Red Hood

Batman: The Adventures Continue #13

by Alan Rapp on October 5, 2020

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Batman: The Adventures Continue #13 comic reviewJason Todd is done watching. First, he’s abducted Tim Drake from the Batcave and hidden him away in a death trap. He’s also had altercations with both Alfred and Leslie Tompkins before turning his attention on the Joker who he manages to ambush at the Penguin‘s club. Nearly all the pieces are in place for the Red Hood’s end game.

Other than a few too many panels being wasted with the Joker and the Penguin’s henchmen going at it, things keep moving here as Jason Todd is able to get his hands on Batman as well.

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Batman: The Adventures Continue #11

by Alan Rapp on September 2, 2020

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Batman: The Adventures Continue #11 comic reviewBatman calls on an old friend looking for advice, but Jason Todd‘s current plans as the Red Hood are put on hold as Batman: The Adventures Continue #11 explores more of the tumultuous former Robin’s past and the circumstances behind his final days as Robin.

Writers Alan Burnett and Paul Dini definitely capture the snotty nature of Todd’s late run as the Boy Wonder which made him a divisive character among fans and ultimately led to his death in the comics. As Alfred‘s flashback continue we see more of Robin out of control, becoming more dangerous at times than even the super-villains he was helping Batman apprehend.

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Batman: The Adventures Continue #10

by Alan Rapp on August 17, 2020

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Batman: The Adventures Continue #10 comic reviewAlong with continuing the flashbacks of Jason Todd as Robin and the friction with Batman that was there from the start, Batman: The Adventures Continue #10 also finally offers us the character in costume as it delivers our first look at the Batman: The Animated Series version of the Red Hood.

Most of the comic remains in flashbacks, narrated by Alfred, explaining the tensions between the second Dynamic Duo including pointing out Jason’s propensity to take harsher measures on Batman’s masked villains, including endangering the life of the Scarecrow which finally expanded the rift between the two. Although alluded to, the issue does not show the Joker‘s brutal assault on Robin and suggests, in this version, Jason may not have actually died but merely slipped into the shadows and began plotting his revenge.

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Batman: The Adventures Continue #9

by Alan Rapp on August 6, 2020

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Batman: The Adventures Continue #9 comic reviewThe tale of Jason Todd begins here. Batman‘s second partner was skipped over in the Batman: The Animated Series run which featured Dick Grayson in the role at the series outset and Tim Drake in the relaunch of the show. Todd was a controversial character in comics, likely why the series chose to ignore him, but after teasing us with the character lurking in the shadows for several issues Batman: The Adventures Continue #9 finally gets things started when Todd’s stakeout of the Joker ends poorly leaving evidence for Batman to discover that his fallen protege has returned (although no word yet on how the comic will explain those events).

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Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

by Alan Rapp on March 23, 2020

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Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super SpectacularCelebrating the character’s 80 years in comics, the Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular offers stories throughout Robin’s run featuring those who have worn the costume over the years. “Robin in A Little Nudge” features Dick Grayson‘s final day as Robin, “Aftershocks” features Nightwing in a broken Gotham City during the events of Batman: Cataclysm, Nightwing infiltrates H.I.V.E. in “Team Building,” and we get an adventure with Dick Grayson from his spy days in “The Lesson Plan.”

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