ByArchie R Spires, writer at Creators.co
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It wasn't all that bad, I guess.
-Jason "Red Hood" Todd

The second Bird to work with Bat; Jason Todd opens up about his childhood, his training, and what makes the Red Hood tick.


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Comic Book Illuminati:
Mr. Hood, what was it like growing up in the Batcave?
I know many would most likely dream of being Batman's sidekick, but I can't think of a stricter taskmaster.

Jason "Red Hood" Todd:
Well, it was helluva a lot better than living on the streets, but it was probably one of the tougher things I've ever done:
Batman pushed you. Pushed you past your limits so that when the time came you'd be ready, and then he pushed you past that, one mistake and you got scolded, and you had to do it all over again until you finally had it down.
Six months of intense training non-stop before I finally actually donned the Robin costume, but in the end despite all the mistakes I made, in the Cave and out of it...
It wasn't all that bad, I guess.

Batman I and Robin II out on the town.
Batman I and Robin II out on the town.

Comic Book Illuminati:
I understand that during your tenure as a Boy Wonder you never had a... "personal" rogues gallery or archnemesis. Batman has the Joker, Nightwing had Blockbuster II, et cetera
Were there any villains you felt were your responsibility?

Jason "Red Hood" Todd
Two-Face. The bastard's responsible for the death of my father.

Robin II chats with Two-Face
Robin II chats with Two-Face

Comic Book Illuminati
You're one of two Bat-team members who openly use firearms.
Mr. Pennyworth, of course, gets a pass as he doesn't have the extensive training you do.
Why do you feel Batman has allowed this; knowing his open dislike for guns in general?

Jason "Red Hood" Todd
You mean other than the fact Pennyworth's a bad ass butler? I don't know really: Probably because he's wayyy too old to be getting any real training.

Comic Book Illuminati
I'm not disrespecting Batman's batman.
I'm referring to you. Why hasn't Batman tried to stop your use of guns?

Jason "Red Hood" Todd
Because I'll kick his ass if he tries it and he knows it? Other than that, not a clue.

Fathers and sons...
Fathers and sons...

Comic Book Illuminati
May I ask... What's resurrection like?

Jason "Red Hood" Todd
It's like being put in a fishbowl, but the fishy flips upside down and you think its dead, but it wasn't actually dead the entire time, you flush it down the toilet and voila!, it's reborn in the ocean!
Hey, like Finding Nemo, right?


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