Wednesday, June 09, 2010

the Red Hood: Lost Days #1 - DC

This is going to be a cool series. This issue we start to dig in to the story of just how it was the Jason was able to come back. But we don't see it from Jason, or even Batman's perspective. No, instead we see it from Talia and Ra's point of view. As it turns out, Talia was the one that originally found him. After Jason died Talia knew how much Bruce would be beating himself up, so . . she kept an eye on him. During this time, she learned of a boy who was found wandering the streets. After looking into his background, and running DNA tests, she determined it to be Jason Todd. 'Half dead, massive trauma, flash-burns from an explosion. Found wandering a road in a suit and tie, covered is soil, hands indicated that he . . dug himself out of a buried coffin.' She questions the Joker's old associates, and the hospital staff where he was put after he was found. He appears to have been in a vegetative state until one day he just walked out of the hospital. He's still catatonic, but . . it appears that he's maintained his fighting skills, kind of like a muscle reflex. When provoked he can take out 4 or Ra's assassins. However, when Talia slaps him . . he does nothing. She keeps this up for a year or so, until Ra's decides that it's a waste of her time and his resources. He's sending him away. He'll be taken care of, but . . Talia's got other responsibilities. However, before letting go, she decides to try one more thing . . the Lazarus Pit. However, from the beginning of this issue . . it looks like that's not going to turn out so well. Ra's has Talia in a death-lock and is screaming at her . . 'Do you have any idea what you've done?! Do you? You have defied me! You are a traitor to your own blood! If you were anyone else . . anyone else . . You have no idea what you've created . . what you have unleashed! You have set free a curse upon this world!' I have a feeling this is going to be a terrific series. I can't wait to see how it all plays out. Judd Winick is doing a fantastic job with the story. And I'm also really enjoying Pable Raimondi's art. I think this'll be a great addition to the bat-books.

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