Red Hood #51

Writer: Shawn Martinbrough Artist: Tony Akins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 15
7.3Critic Rating
3.5User Rating

A new era begins for the Red Hood! With his Outlaw days behind him, Jason Todd returns home to Gotham City. While he plots what’s next for Red Hood, he tracks down a childhood friend now living in the Hill. As Gotham City reels from the effects of “The Joker War,” Jason finds himself caught in the crossfire between vigilante protectors of the historic neighborhood and a rising criminal element intent on seizing power!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Nov 26, 2020

    Red Hood #51 starts with, what I hope is an intentional joke, but I can not be sure. A news reporter says, After another unnecessary event, Gotham exhales, Again. Man, I could not agree more. I hope that was a meta-commentary on the state of crossover land in the DC Universe writ large and the Batverse in particular. I have always liked this book best when it was the Outlaws and when Jason had a team. This is new creative team and it looks like they are going to try to give Jason some people about whom we can all care. Fingers crossed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 24, 2020

    This is the grittiest, most down-to-earth Red Hood run we've seen in a long time, and that's a big compliment. For the first time, Jason seems to have his own world to operate in, with Batman only at the fringes. Martinbrough came out of nowhere, but this is hopefully the start of something big for him. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 25, 2020

    Likewise, Tony Adkins does a perfect job on the art. This is a nice new beginning for the title and I hope the quality stays high like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson" Nov 25, 2020

    If you've been looking for a cool and intriguing way to jump back into Red Hood comics, this is definitely the place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Dec 9, 2020

    Still, the artwork doesn't detract from the story and enhances it as a whole and Lobdell delivers a touching, emotional ending, amongst all the explosions and chaos. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Nov 24, 2020

    I'd say Red Hood is off to a strong start. The new creative team does a great job introducing readers to a whole new cast of characters and a new part of Gotham while also managing to keep the action up and the plot moving at a good pace. There's a lot packed into this one, but it all flows together well, and I'm excited to see where the story moves from here. If you've been waiting on something fresh with Jason, I'd say give this one a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 24, 2020

    The comic isn't bad but it feels like it attempts to pack too much in. Red Hood #51 has Jason Todd following a new direction and finding a new role for himself. There's a lot of potential in the comic as to where it can go and the groundwork is laid out here. Unfortunately, none of it is given the time its needed to be really interested. Instead, we get Red Hood in a Luke Cage situation with over the top characters that so far don't quite feel in place in a Red Hood comic. We'll see where things go but as a start, this is a mixed one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 24, 2020

    Perhaps my favorite thing about Red Hood #51 was Paul Mounts' colors. He gave this issue a very different vibe from any other Red Hood story I've ever read. Felt very grounded. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Nov 24, 2020

    Everything about Red Hood #51 is squarely aimed at taking him back to basics. There's nothing outstanding about this issue, but it provides a solid foundation for the future of Jason Todd " freed from having to play the hyper-violent bad boy without completely losing his alleyway origin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Dec 4, 2020

    Once Jason Todd goes back to a Gotham neighborhood where even the Bat is cautious to tread, multiple timely elements combine to interest if you don't look at the numbers too closely. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Keigen Rea Nov 24, 2020

    This issue is fine, but I was hoping for a newer perspective on Jason Todd. Hopefully future issues will do so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Nov 26, 2020

    Unfortunately for me, there wasn't nearly enough Jason, and even less Red Hood. Although having some background on a new place is nice, Red Hood #51 was definitely all about the set up of this new town Jason's residing in. Some old friends have come to show him around, so let's hope he stays for a while. Maybe Red Hood's just what this town needs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Nov 25, 2020

    Overall, Im happy with the start of this new arc and the direction the story is going. A group of community-based vigilantes, bad guys moving against each other with some rather explosive results, and Red Hood back in Gotham with the start of a new adventure. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 24, 2020

    Everything about this issue feels like it's completely removed from the rest of the Red Hood series in not only the way the book looks but by the way the story is told and all the new characters that are just thrown at us without a clear understanding about who they are or what their true motivations are. Having a new feeling though isn't horrible, I enjoy the art here but I wish the story gave me information instead of just throwing headfirst into the deep end because with this new concept for Red Hood....... I'm still learning to swim. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    MainManDan Nov 25, 2020

    Writer: "I have this great pitch, ready? Red Hood meets Luke Cage!"

    I know its a new direction but it feels disconnected from the rest of the Red Hood series. We're introduced a ton of new characters but don't really get a chance to understand who they are or what their purpose is. Jason might as well be a guest star since he gets very little focus.

    Art is a bit rough and they need to stop drawing Jay exactly like Bruce. Up until the phone call I couldn’t tell the difference.
    Overall, I like that this issue grounded Jason by bringing him back to street level and dealing with gangs in the Urban Area of a new section in Gotham called 'The Hill', but I'm weary if this tone and style fits the character.

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  • 1.0
    LunaMoody Nov 24, 2020

    This issue sucked. The art was awful. The story bad and not even remotely interesting. The new characters are stupid. I was worried that this comic was going to end like a bunch of others are but now after reading this issue I think that it ending it would have been a blessing if this is where the story is going to take us. Between the art work and the story it's a toss up as to what is worse. As it stands right now I'm not looking forward to the next issue at all. This is crap

  • 4.5
    Emma Nov 24, 2020

    I love Red Hood and I thought Lobdell would do really disastrous things at times, but I didn't like this issue because it's not about Jason, they focus on a group of gang members and put Jason as filler in his own series and this stinks.

  • 4.0
    Luiz_FM Nov 25, 2020

    Jason does not act like Jason. The script is generic. Art is fine.

  • 7.0
    fenixalasnegras Nov 24, 2020

    I'm not going to deny it, the part involving Jason was cute and cheesy, but no action. Only the person they discovered wasn't Jason. Cheesy and boring if you ask me, it doesn't match Jason's past, nor Future State and what he's planning to do with Jason. And DCcomics returns to the same thing, giving a writer who does not know the character of Jason and is not interested in knowing and only writes it at will. It was nice but impractical, I hope the next number is a little more decent than this one that they threw at us.

  • 3.5
    Watchtower022 Nov 29, 2020

    And I thought it couldn’t get worse than what Lobdell was doing

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  • 2.0
    Briton Nov 28, 2020

    Generic black gangster stuff. I'm out.

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  • 1.0
    Mathwayne Nov 24, 2020

    Jason todd dont work as a character

  • 1.0
    KFuqua Nov 30, 2020

    Poorly written, poorly drawn and way out of character.

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  • 1.5
    OldAgeWarrior Nov 24, 2020

    Without Batman and the Joker or other heroes so we can see his "different methods", Jason is really boring.

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