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Batman is confronted with a hidden face from the past -- it's the return of the vigilante Red Hood who appears to be Batman's one-time partner Jason Todd, the same Jason Todd that died many years ago. But the Red Hood's violent ways pit him against the Dark Knight in his hunt for the very person responsible for his death: The Joker....

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ISBN : 9780857684714
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Number of Pages : 333 Pages
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Batman: Under the Hood Reviews

  • Jayson
    2019-05-21 22:26

    (A-) 82% | Very GoodNotes: Full of snark and raw emotion, it’s a kind of Coriolanus tale, and plays variations on themes of betrayal and salvation.

  • Anne
    2019-04-28 02:16

    This is where my obsession with Red Hood and the Outlaws originally started.And as some of you know, I catch lots of shit for loving that title...second only to the piles of crap I'm subjected to for boldly standing behind Aquaman.Shut. Up. I read volume 1 several years ago, but this is the first time I've had a chance to read the arc in its entirety. Honestly, I was afraid it wouldn't hold up under a second reading, but this story is one that definitely stands the test of time.In fact, I'm going to have to say this was even better the second time around! Besides, I had forgotten quite a bit of the first half of the story, so a re-read certainly didn't hurt. And one of the main things I forgot was how fucking funny Black Mask was in this thing! Every time that guy opened his mouth something hilarious came out of it! I had some fairly serious *giggle, giggle, snort* moments over the interactions between him and Deathstroke, that totally balanced out the more earnest/angsty parts of the story.Another thing I noticed was that this is the only book that has ever made me feel disappointed when Batman was winning. I feel a little blasphemous even typing that...It's not that I wanted anything bad to happen to Bruce, I just didn't want Jason to lose. Make sense?Unless you've read this, probably not.Jason does everything you've secretly wanted Batman to do. Like, instead of turning the bad guys over to the cops, he just shoots them in the head. Brilliant! Ok, nobody really wants Batman to cross that line, but if someone else were willing to do it? shrugsWell, that would be sorta nice...I thought Ed Brubaker did an excellent job bringing Bucky Barnes back from the dead, but I'm tempted to say that Winnick outdid him with this one. I mean, at least everyone already had fond feeling for Barnes, right? Brubaker just had to find a plausible way to get him into present-day comics.And I'm not saying that was easy.However, Winick had to totally reinvent a character that readers hated so much they voted to kill him off. How annoying do you have to be for fans to that?! Why, yes! I would rather the Joker whack him to death with a crowbar, than have to continue reading about him. Kill, please!I don't care what you think of the reincarnation of this character, you have to admit it would be a monumental task for any writer. And he pulled it off!I noticed that I'm not the only reader to feel this way, either.OMG! There really is a first time for everything!And I'm sure it's only a matter of time before you all eventually love Aquaman too! Especially once you see the I HEART ATLANTIS t-shirts I've had printed up for all of us...I would honestly recommend this to anyone who loves comic books. You don't even have to be a fan of Jason Todd to like it because the dialogue and story are enough to keep anyone entertained.

