Unscripted Review: Red Hood: The Lost Days #1

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#1 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1815 posts) - - Show Bio

I think I'll continue to read this series.

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#2 Posted by Theodore (3607 posts) - - Show Bio

Very good first issue!

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#3 Posted by Mighty Spidey (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Why didn't Jason contact Batman once he dug out of the grave?

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#4 Posted by spiderguylll (619 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mighty Spidey: Cause he was like F#$K Batman
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#5 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1815 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mighty Spidey: 
His mind was damaged.
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#6 Posted by ImperiousRix (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds cool.  I'm a fan of ALL the Robins, and Jason Todd is definitely one of the more interesting ones.

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#7 Edited by EdwardWindsor (14564 posts) - - Show Bio

cheers guys will go get it, also G-Man love the mario soup tshirt.

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#8 Posted by aZuLPiNoY (136 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be pissed off if I were Jason... bust through the fourth wall and tell DC to do you justice!

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#9 Posted by Joey Ravn (425 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought the issue was good, solid. I agree with the 4/5 Tony gave it. But then again... I find this series to be unnecessary. Heck, Jason Todd is an unnecessary character, as far as I can see. In my opinion, it's one of those characters that work better when they are dead, like Uncle Ben. Jason died, Bats was completely destroyed, he got better. Great, simple, direct part of the mythos. The Fallen Robin, The Broken Batman, all that. You bring him back... and that actually harms the Batman mythos, if you ask me. Especially after seeing what they did with the characters. That's my opinion, at least.
 
Good writing? Yes, absolutely. Do I like the concept behind it? Yeah, maybe. It bridges some gaps, at least. Do I find it necessary to have a revived Jason Todd as the Red Hood? No, absolutely no.

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#10 Posted by sora_thekey (8811 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh? I overlooked this issue... I have to go get it now!

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#11 Posted by Amircat (54 posts) - - Show Bio

Was Talia supposed to be so emotional? I always thought of her as a strong person (albeit a villain) who is more like her dad than Kristen Stewart. I gave it 3/5, but I did like the issue.

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#12 Posted by Benzo (642 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely picking this title up!, Gotta love Jason Todd!!! :D

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#13 Posted by Secret Identity (237 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed this issue and I don't think it's undone anything that was already established about Red Hood. He was brought back from the dead (part of infinite crisis i believe) batman didn't know, then he returned as Red Hood to fnck with Batman's head and do things the way he thought they should be done. Nothing in here undoes any of that. I'm not surprised as Todd is one of, if not THE, best character written by Judd. I loved "Under The Hood" and his part in Green Arrow when Judd was writing that. Todd has been handled pretty poorly since then and I'm glad to see Judd get another go at this character. This issue was a solid first issue which was very good but i see this mini getting better before it's end. Good stuff i'd say 4/5 aswell. Fully expecting this series to get a 5/5 overall though.

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#14 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3641 posts) - - Show Bio

The thing I like about Talia is that she's on the fence. Her loyalties and motivations aren't 100% clear much of the time. That is what makes her interesting to read about.
You could almost make a comparison to Mystique.

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#15 Posted by goldenkey (3033 posts) - - Show Bio

G-man I still say roz.  I know you like to go with Andrea Romano I just don't see it.  What nationality would say it's actually ray shhhhhhh.  just doesn't look right, and Roz sounds more menacing. 
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#16 Posted by daredevil21134 (15747 posts) - - Show Bio

long live jason 
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#17 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2754 posts) - - Show Bio
@Amircat said:
" Was Talia supposed to be so emotional? I always thought of her as a strong person (albeit a villain) who is more like her dad than Kristen Stewart. I gave it 3/5, but I did like the issue. "
Talia's not that much like R'as.
From most of what I've read she's not often been written like Morrison is writing her.
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#18 Posted by NightFang3 (12011 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed this issue and i'm hoping Jason get's his own ongoing series.   

