Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth is the perfect jumping off point.

It’s no secret that comics are complicated. With multiple timelines, deaths, identities and superheroes – it’s hard to keep track of who’s who in mainstream continuity. Red Hood is one of those people. It’s an identity that’s been used so many times/ The current wearer is Jason Todd, who has a complicated history just to himself. Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth is perfect because it simply explains who he is.

But it does so in a way that doesn’t treat the audience as stupid. Which is a breath of fresh air in a world of heavy comic book lore. The book treats us to the backstory of Jason Todd. It’s a classic tale. Many comic book fans will be aware of the story already, but for those unaware it’s quick retelling of who Jason Todd/The Red Hood is. His identity is an important part of the story. And it’s a well crafted story. Although it was born out of coincidence, ‘A Death in the Family’ is one of the greatest Batman stories ever written.

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It’s that good in fact, that even a pacy retelling of the story is still enthralling. Set against a current story of Red Hood seemingly threatening the Mayor of Gotham. But once his true intentions are revealed, we understand on a deeper level what his intentions are. And whilst you could easily compare him to Batman, there’s no denying that his methods have a little more flair than Mr. Wayne’s.

A character who has become a fan favourite makes his rebirth debut, and we thoroughly enjoyed the retelling of his origin. Although we can’t wait to see where the main story leads. Knowing Jason Todd, – probably in the direction we least expect.

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8.7 A nostalgic look back at Jason Todd.

A great retelling of 'A Death in the Family'.

  • Red Hood V Batman 9
  • Mayor Sub-plot 8
  • 'A Death in the Family' 9

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