ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 53: Batman’s Red Hood – Jason Todd

In another installment of our origins series of ComicsVerse Podcast episodes, we look at one of the most controversial characters in all of comics history; Batman’s second Robin Jason Todd. Created to replace Dick Grayson, who at the time was fronting DC’s best-selling New Teen Titans title, the character was initially a carbon-copy of the original Robin in both back story and demeanor.

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After the continuity-changing CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS series, DC took the opportunity to revamp Jason into a streetwise “punk” character. After several years of middling to negative fan reaction to the character, DC set up their infamous “phone-stunt” where readers could vote on whether Jason lived or died. After a very close (and some would say rigged) vote, Jason was killed. His death would stand for almost two decades as Batman’s greatest failure, with his tattered costume always hanging in the Bat-Cave as a constant reminder. That is until writer Judd Winick brought the character back to life as the Red Hood in the mid-2000s. Since then, he’s been a major player in the DC Universe.

Joining me, Staff Writer and Social Media Specialist Brian Delpozo, on this podcast are host and Comicsverse Editor-In-Chief Travis Czap, writer Fabio Castelblanco, and frequent Comicsverse Podcast contributor Malia Knight. We discuss the character of Jason, his introduction, how Post-Crisis continuity changes affected his personality, and his evolution into Red Hood through careful examinations of numerous works centered on the character including “Second Chances,” “A Death In The Family,” “A Lonely Place Of Dying,” “Hush,” and “Enter The Red Hood.”

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Thanks for joining us for this Jason Todd episode of the Comicsverse Podcast, and be sure to check out all our other episodes on iTunes. Also, be sure let us know any thoughts you have on this podcast in the comments below, or on Twitter @Comicsverse.

He’s Got Issues #178: New Comics, 6/10/15

First Five:
1) The Walking Dead #142
2) Saga #29
3) Batman #41
4) Detective Comics #41
5) Ultimate End #2 (Of 5)

Top Ten:
6) Secret Wars 2099 #2 (Of 5)
7) Inferno #2
8) Chrononauts #4 (Of 4)
9) Spider-Gwen #5
10) Spider-Verse #2

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • All-Star Section 8 #1 (Of 6)
  • Catwoman #41
  • Constantine The Hellblazer #1
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #21
  • Gotham Academy #7
  • New Suicide Squad #9
  • Red Hood Arsenal #1
  • Starfire #1

MARVEL COMICS

  • 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1
  • Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #9
  • Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #1
  • Inhumans Attilan Rising #2
  • Marvel Zombies #1
  • Secret Wars Journal #2 (Of 5)
  • Silk #5
  • Silver Surfer #12
  • Weirdworld #1

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Bill And Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #4 (Of 6)

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Rebels #3

IMAGE COMICS

  • Savage Dragon #204
  • Starve #1

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Unity #19
  • X-O Manowar 25th Anniversary Special #1

Trades:

  • The Wake TP
  • Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 2 Revelations TP

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He’s Got Issues #178.2: DC Comics, 6/10/15

DC COMICS

  • All-Star Section 8 #1 (Of 6)
  • Arrow Season 2.5 #9
  • Batman #41
  • Batman Superman #21
  • Catwoman #41
  • Coffin Hill #19
  • Constantine The Hellblazer #1
  • Detective Comics #41
  • Earth 2 Society #1
  • Fables The Wolf Among Us #6
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #21
  • Gotham Academy #7
  • Harley Quinn #17
  • Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #3
  • New Suicide Squad #9
  • Red Hood Arsenal #1
  • Scooby-Doo Where Are You #58
  • Starfire #1
  • Strange Sports Stories #4 (Of 4)

Trades:

  • Absolute Transmetropolitan Volume 1 HC
  • Batgirl Volume 1 The Batgirl Of Burnside HC
  • Batman Cataclysm TP (New Edition)
  • Bodies TP
  • Nightwing Volume 2 Rough Justice TP
  • Superman Action Comics Volume 5 What Lies Beneath TP
  • Superman Action Comics Volume 6 Superdoom HC
  • The Wake TP

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 14: Television, Rules and Week One of Convergence

Episode 14: Jim and Eric talk a little behind the scenes of their Evine Live television “performance” and struggle with the ground rules of the Convergence Event.  They seem pretty positive in general, but of course find a bunch of things to bitch about. 