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#19 Posted by daredevil21134 (15747 posts) - - Show Bio

me too i really think it would sell if its done by judd winick
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#20 Edited by couzinit99 (181 posts) - - Show Bio

Go Babs i totally agree! i, unlike you two lol, didnt have high expectations for this issue. But i was pleasently surprised on how freaknig amazing it was.  For a character i find rather B-List (Jason) i gained so much more respect for not only his character but Talia's as well. Talia gained a lot of points in my book because i love this interpretation soooo much more from her character in the Batman and Robin series.  It makes her more deep and affectionate. I also really did love this artwork btw.  I really love the lack of a lot of bright colors to complement the serious tone of this book.  It reveals a lot to me about Jason and now i am really liking his character. definetly worth a 5 out of 5.
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#21 Posted by gmanfromheck (42090 posts) - - Show Bio
@goldenkey: When I hear "Roz" I think of Frasier. And I'd rather not think about Frasier.

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#22 Posted by FLStyle (378 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: Putting the fact that you keep pronouncing everything/everyone differently from everyone else for a second ... what's wrong with Frasier?!
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#23 Posted by Aquamariner (211 posts) - - Show Bio

I went into this issue with zero expectations, but knowing that I was going to like it, and like it i did... hell I loved it! 
 
THIS is Jason Todd, THIS is Th Red Hood, not that red-head loon Morrisson made him out to be (and I say this as a fan of Grant's work). Judd owns this character and he shows it. Its a 5/5 for me, and I REALLY REALLY hope he gets his own monthly, written by Mr. Winick of course! God knows he deserves it even more than that blond bat-brat Oracle's been babysitting! 
 
JASON FTW... oh and G-man gave it a 4 cuz he's a Marvel-head!!!

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#24 Posted by jakob187 (1030 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man: YOU KNOCKIN ON FRASIER?!  Thems fightin' words, Tony!!! 
 
As for this video, I was really hoping for an Unscripted on this.  I saw it and found myself curious.  Now I think I've gotten the reaffirmation that I needed to buy it.  Thanks, guys!!!  = D
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#25 Posted by doordoor123 (3810 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by G'bandit (13664 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason rules :D

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#27 Posted by Comiclove5 (1304 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Jason but not enough to by a comic about him.
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#28 Posted by gmanfromheck (42090 posts) - - Show Bio
@Aquamariner:  What I said in the video is basically I gave this a 4 because I had high expectations. I like Jason so much, I even took time to make a page for Challengers From Beyond when Countdown To Final Crisis was out in the hopes that something would result from this "team." Guess not everyone listens to what we say in the videos...
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#29 Posted by Aquamariner (211 posts) - - Show Bio
@doordoor123:  If I'm not mistaken, he died, I mean fully dead, and then was brought back to life thanks to Superboy-Prime's reality altering punches during Infinite of Final crisis...THEN he dug his way out... That's what I've heard!
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#30 Posted by gmanfromheck (42090 posts) - - Show Bio
@doordoor123: 
Spidey did it too:

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#31 Posted by doordoor123 (3810 posts) - - Show Bio
@Aquamariner:  yeah. I dont remember saying anything to disprove your theory. I dont think you had to write that to me. LOL@G-Man said:
" @doordoor123: 
Spidey did it too:

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I HATE HOW SUPERHEROES DO IMPOSSIBLE THINGS!
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#32 Posted by Big (329 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that Jason's "posture" has to do with his uncertainty of what is going on. He was in a coffin, then he busts out of the grave. He gets picked up after getting into a fight in Gotham and is sent to some strange old man and his cougar daughter, where he's trained by ninjas, WTF?! If I was Jason, I'd be confused and lost as f#$Tck! I think the kid knows what he's got, he just doesn't know what to do with himself at this point, which I think is a character trait, or flaw, that you see him battling through as he grows up, becomes Red Hood, Red Robin, Batman, and so on. If he ever finds his way, I think it will be to the detriment of  
Batman, cuz I have a feeling that deep down, he's a bad dude.  

