Batman: Under the Hood, Volume 1 MOBI Ù the Hood,

Batman: Under the Hood, Volume 1 MOBI Ù the Hood,
  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Batman: Under the Hood, Volume 1
  • Judd Winick
  • English
  • 02 June 2017
  • 1401207561

Batman: Under the Hood, Volume 1❴Download❵ ➵ Batman: Under the Hood, Volume 1 Author Judd Winick – Essayreview.co.uk Batman is confronted with a hidden face from the past the return of the Red Hood With Black Mask controlling the Gotham underworld, what role will Red Hood have when all is said and done Batman is confronted with a hidden face the Hood, eBook ☆ from the past the return of the Red Hood With Black Mask controlling the Gotham underworld, what role will Red Hood have when all is said and done.


About the Author: Judd Winick

Born February th, and raised on the Hood, eBook ☆ Long Island in New York, Judd began cartooning professionally at with a single paneled strip called Nuts Bolts This ran weekly through Anton Publications, a newspaper publisher that produced town papers in the Tri state area He was paid dollars a weekIn August of , Judd began attending the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor bringing Nuts Bolts with Batman: Under Epub / him, but turning it into a four panel strip and creating a cast of characters to tell his tales Nuts Bolts ran in The Michigan Daily days a week from my freshman year freshperson, or first year student, as they liked to say at U of M , until graduation in the spring of A collection of those college years Nuts Bolts was published in Ann Arbor Under the Hood, ePUB ↠ Watching the Spin Cycle the Nuts Bolts collection had a small run of a thousand books a couple of months before graduation They sold out in about weeks and there are no plans to republish itBefore graduation he accepted a development deal with a major syndicate syndicates are the major league baseball of comic strips They act as an agent or broker and sell comic strips to newspapers Judd spent the next year living in Boston, and developing his stripThe bottom dropped out when the syndicate decided that they were not going to pursue Nuts and Bolts for syndication and were terminating his development contractCrushed and almost broke, he moved back in with his parents in July Getting by doing spot illustration jobs, Judd actually had Nuts Bolts in development with Nickelodeon as an animated series At one point he even turned the human characters into mice Young Urban Mice and Rat Race were the working titlesIn August of he saw an ad on MTV for The Real World III, San Francisco For those who may not know, The Real World is a real life documentary soap opera, where strangers from around the country are put up in a house and filmed for six months You get free rent, free moving costs, you get to live in San Francisco, and get to be a famous pig on televisionThe Audition process, was everything from doing a video, to filling out a page application, to in person interviews with the producers, to being followed around and filmed for a day months and levels later, Judd was inOn February th , he moved into a house on Russian Hill and they began filming Along the way Nuts Bolts was given a weekly spot in the San Francisco Examiner This WHOLE deal was filmed and aired for the showThey moved out in June of , a couple of days after OJ s Bronco chase in LA The show began airing a week laterAlong with the weekly San Francisco Examiner gig, Judd began doing illustrations for The Complete Idiot s Guide series through QUE Books Since then, Judd has illustrated over Idiot s Guides and still does the cartoons for the computer oriented Idiot s Guides lineA collection of the computer related titles cartoons was published in as Terminal Madness, The Complete Idiot s Guide Computer Cartoon CollectionNot too long after the show had been airing, Judd s roommate from the show and good friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora, took ill from AIDS complications Pedro was to begin a lecture tour in September Judd agreed to step in and speak on his behalf until he was well enough to do so again In August of , Pedro checked into a hospital and never recoveredPedro passed away on November , He was Judd continued to lecture about Pedro, Aids education and prevention and what it s like to live with some one who is living with AIDS for most of Speaking at over schools across the country, Judd describes it as, the most fulfilling and difficult time in my life But time and emotional constraints forced him to stop lecturingIn May of Judd found the weekly Nuts Bolts under whelming and decided to give syndication another go Re vamping Nuts Bolts.


