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JUDD WINICK TALKS TO CBR!

Posted by Bob Tilley Thursday, 17 June 2010

CBR continue their Batman coverage this time talking with writer Judd Winick about this awesome Red Hood: Lost Days mini-series as well as the upcoming movie.

CBR News: Judd, you've just had the first issue of "Red Hood: Lost Days" hit in comic shops, and you've spent the past year plus working on the "Under The Hood" DVD. How did those two projects play off each other? Did it feel the same writing the character for animation as it does for comics?

Judd Winick: Two different animals really. When talking about the DVD, it was about boiling down two years of story into what turned out to be about 75 minutes. I was going back to a story I'd told before and getting it to its bare essence, whereas the miniseries is completely comic book. It's really, utterly everything you can do in a comic. It's a very introspective look at a character and not a big, broad story with multiple superheroes and all that. It's purely about these in between days that a comic fan might be interested in. Or I guess anyone, now. Anyone who sees the DVD might be curious as to where this all started. We take that story of Jason from when he returns from the grave through when he becomes the Red Hood and how that all came about. So it's really two different animals, but that said, I've spent a lot of time with Jason Todd for the past year and change. And despite how dark and terrible he is, it's kind of fun.

That's interesting to think of this as fun. I know some people who, when they're writing characters who are villainous, really enjoy cutting loose and writing a bunch of crazy violence that they'd never dream of experiencing in real life. Do you have a part of you that digs into the catharsis of making things bloody and crazy?

Um...no. [Laughs] I've never been one that gets my rocks off in that way. It's just for the story, and in the case of Jason Todd, he's created to be an anti-hero. He's not a good guy. And that's something we sort of keep coming back to – that I was surprised how much readers embraced the darker side. He had professed that he wanted to become a better Batman, and it was odd how much readers took to that in a positive way even though we weren't doing much to make him positive. But I think people sort of sympathized. I guess I didn't give readers enough credit to see the three-dimensional aspects of the character. There's a little bit of depth in that he felt he'd been wronged, and if they couldn't agree with that, they could see where he was coming from. So to get back on point, I don't make him tough because it gives me some kind of pleasure. It's more about the fact that that's the character he is, and it shows who he is.

For the full interview click here...

(Source - CBR)

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