An alternate version of Jason appears in the Flashpoint timeline, where, among other changes, Bruce Wayne was killed as a child and thus never became Batman. They battle and Grayson eventually defeats Todd, who says that he will be seen again. Ironically, the only surviving member of the gang offers Jason the possibility of a large government payday in exchange for his life, because he knows where a very wanted man is. It is implied that Todd's death was a contributing factor to Batman's retirement. "[12] A few comics creators voiced their displeasure at the event. As Jason grew up, Willis frequently told him that he was so worthless that he couldn't even give him away and frequently assaulted him.Willis and Cathy were both executed by Maroni when Jason wa… During the trip, Jason takes it upon himself to name the Monitor "Bob". In an interview for the Infinite Crisis hardcover, Jeanine Schaefer states that Geoff Johns had planned to reveal the second Red Hood as the Jason Todd of the Earth-Two universe. But from this point on for Jason the gray area between good and bad has disappeared. First appearing in Batman #357 (March 1983),[3] Todd was created to succeed Dick Grayson, the original Robin, as Batman's vigilante partner. In the Alan Moore epic Superman Annual #11, "For the Man Who Has Everything", Batman and Todd join Wonder Woman at the Fortress of Solitude to celebrate Superman's birthday. [50] He was a part of the order for an unknown amount of time before he was exiled, partly of his own will. Jason's fighting style emphasizes brutality, speed, and strength, incorporating Aikido, Capoeira, Karate, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Ninjutsu, Savate, Silat, and Taekwondo. Batman then takes him in and raises him as the new Robin, though realizes early on that Jason has a violent streak. “In effect,” O’Neil said in 1988, “extend our policy of heeding the opinions fans express in letters and conversations at conventions and comic shops.”. puns. Jason became furious and blamed his mentors. They arrive only to find Superman incapacitated by a mysterious creature and Mongul there to battle the heroes. In the Batman R.I.P. His initial goal was to convince Dick Grayson to go back to being Robin, not to take the role himself. After he was resurrected, Jason learned Batman didn't avenge his death. Jason Todd is responsible for the biggest change in both Batman and DC Comics since the Daughter of the Demon story. Bruce Wayne sees to it that Todd is placed in a school for troubled youths, which turns out to be Ma Gunn's School for Crime. Talia took Todd in out of her love for Batman, while her father Ra's al Ghul was interested in the secret behind his resurrection. O'Neil was quoted on the back cover of A Death in the Family trade paperback collecting the story with Todd's death as saying, "It would be a really sleazy stunt to bring him back. [70] Though the group is happy for a time, Jasón begins to become belligerent and regret being resurrected. Eventually, he comes across an Untitled, who was in hiding, who tells him that they were set up, but still fights him. [33], Acting on his obsession with Tim Drake, Todd breaks into Titans Tower to confront the third Robin, thus revealing the truth of their encounter at the cemetery to his successor. When Batman expresses no remorse for sparing Joker's life after the second Robin was killed, Todd is further angered and takes up his murderer's original mantle. Jason loved all things found in nature and found peace outside amongst the … Jason Todd’s story didn’t end with his death, either. • Robin in The New Batman Adventures is named Tim Drake, but his characterization is a combination of both Tim and Jason Todd. He’s appeared in movies, TV shows, and video games, while even his comic book self became the leader of his own team of antiheroes. Sheila and Jason try desperately to get out of the warehouse but are still inside as the bomb goes off. [66], In this alternate timeline, there appeared a version of Jason. Todd was revived via Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus Pit, and subsequently turned into a more brutal and vicious, but still well-meaning crimefighter. Todd as Robin saves Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman from Mongul by unleashing Mongul's own hallucination-causing creature on the tyrant himself. History 2012-2015. Joker captured him, famously beat him with a crowbar, and then trapped him in a warehouse full of explosives. ", Pearson; Uricchio. He wasn’t resurrected until 2005, when