10 thoughts on “Batman: Under the Hood, Volume 1

  1. says:

    I own both volumes of the original collections of this story Vol 1 includes Batman 635 to 641 and there is a new edition of this title that collects both Vol 1 and Vol 2 Batman 645 to 650 and Batman Annual 1 in one book I will be reviewing both of these volumes separately Just cuz Be warned, some spoilery stuff in this one folks Judd Winick proved with Under the Hood Vol 1 that he can not only can write a great story, but one of the greatest Batman stories ever told I couldn t help I own both volumes of the original collections of this story Vol 1 includes Batman 635 to 641 and there is a new edition of this title that collects both Vol 1 and Vol 2 Batman 645 to 650 and Batman Annual 1 in one book I will be reviewing both of these volumes separately Just cuz Be warned, some spoilery stuff in this one folks Judd Winick proved with Under the Hood Vol 1 that he can not only can write a great story, but one of the greatest Batman stories ever told I couldn t help but think of Brubaker s epic run on Captain America and the birth of the Winter Soldier equally epic when re reading this one for Red week Judd introduces us to the new and improved Red Hood in this kick ass Bat tale So who is it that s under the hood Jason Todd Clayface The Joker Alfred Barbara Gordon Tom Selleck Winick does a great job of making you wonder right up to the big reveal And yep, it s Tom Selleck.I mean, Jason Todd Killed off in a vote by fans I voted to kill him years ago, Jason was one of those characters that everyone once thought of as dead dead Like permanently Like Bucky and Uncle Ben, never to return Well he s back, and I actually like him this time around This whole book pretty much revolves around Batman s investigation into who s wearing the red hood, an all out war with the crime lord Black Mask, and the big reveal A few of the high points for me in this one were Batman and Nightwing s toe to toe with an Amazo android, Bats paying visits to other Justice League alumni that have returned from the dead, Jason s reunion with Mr J, and the final showdown between Batman and the Red Hood Winick did such a good job building suspense, voicing other long established heroes, making me like Black Mask, and finally in telling an awesome Bat story The only parts I didn t really care for were the portions involving Onyx, a character I never really liked, and a couple of other minor elements that I think DC editors made Winick shoe horn into this story for continuity purposes with other Bat titles at the time this was first published Doug Mahnke s art is fantastic and consistent The only weak spot was issue 640 Paul Lee was the fill in artist on this one and just doesn t do it for me Sorry Paul Matt Wagner provides all of the cover art for this collection and man does he kick ass Love his stuff This one s a favorite of mine and it s one you should definitely check out if you re a Bat fan.Get this review andat

  2. says:

    The Dark Knight tries figure out the identity of violent vigilante Red Hood, taking a page from Churchill s riddle wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma distinct turn of phrase Although there was a nice amount of intense action involving our title characters Nightwing and Oynx make appearances, too , it was some the of quieter scenes in which a troubled Batman confers with Superman, Green Arrow, and the always welcome Zatanna that were just as effective.

  3. says:

    review review

  4. says:

    Reserving my judgment untilof this story is revealed because the twist of this plot is a bit hard to buy for me and for Batman It may pay off, it may not, but it seems a bit fantastical, even in a world of fantastical things.

  5. says:

    4.5 starsI haven t read enough Batman comics to understand everything that had happened before this story took place, but even I know what happened to Jason Todd Winick did an excellent job showing Batman s struggle with something that cannot be possible Loved it

  6. says:

    Being a Batman comic fan who has read a number of Batman arcs, it is utter shame for me not to have read the Death in the Family storyline All I knew was that Jason Todd who was then the Boy Wonder died at the hands of the Joker So minus that, I ve only read three Batman stories with him in it Hush he was kinda in it , Scott Snyder s New 52 Batman and this, Under the Hood.If there s one word I can say about this arc written by Judd Winick, it is balanced Under the Hood Vol 1 has the right Being a Batman comic fan who has read a number of Batman arcs, it is utter shame for me not to have read the Death in the Family storyline All I knew was that Jason Todd who was then the Boy Wonder died at the hands of the Joker So minus that, I ve only read three Batman stories with him in it Hush he was kinda in it , Scott Snyder s New 52 Batman and this, Under the Hood.If there s one word I can say about this arc written by Judd Winick, it is balanced Under the Hood Vol 1 has the right amount of action, drama, dialogue and interesting characters that kept me engaged and entertained Just to show you some comparison, with say Hush Sure it was a great story with tons of action and interesting plot points The problem is, it is saturated with so much characters that many of them were not really given the appropriate amount of screen time It felt dense many times that Hush required afocused reading than usual to fully absorb it Under the Hood on the other hand unfolds itself in acasual way, allowing the readers to sit back and slouch in couches while still enjoying reading it.Another thing I enjoyed with this volume is the way they have made use of lower tiered less known characters enjoyable to see, there s Amazo who is there for the actions, Onyx and Black Mask who was the story s one of the two main antagonists and comic relief Oh yes, Under the Hood has a couple of funny moments, just enough to counter the emotional weight it carries Such a weight becomes heavier at the end, where the sure, full of ego, calculated Batman starts to have feelings of doubt, and maybe even self blame.Under the Hood is definitely the best Jason Todd story post Death in the Family If there is better than this, I would have known it

  7. says:

    I m on a bit of a comic book kick right now and this fit in perfectly with my already strong Batman obsession In Under the Hood, Batman comes face to face with his past in a confrontation with a new character known as the Red Hood The Red Hood has been making waves in Gotham by challenging the Black Mask s monopoly on crime in the city but doing so with a rather strange moral code The Red Hood is ruthless in getting rid of competition and refuses to involve children in any way in the organiza I m on a bit of a comic book kick right now and this fit in perfectly with my already strong Batman obsession In Under the Hood, Batman comes face to face with his past in a confrontation with a new character known as the Red Hood The Red Hood has been making waves in Gotham by challenging the Black Mask s monopoly on crime in the city but doing so with a rather strange moral code The Red Hood is ruthless in getting rid of competition and refuses to involve children in any way in the organization so he ends up getting on the bad side of both Batman and the criminals in Gotham The identity wasn t a huge surprise for me because I d already seen the animated movie that came out a few years ago but it was extremely satisfying to see how well it s hinted at and the way in which it s finally revealed I especially loved the fact that you get an inside perspective on both Batman and the mystery of the Red Hood through the eyes of both Nightwing and Alfred during different sections of the story This gives the reader awell rounded view of Batman and really brings attention to the central conflict between the Red Hood and Batman which is Batman s refusal to kill anyone, even those who may deserve it Absolutely fantastic Batman story and one that s really a must read if you re a comic book fan

  8. says:

    This is the first Graphic Novel I read concerning Jason Todd, except for the small cameo he had in Hush I d heard what happened to him from other comic reading friends so I was looking forward to seeing how Winick would write his character I really liked Jason s character in Under the Hood 1 and 2 I thought it made sense considering what had happened to him He washard core than Batman and his team and also a little crazy, but not to much Also I d want revenge on the Joker too I wish This is the first Graphic Novel I read concerning Jason Todd, except for the small cameo he had in Hush I d heard what happened to him from other comic reading friends so I was looking forward to seeing how Winick would write his character I really liked Jason s character in Under the Hood 1 and 2 I thought it made sense considering what had happened to him He washard core than Batman and his team and also a little crazy, but not to much Also I d want revenge on the Joker too I wish other writers had been consistent with the way Winick wrote Jason s character, in later Graphic Novels, instead of making him a complete psychopatheic nut job

