Jason Todd has had enough of playing the fool. As a responds he has had all memories of his memories linked to the tragic events of his life wiped from his mind. With these dark memories all knowledge of his closest friends were stripped away as well. In a desperate attempt to reverse the damage done Roy Harper pleads to save his friend. In his plea he is gifted with a glimpse of the tragedy of Jason Todd. This is one tale that just might be more than he ever wanted to know.
The life and death of Jason Todd is one of the most notorious of tales. The shock of declaring a new Robin to his vicious murder at the hand of the Joker has passed forth in to legend. The question that has always been on my mind was what was between the pages? The events in between the resurrection and the hood have always interested me. James Tynion IV does a spectacular job tackling the timeline. I love his writing style. As I read this issue I felt connected to the characters and the story. By the end of the comic I was not sure who I sided with, JasonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s decision to wipe his mind or RoyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s plea to reverse it. After witnessing the atrocities that was JasonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s life I wanted to wipe my mind of the memory. Tynion has an uncanny ability to connect with an audience. As a huge fan of Jason Todd I am very excited to go on this journey with James Tynion IV leading the way.
The art in this comic was very good but just fell below spectacular. With an amazing narrative one would expect a slightly higher lever of art. At time pages and faces felt very awkward. Fortunately it was not a distraction. Over all it was good just not up to par with Tynion writing ability.
I love the tale of Jason Todd. Over the last few years his tale has not really been up to the standard set by Jim Starlin. Now as if he was the Dark Knight himself James Tynion IV has swooped from the shadows to redeem this comic. Throw in a crazed archer and an alien princess and you have a great format for success. This was a great issue. I give Red Hood and the Outlaws #20 an 8.5 of 10. This is one memory I will chose to keep.
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