Red Hood Outlaw #35-Prince of Gotham Part 4
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Pete Woods
Cover: Cully Hamner
Color: Rex Lokus
Letters: Troy Peteri
Variant: Yasmine Putri
Synopsis: Last time he was in Gotham City, Jason Todd pretended to be a master criminal in the underworld. This time it’s for real! With Suzie Su scared of what her new boss at the Iceberg Lounge might be capable of and Bunker questioning his own loyalty to Jason, the Red Hood’s house of cards could be headed for a collapse. And if that isn’t bad enough, Jason comes face to face with the teacher who taught him everything he knows about death and life, and Ducra isn’t at all happy about this latest twist in Jason’s story.
What You’ll Need To Know: We see more of what Essence from All-Caste is plotting. I did not read the New 52 Red Hood and The Outlaws, so I do not know much about All-Caste and The Chamber of All. However, what I’ve deducted and researched is that Ducra, their leader, trained Jason Todd after he was brought back to life. He had some romance with her daughter, Essence, and something tells me she’s really salty about his departure. He also takes a trip to France with old flame Isabel. Red Hood threatens some of the crime-bosses who Penguin used to work with, very “Under The Red Hood” style for those of you who have watched that incredible film.
In This Issue: Isabel asks Jason why he hates Gotham so much and if the reason is because that’s all his father left him. I mean, it is a city that has chewed him up and spit him back out. He was homeless on the streets as a kid and defended the city with Batman, saved it with The Outlaws which cost them their lives, and everyone thinks that Red Hood is a murdering criminal. Even Wingman tells him he doesn’t owe Gotham anything. Maybe he doesn’t – people don’t appreciate him shooting Penguin very much. Maybe he’s done his fair share of protecting Gotham. Being a businessman is working well for him, and his ex-foes turned employees are starting to grow on him. He didn’t want to risk them in the imminent danger that he had to deal with when fighting Essence. Jason broke her heart when he left. Now she wants to get back at him.
SPOILERS: The Penguin found his way out! I could be wrong, like really wrong but last issue we saw Miguel asking for a moment of Penguin’s time, could this have anything to do with him getting out?