he took his revenge on the Joker and swore to carry on Batman’s quest against crime, but now as the murderous Red Hood. The team also includes Starfire and Roy Harper. Todd instead decides to kill Batman directly by traveling across the globe in search of a similar, but deadlier type of training to Bruce Wayne's own in order to prepare for that day. Kate called him her "pettirojo" (Robin) and her "Capucho Rojo" (Red Hood). He only donned the suit when Two-Face trapped both senior vigilantes in a collapsed building, and he declined to don it again without Batman and Nightwing’s permission. The Red Robin costume, originally designed by Alex Ross for the 1996 Kingdom Come limited series and worn by the Earth-22 Dick Grayson, is seen in Countdown to Final Crisis #16 in the Earth-51 Batman's base of operations; it is revealed that Earth-51 became the peaceful world it is because the Batman of this Earth killed all the supervillains after his Jason was killed by the Joker. Batman then asks why Jason never returned to him, Jack says that the Joker was jealous of Robin for knowing who Batman was and Jason hated him so much for making him Robin that he disappeared. After the death of Jason Todd, Ra's al Ghul dispatched Cheshireto retrieve Jason's body from his grave. Jason's mother is already dead by now and his father is serving a life sentence in prison, so he has been living on the streets. In the first line of his postscript in the first collected edition of that story, Batman editor Denny O’Neil protested his own culpability in Robin’s death with one quote, “We didn’t kill the Boy Wonder. Afterwards, he pays his respects, swearing vengeance for them. Starlin wrote two versions of Batman #428, and Jim Aparo and inker Mike DeCarlo worked on both of them, drawing certain pages twice — but very differently. Mia is deeply troubled by the discussion, but ultimately decides to remain with Green Arrow. A teaser image released to promote Countdown showed a figure resembling Red Robin among assembled heroes in poses symbolic of their roles in the series. A democratic vote would answer the question. Rather than stop her, Roy decided to assist her after she informed him that it was her intent to bring Jason back to life. He knows that both he and Donna Troy have come back from the dead, even already deducing that his resurrection has something do with Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s plans during Infinite Crisis, and wonders which of them is next on the Monitor's hit list. Through Talia al Ghul's access to Kord Industries,[32][61] as well as being LexCorp's former CEO,[62] Jason has access to high-level civilian and military-grade weaponry including firearms such as pistols, machine guns, shotguns, etc. [72], As revealed in the prequel comic to the Injustice 2 video game, this version of Jason was murdered by the Joker, with Superman also mentioning him alongside various other Robins to taunt Batman. Jason was kidnapped and taken to an abandoned wing of Arkham Asylum, where he was tortured by the Joker, who manipulated him into hating Batman over the course of a year. Scarlet desires to stay with Red Hood as his partner. As Hush, Riddler and Jason collaborate, Jason initially confronts Batman at his own gravesite. [7] Settling on the idea of telephone poll via a 1-900 number, O'Neil had decided due to discussions with DC Comics president Jenette Kahn that the poll should not be wasted on something insignificant. 44 of Avon passed away July 3, 2020. Sheila lives just long enough to tell Batman that Jason died trying to protect her. Then, a house ad asked readers to call one number if they thought Jason should live, and another if they wanted him to die. Despite feeling sorry for Jason, Dick left Jason to die again so he could continue the attack on the HYDRA base. But Jason’s death was not forgotten nor immediately overturned. Todd enters into a pact with Hush and the Riddler. Todd asks Batman why he has not avenged his death by killing Joker, a psychopath who has murdered countless people and crippled one of their best friends, arguing that Batman should have done it "because he took me away from you". Jason Todd was the second Robin, until he was brutally murdered by the Joker. He has Jason's origin story, as a young thief living on the streets and the son of a criminal working for Two-Face but has his comic book counterpart's knack for excellent detective skills. Considering the Joker is the one narrating this segment, it is open to debate whether he is telling the truth or