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He’s Got Issues #157: New Comics, 1/21/15


First Five:
1) Invincible #116
2) Guardians Of The Galaxy #23
3) Justice League #38
4) Powers #1
5) Batman And Robin #38

Top Ten:
6) All-New X-Men #35
7) Amazing Spider-Man #13
8) All-New X-Factor #20 (Final Issue)
9) Legendary Star-Lord #8
10) Superior Iron Man #4

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • Batman Eternal #42
  • The Kitchen #3 (Of 8)
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #38
  • Teen Titans #6
  • Wonder Woman #38

MARVEL COMICS

  • Black Widow #14
  • Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #4
  • Elektra #10
  • Fantastic Four #642
  • Moon Knight #11
  • Rocket Raccoon #7
  • Scarlet Spiders #3 (Of 3)
  • Spider-Verse Team-Up #3 (Of 3)
  • Spider-Woman #3
  • Wolverines #3

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Twilight Zone Shadow And Substance #1

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #1 (Of 4)
  • Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #2 (Of 5)
  • Wild Blue Yonder #6 (Of 6)

IMAGE COMICS

  • The Wicked + The Divine #7

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Ivar Timewalker #1 (Of 4)
  • Valiant #2 (Of 4)

Trades:

  • Ex Machina Volume 4 TP
  • Legendary Star-Lord Volume 1 Face It I Rule TP
  • Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X-Men Volume 9 HC
  • Black Widow Volume 2 The Tightly Tangled Web TP

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RBDHB: Year One Vs Zero Year

RBDHB: Year One Vs Zero Year

In our final Year of the Bat Special, we do a comparison/overview of Batman: Year One and Batman: Zero Year.

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Real Books Don’t Have Batman 10/9/13

https://soundcloud.com/yupfrank/real-books-dont-have-batman-49

You know what the biggest problem with Scott Snyder’s Batman is? ABSOLUTELY NOTHIN’.

This week we review:
Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger # 12 (1:11)
Nightwing # 24 (2:22)
Superman & Wonder Woman # 1 (4:55)
Forever Evil: Arkham War # 1 (12:40)
Deadpool # 18 (17:40)
Batgirl # 24 (20:25)
Batman # 24 (23:42)

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ARP – 04 – Death In The Family and Killing Joke

Dylan and John discuss the Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Death in the Family (Batman 426-429) from 1988-89. These comics were published by DC comics and focus on Batman, Robin, and Barbara Gordon.

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Arc Reactions Podcast – 04 – Killing Joke and Death in the Family.mp3


Follow along with the podcast with our notes:

Talking points

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KJ – Sadistic Joker

KJ – One Bad Day turned this struggling comedian into the Joker

– Joker trying to create another crazy person by inducing One Bad Day with Jim

KJ – Joker not ‘remembering’ his origin (Dark Knight has this nod with Ledger)

KJ – originally designed as an Elseworlds story (DC wikia)

KJ – Misogamy of leaving Barbara paralyzed until the New 52. Would DC have left Nightwing in this state had he been the one paralyzed?

DITF – Politics of the time (Lebanon/Israel conflict, Reganomics, Iran)

DITF – Killing Jason Todd (the vote line)

– after 427, 50 cents a call, over 10,000 votes. 5343-5271 was the final tally

DITF – Writer acknowledging that the Joker is not dead even though he appeared to be in the crash

DITF – Would Batman have killed Joker if given the chance?

DITF – Is it a believable story? (nuclear missle)

DITF – Does Joker know that Bruce is Batman based on putting the pieces together of Jason’s death the same time that he killed Robin?

-Batman changing in front of Joker in the assembly

DITF – Should Jason have stayed dead?

