Hey everyone, I just read Teen Titans East and was rather surprised to see Jason Todd pop up for a cameo. What surprised me even more was seeing him act like a whiny 12-year old and being handled like one by Nightwing and Robin. I mean, there wasn't an ounce of tension in there. It was basically two jocks making mock of their weird little brother. What in the world happened to Jason Todd? Now, I know a lot of people hate the character and hated his return even more, but what's done is done. Since DC is not just going to forget about Jason, I think we can all agree that they should make the best of the situation. Unfortunately, he has been handled in a very dubious way since the one-year leap, IMO. I, for one, loved Jason's return. I mean, back when Under The Hood came out, he was just bad-ass! His agenda was ambiguous yet enthralling; his mind games were top notch; he could match Batman blow for blow; and he plowed through anyone who got in his way, mocking even the most dangerous and demented opponents as he brought them to their knees (or simply shot their knee caps out. ). That's the Jason Todd I loved to read about! That's the Jason Todd who, IMHO, could serve as a twisted mirror image to Batman and be a formidable foe for years to come. Instead, he seems to be turning "good" again in Countdown. Why? Seriously, does anyone have any idea? We already have Nightwing and Robin running around. Why do we need Jason Todd back in the fold? How is that more interesting than having him on the other side of the fence? I can not remember as single decent Jason Todd story since OYL, and it's getting really annoying. I thought DC had major plans for Jason as a villain. Otherwise, they should have left him dead. Unfortunately, it seems that this ship has sailed. By the time Final Crisis is over, I predict he'll be a hero again. I will sigh deeply and not care. What's your take on this issue?