not. During the "Red Son Rising" storyline, Bruce discovers that Jason is alive after finding his finger prints on his bullets following a battle with the Joker. One of his victims, a girl named Gloria, hangs herself amid the threat of a third rape from Felipe. He was introduced in 1983, originally with a largely identical backstory to the original Robin, Dick Grayson. He also steals all of Batman's schematics to use his own arsenal and tactics against him for when the time to exact revenge would come. [37] After a Monitor shoots and kills Duela, he attempts to kill Jason, but is stopped by a second Monitor. The things that he does here in Battle for the Cowl are things that can never really be forgiven. On the 80th anniversary of Robin’s first appearance, Polygon is excited to present a look at some of that unfinished issue, including a high-resolution scan of rarely seen work from writer Jim Starlin, penciller Jim Aparo, and inker Mike DeCarlo straight from DC Comics’ archives. The team would stay together until Red Hood and the Outlaws #25-26, where Jason went solo after his team disappeared and the title was changed to Red Hood: Outlaw. Scarlet flees Gotham, her mask finally falling from her face as she exits the city limits. He confirms to Hush that Riddler is correct that Bruce Wayne is Batman. The son of Willis Todd and Catherine Todd, Jason lives on the East end of Gotham City in the Park Row district called Crime Alley. Jason earns the Robin mantle a short while later by helping Batman apprehend the gang of thieves. In Batman #425, the Dynamic Duo is challenged by Felipe's father, who kidnaps Commissioner Gordon in retaliation for his son's death. Danny joined a street gang called "The Wolves" in an effort to make more money for them, but he died when the gang leader forced him to don a red hood and act as lookout during one of their robberies for his initiation. Todd acts as leader of the Outlaws, a group of antiheroes that "have several different exciting characters from the DC Universe – some we've seen before and some we haven't," Batman Group Editor Mike Marts said. He still died, but was eventually resurrected and recovered from it physically and mentally. Though only lightly touched on, his resurrection is also simplified: he is resurrected after he is placed into the Lazarus Pit by Talia al Ghul. Dick, Damian, and Jason go to one of the Red Hood's weapon caches where he assembles a composite costume made from his biker and "superhero" Red Hood attire. After being suspended from being Robi… [63] After Jason defeats and captures the Joker; the villain becomes fixated on him. He smokes, swears, and fights authority. [52] After finding out he's no longer the killer he once was, Jason brings his group to the All Caste headquarters, the Hundred Acres of All, where they discover the bodies are returning to life as zombies. Now he was a street urchin who met Batman for the first time when he attempted to jack the tires from the Batmobile; a hard-hearted and rebellious kid who Bruce encouraged to be Robin in the hopes that it would keep him from a life of crime. Shortly afterward, Red Hood finds the Joker (driven out of Gotham by Hush) and beats him with a crowbar just as Joker had beaten Jason. The story was written by Jim Starlin and illustrated by Jim Aparo, while Mike Mignola designed each cover. He seemingly dies after more hydrogen tanks explode between them and Batman isn't able to find his body. Jason Todd, AKA Red Hood, is an anti-hero from DC Comics. "[11], Despite the poll results, O'Neil noted, "We did the deed, and we got a blast of hate mail and a blast of negative commentary in the press. DC's original Jason Todd poll came during 1988's Batman: A Death in the Family storyline. In this new timeline, Jason's new origin is revealed in a special Red Hood and the Outlaws #0 (November 2012) issue, which changes the manner in which Batman first met Todd (stealing medicine from Leslie Thompkins, after she had treated him from a brutal beating). The character's identity was revealed as Jason Todd in Batman #638. “Being Robin gives me magic!” Jason Todd was the second person to hold the mantle of Robin, the Boy Wonder. This version has streaks of white hair that used to be brown before the Joker electrocuted him. Bruce eventually managed to track him down before his arrest, and requests the GCPD appoint Jason as his guard in order to allow them to talk. As a solo act, Robin displayed a much more aggressive approach to criminals and Batman's rogues gallery before he was