 

 

Our next podcast will be a supplemental where we will give a bit of our own history with comics and superheroes as well as discuss some topics that do not fit in directly with a specific story arc. This podcast will be uploaded on August 11th.  In 4 weeks, we will be covering Armor Wars from the Iron Man comic series.

 

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ARP – Episode 02 – Death of the Family

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Arc Reactions Podcast – 02 – Death of the Family

In this episode, Dylan and John discuss the most recent Bat family crossover event Death of the Family where the Joker returns in the New 52 after being gone for a year and he wants to break up the Bat Family.

Follow along with these notes and the discussion points:

 

Timeline

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Joker’s thugs kidnap Barbara’s mom (Batgirl 13)

Joker gets his face back (Batman 13)

Joker on TV (Batman 13)

Joker meets up with Harley and sends her to ACE factory (Suicide Squad 14)

Joker kidnaps Alfred (Batman 13)

Joker confronts Catwoman at the amusement park (Catwoman 14)

Batman fights Joker at the reservoir/aqueduct (Batman 14)

Harley fights Joker (Suicide Squad 15)

Joker at Skate Rink with Barbara’s mom (Batgirl 14)

Bat family in the batcave (Batman 15) ******

Joker kills Jimmy and takes Raya to Kline Industries (Nightwing 15)

Joker has a surprise for Nightwing at Amusement Mile (Nightwing 16)

Joker and Batgirl at church (Batgirl 15-16)

Joker and Robin at the zoo (Batman and Robin 15-16)

Joker kidnaps Red Robin (TT 15)

Joker and Red Hood somewhere (Red Hood 15)

Joker, Red Robin, and Red Hood somewhere (TT 16)

Batman and Joker in Arkham (Batman 16)

Bat family at the dinner (Batman 17)

 

Topics

——–

Snyder writing the psychological thriller story.

Simone writing Batgirl’s rage and dealing with her paralyzing and the man responsible.

Timeline

Both Robin and Batgirl will break their rules to kill the Joker if given the chance.

 

 

The next episode will be released on July 14th. Join us as we review the Phoenix and Dark Phoenix saga.

 

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Alternate Reality – Episode 361

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Alternate Reality – Episode #361

It seems that once again Chris Partin has abandoned the Alternate Reality crew.  He’s highly unreliable that way.  Apparently Chris’s real world problems have caught up with him and he’s got to go rescue his family from a flood or something or other.  So Jon and Charlie, never ones to let the grass grow under their feet, comb through the co-host application stack that they’ve secretly been compiling without Partin’s knowledge for just such an occasion.  What do they find?  Why it’s Darren Steeves from the Definitive Geek podcast.  Darren is a longtime friend of the show and he was more than happy to fill in for the absent Chris Partin.  Problem:  Darren hasn’t read any comics in 6 months!!! OH-NO! What’s Jon and Charlie to do??? Will this be the reunification of Darren and comics?  Will the new dynamic work?  Will the guys be forced to beg Partin back?  Will this be a really boring episode?  Stay tuned to find out.

Enjoy!!!

00:00:00 – Cold Open

Comic Reviews

00:07:11 – Batman #20
00:23:23 – X #1
00:26:40 – Thor: God of Thunder #8
00:37:27 – Batman & The Red Hood #20
00:50:43 – Star Wars #5
01:08:51 – Avengers Arena #9
01:14:23 – Avengers #11
01:25:11 – Justice League of America #3

01:38:19 – Extended Comics Talk (31mins 7secs)

02:09:26 – Close Out

Intro/Exit Music: Kelly Loveless

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Real Books Don’t Have Batman 5/8/13

I’d be more invested in the Demon Knights fighting Cthulhu if Horsewoman didn’t look like an actual horse and Etrigan didn’t look like Kurtwood Smith. We didn’t give you permission to leave, Chang.