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    2019-05-18 01:37

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.Judd Winick masterfully introduces to the canon Batman stories one of the most iconic characters who has shaken the very foundation of the Dark Knight. Filled with intense and bloody action sequences, Judd Winick does an impeccable job in characterization and brings to life the Red Hood with pure finesse and grace. In Batman: Under the Red Hood, readers will be pleased to see the rise of a new player in the war on crime who doesn’t see justice through the same scope as most superheroes.Batman: Under the Red Hood is unmistakably one of the greatest story arc to have graced the Gotham lore. It took me a while to finally get my hands on this splendid graphic novel containing both volume 1 and 2, but the wait was well worth it. Like anything that I know I’ll love, I’ve been keeping my distance to not lose that first impression that would surely capture my heart and coat it with a layer of complete praise for the character. Now that I’ve indulged myself in the very story that brought the Red Hood to life, I can humbly say that he is an unbelievable and unforgettable addition to Batman’s universe.In this truly fantastic story arc, a mysterious new figure meddles with the top dog of Gotham and stirs the hornets’ nest like none other before. Now crime lord Black Mask seeks to rid himself of this pest by using all possible methods, from retaliation to compliance, in order to settle this business before his own plans fall into ruin. In the meantime, Batman attempts to figure out who’s under the red hood while a whole war dipped in dilemmas unravels at the heart of Gotham.The Red Hood is one of the most beloved character by fans, and there are so many reasons why it is so. His personality is eccentric and completely cocky, and his methods are vicious and mysterious. You’d imagine that there’s no one out there that could actually go head to head with Batman, but this one finds ways to stun him and stay a couple steps ahead of him. While bloodshed comes with his approach, there’s a hint of his knowledge and way of doing that succeeds in impressing Batman, but also rattles his very disbelief of the impossible.The best part of this storyarc is in understanding the motives behind this antihero. While he does appear out of the blue, the Red Hood rose out of the shows with a plan. The revelation that (view spoiler)[he is the once dead Robin, Jason Todd—see A Death in the Family by Jim Stalin— (hide spoiler)] only makes things much more intriguing as it brings Batman to visit other superheroes (view spoiler)[ in order to understand what it was like to come back from the dead(hide spoiler)]. The interaction between those heroes and Batman highlights the uncomfortable nature of the subject and the complicated relationship he has with others. Cleverly integrated, this offers us more insight into Batman trying to make sense of everything before the big revelation and how he has dealt with (view spoiler)[ the loss of Jason Todd. It’s nice to see him trying to make sense of the return of the dead in this one too(hide spoiler)].The artwork also works very well with the story, even when it changes hands numerous times. It does have a couple of hiccups, but nothing detrimental to the whole experience. For example, Black Mask is sometimes drawn as a normal person with a skull mask on, and at other times, he is drawn as if the mask was literally his face. The colours are vivid and you can only imagine how visually beautiful it gets when it starts raining lead and blood gets spilled. It is definitely a good thing when the artwork remains pretty similar from one chapter to the other and makes the whole experience much more uniform.The ending, also known as the infamous chapter on where the person under the Red Hood came from, was absolutely off. It’s sad that it went in that direction, but man… Everything else was way too much fun to let that ruin it. The chapter felt rushed and a lot that happened to explain things just makes you wince a little. There’s even an awkward scene between one of Batman’s past lover and the person under the Red Hood that just made me wonder what the hell was the purpose of it. Nonetheless, the Red Hood is one of the best antiheroes out there and this volume proves it. Batman: Under the Red Hood is a classic that should be read, re-read and re-read again. And also watched.Yours truly,Lashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog: https://bookidote.com/____________________________This is truly a fantastic story arc. A mysterious new figure meddles with the top dawgs of Gotham, especially the now-crime-lord Black Mask. Filled with intense and bloody action sequences, Judd Winick does an impeccable job in characterization and brings to life the Red Hood with pure finesse and grace! While Batman tries to figure out who's under the hood and then how that person came to be, the story delivers a whole war with interesting dilemmas. The artwork works very well with the story, even when it changes to the hands of someone else. It does have a couple hiccups, but nothing detrimental to the whole experience.The ending, especially the chapter on how the person under the Red Hood came to be was absolutely off. It's sad that it went in that direction, but man... Everything else was way too much fun to let that ruin it.Full review to come,Yours truly,Lashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog: https://bookidote.com/

  • Sam Quixote
    2019-05-11 21:27

    A new vigilante is in town and he's shaking things up for Black Mask, the new crime boss of Gotham. But when Batman steps in he finds that this new guy happens to know lots of things about him, things his enemies don't know, couldn't possibly know. But who could know Batman so well, who could be... under the red hood?I think most people coming to this book will know who it is under the red hood, so much so the subtitle of the book should be "The Resurrection of Jason Todd". Jason, the second Robin, was famously murdered by the Joker in the book "Batman: A Death in the Family" and became Batman's biggest failure. But hey this is comics, it's all middle story, nothing's forever. Superman died, Green Arrow died, and they're both alive, why not Robin too?The book is actually pretty good. Besides some shaky dialogue characterising Batman as an extremely grumpy and unlikeable man (the back and forth between him and Nightwing was unlike the way their relationship has largely been written), the plot was full of action and intrigue moving forward at a blistering pace and throwing a few curve balls at the reader. I especially liked the final confrontation between Batman and Red Hood, I think what most people expected to hear wasn't what was said and that's always a good thing, that a writer can surprise like that. Think you know what motivates Jason? Think again. And of course Joker is knee deep in it as usual.But I think the biggest problem most people have with the book is how Jason was brought back from the grave. It's included here at the end and I have to agree it was a bit convoluted. Remember that the means to resurrect the dead exists in the Batman universe, they're called Lazarus Pits, but rather than simply use this device Winick goes for an even more out there explanation that probably turned a lot of people off the story proper.That said, this is a fine Batman book that I had a blast reading. Winick underwrote Black Mask a bit until the end when we saw his viciousness come through, and as I've said the final showdown between Batman and Red Hood is an instant classic and very moving. If you love Batman then you'll get a lot from this book, I know I did.