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    Book Info This collection contains Batman issues 635 641.ABSOLUTE RATING 4 5 stars STANDARDIZED RATING Bruce Wayne s life as Batman has been uncommonly difficult of late, and fraught with loss On the heels of the events of Batman War Games , Batgirl, Robin, and Oracle have all ceased crime fighting activity in Gotham each leaving on tragic terms placing the city s protection in the hands of Onyx, Nightwing, and Batman alone And with crime lord Black Mask having rise Book Info This collection contains Batman issues 635 641.ABSOLUTE RATING 4 5 stars STANDARDIZED RATING 4 5 starsBruce Wayne s life as Batman has been uncommonly difficult of late, and fraught with loss On the heels of the events of Batman War Games , Batgirl, Robin, and Oracle have all ceased crime fighting activity in Gotham each leaving on tragic terms placing the city s protection in the hands of Onyx, Nightwing, and Batman alone And with crime lord Black Mask having risen up the ranks of the criminal underworld, as well as Bruce having been the victim of a hostile takeover of Wayne Industries RD division which supplied all his cool gadgets Bats and the gang clearly have their work cut out for them But perhaps most startling of all is the sudden reemergence of a homicidal masked vigilante calling himself the Red Hood a mystery man from Bruce s past who s made it his mission to make life hell for the Mask, pumping lead at anyone who s brave enough to try and stop him.The first time I read this was maybe 3 or 4 years ago, and I absolutely loved it In light of recent rereads and the state of DC comics in general, it was nearly a shock to come back and find this book just as amazing as it was the before With the first issue, Winick hits the ground running with an exceptionally intense battle sequence between Batman and the Red Hood, ending with a bit of a mid issue cliffhanger teasing the hidden identity of the man under the hood From there, the writer backtracks five weeks, gradually leading up to the events of this epic confrontation For a lot of writers, I m sure it would have been really tempting to try andthoroughly catch readers up with what happened in the previous arc i.e War Games , but aside from the one page flashback following the cliffhanger Winick does much of this recapping while on the move So although some level of detail was likely sacrificed in the process, I rarely felt shortchanged or confused, and was glad he had the opportunity to focus almost exclusively at the plot at hand.I m almost tempted to say that Winick s Batman is one of the strongest characterizations I ve seen from any writer, but I suspect that perception is just a mere product of clever plot organization on Winick s part Besides the addition of Dick Grayson an ally with whom Batman has excellent chemistry there s just so much action and scene changes between characters that Bats simply doesn t have the chance to drag down the writing Usually, Batman is far from the most compelling of caped protagonists, but this writer s skillful narration and reduced internal whining was enough to remind readers that under all the tough stoicism and gruff bossiness is a remorseful, human man who secretly grieves for fallen friends and longs for a simpler,peaceful time Maybe, in Winick s case, he already got through much of the obligatory rumination and self pity an issue earlier, but writers generally feel the need to really play up this aspect Not surprisingly, we do have a single mention of Bruce s dead parents because what self respecting Batman book could possibly omit that, amiright , but it s a nonverbal one, and I expect most readers would be content with what comparatively little pathos Winick manages to squeeze into the plot line.Overall, this tends not to be the case, but with Under the Hood Vol 1, the villains steal the show There may have been a couple decent moments with Alfred and Dick, but those paled in comparison to all the great stuff I saw from Red Hood, Black Mask, and Mr Freeze Of the three, I d easily seat the Hood at the head of the table admittedly, I may be a few years behind, but my recent comic history is fairly extensive, so I d think it s a pretty significant statement when I say that the Red Hood is the coolest comic book character I can immediately bring to mind Now there s probably several who come close, and a tiny few who match him, but I doubt anyone can actually top this guy in terms of just pure badassery radiating off the character Besides his dynamic arsenal of weaponry, the Hood travels well equipped with sharp quips and unbeatable comebacks suitable for any encounter, and in spite of his smug charm, he always seems level headed enough to be ready for anything Black mask is comparably cheeky, though also a tad bit funnier, and combines the street smarts of the Penguin with the mercurial, unafraid to get his hands dirty demeanor of Two Face And even disregarding