Rewriting Jason Todd's Origin Back To Stealing Batmobile Wheels In DC Rebirth

As we said, it's a relaunch with a modicum of reboot.

Newsarama has run preview pages from two DC Rebirth titles yesterday and it looks like a number of Rebirth previews will be rolling out across DC Comics' media partner sites.

REDHOTOREB_1_01_600 Red Hood And The Outlaws: Rebirth #1 is rewriting Jason Todd's origin back to the post-Crisis rewrite, which saw him as a young street orphan who first encounters Batman while attempting to steal the tyres off the Batmobile in Crime Alley.

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This was rewritten for the New 52 with Batman first meeting Todd when he was stealing medicine from Leslie Thompkins, after she had treated him.

p0_9 But now it's back to the Batmobile jacking.

REDHOTOREB_1_02_600 And it goes pretty much the same way….

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Just this time Jason doesn't even get to land a blow….REDHOTOREB_1_03_600And rather than taking him back to the mansion, they go out for a bite on the Batmobile. REDHOTOREB_1_04_600

Which weirdly reminds me of this moment actually from the New 52…

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Then there was the time that Azrael…

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…was literally whited out of the New 52, from issues of Batwoman.

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Before finally being reintroduced in the New 52's Batman Inc. Ish. Not really. This was ignored.

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But then coming back in Batman & Robin Eternal like this.

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Well, in the Rebirthed Detective Comics, returning to its original numeration, he's had a little redesign..

 

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Batwoman too. In a double page splash that probably is a homage to her DPS-themed appearances by JH Williams III.Detective_Comics_934_page_06_07 Detective_Comics_934_page_08Expect more to come…

Thanks to Aaron for a typo check.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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