Q: Does Jason Todd/Red Hood belong in the Batman family? Should he be wearing a Bat symbol on his chest? -- @Doubting_Tom
A: I doubt it's going to surprise anyone reading this to find out that I have some pretty complicated feelings about pretty much everyone who has ever been called "Robin," and Jason Todd's no exception. Really, though, there's a pretty simple answer to this one: No, I don't think he should be part of the Batman family --- the active Batman family, anyway --- because Jason Todd oughtta be dead. If nothing else, we didn't collectively dial those 1-900 numbers ten thousand times to make that happen just for some retcon to come along twenty years later and bilk us out of fifty cents a call.
If, however, Jason Todd has to be alive, and it's become pretty clear over the past decade that somebody definitely thinks he does, well... that's where things start to get complicated.
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Q: Who is or was the best Robin? What is the Best Robin moment in Comic Book History? -- @danceformyhorse
Today is Memorial Day, which -- in addition to being the unofficial start of summer, the last day of a three-day weekend and the point at which ladies can start wearing white for the season -- is the day we in the United States set aside to especially remember and honor the military heroes who lost their lives in the defense of our country throughout its history.
Fans got their beefiest update about DC's Dark Knight yet today during Comic-Con's Batman panel as Batman Group Editor Mike Marts, Batman writer Scott Snyder, Batman and Robin writer Peter J. Tomasi, Batman I
Looking at the cover for the upcoming Red Hood and the Outlaws #2, announced recently on The Source, I noticed something pretty unusual for superhero comics, which tends to reserve its bizarre sexualization for women: what appears to be a very, very clear outline of the Red Hood's genitalia. Aside from the spandex logistics, which would basically require a men's version of boobsocks, this is notably one of the first times I've ever seen a male character's sexual cha
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