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LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters

by Alan Rapp on August 30, 2019

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  • Title: LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters
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LEGO DC: Batman - Family Matters DVD reviewThe latest LEGO DC straight-to-video offers two storylines intertwined by the common theme of family. The more interesting of the two centers around the sudden appearance of the Red Hood (Jason Spisak) who picks off the Bat-Family one-by-one while enlisting the help of several other Bat-Villains including the Penguin (Tom Kenny), Riddler (André Sogliuzzo), Killer Croc (Nolan North), and Scarecrow (Steve Blum). Less deadly in LEGO form, the Red Hood still works fairly well as DC LEGO takes more family-friendly approach to the former Robin becoming a super-villain.

The other storyline involves Batman (Troy Baker) growing weary of being Bruce Wayne and deciding to sell off the company whose new invention Brother Eye falls into the hands of Two-Face (Christian Lanz) and becomes a problem the Bat-Family, with the Red Hood’s help, will need to solve. Just as Jason Todd will reconsider his revenge and reclaim a role within the Bat-Family, Batman will reconsider the importance of his alter-ego to Gotham City.

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Event Leviathan #3

by Alan Rapp on August 19, 2019

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Event Leviathan #3 comic reviewEvent Leviathan #3 picks up from Batman and the heroes he’s gathered wrongly accusing the Red Hood for being the mastermind behind Leviathan. As expected, Jason Todd isn’t the one responsible for the attacks on various spy organizations across the DCU, although writer Brian Michael Bendis does up the character’s game in making him a legitimate threat to the heroes if he chooses to be in the future.

And, as Todd points out, he does make the perfect patsy for the entire enterprise, further suggesting the involvement of someone behind Leviathan who knows the deepest secrets of Batman and the Justice League.

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Event Leviathan #2

by Alan Rapp on July 22, 2019

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Event Leviathan #2 comic reviewDC’s summer event has been all about chaos and misdirection, which makes it hard to buy into the theory postulated here about who is behind the attacks across the DCU on various spy organizations such as A.R.G.U.S., Spyral, the DEO, and others.

Taking place mostly in a single conversation between Batman and the Red Hood, Batman gets his former protege up to speed on events while stalling for a more pressing purpose. During the conversation we’re also given a sequence featuring the mysterious leader of Leviathan who seems to know the Justice League intimately.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #25

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2018

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #25 comic reviewThings get pretty bleak for the Outlaws in the over-sized twenty-fifth issue. After fleeing from the police, the Red Hood runs into one pissed-off Batman who isn’t too happy with his former partner’s recent actions (such as murdering the Penguin on live television). Having broken their agreement that Jason could operate in Gotham City under the sole condition that he wouldn’t take a life, the Red Hood must face the music. Lucky for him, his friends step in to avoid him from getting his ass kicked any more than necessary.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #22

by Alan Rapp on May 16, 2018

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #22 comic reviewThe Outlaws are kept separate for most of Red Hood and the Outlaws #22 as the Red Hood continues to poke the Penguin and sets a second meeting with Faye Gunn, Artemis flashes back on the past and attempts to convince Lex Luthor to save her friend, and Bizarro continues to slowly lose his advanced intelligence and fall back into the dimwitted creature he once was.

Because of the separate storylines, the issue feels a bit more unfocused than usual. Red Hood seems to be wasting time with Penguin and scenes with Faye foreshadow a new story on the horizon, while the stories will import both have to deal with the immeadiate effects of Bizarro’s condition.

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