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Red Hood: The Hill #4 (of 6)

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Based on 4 critic ratings.

Jason Todd has gone through a lot in his life, death, and life again.

From his time as Robin, to his time as a villain, to his adventures as an outlaw – Red Hood thought he’d run crowbar-first into almost any scenario imaginable.

But now, as monsters – both literal and figurative – stalk the streets of his home city, Red Hood finds himself up against the impossible.

Does Jason stand a chance while things heat up in the Hill?

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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 85

    Geek Dad

    This creative team has built a very interesting world in the Hill here, creating a dynamic where the superhero wars in Gotham proper rudely intrude into the lives of ordinary people. When we last left things, the story had taken an oddly surreal turn with monster projections attacking the members of the Watch, generated by a low-level metahuman. It was a surprisingly comic-book-y twist for this more grounded series, but it nicely brings Batman into the fray for a team-up with his wayward son. Martinbrough has one of the best takes I’ve seen on Bruce and Jason’s frayed relationship, as it’s clear the two respect each other but have very different priorities. The main villain, Demitrius Korlee Jr., has loomed large in this series for a while, but the end of the issue indicates that he’ll be parlaying with Dana. The interesting thing is, he might not be the biggest threat anymore.

  • 70

    The Batman Universe

    This issue continues to be beautiful and stylized. With Batman brought into the mix, it is almost like Red Hood is not good enough, we need a real detective. Not a welcome addition.

  • 60

    I feel like the introduction of Batman to Red Hood: The Hill weakens the overall story, largely because there’s a big bit of off-panel handwaving that gets done on Batman‘s part that reverses the climactic parts of the previous issue which generally makes everything from said previous issue feel pointless. And it is that sense of “does anything actually matter here?” that feels pervasive in the overall issue. With the Watch not actually as down and out as the previous issue made it seem, this issue takes another approach to make another character the target only for there to be yet another daring save. It feels almost like the story doesn’t know exactly where it wants to go when it comes to the action-oriented parts of things, but on the more personal level, the story between Karlee Jr and his father and what is going on behind the scenes there is starting to catch fire more.

  • 50


    I feel like my opinions have completely flip-flopped from the last issue, where I was more invested in the Watch than whatever was going on with Jason, Karlee Jr., and the rest. But thanks to some good writing, I’m now more interested in a new set of characters and how they interact. Unfortunately, this appears to have occurred at the expense of the other characters, who now look to be permanently sidelined. At least some appropriate art choices by Sanford Greene and Matt Herms give this book a nice indie feel, which feels tone accurate to the story.

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