Brand-new from the DC Comics Designer series as imagined by artist Greg Capullo is the perspicacious Red Hood! Known legendarily as the alias of various nemeses of Batman, the “Red Hood” is a metaphoric reminder of the divisive yet permeable line between good and evil in Gotham City. The Hood has represented the Joker, former Robin Jason Todd, and an amalgamation of antagonists known as the “Red Hood Gang”.
Own your own piece of the narrative with this six-inch figure. Without it, it’s impossible to represent the full spectrum of Batman’s foes and all of the forces he’s been compelled to overcome. Stake your claim on it now!
“You can’t stop crime. That’s what you never understood. I’m controlling it.”
It’s been a weird one. Grant Morrison’s always slightly out of left field in his comics writing, but when it comes to Batman, the whole RIP/Reborn/Return saga has definitely been one of the strangest arcs ever to hit Gotham city. Which has, of course, led to the new line of toys being some of the strangest DC’s ever made under the Batman name.
Each one stands about 7 inches tall and has the smooth sculpting that seems to be DC Direct’s trademark lately, low-detail but high-definition, which gives each one a great iconic look that seems ripped from the comic pages. The first series has just arrived and you can pick it up right here!
JASON TODD as BATMAN
TWO-FACE as BATMAN
Set of ALL 4 Figures
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING, TWO-FACE?!
Okay, I won’t lie: as a Batman purist, I couldn’t stand Battle for the Cowl or anything that came with it. Not the constant presence of Damien Wayne, not even the Black Casebook. Nothing.
I’ve never liked opening the world of the Dark Knight to too much ridiculousness or soap-opera style death and undeath (except in the case of Ra’s al Ghul, of course). But despite my feelings on the matter, Morrison continues to push ahead with all this and DC Direct has released the first series of non-Batman Batman figures under the name BATMAN REBORN, where everyone who isn’t Bruce Wayne gets a shot at being Gotham’s protector.
Sigh. At least the sculpts are done well. They all stand about 6 inches tall and come with relevant accessories. They do not, of course, come with the 3-D glasses that the Harvey-Dent-as-Batman costume would seem to demand!
Personally, I tend to think that when former Robin/Spoiler Stephanie Brown’s action figure look is the least garish of all the options, it’s time to bring back Bruce! …Or maybe just Darwyn Cooke. He could fix this.