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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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Red Hood and the Outlaws #13

by Alan Rapp on August 15, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #13 comic reviewBizarro, and his connection to the other two Outlaws, is the focus of Red Hood and the Outlaws #13. With their friend dying, Red Hood and Artemis go to the one person who they believe might be able to save him, the Superman clone’s creator – Lex Luthor. Choosing to help, while threatening legal action for theft of his property, Luthor gets to work on Bizarro as Red Hood and Artemis become introspective about how the odd creature has brought them together. While the first group of Outlaws was thrown together, this group has bonded in large part thanks to a super-powered white-skinned moron.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #12

by Alan Rapp on July 19, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #12 comic reviewAfter arcs centering on Jason Todd and Artemis, the current run of Red Hood and the Outlaws shifts focus to their companion Bizarro whose clone body has begun to break down. Understanding his condition, but unwilling to allow his friends to fight a rampaging Solomon Grundy alone, Bizarro chooses to join the fray.

While the comic has built up a connection between Red Hood and Bizarro over the first few issues, Artemis’ reaction to Bizarro’s condition is a little more surprising. Perhaps it’s caused in part by recent events and losses, or perhaps she has come to respect the creature as a warrior given his help to them in Qurac. Either way, the three strangers have become something of a team, and maybe even more, over the course of the first dozen issues.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #11

by Alan Rapp on June 22, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #11 comic review

Red Hood and the Outlaws #11 wraps up the four-part Artemis arc with the Outlaws finding themselves on opposite sides of the the Qurac conflict. However, it doesn’t take much more of Akila‘s out-of-control behavior for Artemis to recognize her friend, dead or reborn, is long lost to her. The tragic end helps cement a bond between the former Amazon and Red Hood, although the issue’s final panel does suggest some serious fallout for the other member of the team. As for Artemis, she’s not got a new godly weapon (one that drove her oldest friend into a murdering psychopath) to look after. Yeah… that should end well. For fans.

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