The Jason Todd Book Club is back to give you the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Jason makes partner! On top of that, we get the first confrontation between Jason and the Joker! (Don’t make a habit of it, Jay!) Get ready for an appearance by Poison Ivy, the return of Alfred’s estranged daughter, a bad turn for our favorite commissioner, and the introduction of a brand new baddie named Chimera!
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As before, we’re on the lookout for Jason cameos!
The Titans! The Outsiders! The Fearsome Five! The brief appearance of one Jason Todd! It’s New Teen Titans #37!
Here are a few notes to catch you up on the context for this session:
The Joker was last seen participating in the havoc from Detective Comics #526, which we read in Week 1. That’s the last time we saw Barbara Gordon, too. And it’s good she’s around: her dad has been under a lot of stress lately from Mayor Hill and Harvey Bullock…
Julia Pennyworth was introduced in arguably the greatest story of Gerry Conway’s run, 'Tec #501-502. Her appearance here is the first since that two-parter, and Doug Moench will make her a regular part of the cast.
Now on to this session: 2019-11-25T06:00:00Z → 2019-12-08T06:00:00Z
Week 3 Reading (Eight Issues)
Part I: Jason Todd, Circus Detective!
Part II: The Jungle Joke!
Part III: Commissioner Coma Conclusion!
Part IV: Planting the Seeds!
You won’t skip out on the reading this week, will you, Jay?
Don’t feel beholden to answer the discussion questions in your response, but here they are:
Jay may have run away to (re)join the circus, but then he makes some moves to gain Batman’s (and our) confidence. Which of his actions impressed you the most? Has he proven himself worthy of the domino mask?
What did you think of the schemes of the Joker and Poison Ivy? Whose appearance did you enjoy more? What about Chimera or the four gangsters gunning for Gordon?
How do you feel about Vicki’s characterization? Bullock’s character arc? The Barbara Gordon scenes?
What do you think of the cover and/or interior art? Do you prefer blond Jason or dyed-hair Jason?
We have some more Green Arrow backup stories in 'Tec. What did you think of them?
Jason needs a code name. Help him choose one!
- Red-Hooded Tanager
- Thanksgiving Turkey
No matter which moniker you choose, I think we can all agree that he needs to keep this costume, right?