Red Hood #52

Writer: Shawn Martinbrough Artist: Moritat, Tony Akins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 23, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
6.4Critic Rating
4.6User Rating

After making his dramatic return to Gotham City, Jason Todd finds himself in the middle of a turf war between a violent gang aided by Killer Croc and a new group of vigilantes dedicated to protecting his old neighborhood of the Hill.
When a childhood friend is targeted for assassination by a vicious new crime lord on the rise, the Red Hood must forge an uneasy alliance with the vigilantes to save her.

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 23, 2020

    Overall, I am excited to see where this goes and cannot wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Dec 26, 2020

    The shadow of the Bat doesn't fall on the Hill, but Jason Todd may be able to add some flavor to the oft-ignored Gotham neighborhood without gentrifying it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 22, 2020

    Scott Lobdell left the title after Red Hood #50. The title hadn't been trending in the right direction. Then there's the timing of the transition from Lobdell to Martinbrough as the writer just before DC Future State. But the reason Martinbrough deserves a greater chance with Red Hood isn't the specifics of this story. It's about the general direction he decided to go in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Dec 25, 2020

    There's an interesting plot thread being run by Shawn Martinbrough, and I can't wait to see where it goes. We only want Jason Todd to be happy and relaxed, and for Red Hood to be awesome and kickass. So far, we seem to have had it all. With a plot twist and a stab all will be clear, just come back for more Red Hood and do not fear. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 29, 2020

    Red Hood #52 is still working hard on building this new world post Joker War. Jason is supposed to be the hero, but maybe he isn't. There is an excellent commentary about what it means to be a hero. That is an excellent conversation to have in this book in particular. I am not sure if I like Jason being the good guy, but I am willing to find out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Dec 22, 2020

    While I feel like there were some aspects of this issue that were rushed and made me wish for more time, generally I like the tone of the book and the overall arc we get. It gives a great look at a new part of Gotham, into Gothamites impacted by both external problems and internal struggles, and how Red Hood himself plays into that. I think it's successful in telling the story it came to tell, which is of The Hill and it's inhabitants. If you want something a little more focused on Gotham's people rather than some of the bigger picture problems a lot of books have been tackling lately, look no further. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Dec 23, 2020

    Overall, this seems like a good cap on where Jason Todd's story has gone thus far"while also teeing up the future that's ahead. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 27, 2020

    This issue feels like very worn territory, reminding me of half a dozen previous stories, including Nightwing's most recent run AND his time in Bludhaven, but at least Jason Todd seems to be mellowing a bit. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Dec 23, 2020

    Though a little rough around the edges, Red Hood #52 neatly pulls crime and family into its focus as Jason's adventure in the Hill continues. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 22, 2020

    Everything about this issue is pretty underwhelming and while I complained that you didn't get enough Red Hood in the previous issue, you do get him here, but it doesn't matter and it won't help you understand the story any better. Everything is about family here and you'll know what because people will say it over and over again, it's just too bad that the main plot wasn't said over and over again because maybe I could have walked away from this book with a better understanding about what I just read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    daspidaboy Jul 3, 2021

    This is the review for the entire series. I think it was at the strongest but once everyone splits up it got bad. But this is probably the definitive red hood series. This is a lot better than new 52 red hood

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  • 6.5
    DJ C.V.R. Dec 24, 2020

    The blaxplotation saga of Red Hood continues ! Of course , I love how the female characters were drawn , but what was the point of this two-issue arc , if not to pander to Afro-readers ?
    I'm here for it, but to be a conscious effort , the story should have been longer than just a throwaway postscript after "Outlaw" ended.

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  • 6.5
    SenpaifenixJäger Dec 22, 2020

    Let's be honest, the character of Red Hood has always been mishandled by DC, it is his experiment towards what direction some characters will take or what formula works and even so without wanting to build a character with a lot of potential that is not taken advantage of. As for this, it is the result of giving the job to a cartoonist NOT TO A WRITER just because of his race to look good with a group of people, as a result we get something so mediocre where this individual Shawn and his assumption of creed give us this garbage which is about people we care less about Red Hood.
    I think I would have let Lobdell finish the series in a decent way or just stop until number 50, because this is an insult to fans of Jason Todd, to take the se more

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  • 4.0
    MainManDan Dec 24, 2020

    This doesn't feel like a Jason story, he's more of a side character than anything.

    The villain wanted spotlight and he certainly got it because nothing is more cringeworthy than some Leto Joker wannabe having Gotham labelled to their forehead.

    I don't care for the Harlowe sisters or their drama. You know you're being a ass when Jay is the reasonable one.

    Art was pretty bad this issue and made me realise I don't like this costume. It's time to bring back the classic Red Hood Helmet.

    Filler story aside, I honestly feel bad for Jason. He's been mishandled for years with writers who don't know what to do with him.

  • 4.0
    Onomatopoeia Dec 22, 2020

    Just treat him as the DC's Punisher. There, I fixed it.

  • 2.5
    OldAgeWarrior Dec 22, 2020

    I only bought this book after Joker War (stopepd reading at #30 or so). This arch shows why I don´t care about Red Hood as a solo character, and judging by the sales of this book when he goes solo, not many people do.
    He needs batman or a team in order to not be generic. The Batman/Red Hood or Red Hood/Teams comics are great, but if he is not going against the Joker, he is boring af.

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