  • Elham
    2019-05-10 21:22

    The father had lost a son, and now, the son had lost the father. 10/5 stars I'm emotionally deceased.I really don't know where to start. I finished this in one day. I've called myself a fan of Jason Todd before, I'd read many comics surrounding him, and I've loved him in them, contrary to popular liking. I feel like I wasn't a true fan before reading this, but am allowed to call myself it now. I've read like 2 chapters of this online before, but then I thought I should wait and read the physical copy, (and I still haven't gotten a chance to buy it because, I mentioned before, this awful country doesn't have any comic book stores, tragic).But after reading this, of course I'm buying it the next chance I get.This was SO well-written. Judd Winnick is now my favorite writer of Jason's.Between all this sadness, sorrow, despair, melancholy and grief, there was also humor, lines that made me laugh out loud. Black Mask was a barrel of laughter in this. There were some lines that actually made me choke back a sob.. I was in the middle of a shop, reading this, and I almost cried! It was especially Jason and Bruce's conversations that made me do that, or when Jason was talking about Bruce.Onyx: You son of a... Son of a...Jason: Hey... It's going to be hard to learn a great many things about me, but one I'll give you for free.. I am no one's son.Jason: I thought... I thought killing ME-- that I'd be the last person you'd ever let him hurt. If it had been you that he beat to a bloody mass. If it had been you that he left in agony, if he had taken you from this world... I would have done nothing but search the planet for this pathetic pile of evil, death-worshipping garbage... and sent him off to hell There were some parts that triggered me. Ra's, for one. Talia also really triggered me. (AND WHAT WAS THAT KISS LMAO WHAT)There was one minor issue, the part of his resurrection, I feel like it could have been explained better. But I plan to read Infinte Crisis in the near future so, I guess that'll explain it.To finish off, this made my heart ache, and it's become an instant favorite. Recommend it to Batman fans (or at least new Batman fans), or any comic book fans in general. In fact, even if you're not into comics, I still recommend it, I can guarantee you'll like it.P.S. Excuse any repetition of stuff, I sometimes tend to do that heh. And this is probably pretty messily written and all over the place yikes.

  • Jonathan Terrington
    2019-05-23 03:32

    This is a batman graphic novel at near to its finest. And for both fans of the Dark Knight and newcomers this is a must read novel in any form. If you enjoy good versus evil, are interested in the psychology of your characters, like stories with morals or just love graphic novels then you couldbuy this book from me if I owned it go and read it...What sets Batman apart from all other superheroes is not simply his lack of any metaphysical powers; the tragic death of his parents; the children he trains as weapons; the gritty nature of his stories; or the various villains he contends with. No rather it has always been his resolve and determination. His spirit to keep fighting the demons of Gotham City and the demons within his own fractured psyche. As a result and in effort to prevent himself slipping to the dark side of the force Batman must prevent himself from killing all the remaining jedi.And it is this fact that Under the Red Hood portrays so effectively. It brings up elements from batman's past along with twists and turns. You will, as you progress through the story come to see why Batman does not kill and why he is a true hero. But for that you need the perfect adversary. And so the story introduces both a new and an old villain - The Red Hood. Which for anyone who knows their DC history was the suggested identity of the Joker before he becamethe Joker. So who is this Red Hood? Read the book - I mean graphic novel.If you're a follower of the series I recommend that you read Batman: Hush as this very much ties into the storyline of Hush. However you don't need to have read any previous novels to understand this storyline as cleverly explained as it is by both the written text and the luscious art.In short if you're interested in gritty stories with depth then this may be for you. Not to mention there is the art to enjoy alongside. So you get a two for the price of one deal with a graphic novel like this.

