Preview - Red Hood comes to the Batman White Knight universe and gets his own Robin

Batman: The White Knight Presents - Red Hood #1 art
Batman: The White Knight Presents - Red Hood #1 art (Image credit: DC)

Writer/artist Sean Gordon Murphy's Batman: The White Knight universe will expand again in August with a two-issue limited series focusing on the second kid sidekick to take on the identity of Batman's crime-fighting partner Robin in core DC continuity: Jason Todd.

Batman: The White Knight Presents - Red Hood #1 cover (Image credit: DC)

Batman: The White Knight Presents - Red Hood will be co-written by Murphy along with Clayton McCormack, with art from Simone di Meo and colorist Dave Stewart, and, as the title indicates, it'll focus on the White Knight-verse version of Jason Todd, the former Robin turned violent gun-toting vigilante the Red Hood.

In the story, Jason Todd turns to his predecessor as Robin, Dick Grayson/Nightwing for help in a mission to save Bruce Wayne from the villainous Derek Powers (fans of Batman Beyond will know Powers as one of that franchise's core villains).

What's more, Jason's bloodthirsty methods will be challenged when he takes on a Robin of his own, a girl named Gan, described in the announcement as "a local girl from East Backport who needs his help to save her neighborhood from a super-criminal terrorizing its citizens."

Batman: The White Knight Presents - Red Hood #1 variant cover (Image credit: DC)

"People have been asking me for years about Jason Todd in the White Knight universe," states Sean Murphy in the announcement. 

"We are trying to reinvent Jason into the Beyond timeline, while also honoring what made him so compelling for readers in the first place."

Batman: The White Knight Presents - The Red Hood #1 goes on sale August 2 with a cover from Murphy himself, a variant covers from series artist Simone Di Meo, and a variant cover from artist Olivier Coipel. 

Here's a preview of the first issue:

Batman: White Knight Presents - Red Hood is just one of the many new Batman comics DC has planned for release in 2022 and beyond.

George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)