captured by the Joker and Harley Quinn. Jason is hurt by Batman's manipulation, and the two share harsh words and exchange blows, shattering their newfound relationship. At the last moment, Batman throws a batarang at Todd, which bounces off a pipe and sinks into his neck causing him to drop his gun. Within the 36-hour period allotted for voting, the poll received 10,614 votes. So he'd be this kid, who wanted to be Batman's sidekick. And Jason Todd was getting a new origin, one which made him a perfect counterbalance to Batman. He was a good soldier. Jason M. Todd was an accomplished musician and guitar player. Talia then gives Todd the idea to be the Batman that Gotham needs. The following month's Batman #618 (October 2003) revealed that the appearance of Todd was in fact a ruse by the villain Clayface under the direction of the Riddler and Hush. Red Hood and the Outlaws was later rebooted as part of DC's Rebirth event. A great deal of adventures occurred post-Crisis which fit with the circus acrobat era and in some cases ran simultaneously in Detective as the street kid origin was being laid out in Batman. Following the 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, DC took the opportunity to reboot many of its properties. Jason served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a diesel mechanic for YRC Freight Company. Thank god!”. Since his return, he operates as the Red Hood in current DC Comics continuity.[4]. However, Todd realizes that if he went through with it, his former mentor would never know about his return nor the identity of his killer. Winick said, "I was less interested in the how and the why and the what of Jason Todd returning from the dead than I am about what Jason's return will do to Batman. Jason points out he's passed all the psychological tests repeatedly and there is no reason to keep him in what he calls Batman's "kennel of freaks". O’Neil and his creative teams might have taken the opportunity to have Jason sit out for a while, let the audience cool off, and then let him earn his costume back. The Red Hood will appear as one of the four main playable characters in the 2021 video game, Jason, as the Red Hood, is a playable character via, The video tape of the Joker "killing" Jason can be viewed in, The Red Hood appears as a playable character via downloadable content in, This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 13:17. Having been trained by Batman, Jason Todd has perfect aim when using batarangs and later, firearms. No help from now on... that’s the way I want it.”, In the 36 hours they were open, DC’s hotlines received 10,614 calls (at a total cost of $5,307 to the readership), and the verdict proved editorial’s assumption right: Fans were divided on Jason Todd — he was murdered by a margin of only 72 votes. Meanwhile, Batman discovered that a cash-poor Joker was recouping his funds in an alarming way: by selling a nuclear warhead to Lebanese terrorists. It would also be the most recent, most painful thing he had to endure. At one point, during the events of Batman: Arkham City, he encounters the Joker again, but spares him after he reveals that he had Deathstroke guide him in his quest for vengeance, and that he has high hopes for his plans. In 1988's "A Death in the Family" storyline, Jason Todd discovers that Catherine Todd was not his biological mother, and runs away to find the woman who gave birth to him. Upon learning that the man training him in lethal combat is also the leader of a child sex slave ring, Jason frees the latest shipment of children and takes them to a local embassy, then returns to the training compound and poisons his new mentor for his crimes. This allowed Grayson to officially take up the mantle of Batman.[41]. Having learned that Tim occasionally defeat the Joker by himself, Jason seeks to best him in combat. Harley Quinn stopped him before he could kill Jason and called Batman for help. [34], Todd eventually kidnaps and holds Joker hostage, luring Batman to Crime Alley, the site of their first meeting. [22] Distinguished by strawberry blond hair, Todd is wearing various pieces of Dick Grayson's old childhood disguises as costume to fight crime until Grayson presents him with a Robin costume of his own. [27] Jason has since repeated the same pattern of killing his teachers when finding them guilty after he has finished with his training. He describes his vendetta against Grayson as "the revenge of one crazy man in a mask on another crazy man in a mask".[42][43]. After Jason died, under unknown circumstances, Tim Drake became his successor. 