  • Roxanne
    2019-04-26 03:31

    So fast forward toddles is back less chill than ever, the fact that freeze shows up i thought toddles was gonna melt his ass with one look! A while ago i watched the movie of this (because Dimaggio as the joker was awesome not as awesome as my boy hamill but if you've got a spare hour it's a good little film) so i debated whether to pick this up however they are completely different which i was pleased about. I didn't expect it to be funny, but mannnn black mask brought his A game he's hilarious in this, which balances out batsy having a meltdown over jason who is too busy cracking wise ass and blowing shit up. Have to say i do like todd better as red hood the fact that he shut up joker was amazing just slow clapping it out. It's a really good read got through this one quite quickly it has a ton of characters, there wasn't much sassy alfred though which was disappointing. The toddster is completely unhinged he's a bit of a shit really there's still a lot of brattyness to him, like someone needs to give him a time out but he's another gotham tortured soul and ya either gonna learn to love him or hate him.

  • Chelsea
    2019-05-10 20:34

    This was pretty damn heartbreaking. Honestly, you can't read anything Batfam without hearing about what happened to Jason Todd these days so I had to read this. Much like the other Batman stories adapted for animated films, there are some pieces missing/changed in the film. This was a really entertaining and engaging comic and I teared up a bit at times. Jason Todd is not okay. Not only was he severely beaten to death, he had issues with abandonment and low self worth before that that shows here. He didn't see Batman refusing to kill the Joker as just abiding by his moral code, I think part of Jason thought he wasn't worth enough to Bruce for him to break his rule. It's clear that isn't the case for Bruce and it was heartbreaking to see him have to attack Jason to save the Joker of all people. Anyway, watching Jason destroy the drug trade by shooting and blowing people up was interesting. As screwed up and dark as it is, it served the purpose of making it clear that Jason was not here to be another Batman. It was interesting seeing Onyx take him on and challenge his sense of "morality". Loved getting to see how Alfred felt about some of this. I love his relationships with all of the Robins. Sad to see him try to get Bruce to take care of himself and helping find out Jason was actually back. Bruce seemed pretty desperate here and that's not something I'm used to. It was kinda intriguing. Anyway, it lagged a bit during some of the scenes with the Black Mask but I was really interested and entertained through most of it. 4.5 stars.

  • John Yelverton
    2019-05-04 01:42

    One of the best graphic novels that I have ever read. It keeps you gripped to it from page to page. The ending falls a little flat, but it is so worth your time.

  • Garrett
    2019-05-02 00:32

    Nobody really dies in comic books. But Jason Todd died in 1988 and did not come back until the end of Hush in 2003 which is a pretty long time for a major Batman side character. The only thing I can't say that I like about the book is the trend that started with all of the Robins dying and coming back to life. Next they did Damian Wayne, then they did Tim Drake in Rebirth and it's just getting annoying because we all know they don't stay dead. But regardless, Jason Todd was never really that interesting until he came back as The Red Hood.

  • Kai Parker
    2019-05-05 02:27

    بهترین کمیکی که خوندم ، البته بعد از جوک مرگبار، همینه :)به شدت به همه توصیه میکنم.نمیدونم چطوری برای یه کمیک ریویو بنویسم، ولی از همه جهت عالی بود.با یک داستان عالی!و تصویرگری فوق العادهاز دستش ندین!

