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Red Hood and the Outlaws #21

by Alan Rapp on April 13, 2018

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #21 comic reviewA large chunk of Red Hood and the Outlaws #21 centers on the ramifications of Artemis finding Bizarro‘s secret lab with synthetic Kryptonite. Forced into a corner, the Superman clone is forced to confess on his addiction to the substance Lex Luthor used to save his life and which Bizarro has become dependent on in order to keep his enhanced intellect and not regress back into the simple creature he once was. While the pair eventually come to and understanding, it looks like Bizarro’s lies to his friends isn’t over quite yet.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #18

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2018

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #18 comic reviewRed Hood and the Outlaws #18 feels a bit like a transitionary issue that flounders a bit before teasing what is to come. The latest issue opens with the Outlaws taking down a segment of H.I.V.E. attempting to push its way into the Gotham City underworld. We also get a cameo appearance from the Creeper who apparently has some backstory tied to Artemis and who Bizarro offers a spot on the team without first discussing such a move with his teammates.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #17

by Alan Rapp on December 18, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #17 comic review

Red Hood and the Outlaws #17 offers an opportunity for a team-up between the Outlaws and the Suicide Squad who head to the Arctic to destroy a Colony base whose continued operation poses a threat to the planet. Mainly an excuse to team-up the two groups, the issue has its individual moments (such as the back-and-forth between Artemis and Harley Quinn), but more often than not it’s fan service rather than anything driving the plot. Still, there’s some fun to be had here seeing the two groups interact. For fans.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #15

by Alan Rapp on October 18, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #15 comic reviewThe Outlaws’ announcement to Gotham’s heroes that they are no longer needed doesn’t exactly sit well with Batwoman and the Detective Comics team. Despite the fact that the Red Hood‘s team has been able to drop Gotham’s crime rate to almost nothing, the bravado of their announcement forces an inevitable conflict between the two groups starting with Clayface‘s kidnapping of Bizarro and ending with a full-on fight between the two groups.

The way Red Hood and the Outlaws #15 unfolds it’s hard to take Batwoman or any of her team seriously as heroes. The Outlaws are outperforming the rest of Gotham’s vigilantes, essentially doing their job better. Batwoman’s reaction to this is to kidnap a member of the Outlaws and then have her team beat on the other group because… well, that’s the issue isn’t it?

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Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1

by Alan Rapp on September 6, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1 comic reviewObviously taking place before the events of Red Hood and the Outlaws #13, Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1 offers a standalone story guest-starring Nightwing. Since the Rebirth reboot DC hasn’t spent much time on the relationship between Dick Grayson and Jason Todd. There’s obviously some bad blood and animosity lurking under the surface, but it looks like the two former Robins have been able to put most of that behind them.

While working undercover at a Russian circus, Jason calls in Nightwing for back-up. It turns out to be one of the Red Hood’s smarter decisions as the quartet of heroes take on KGBeast who has been hired by the Russians to take revenge on the Outlaws.

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