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Batman: Under the Red Hood Paperback – August 30, 2011
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Writer/artist Judd Winick has handled most every major character in the DC Universe including notable runs on GREEN LANTERN, GREEN ARROW, THE OUTSIDERS, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST and wrote the critically acclaimed animated feature BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD, based on his run on BATMAN. Winick came to national attention when appearing on MTV's The Real World: San Francisco, his experienced inspired his memoir, the award-winning Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned. His most recent work includes BATWING and CATWOMAN.
Born in 1963 in the Year of the Rabbit, Doug Mahnke embarked on a love affair with comics at the age of five, having received a pile of Spider-Man issues from a rugby-playing college student named Mike who lived in his basement. A consistent interest in the medium, coupled with some art skill, landed Doug a job drawing comics for Dark Horse at the age of 24 (the date is known precisely, as it occurred just two weeks before he wed his lovely bride). His first gig was illustrating a moody detective one-shot entitled Homicide, written by John Arcudi. The two went on to collaborate on Dark Horse’s The Mask and their creator-owned series MAJOR BUMMER, originally published by DC. Since then Doug has worked on a wide variety of titles (including SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL, JLA, BATMAN, TEAM ZERO, SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN, BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE and STORMWATCH: P.H.D.) with such writers as Joe Kelly, Judd Winick, Chuck Dixon, Grant Morrison, Christos Gage and Ed Brubaker, just to name a few. He resides in the midwest with his wife and six kids, one dog, and a bunny named Suzie.
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This is an amazing story-well written, well drawn, well colored, well executed.
While I used to be an avid spend-every-Wednesday-at-the-comic-shop comic book reader, I honestly haven't picked up any comics in YEARS. That said, even for a out of the loop reader, I was really drawn in by this story and was able to easily follow along. And while there are things mentioned that were never explained in this book (how did Nightwing jack up his leg? Why can't they contact Barbara Gorden? etc.), there were more questions answered then not. And I appreciated cameos from familiar faces of some of the Justice League and rogue gallery villains throughout the book.
Also, the execution of Batman's confusion, conflict and mourning through the meat of the story is amazingly portrayed. I don't think anyone but this team of writers and illistrators could have done this as successfully.
Bottom line-this is a great book for any Batman fan to read.
Overall, Under the Red Hood is a great and entertaining read, just one that could have done with a little more editorial control.
But I loved this! Jason Todd as the Red Hood is an extremely likeable character! In fact I loved him!! All the qualities that made him an obnoxious Robin, worked for him in this story. I never thought I would see the day where I not only liked Jason Todd, but also felt for him and empathized with him. This story is incredibly well written!!
I loved watching someone screw over Black Mask, because I often get so sick of him and I loved the dialogue so much!! The scene with Joker, Batman and Jason goes down as one of my all time favorite moments ever!!
I am now happy to say one of my least favorite characters has been made into one of my favorites :) Definitely worth owning, and definitely one you will want to read again :)
"Get one of me and the kid, first. Then, you and me. Then the three of us. Then one with a crowbar."
I laughed like a hyena, btw, hahaha.
But, seriously, this is one of my favorite Batman Stories ever. And it has so many references about other stories that complement the entire arc. 11/10
Elemental for the continuity of batman's run.