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#33 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2754 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
" @doordoor123: 
Spidey did it too:

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To be fair, Spidey at least has spider strength. I hate the way Jason was brought back myself.
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#34 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2754 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like the way Jason's being handled now either G-man. But then there's not a lot of Morrisons bat stuff I do like :(

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#35 Posted by daredevil21134 (15747 posts) - - Show Bio

long live jason todd
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#36 Posted by alphamale73 (87 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm enjoying Jason Todd and watching his character grow in the DC Universe. I'm glad he's back.

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#37 Posted by doordoor123 (3810 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gylan Thomas:  Really? wow. I love anything Morrison does. Im sure all his recent bat related projects will pull together soon.
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#38 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2754 posts) - - Show Bio
@doordoor123 said:
" @Gylan Thomas:  Really? wow. I love anything Morrison does. Im sure all his recent bat related projects will pull together soon. "
Pull tpgether or not they're just not workin' for me.
I mean Bruce lost in time? That's not a Batman story. Batman should be out on the streets fighting crime.
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#39 Posted by ProjectGHOST (13 posts) - - Show Bio

So THIS is what became of Jason Todd huh? he would've made a cool Black Lantern.

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#40 Posted by verona (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like jason todd i think that he  is a interesting character however this issue just felt like a repeat of batman annual 25. 

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#41 Edited by daredevil21134 (15747 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah somewhat
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#42 Posted by Amircat (54 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gylan Thomas: 
 Cool, thank you for the clarification. I pretty much have only read Morrison's depictions of her.
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#43 Posted by daredevil21134 (15747 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason rulz
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#44 Posted by llagrok (694 posts) - - Show Bio

People need to realize that this is not a different interpretation of Talia, this is how she was before. She used to be emotional, as portrayed in the lost years comic, which took place many years ago. Now she is a different person. Morrison's Talia is the -current- Talia, this one was not the current one. 
 
Great issue.

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#45 Posted by daredevil21134 (15747 posts) - - Show Bio

true that
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#46 Posted by Whitesycamore (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd give it a 4/5 - it's brilliantly characterised, has nice art that complements the tone of the book, and there are some very touching scenes between Talia and Jason.  The only real flaw with this issue is that it's a little light on the plot, but I suppose that's understandable given that it is a prologue.
 
I have really high hopes for the next issue.

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#47 Posted by daredevil21134 (15747 posts) - - Show Bio

nice icon lol
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#48 Posted by shockwave632 (55 posts) - - Show Bio
@FLStyle said:
" @G-Man: Putting the fact that you keep pronouncing everything/everyone differently from everyone else for a second ... what's wrong with Frasier?! "
THANK YOU! I thought I was the only one who cringes every time G-Man pronounces something in a way that confuses the hell out of me. The guys name is Ra's. It's weird enough that his name has an apostrophe, but I'm pretty sure we can agree that you could pronounce it as either "ROZ" of "RAZ". But how the hell do you get "RAISH" out of that?! Did I miss some comic arc where he changed his name for a day? 
I just assume since they said it one way in Batman Begins that the world could just stick with one (possibly two) ways of pronunciation.
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#49 Posted by teewillis1981 (152 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree Babs 5/5. Excellent writing and the art was great.

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#50 Posted by PortlandsBatman (223 posts) - - Show Bio

@shockwave632 said:

@FLStyle said:
" @G-Man: Putting the fact that you keep pronouncing everything/everyone differently from everyone else for a second ... what's wrong with Frasier?! "
THANK YOU! I thought I was the only one who cringes every time G-Man pronounces something in a way that confuses the hell out of me. The guys name is Ra's. It's weird enough that his name has an apostrophe, but I'm pretty sure we can agree that you could pronounce it as either "ROZ" of "RAZ". But how the hell do you get "RAISH" out of that?! Did I miss some comic arc where he changed his name for a day? I just assume since they said it one way in Batman Begins that the world could just stick with one (possibly two) ways of pronunciation.

The "Raish" pronunciation came from Batman TAS.

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But google pronounce it Raz

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