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Apparently the phrase 'Dark Trinity' is less confrontational and more contemplative, as in 'three people making a life beyond the shadow of their betters'. Better save that "Trinity fights Dark Trinity" plot at run's end, creative team.
 
Plus, what's Jason's reaction to Tim's death? Check it!
 
Summary:
 
Red Hood, undercover as Black Mask's new recruit, meets Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, who's looking for a MacGuffin called the Bow of Ra .
 
On an 'audition' via one of Black Mask's deliveries, Hood captures Artemis, and discovers that the delivery was a stolen Bizarro.
 
 
Y'know, I'd thought Hood would've been the voice of flippant dismission on Tim's death. He's seen two people resurrected, both of which had tangible proof of death. And he was one of them.
 
Not that I'm torpedoing this, though; there's concrete foundation for mourning, given Jason and Tim's bond in the New 52. Execution, is all.
It goes about as well as one would expect. Issue #3:
 
(Bizarro smushes Red Hood's face into glass)
Artemis: Want to know the sad thing? You're actually doing a lot better than I expected.

 
Jason tries one last ditch effort to get through to Bizarro.
 
 
 
 
Except for the glaring lack of Hood-brand Jensen Ackles levity, I like this direction for Jason. There's a "rebellious son takes on a parent's role" undertone, not to mention Jason and Bizarro (and probably Artemis) living in the shadow of people they're expected to be but can't, which, audience resonance.
 
Plus, they've repurposed Black Mask into some kind of Gus Fring-like character. It's arguable which mix of adaptations makes the best portrayal of the guy, (Under The Hood and The Batman come to mind) but that's a post for someone and sometime else!
 

Date: 2016-11-19 02:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Thank you so much for posting this! I really, really wanted to see what Jason was up to now. But atm I can't afford to pick up any new comic just to check it out, I need to get some evidence that a series is good before I get invested in it.

And this looks pretty good :)

Y'know, I'd thought Hood would've been the voice of flippant dismission on Tim's death. He's seen two people resurrected, both of which had tangible proof of death. And he was one of them.

Could be he is falling into the old depression trap: the conviction that bad things happen to good people while bad people prosper. Tim was far more innocent and better natured than both Damian and Jason (and I say this as somebody who LOVES Jason and is reasonably fond of Famian), so Jason may subconsciously expect him to stay dead just for that.

Date: 2016-11-19 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] beeyo
This is honestly low key one of the best books to come out of Rebirth.

Date: 2016-11-19 03:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Wait, Artemis... how does she work nowadays?

Is it back to pre-52 story more-or-less, thanks to Rucka's book?

Date: 2016-11-19 09:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
They already did fill it in, she's not from Diana's tribe.

Date: 2016-11-19 09:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
She's an amazon of the Bana-Migdall if that's what you are asking.

Date: 2016-11-19 05:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
It's more, nu52 Amazons are horrible. Is Artemis's Bana an offshot of them? Or still treated like the old Bana (who are, ironically, much nicer and good than nu52 AMazons)? Or have the nu52 amazons largely been dropped?

Date: 2016-11-19 10:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Wait, Toys R We does gift wrapping?

Date: 2016-11-19 07:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"Thank you Tim Drake wherever you are" is hardly showing THAT much grief I'd have said, especially when it might be meant even a little sarcastically, given the last former-Robin-death was a complete fake out, so he might have meant "even if that turns out to be Maui, or Paris or someplace else"

Date: 2016-11-19 07:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
I think Zapbiffpow was referring to the part where Jason is at the toy store and goes "Tim just died and I couldn't even bring myself to go to his funeral."

In and of itself, the "wherever you are" line might imply indifference or even sarcasm. But coupled with the "couldn't bring myself to see him one last time" sentiment, it seems to me like it more implies agnosticism.

Date: 2016-11-19 08:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Ah thanks, missed that part... for some reason red writing on a black background is tought for me to read unless I magnify the screen a deal more than usual.

(Though again, and I say this only in jest, Jason went to Dick's "funeral" so might be feeling a little burned there)

Date: 2016-11-19 09:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
I kinda erased everything about Dick's funeral from my memory >_>

Bruce acting as an asshole to his family is a portrayal I detest, but it has happened so many times that I can't dismiss that part of his characterization as OOC no matter how I wish I could.

DICK acting as an asshole to his family, though, tricking his own brothers and his close friends and Barbara (and I think Alfred too?) and making them think he is dead and grieve and mourn him? That's unacceptable, my mind refuses to acknowledge that story as canon >:(

Date: 2017-02-10 08:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
I really enjoy Jason and Bizarro interactions.

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