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benicio127 ([personal profile] benicio127) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-11-03 04:25 pm

Red Hood: Lost Days #6 (Spoilers!!!)

AKA the final issue of this mini-series and the issue where I was like omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg

[personal profile] cuntfucius, [personal profile] levy and [personal profile] whitesycamore will be giddy about this.

Four pages.

Whoa! WHOA! WHOA!! Hotter than I expected. Ahem! He wakes up and she's gone. She leaves him with a note and another very important gift, which I was so, so, so glad to see in this.

Oh hey, look! Jason uses gmail. Mary Borsellino will be pleased to know about the dagger in this.
Here's her entry from on Jason's dagger. Quoting from the entry:
Red Hood’s weapon of choice is a dagger with a waved blade. This edge design has been popular in numerous cultures throughout history, with a variety of connotations attached to the distinctive shape.

In simple, practical terms, a waved blade allows for a longer overall edge distance than would be present in a straight dagger of the same length. Waved blades in longer weapons, such as Flamberge swords, have the added advantage of causing the other weapon in a duel to vibrate, thereby making one’s opponent uncomfortable. This would not be true to any noticeable degree in a weapon such as Red Hood’s knife, however.

The origin of Red Hood’s knife within the Batman comics themselves is most likely the story “The Lazarus Pit!” from issue #243 in 1972. One of the original Ra’s Al Ghul stories by the O’Neil/Adams/Giordano team, this issue saw Batman forced to duel against a man who owed debts to both Ra’s and Batman. Both opponents weilded waved daggers.

As Judd Winick, the writer responsible for the entire Red Hood arc, utilised the Al Ghul family as a significant plot element, it seems likely that this classic storyline was one of the key inspirations behind Red Hood’s dagger.

Just as with the history of waved daggers in the real world, however, the element of pure aesthetic interest must be taken into account. Placing a waved dagger in a panel is more visually interesting and suggests a greater degree of ritual — whether the reader is aware of the legacy of the Keris blade or not — than a simple knife can.

Whatever the reasons may be, Red Hood’s dagger has developed iconography of its own, and now casts a shadow of specific meaning forward over any future appearances of such weapons in future Batman stories.

I'm so sad to see this mini-series end.
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[personal profile] whitesycamore 2010-11-03 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I hate all Bruce ships, because I have a hard time imagining any woman being seriously attracted to the man. He's great crime fighter and all, but he has the personality of a cold wet breeze block.
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[personal profile] whitesycamore 2010-11-03 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh no, I love the Brave and the Bold Batman, and the DCAU one too.

It's just the currently fashionable batjerk I don't like to see in romances. I don't hate the character (not entirely anyway) but I don't see why anyone would want to get intimate with him. Wouldn't be exactly emotionally rewarding IMO.
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[personal profile] cloud_wolf 2010-11-04 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
IDK, I tend to ignore things that I don't think Batman (or other characters) would do. Delusional but it makes me happy, I guess. (As a result my interpretation of Batman is someone a la B:TBaTB and the DCAU)
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[personal profile] kingrockwell 2010-11-04 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
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