the formidable tech upgrades, who the heck knew Mr Freeze could be such an ice cold playa Okay, Freeze My mans ain t taking shit from nobody Good for him But y all wanna know why I love Black Mask so much First off, the guy s got a talking guy with a skull for a face, and his expressions alone just crack me up sometimes More importantly though, he s so hilariously unhinged, and runs his business so close to the edge, that it s simply too entertaining seeing him navigate the chaos he s orchestrated even when we know it s only a matter of time before it all falls apart for him I mean sure, he could have played it safe like the Penguin, who rarely gets busted by Bats and mostly keeps his operations under the radar, but where s the fun in that As far as villains go, I d easily take Winick s Black Mask over the Joker any day He s just a hell of a lot funnier. One of the few flaws this book has is it s somewhat simplistic, uneventful plot, and nowhere was thisdetrimental a factor than the fifth and sixth issues Here, we get the slowest or at least what feels to be the slowest progression of noteworthy plot events, as Batman investigates any supernatural forces behind the Red Hood s appearance During this time, we get to see various cameos including that of Superman, Green Arrow, and Etrigan, in addition to a passable segment involving Onyx s surveillance of a group of Black Mask s high ranking lackeys The surveillance part is a little bland, the cameos involve interactions which aren t terribly interesting, and which would due to that well intentioned recap skimping I mentioned earlier probably go over the heads of folks unfamiliar with the events of Identity Crisis The seventh issue is the last one in the three part sub arc following theconsistently engaging Under the Hood opening arc, and does a whole lot to redeem this portion of the book In fact, I d call it the strongest issue of the entire volume, and had some of its best action and writing.In most cases, I think if I read a comic Mahnke illustrated, I d probably say the art was the most impressive part about it But it truly is a testament to Winick s writing and perhaps also to Mahnke s work by consequence that he s able to match and probably even surpass the book s superb artwork Apparently, Winick is indeed that talented a writer Okay I think I ll stop blowing Winick for a moment and grant the rest of this paragraph to Mahnke For years now, I ve always seen Mahnke as one of the very best of DC s regulars, and I was crazy about his work on Black Adam The Dark Age Although the expressive intensity of his pencils is something I really love about it, it can be a little heavy handed as it was in Stormwatch PHD , and I suspect many of his earlier i.e pre 2005 works suffered as a result But even Paul Lee who briefly took over from Mahnke for the penultimate issue was no slouch at all, and it must ve taken me 3 5 pages before I noticed the decrease in artistic quality Consider this the start to a really great fight sequence that nicely shows off Batman s genius as a combat strategist But it s only one of several all of which are expertly rendered by Mahnke. After finishing this book, I m a little depressed to see how few decent, popular Winick books there are out there, and I remember being quite unimpressed by his Green Arrow following Kevin Smith s wonderful run Don t know about y all, but I really needgood Winick in my life, and he s clearly competent deserving enough to be doing much better than he seems to be So finally, I guess we re at the point in my review where I m finally ready to drop the bombshell Batman Under the Hood, Volume 1 is the best Batman book I ve ever come across, and I expect part two to be even better And yes, I ve already read and reviewed TDKR , Year One , and The Killing Joke Huh What s that You disagree Well bite me, bitches I don t really give a fuck With such a brilliant script and action galore, I ask you whatcan a comic lover ask for Postscript In closing, let s just take a look at one of my favorite moments in the entire book It s not exactly a spoiler, per se, so feel free to click it if you re curious I guarantee it won t much affect your future reading experience in any meaningful way Just tryin to be a professional reviewer, is all view spoiler hide spoiler Man, this Red Hood chap sure is one class act, isn t he Not only is his punchline hugely unexpected, given the fact that so many villain try and pull this stunt, but it s super badass, because it puts him above virtually all of em And it also demonstrates that the guy has a code of honor, which makes him farsympathizable and worthy of respect than your run of the mill baddie Now, you wanna tell me that Winick isn t an extremely talented writer If that s still what you think, then fine there s nothingI can say to convince you otherwise Just be sure to slap yourself in the face on my behalf

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