• What horrors lie beneath the mask of the Red Hood?

Story by James Tynion IV
Art by Julius Gopez
Colors by Nei Ruffino
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Cover by Al Barrionuevo & Javier Mena

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.0%
Avg Rating: 3.4
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  1. Going to give this book another try. Hoping that James Tynion will do a good job.

    • Yeah I was thinking the same thing… I dropped Talon after three issues finding it to be boring as hell and I dropped Red Hood after maybe 6 issues last year.

      So yeah, 2.99$ for one more chance at redemption? Why not!

  2. This has to be better then what Lobdell did on book.

    • “This has to be better then what Lobdell did on book.”

      – said everyone everywhere

    • I liked most of Lodbell’s run. I’m pretty apprehensive about Tynion. He and Ray Fawkes seem like mediocre writers who have powerful friends at DC. So my expectations are low, and I’ve been dropping quite a few DC books lately. This could be another victim of the axe.

    • @BCDX97 I’ve enjoyed Tynion’s backup stories in Batman almost as much as Snyder’s stories. I’m especially liking his Will o the wisp story he’s doing right now. I think it is a good idea to be apprehensive, new writers have a lot to prove, those who have friends at DC more than ever.

    • @ghostmann Not everyone everywhere. I.E. not me. I enjoyed Lobdell’s run, it didn’t take itself too seriously. Specifically the arc with Starfire in space was good fun.

    • “This has to be better then what Lobdell did on book.”

      – said everyone everywhere except by CAM. 😉

      Lobdell has his moments I’ll give you that, but Red Hood, to me, isn’t one of them.

    • This was actually way way worse than anything Lobdell did on this book.

  3. Wait they used that cover instead of the wickedly awesome one? That one looks horrible.

  4. I really enjoyed Lobdell’s run and love Tynion’s work on Talon. Really looking forward to this. And this is the most comments I have seen on a Red Hood issue in a while. Must be a good sign. 😉

  5. Yeah not sure why they didn’t go with the original design. This looks awful.

    It’s a shame I dropped Talon because Tynion IV impressed me a lot with Batman backups and the zero issue. Hopefully with more established characters I can stick with another ongoing by him.

  6. Talon has improved some since the first few issues and bane coming up looks like it might be fun. I’m going to hop on this for a few issues, last time even kenneth rocafort couldn’t save it for me.

  7. This was just terrible,

    I have no idea why were in this situation with Jason and Tynion doesn’t do a good job recapping what came before. There are characters and locations I’ve never even heard of and we barely get any introduction to them. Plus I have no idea why these three are together and it feels more contrived to have them together then anything else. Plus the art by Gopez was just terrible. Everything looks shoddy and the coloring certainly doesn’t help either.

    It’s such a shame that a man who does incredible work in the Batman backups is now 0-2 for his own series. I had high hopes for this but this is easily the worst issue I’ve read all year.


    • I thought it was terrible, too. It was so borrrrrring. While reading it I just wanted it to be over – I actually started to wonder if I just didn’t like comic books anymore. Then I read Justice League, Vibe, and Legion, and liked them all, so I realized it was this book’s suck factor which overwhelmed me. I thought the art was kinda cool, I would give the art a 3 but the story a 1 so I gave it a 2, but that might be generous.

      Needless to say, I am totally dropping this book like a hot potato. It’s sad I’ve been dropping DC books lately (Talon, Birds of Prey, Action, Batgirl, this book) but a lot of them have just been dull or bad. I still have no interest in reading any of the 3.99 Marvel books which are high on the pull lists here.

      I actually liked Tynion’s story in Detective #19 about Bane the best of all the stories in that book, but he is now firmly on my ever-growing list of DC writers to avoid.

    • I think it said in the issue to read Batman and Red Hood #20 first which isn’t out yet. Maybe after we read that it will make more sense.

  8. How many journeys of self discovery can Jason Todd take? You come out of a forced Death of the Family crossover and jump into this confusing and boring nonsense. I liked Lobdell and I loved Rocafort and this issue reinforces my belief that these characters were previously in much better hands. The personal demons of the trio have been explored to death. Its time to move on to a mission or at least wrap up the Untitled story arc. Crossing my fingers that Tynion is only writing for 2-3 issues. Let Joe Keatinge write it. He did a great job with the characters in DC Universe Presents.

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