what would you like to see in a red hood comic series?? characterization? stories? or what would you do if you were writing it?
Hm let’s see
For starters, I would love to see some conflict between Jason and the rest of the family over his moral system. Lately there’s been panels where Bruce more or less says that he’s come to view the Red Hood as a necessary evil… and I don’t really agree with that. I think that since Jason’s willingness to kill is one of the biggest differences between him and the general hero population, it should show up a bit more often. Jason is objectively terrifying. I want to see it.
And as much as I’m (highly) in favor of reintroducing Jason to the batfamily, one of the biggest issues I had with his n52 portrayal was the sudden jump from enemy to never-mind-it’s-all-good, specifically when it comes to Tim. It didn’t read as realistic, and I think it removed a good bit of what makes Jason interesting. Side note: I would like to take this opportunity to formally challenge Scott Lobdell to a duel. Meet me by the Pyramid at dawn.
Anyway. Most of the reconnection happened offscreen, and that’s a problem– both because it’s poor writing and because a reconciliation process has all kinds of potential. You could fix it with flashbacks, but I might prefer to start over. Hmm what else? I would like more Jason and Damian scenes, because that relationship hasn’t really been explored yet, and they’ve got a lot in common. I would enjoy an expansion on the crime lord thing. I guess what I want more than anything is a character-based series that focuses on development, not necessarily plot. In general, I’m more interested in a character’s emotional arc than anything else.
I do have a couple of story lines planned out, but I think I’m gonna sit on those for now. Just in case.