Under the Hood
Batman: Under the Hood
Under the Hood
Red Hood, Black Mask, The Society
Alfred Pennyworth, The Joker, Onyx, Talia al Ghul
Batman : Under the Hood Vol. 1 ( Trade Paperback ), Batman : Under the Hood Vol. 2 ( Trade Paperback ), Batman : Under the Red Hood
Judd Winick, Doug Mahnke
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Reading: Batman: Under the Hood
- He knew that Jason Todd was not Dick Grayson. It wasn’t about skill, or endurance, or even their will to succeed. No. It was that Jason had a “mean streak”. Jason was dangerous. And as a father… he was at a loss for what to do.
- — Alfred Pennyworth src
Batman: Under the Hood is a storyline written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Doug Mahnke. It was published in the Batman series following the stopping point of the crossover Batman : War Games and it was followed by the crossing Batman : Face the Face. Under the Hood reintroduced the long-dead character Jason Todd as the viciously violent villain Red Hood. Judd Winick wrote Under the Hood based on the events of the iconic storyline Batman : A Death in the Family, by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo, where Jason was murdered by the Joker in a barbarous fashion. Winick besides used Joker ‘s well known alias, the Red Hood, as written in some of Joker ‘s origins stories, to give Jason a new identity as a direction to connect his by end with his future motif .
After gaining manipulate of the integral criminal hell, Black Mask becomes the undisputed crime lord of Gotham City. however, there is a newly criminal mastermind that goes by the name of Red Hood and starts taking control of the drug dealing business in Gotham. meanwhile, Bruce Wayne learns that Wayne Industries ‘ Research and Development Division has been aim of a hostile coup d’etat by a foreigner company and he has been removed from the board of directors. Batman realizes that this could mean that the engineering and weapons he has developed might fall in the wrong hands. meanwhile, Black Mask starts recruiting personnel to secure the leadership of the Organized Crime in Gotham and the beginning person to join his ranks is Mister Freeze. [ 1 ] Black Mask is able to build Mr. Freeze a raw cryo-suit with extremely advanced engineering and he is keeping an eye on the activities of Red Hood. Batman and Nightwing strike against an illegal dispatch when suddenly the boat is bombed and they spot red Hood on a nearby build. The duet chase Red Hood across the docks until the criminals gets inside a dark warehouse. Batman and Nightwing follow him but they are surprised when they find themselves in the warehouse facing the mighty android, Amazo. [ 2 ] Batman and Nightwing fight Amazo and do to destroy him, a lot to Black Mask ‘s depress. Amazo and the cargo that was bombed belonged to Black Mask and after telling Mr. freeze to recover whatever was left of the cargo, Black Mask was called by Red Hood, who tells him that he has taken the Kryptonite from the dispatch. [ 3 ] After a fail dicker, Black Mask sends Mr. freeze to eliminate Red Hood while Batman and Nightwing follow the trail of radiation left by the Kryptonite. All of them collide on the wherehouse, where Red Hood was holding the kryptonite, but Freeze and Red Hood elude, leaving Batman and Nightwing with the kryptonite. Some time late, Red Hood finds the Joker and beats him with a crowbar, revealing that Red Hood is in fact, Jason Todd. [ 4 ]
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crimson Hood starts destroying Black Mask ‘s operations and the crime godhead waits for Batman to stop the Red Hood. meanwhile, Batman investigates everything concerning the resuscitation of dead people and how to bring back the absolutely. Onyx starts getting information about the drug dealing racket in Gotham, when she is discovered by Red Hood, spying on a gangster meeting. [ 5 ] Red Hood and Onyx team up to take down the gangsters and in the interim, Batman visits Metropolis to ask Superman about his coming back to life from death. Batman does n’t learn anything that he did n’t know already and Onyx breaks the alliance with Red Hood when he murders all the gangsters. however, Red Hood stabs her and get the upper hand before the fight even begins. [ 6 ] Red Hood tries to get Onyx to attack him, but Batman arrives at the picture and confronts him. Red Hood and Batman battle in the streets of Gotham and Red Hood is able to unmask Batman. To keep it even he removes his helmet and reveals his true identity : Jason Todd. After the confrontation, Batman returns to the Batcave and verifies that Jason Todd is in fact animated and despite the recent events, he wants to keep Jason ‘s Robin suit on the display case on the batcave. [ 7 ] After the revelation, Bruce took it upon himself to examine Jason ‘s gravesite and the coffin he was buried, in order to learn what happened to Jason after his death. however, after long days of examining the evidence, Bruce came to the decision that there was never a body inside that coffin. [ 8 ] After a few days, Red Hood started attacking Black Mask ‘s rackets with a much more aggressive approach. Soon, Red Hood located Black Mask ‘s hideout and destroyed the lead floor with a rocket launcher. After this, Black Mask teamed up with Deathstroke and The Society, [ 9 ] who sent Captain Nazi, Hyena, and Count Vertigo to aid Black Mask against Red Hood. They managed to ambush Red Hood, but they were defeated when Batman arrived and the couple eliminated them with ease. Despite their team work, Batman was determined to end Red Hood ‘s crime spree. [ 10 ] curtly after, Alfred received a package with a lock of fleeceable hair and a bill from Jason. Alfred informed Bruce about it and gave him an savoir-faire written on the box. At that consequence, Black Mask called a meeting of all his lead associates and murdered them under the eye of Red Hood. Black Mask did this in decree to get red Hood under his operate, but after learning of his treachery they start fighting each other. Batman arrived barely in fourth dimension to see Black Mask knife and killing Jason. [ 11 ] Black Mask removed Red Hood ‘s helm and Batman recoiled at the spy of a different person than Jason Todd. Black Mask learned from Batman that the man he just killed is not red Hood and after a discussion that ended up with Black Mask trapped by several explosives, Batman went to the last stead where Jason summoned him ; Crime Alley. interim, Jason has captured Joker and kept beating him. Batman located Jason and before the final confrontation started, a bomb calorimeter was dropped in Bludhaven, obliterating the city. [ 12 ] After a abbreviated competitiveness, Jason revealed the place where he kept Joker hostage. Jason tossed a gunman to Batman and took one for himself. Using Joker as a human harbor, Jason pointed his gun at Joker ‘s capitulum and told Batman that he must either kill Jason, or let Jason kill Joker. At the last half-second, Batman threw a Batarang at Jason ‘s shoulder, which allowed Joker to trigger the explosives wired throughout the build, destroying the stallion stead. [ 13 ]
It is former revealed how Jason came back to animation. After the events of Infinite Crisis, Jason was returned to life months after his end. After crawling out of his coffin he was taken and hospitalized for treatment. Jason finally escaped and was found by Talia alabama Ghul, who took him to Ra ‘s alabama Ghul ‘s fortress, where she spent years trying to return Jason to his normal state. After indeed many failures, Talia used the Lazarus Pit to make Jason in full recover and then she sent him away to find about his past and the stage. Jason learned that Joker was n’t dead and that Batman would allow him to live. The news infuriated him and he decided to take action against them under the modern identity : The Red Hood. [ 14 ]
- The storyline was later adapted into the 2010 direct-to-video film Batman: Under the Red Hood.
- During the drug meet sequence, Red Hood refers to himself as “the guy who’s holding the AK-47”, but the large, belt-feld weapon he is holding is visibly not an AK, and looks more like an M60. In the same scene in the film adaptation, the weapon held by Red Hood much more closely resembles an AK.
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