  • Alex
    2019-04-24 01:18

    I don't know what to say about this, really. The story is really good and well executed. It's interesting and it packs a punch. But as someone who hasn't read a lot of batman and who already knows the spoiler of this book, it didn't hit me as hard as I hoped it would. I wish I had read Hush first (would have helped set the stage better) or that it had included some of the side issues that happened in tandem with the Red Hood (like when Red Hood visits Young Justice), but the story is still engaging and clear and worth the time of any batman or comic book lover. 4/5

  • Jbainnz
    2019-04-28 21:41

    Great bearded baby of sweet Jerusalem that was an absolute epic collection of words and pictures. I thought the movie adaptation was a masterpiece, but as per usual the original content outshines in every aspect!I'm a little bit speechless of how magnificent this book is. Jason Todd was my least favourite Robin. He was a moody, whiney little bitch and I'm glad they killed him off. But Red Hood on the other hand is one of my favourite anti-heroes. How was I such a fool that it took me this long to read this stunning gem? This may have just taken the place of my most beloved Batman book to date, pushing Batman: Hush to a close second. I can hear you all from here moaning in disgust of my love of Hush, but it is for a reason. It was THE graphic novel that got me into comics, so it's always going to be a favourite of mine no matter how many stinky poop poop comments I get from all the know-it-all comic connoisseurs out there. Back to the book at hand! This had it all for me: A great story that was paced brilliantly and full of action and suspense. The support cast was superb and the art was simply breathtaking. Judd Winick is one of those writers that flies under the radar a lot of the time, when he really is a hidden talent worthy of praise. I've read a bunch of his work and it's all really solid, but none seem to come close to this as of yet. Then he had to f&@k me up even more by tying it into the Hush story at the end. And although his "rebirth" was somewhat weird and a little unsatisfying, tying in with the Infinite Crisis event gave it some originality. Although I thought it was a little bit of a cop out if I'm being truly honest. I don't want to say anymore due to spoilers, but those who have read this will understand. Aside from that little, tiny, seemingly insignificant detail this was a perfect read for me. If you are a Batman fan in any shape or form you NEED this book. I mean that in every sense of the word. You NEED it!

  • Clarissa
    2019-05-19 01:32

    There's a new vigilante in town making trouble for the Black Mask and is even more disturbing (and heartbreaking) to Batman. Who is the person under the Red Hood that causes so much turmoil? Why no other than Jason Todd, mysteriously returned from the dead.This series is solid! Winnick does a great job of creating a world full of grit (a standard for Batman) that is still full of depth for the characters. You sense the history in the relationships between characters without the necessity of having to read past series to learn about them.Jason's is clearly angry and in pain. His need from revenge seems to stem from his own sense of worth. He has forgiven Bruce for not getting there in time to save him but resents the fact that his death was not enough for Batman to break his moral code. I kind of see his point. I mean I'd be pretty pissed if my killer was still on the lose and hurting others. I just want to hug Jason but know better. He'd probably stab me in the shoulder for trying to comfort him. On the other hand, I can see what the loss of Jason has done to Bruce. Once you cross the line and kill someone it's pretty hard to come back. I mean if you already killed one person what's one more dead criminal gonna do? Is this how serial killers think? Anyway, poor Bruce has probably replayed the events of that day in his head over and over, torturing himself with what he could have done. Your adoptive father doesn't deserve to have the fact that the Joker is still alive thrown in his face, Jason!Side note: I love seeing snipbits of Bruce and Alfred's relationship throughout this. You can tell Alfred loves Jason (and all Robins) too when he helps Bruce prove that the Red Hood really is Jason.Jason Todd and his story has become so prevalent in Batman's story ever since his death so this is a must read for Batman fans.

  • Ashish Iyer
    2019-05-19 21:21

    Saw the movie. Loved it. I love the red hood as a character. After reading this I realized that not only was the movie very close to the book (utilizing many word for word quotes from the book) but the books visual concepts along with story details blow the movie out of the water. This is phenomenal.

  • Akke
    2019-05-22 23:20

    *4.5 starsthis was a really cool ride, like really really really cool.

  • Adam House
    2019-05-13 01:18

    Excellent follow-up (years later) to the "Death in the Family" storyline. Great storytelling, great artwork, and required reading for Batman fans.