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Alfred Pennyworth refers to Jason as wanting "to be redeemed" through his membership. Appearances. The tragic ending was the one chiseled into comic history. The initial version of Jason "Jay" Todd from before Crisis on Infinite Earths had an origin that was similar to the 1940 origin of the original Robin (Dick Grayson). In DC Comics, Jason Toddis the second Robin, he takes up the Robin alias after Dick Grayson became the Nightwing. Dick tells Barbara that Jason was Bruce's favorite. Batwoman told Huntress of his story in an attempt to convince her not to risk her life so often through rebellion. But when they returned to the hideout, Todd had disappeared. When the Morticoccus virus is released from Karate Kid's body, he is forcibly brought back to the group by Kyle, much to his dismay. Years later, Jason r… Jason Todd was the only child of Willis Todd, a petty crook who ended up serving a prison sentence and never returned following his release, and Sheila Haywood, a doctor who was forced to leave the city after botching an illegal abortion that left a teenage girl dead. Essence, a fellow exiled member of the All Caste whom Jason knows, appears to him, but is invisible to others. Todd is arrested by Gordon who informs him that the reason he has always worked with Batman is that Batman never violates the law "where it counts". About six months after Jason’s death, O’Neil’s Batman office introduced Tim Drake, created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Pat Broderick. That wanted man turns out to be the Joker. The bodies are taken back to Gotham City for burial. O'Neil said, "The logical candidate was Jason because we had reason to believe that he wasn't that popular anyway. Holding Joker at gunpoint, he throws a pistol to Batman and begins to count to three while standing behind Joker, leaving Batman with only a headshot if he wants to stop Todd pulling the trigger. As Moonwing, he made a careless mistake, which resulted in a S.H.I.E.L.D. “Some pop culture historians have argued that Robin was a vital ingredient in Batman’s half-century of popularity, a necessary counter-balance to the essential grimness of the Batman mythos, and I was not sure they were wrong.”. Writer/artist Frank Miller, who had worked on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One, said, "To me the whole killing of Robin thing was probably the ugliest thing I've seen in comics, and the most cynical. Jason teams up with Batman, Batgirl, Cyborg and Red Robin to rescue Damian's body from Apokolips. When Batman allows Carrie Kelley to assume the mantle of Robin, Alfred Pennyworth objects, citing Todd as a reason. Joker takes advantage of the situation, detonating nearby explosives that engulf the platform and send them plunging into the bay. Todd has reappeared with red hair, claiming that he is a natural red-head and that Bruce Wayne had him dye his hair black in order to look like Dick Grayson (as in his pre-Crisis origins). [5][21] Originally, he is the son of circus acrobats (Joseph Todd and Trina Todd, killed by a criminal named Killer Croc) and is later adopted by Bruce Wayne. After following a number of leads, including an Israeli Mossad agent and Shiva Woo-San, Todd finally tracks his biological mother Sheila Haywood to Ethiopia, where she works as an aid worker. But a few years later, when the Crisis on Infinite Earths offered an opportunity to reimagine anything and everything in the DC Universe, Jason was significantly reimagined. By Andy Behbakht Mar 02, 2020. Even when the superhero death/resurrection cycle exploded in the 1990s and after, there was a time when Jason was counted among the most hallowed of comic book deaths, alongside Uncle Ben, Gwen Stacy, and Batman’s parents themselves. The three intend to rescue Scarlet. In the early 1980s, Dick Grayson, having aged out of the Robin identity, became Nightwing, leaving Batman without a partner for the first time since 1940. [1][35], Jason Todd resurfaces following the "One Year Later" period, patrolling the streets of New York City as a murderous version of Nightwing. Wingman temporary allies himself with Damian Wayne, who is using the name "Redbird" at the time. After of which he was taken in by the man. Todd also aided Batman while Gotham City was temporarily overrun by Deacon Blackfire as shown in Batman: The Cult. After digging up th… It’s shown that Jason had enlisted in the military sometime after his escape from the Joker. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. It is also revealed that, like Tim, Jason was also aware that Batman survived his encounter with Darkseid. He is prone to defying Batman's orders, sometimes to success (bringing in the Scarecrow singlehandedly) and sometimes failure (botching a raid on a drug lab by jumping the gun too soon). ", The details of Jason's death is revealed in the comic book one-shot Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade, by the first series' author Frank Miller with Brian Azzarello, and art by John Romita, Jr. Romita reveals that the Joker, like in the "A Death in the Family" story arc, plays an important role in Jason Todd's demise in Miller's Dark Knight Universe. In 1988, the Joker killed Robin aka Jason Todd, in the legendary Batman story A Death in the Family. Tim, named for Tim Burton, director of the new but not-yet-released Batman motion picture, was a bright kid who’d been in the circus audience the night Dick Grayson’s parents died. All of the henchmen die, and Garzonas is finally crushed by a pile of junk cars. This provides Jason an opportunity to plant a bomb beneath the Batmobile while Batman is on a stakeout for the arms deal. But the war goes on. Jason spares Joker and decides to wait for the right opportunity. Cheetah regrets her past deeds and resurrects Jasón using a Lazarus Pit. Jason grew up on the streets for a while before he was found by Batman. He then participated in a coup to help Madame Cat overthrow the Supreme Leader of Hydra, Lex Luthor a.k.a. The League of Assassins tracked and eliminated everyone in Gotham who knew of Todd's resurrection to prevent Batman from finding out. Todd is booked under a pseudonym (John Doe), due to there being no identifiable prints on file for any member of the main bat heroes as well as Jason is still legally dead. Out of all the characters who have put on the Robin suit, Jason is the one who died in it. They are successful, and Damian is resurrected, sharing a warm reunion with Jason and the family. What I wanted to do here is put him in a place that he can't come back from. Was he new take on Robin that offered pathos, drama, and a challenge for Batman? He sneaks into the Batcave, and the first thing he sees as he boots up the bat-computers is... Batman murdered. Batman at first tries helping him by enrolling him in Ma Gunn's boarding school, trying to give him a home. follow-up storyline Batman: Battle for the Cowl (2009), Jason Todd is featured as a gun-wielding vigilante. "If I had to do it again, I would certainly have kept my mouth shut. During his journey, Jason discovers his Robin replacement was Timothy "Tim" Drake, which further torments him. In the revamp period, Todd is portrayed as the "rebel" Robin. "Satisfaction" (photograph) 09. Grayson reluctantly rescues him, and the two join forces to defeat the Pierce Brothers. Jason Todd appears in the Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham series, voiced again by Troy Baker. "[8] Even though Jason Todd was unpopular with readers, O'Neil could not decide what to do with the character, so he opted to present the choice to the readership. He’d deduced all on his own that Batman and Robin were Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, followed their careers with relish, and noticed when Batman began to lose himself in grief after Jason Todd’s death. He later on became the second Robin. There, Batman is unable to reach Gordon, surrounded by Garzonas' men, and Todd intervenes, saving Batman from a close call. Jason M. ToddAudubon - Music speaks where words fail and family is like music. He keeps the second Robin's uniform on display in the Batcave as a reminder. He thought he could do what could never be done for him and 'make him whole'. Jason Todd resumes his persona as the Red Hood and appears in several issues of "Green Arrow" alongside Brick as part of a gun-running organization, which brings Batman to Star City. A Robin mask is found in the Batmobile, which never belonged to Dick or Tim, but is of the style that Todd wore as Robin, suggesting that he'd been stalking Batman. This team is referred to as DC's "Dark Trinity" in comparison to the new Trinity series included in DC Rebirth which follows Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Some time later, after the Joker's cured from his insanity, Harleen tells him about Jason, and Jack Napier (Joker's true identity in this continuity) says that he can't remember what happened to Todd. 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