much, but it has to be said – this is the first time bad art has really made me think “f**k this!”… ever. nice work.

  16. Will we get one more Tomassi / Gleeson arc before the reboot?

  17. Oh just managed to answer that myself… Googe eh? (The answer is no –

  18. HOLY COW! I thought people were just overreacting to the bad art and thought it cant be that bad. However after reading this for myself it is HORRIBLE! Probably some of the worst art i’ve ever seen in my entire life. Somebody kill it with FIRE!

  19. This was ugly. It may even be worse than Phil Tan’s arc. Coincidence that both arcs starred Jason Todd? Methinks not.

    And here we see yet another version of the Red Hood costume. Do they just let each artist design a new one? It doesn’t even match his costume on the cover! 

    I swear Jason is the single worst resurrection of a character I have ever seen. I don’t care how you retcon it, bringing him back was … hmm … how many synonyms are there for pointless? Not to mention boring. Does anyone really care about Jason Fucking Todd?

  20. This was a turd blast.

  21. Wow… that really was a piece a SH!T issue! I thought the story had quite some potential after last issue and I was interested in where Winick would take it all, but after reading this I can only conclude it was/is going nowhere.

    And then the art… what art really? Terribly drawn and the colouring was even worse. Greg Tocchini is on my black list. I’ve been enjoying this book from issue 1 and I’m really feeling let down by this writer and artist (ahum…) combo.


    Gulliem says DC pulled him off of this book prematurely and he had to rush. Too bad. 

  23. I love Jason Todd.  I can’t help it.  And I like seeing him with Tim & Dick.  Or rather, I would’ve liked to see him with them … if I could’ve made out who or what the hell most of the panels were.  That’s some ugly art.

  24. Bad art. And the storytelling seemed to depend on it. Too bad.

  25. This issue was a daisy cutter.  It completely sucked out the momentum that was building up for this arc.  I’ve enjoyed Batman & Robin up until this point but the art really put the brakes on this series. 

  26. Why is this even going on without Morrison?
    This is totally DC’s Astonishing X-Men.

  27. @SamMorgan  HA!  I am stealing that line for next week at the LCS.

  28. Finally caught up.. and read 21-24 in one sitting. Wow. The creative team switch between 22 and 23 wasn’t jarring. The story kept moving and I rolled with the changes in the look of the book with the new team. I couldn’t have cared less.  Then.. I read this issue. Holy crap. I don’t normally notice creative teams (I’m not that sophisticated.. I know) but before I made it beyond page one, I found myself looking at the cover. Greg Tocchini took me out of this story. Being less than 30 seconds removed from the end of #23 and the fully realized Menagerie, I couldn’t beleive my eyes when I saw them open this book. blargh.  

    Fun story. I didn’t read comics through the Jason Todd years as Robin or his death/rebirth, I have no history with him beyond recent storylines.  I am enjoying him as a counterpoint/problem to the Bat family. Good stuff, to me. 

  29. Story = 4
    Art = 1

    WTF? Maybe the reboot will be good for this book. 

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