Also check out our first webisode here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lOBwbZ7B9Q

This week we review:
Deadpool #9 (1:50)
Thor: God of Thunder #8 (4:02)
Demon Knights #20 (5:28)
Justice League of America #3 (8:28)
Batman and Red Hood #20 (12:50)
Batman #20 (15:54)

We are excited to be added to the Comics Podcast Network and are wicked excited to start posting here. I hope you enjoy the show

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Alternate Reality Episode 308: Under the Red Hood DVD Review

Alternate Reality – Episode #303

The Alternate Reality crew takes a break from comic reviewing to take a look at the latest DC Comics DVD release – Batman: Under the Red Hood!!!

Enjoy.

Time Stamps h:mm:ss

0:00:00 – Cold Open
0:00:07 – Intro Music
0:00:37 – Intro

0:03:39 – Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD Review

0:54:55 – Close
1:01:38 – Exit Music

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It’s Issue 40 and we are STILL HERE!! While Kev is on vaca, Aitch and the crew move on…Although we know the comics crowd is SDCC’ed out, one other peice of news about Marvel anime broadcasting on G4 surfaces…score one for Jeph Loeb! Also in the headlines, the tablet wars heats up as RIM makes a push and then Elden geeks out over the Marvel vs Capcom 3 roster. In What’s (not) Tangling the Webs, the guys ponder over the disappearance of the Thor trailer. In 1st impresssions Aitch tells you why you should probably keep your hard earned dollars out EA’s pockets this summer in discussing NCAA 11 and what he gathered as a new gimmick in the upcoming Madden 11 game however why you SHOULD give DC comics their due in the new Batman: Under the Red Hood dvd. Aitch gives a brief synopsis of Thor 612, Amazing Spider-Man 638, The 6th gun and a few others and then the guys discuss upcoming games for the fall including Halo Reach, Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions, DC Universe Online and many more…and no we aren’t reviewing Starcraft II yet cuz we ARE NOT FINISHED YET!!!

The Next Issue Podcast

The Next Issue 40: Aitch hates games…or does he?

The Next Issue Podcast

 

It’s Issue 40 and we are STILL HERE!! While Kev is on vaca, Aitch and the crew move on…Although we know the comics crowd is SDCC’ed out, one other peice of news about Marvel anime broadcasting on G4 surfaces…score one for Jeph Loeb! Also in the headlines, the tablet wars heats up as RIM makes a push and then Elden geeks out over the Marvel vs Capcom 3 roster. In What’s (not) Tangling the Webs, the guys ponder over the disappearance of the Thor trailer. In 1st impresssions Aitch tells you why you should probably keep your hard earned dollars out EA’s pockets this summer in discussing NCAA 11 and what he gathered as a new gimmick in the upcoming Madden 11 game however why you SHOULD give DC comics their due in the new Batman: Under the Red Hood dvd. Aitch gives a brief synopsis of Thor 612, Amazing Spider-Man 638, The 6th gun and a few others and then the guys discuss upcoming games for the fall including Halo Reach, Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions, DC Universe Online and many more…and no we aren’t reviewing Starcraft II yet cuz we ARE NOT FINISHED YET!!!

Comics on Comics Radio # 3: Alex Ross

In the third episode of Comics on Comics Radio, host Sax Carr welcomes legendary comic artist, Alex Ross (Marvels, Kingdom Come, Project Superpowers) along with Asterios Kokkinos (Cracked Magazine, NPR’s Marketplace), Steven Saunders (Secret Cross) and Blair Marnell (Wizard Magazine) for a mindbending hour of comics & comedy!

 

This week, our panel examines a move by Heath Ledger fans to remove The Joker from all future Batman films, reviews Batman #686 by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert, debates the continuing corruption of Mary Marvel and whether Barbara Gordon should return as Batgirl, considers the death and return of Barry Allen, Captain America & Jason Todd before an all out interview with Ross about nearly all of his projects to date, including the first word on what his next project might be…

 

Also, during the show, listen closely for details on how you can win a free graphic novel or trade paperback of your choice from Amazon.com, courtesy of your friends at ComicsOnComics.com!

 

You can download this episode and high quality versions of all of the Comics on Comics video podcasts for free on iTunes.