Welcome to the Hill – formerly one of Gotham’s most dangerous suburbs-a place that required its residents to band together to keep themselves safe when the police, and sometimes even Batman, wouldn’t.
Now, as the Hill finds itself gentrifying, old habits die hard as the vigilante known only as Strike works with her team to keep the town safe-but she’s not alone.
Jason Todd, one of the Hill’s newest residents, is more than happy to don the visage of Red Hood to help Strike keep his new home safe. But a new villain is emerging from the shadows.
Will Red Hood, Strike and the Hill’s small militia of vigilantes be able to keep their home safe?
Check out Red Hood’s return to find out!
Geek DadIt’s pretty rare we get to see a superhero story that puts the focus on the people on the ground, and this run definitely seems to have shades of greats like Rucka and Brubaker’s Gotham Central in tone. Sanford Greene is stepping in on art for this arc, and what needs to be said about his wildly expressive, stylized art? We’ve seen how exceptional it is many times, and it’s just one reason this story is looking like a sleeper hit.
Nerd InitiativeRed Hood the Hill #1 excels as a thrilling street-level hero tale, offering heart-pounding action, nuanced characters, and a richly realized setting. With its compelling narrative and stunning artwork, this issue earns a well-deserved recommendation for fans of the genre.
AIPTRed Hood: The Hill #1 is a slow burn of a start to Jason Todd’s newest adventure, as it prioritizes character building over action beats. It also sows the seeds of a potential new direction for Red Hood – a direction that I’d like to see go forward in the future.
ComicBook.comWhile Red Hood: The Hill #1 has a slower pace than one might expect for a title with Red Hood in it, the debut is a strong issue that understands the real backbone of storytelling lies in character. By focusing on the ordinary people who compose the Hill, this issue is on the precipice of delivering something much needed in the overall Batman landscape. And it's finally giving Jason new depth and direction that's a long time coming.
Dark Knight NewsThe real conflict kicks down the door near the end of the issue. Red Hood: The Hill #1 brings us a new dynamic on how we can imagine Jason Todd and how he’s set to handle himself in this troubled part of Gotham City.
The Batman UniverseThe story is good, but the art just does not fit this tone. The characters, including Jason Todd, look off design and frankly just does not fit.
Batman-NewsRed Hood: The Hill #1 feels like a direct continuation of the arc that began in the final issues of Red Hood: Outlaw. Ironically, Jason plays a fairly minor role as the focus is more on The Hill itself and its resident vigilante, Strike. It’s still too early to say whether she has what it takes to stand out in an overcrowded field of Gotham heroes, but her connection with the world around her makes it easy to get invested in her and The Hill’s fight against crime.
Major SpoilersThe combination of those artistic peccadilloes and the fact that we’re suddenly being thrown into what’s essentially a delayed number fifty-three of a canceled series, Red Hood: The Hill #1 goes right off the rails for me, hard to get into and occasionally tough to look at. If you’re still missing the previous volume of Red Hood, though, I’d say this is a book for you.