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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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Red Hood and the Outlaws #10

by Alan Rapp on May 16, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #10 comic reviewThe search for the Bow of Ra leads the Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizzao to Qurac where the team will split up. While Bizarro will be given the opportunity to play at being hero (continuing to draw the short straw while his friends get far more pages devoted to them), his two teammates’ return will force each to individually deal with demons from their past.

Feeling very much like a middle issue in a larger arc, the latest chapter of “Who is Artemis?” is memorable for reuniting Artemis with her long-lost bestie Akila, killed years ago but returned to life, the return to the desert haunts Jason as he is forced to relive this death at the hands of the Joker and come to peace with who he is today long after his own resurrection.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #8

by Alan Rapp on March 14, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #8 comic reviewRed Hood and the Outlaws begins its second arc by shifting focus away from the Red Hood to Artemis. Red Hood and the Outlaws #8 offers a bit of backstory for the rogue Amazon including both in Themyscira and in the desert where her world would come crashing down and eventually put her on a path to meet the other Outlaws.

Flashbacks with her best friend Akila, the reason behind Artemis seeking the Bow of Ra, and her first encounter with Wonder Woman are all included here.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #7

by Alan Rapp on February 16, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #7 comic reviewJason Todd isn’t know for making the hard choice when an easier path presents itself. At least he wasn’t before the recent Rebirth reboot. Now, things appear to be different. First, the reboot curbed most of his villainous murder history. No it focuses on the man actually thinking through hard decisions and responsibilities rather than shooting first and asking questions later.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #6

by Alan Rapp on January 18, 2017

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #6 comic reviewThe series’ opening arc “Dark Trinity” comes to a close as Red Hood and Artemis work together to stop Black Mask and break his control over Bizarro. This new Rebirth version of Jason Todd continues to walk the edge of the anti-hero line without falling any further. By the end of the issue, even Batman is impressed with what he accomplished (even if it does take a major Bat-villain off the board for the foreseeable future). Jason keeps his work to the Dark Knight, although he has to rely on the questionable logic of Batman Begins to do so where choosing inaction apparently isn’t a choice.

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