  • Keely
    2019-05-01 20:38

    The first time I encountered this story was through its animation film “Under the Red Hood” and I absolutely loved it, mostly because Jensen Ackles voiced Jason Todd while Neil Patrick Harris was Nightwing. It was pleasant to finally read the original source material and I thoroughly consumed it because it has a richer backstory than the film. The story follows the aftermath of the events in the harrowing comic book A Death in the Family where the second Robin, Jason Todd, wasn’t saved by Batman when the Joker abducted and murdered him. It turns out he wasn’t dead and is determined to make Batman regret losing. He cleans up after the Gotham streets by killing every mobster he could get his hands on, all the while challenging Batman’s moral code, urging him to cross that line because he claims it’s freeing and that the true definition of justice is passing judgment onto criminals through execution.I believe that the best Batman stories are those that deal with his relationships with people and this one examined Batman as the father figure to the Robins, Dick and Jason. It also showed the readers that Batman needs his Robins a lot more than he thought. There were many moving moments in this book, particularly the confrontations between Batman and Red Hood (Jason Todd). I like the action sequences a lot and they are enhanced by the gripping narrative and the emotionally volatile dialogue. There was plenty of humor too among the characters since the Black Mask and the Joker are present, and Alfred’s insights on Bruce’s relationships with his Robins in the context of death and grief made me want to hug little Bruce in the flashbacks. Green Arrow and Superman had cameos as well and the strained way Batman talks to them was telling of how he usually relates to fellow crusaders. You can really feel the uneasiness on his part.Overall, there is a lot to love about this comic book. You can appreciate the action scenes and how they were drawn, and you can get lost on the heartaches of Jason Todd as he tries to shake Batman from realizing his mistake for not killing the Joker as a way to avenge him. Under the Hood is really good stuff.RECOMMENDED: 9/10

  • Logan
    2019-05-21 02:36

    This. This is a prime example of a well-crafted story. It should come as no surprise that DC selected this to become an animated film. It's stories like these: stories that challenge Batman in every way, that push his talents and himself to the limits, that are fun to read and make you want more.This details the rise of Red Hood and who he is in the Batman universe. It's a great collection of issues, including the issue where he appeared during the Hush story arc. Red Hood is a fascinating character that you really feel sorry for and can understand in a way; after all, he is similar to Batman. The dynamic between the two is fun, and sad, to watch play out at times. Don't worry, I don't mean it's sad in a negative way. You'll just have to read to find out.I regard the Hush story arc as one of my personal favorites in the Batman universe and Under the Res Hood sits just under that. A complaint of mine is when the art changes into something less amazing but it does not hurt the story; it's really just a minor complaint. There is a part of Red Hood's origin that is a bit of a blooper, as (spoilers) Jason Todd climbs out of his coffin, breaking the top open, which is not once mentioned when Batman is examining the coffin three different times.With the complaints aside, this is a great Batman story and one that I feel every Batman fan should read. Especially if you enjoyed Batman: Arkham Knight.

  • Laura Wattie
    2019-05-21 03:17

    This is one of the Batman stories where you have to read prior comics, which I didn't do again. But never the less its a very good Batman story, not the best but miles better than some. The story is essential a turf war between the Red Hood and Black Skull. However the identity of who the Red Hood is played with through out the story. And Batman is at his most detective like (if that make sense) and if your looking for a story with the Bruce Wayne disguise then this is it. This is story that explores Batman's relationship with his Robins and allies. However it features cameos from Green Arrow, Deathstroke, Superman, Superboy, Mr Freeze and the Al Ghuls. Overall its a good gritty story that shows the crime side of Gotham City and how it can be played with. The art is alright. Very generic comic book art. However since its a collection of comics. It features some interesting comic book covers by Mark Wagner and Jock. Those alone are worth the book alone. But if your looking for a thought provoking Batman story then this isn't it. But its a good crime story and a good Batman family story.

  • Myka
    2019-05-09 01:12

    I don't consider myself a Batman fan. I have seen the movies (all of them). I have read enough issues to be generally familiar with the world and main characters. I love Batman Beyond on principle, yet I'm still not a Batman fan. Heck from memory this is only the second (main) Batman graphic novel I've ever read. The first being A Death in the Family which is why this to me this is holy crap epic and if I say anymore I would be spoiling it to you so I will shut my mouth. I only became interested in this after watching the movie:and honestly if you are not that familiar with the DC universe the movie does a better job presenting this story line and filling the gaps so to speak. The graphic novel had enough of elements of the DC world that I wasn't familiar with so I wasn't sure what they were talking about specially how (view spoiler)[Superman coming back to life is why other people came back to life? IDK (hide spoiler)].I also realized that I really enjoy watching the dynamic between Bruce and his adoptive sons. I need more.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Michael (Mai)
    2019-05-24 23:40

