Review: Red Hood Lost Days #2

Posted by inferiorego (23311 posts) - - Show Bio
More of Jason Todd's resurrection is revealed, and what he did between that and his Red Hood days.

The Good

Overall, I like the fact this story exists. I loved the first issue, and I can't wait to see how this all plays out, even though we all know how it ends up. Judd Winick's writing is as strong as ever and Cliff Richards (pages 2-9) art is great. The first four pages of Jason freaking out, were probably by far my favorite part of the issue, not just because of the action, but because of the pain Jason is going through once he feels betrayed by Batman. You start to really feel for the character, a character I called a 1-900 number for to kill off in the 80s.

The Bad

This was a pretty boring issue. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but overall, it didn't get me as excited as that first issue did. I'm more excited for the issues after this one than anything else. The major problem I had on this book was that two artists did the art on this issue. There wasn't too much difference between the artists, but there was just enough for me to get a little annoyed. Yes, I'm way too picky with that, I know. There's also one splash pages of Batman soaring down, which looks really cool, except for the face he's making. It looks like he's taking a poop. It's hard to look at.

The Verdict 3/5

I'm a little critical about this issue, mainly because I'm a huge fan of the creative team and the character. I have a feeling that overall, this will be a great series, but this singular issue feels like it's just setting up the next couple of issues and nothing more. I'd recommend this if you're into Jason Todd, but other than that, you may want to pass this book. It's really for fans only anyway.
#1 Posted by Theodore (3607 posts) - - Show Bio

going to read this one for sure, the first was awesome

#2 Posted by NightFang (11043 posts) - - Show Bio

This was a pretty cool issue.

#3 Posted by roxamilli (194 posts) - - Show Bio

oooh, can't wait to pick this up

#4 Posted by jakemcdoo (18 posts) - - Show Bio

You can tell it's a "wind-up"  to a frakking fantastic storyline in the coming issues (and I can't deny it: I'm excited for the movie) but I like the wind up. Can't wait for the next issue to see where where this set up goes. 

#5 Posted by daredevil21134 (14483 posts) - - Show Bio

it's better than a 3/5 in my opinion
#6 Posted by shellbell60613 (21 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't understand the dynamic of how Talia was all about saving him for Bruce, but then seems to support Jason in his plot to kill him? Other than that, great story!

#7 Posted by daredevil21134 (14483 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats Talia for you
#8 Posted by Whitesycamore (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought Talia might have been lying, just nodding along with Jason's plans in order to placate him.  Winick writes Talia as a woman who is used to duplicity and compromise because she has basically NO freedom.  She is under her father's control, and only dares to defy him in extreme circumstances.  Jason is supposed to be the star of this story, but so far Talia stands out as the most fascinating character.

#9 Posted by BrianDusel (75 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait for my store to have this book.  I'm a huge Jason Todd fan and its great that Judd is going back and getting further into the story.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.