Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Red Hood and The Outlaws #29 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Will Pfeifer
Art By: Rafael Sandoval
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 19, 2014

Taken 3: In Space

Like I said last month we're out of amnesia territory with Red Hood, and done fighting mystical wars against the Untitled, and Ra's Al Ghul.  So it looks like we can have a bit of fun again.  Last issue was a one off, where we saw a vacation go wrong for Red Hood and The Outlaws, and we got some closure on Jason and Isabel's strained relationship.  I remember when I left my girlfriend high and dry, after the Joker made her overdose.  Wait wait, I don't remember that, but if I did I'm sure I'd have a strained relationship.  We're about to jump into a new story, and I can't wait to see Red Hood and The Outlaws back in action.  Let's dive in.

Explain It!:

The issue begins as any normal day for the gang.  Jason's training in a VR danger room, Starfire is flying over the ocean, just enjoying Earth, and Roy is tinkering on a new tiny robot inside Starfire's star ship.  Pretty normal stuff.  That is until an alien posse steals Starfire's ship, with Roy inside.  Which still seems like a pretty normal day for this lot.

The alien thieves have taken over the security on the ship, and are completely in control, but what they don't know is that Roy has pulled a John McClane and is watching them from the ventilation system.  This is already better than a Good Day To Die Hard.  Roy tries to program that little robot he was tinkering with to be a translator, so he can figure out what these alien thieves want.  But the robot slips out of the vent, and one of the aliens finds it.  When he picks it up to examine it, it explodes.  So next time you try to download a translator app, just remember what can happen.  While the explosion rips the alien apart, we see he's of the alien variety, that can pull themselves back together like the T1000, or if you only prefer references that exclude Robert Patrick, like Clayface.  Once the alien pulls himself back together, the team finds the alien planet they were looking for.  They launch a weapon at the planet that's like a genesis device straight outta Wrath Of Kahn, that remakes the planet, but adds a brand to it, so the new buyers can claim it as their own.  KAHN!!!  Sorry couldn't help myself.  So we'll end Roy's part of the story as he looks on shocked that these thieves just murdered a whole planet of people, simply to sell it.

Back on Earth Jason and Kori are trying to figure out if they can track her star ship, but it's not looking good, that is until they find that the aliens left someone behind.  A big ole' alien T-Rex looking mofo, and after a little of the ole' ass kicking, he tells our heroes where the thieves are taking the ship.  But with out a ship, how are our heroes to follow?  Well they'll do the most unexpected thing.  While stealing a ship isn't that unexpected, the fact that they stole Frankenstein's and the Agent's of SHADE's ship is pretty unexpected.  That's it for now, join me here next month, same Red Hood time, same Red Hood station.

Bits and Pieces:

Let's get a little Sci Fi for dat ass.  Red Hood begins a new story, and even though it isn't strange to see the gang and him in space, it sure is strange seeing it again.  But I'm not complaining.  This issue was fun, and exciting, and while it might lag at certain areas I can understand that the new writer Will Pfeifer has to get the story started, and I can't just have Red Hood kicking ass and taking names.  I'm just excited about Red Hood being fun again, for months it just seemed to limp along, and I was losing interest, but now I'm back on the trolley, and all of you should be too.


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