Oh good, it's another Scott Lobdell written comic... I literally have no idea what to expect out of this issue... Maybe the Teen Titans will be in it, maybe they won't... Maybe Red Robin will be in it, maybe he won't. Hell, maybe Red Hood will be in this issue! It's not like he was in the comic that has his name in the title! Well, here we go. I'm really hoping for a pleasant surprise here...
Teen Titans #16(Death of the Family tie-in):
Summary: This issue opens with Red Hood and Red Robin trapped by the Joker. Joker wakes them up and shows them that he had caught their fathers(who were wearing hoods), telling them if they wanted the two men to survive, they'd have to fight to the death. Because Joker is SO trustworthy! Red Robin wants to think up a plan, but Red Hood decides to attack, even though his father had died in prison... The two fight for a while, until Red Robin is positive the man who is supposedly his father is a fake, at which time he shatters the window Joker was watching the fight from, leading to Red Hood shooting Joker a few dozen times. Finally! But wait!! It turns out that wasn't the real Joker, but a dummy filled with Joker toxin. The two Reds pass out and Joker drags them to a cave. This issue ends with Joker revealing not one, but TWO silver platters to the two.
Thoughts: Hey, here's some good new, Lobdell didn't do the script for this issue, the infinitely more talented Fabian Nicieza did. Honestly, Nicieza SHOULD be the guy writing this series, but c'est la vie. This issue was okay, but man were there a mess of holes in it... Why would Red Hood, of ALL people, even entertain the thought that Joker was really holding his suddenly alive father captive, and would let him go if he DID kill Red Robin!? I'd believe a politician before I'd believe Joker! I was happy to see that Jason was going to kill Joker in this issue, because SOMEBODY should, but did anybody really think that Joker was going to die in this issue?! However, that would sure make Batman #17 an interesting read... Jason: "Hey Bruce, guess what? Joker's dead!!" Bruce: "Already? Now what do we do..." All in all though? This comic was miles better than Red Hood and the Outlaws #16, so that's a win for me.
Score: 6 out of 10.
So Jason Todd doesn't appear in the comic with his name on it, but DOES star in this series... Weird.