    Do you guys remember my Red Hood and the Outlaws Review? If not let me just give you a quick sum up: I really liked vigilante Jason Todd. He was pretty much Batman (only in skill) that kills (thereby lacking Batman’s Moral Code). For some reason Jason was much more likable in the New 52 version than this one.Don’t get me wrong. I loved this! But Jason I didn’t love. It was hard to read about all of Bruce’s emotions and how he was dealing with so much death and how he’d changed so much because of it. It was hard to see the torment between both Jason and Bruce.Jason was very disagreeable and pretty much killed every bad guy he could find. He wasn’t likeable at all but he was still very cool. I was happy to see some more of his history from before and after his transformation to Red Hood.Another cool part was the bad guy. This is the first time I’ve read anything significant with Black Mask and he was a deplorable character which made him a great villain.Now I want to read more about Talia…PS: The art was great too.

  • Manveer
    2019-05-14 02:15

    Fuck you, Batman. I have mixed feelings about this volume. While it has been well written and the plot is quite interesting, I wanted Batman to lose. Yes, I wanted Batman to lose. Weird, right?You see, I like Batman and other freaks. Batman mostly because of his dark side. But then there is the line that even he won't cross. Jason crossed that line. Jason is what my ideal hero is. Jason is what I would become if I could get some powers. For once, I wanted Jason to kick Bruce's ass and send him packing. I wanted Bruce to leave Jason alone and mind his own business. I can keep whining all day about this. I know I'm not making much sense but you gotta read the volume for that.Otherwise, one of the best Batman graphic novels I have ever come across. Recommended for all Batman fans.

  • Yazeed
    2019-05-10 01:17

    My journey with the batman comics was a little rough. it wasn't easy to get into and I swear I almost though of never touching another book and .. this book just came out of nowhere and its One of the best batman stories I've read so far and my favorite.I watched the movie, also one of my favorite batman movies! a year later I decided to go into the comics. all the books that I got were full of praises, starts and big talk how awesome bla bla bla.. however this one didn't stand at all. In fact I was wondering why? personal note for my self: don't miss a book with an empty back.Loved the writing, the drama, art .. everything. this is easily a 5 star. the emotions.. the freaking last part! it really got to me.

  • Johnny Parry
    2019-04-25 20:16

    I have been reading comics for six or seven years, and out of the hundreds I have read, this is definitely one of the best. It combines humor with key plot points, and it introduces, in my opinion, the single best batman villain ever. It explores Batman and Red Hoods... let's just say... complicated relationship, and definitely left me satisfied. I got the book, and read it in one sitting. Then I read it again. And again. In total I've probably read it at least 10 times. If you consider yourself a fan of batman, or comics at all, this is a must read.

  • Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
    2019-05-08 00:16

    I will always have a soft spot in my heart for all of the Robins. I just love this story arc! I remember watching the animated movie that was based on this story, and I think that the comic really shines out of the two. I think that there is a lot of power in this story because of its origins. Everyone knows about the tragic events regarding Jason's death. Jason was always rough around the edges. Is it really such a surprise that he would handle things differently than Batman?

  • Sonic
    2019-05-02 01:18

    This started out as something brilliant with the awesome, exquisite art of Doug Mahnke and the sharp writing of Judd Winick. (Indeed there are some great lines from Black Mask.)Then,... art by some other guys and it all just falls apartand goes downhill from there.At the beginning my experience of reading this book was an exciting 5 stars, and by the end it was a two star groan.

  • Iratxe
    2019-05-04 21:32

    Jo, en cómic aún me ha gustado más. ¡Another!

  • sixthreezy
    2019-04-28 02:31

    Why does Batman just read so incredibly higher than any other character's comic out there... Great volume, and would like to go re-watch Under the Red Hood animated feature now..

  • ScarlettMi
    2019-05-01 22:39

    One of the stories that truly defines the Bat-universe.