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.



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….


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…




Then there was the time that Azrael…


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


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


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


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



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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