Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Red Hood and the Outlaws #9 Review

Three's Company

Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini and Taylor Esposito
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 12, 2017

It's Red Hood and the Outlaws time again and while I have really enjoyed this book since Rebirth started, I want the Outlaws Trinity NOW!!!  No more preludes or individual character issues for this guy.  I WANT RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES...and then kicking more ass.  Is that so much to ask?  Let's jump into this issue and find out...

The issue starts out with Jason talking about going to Qurac, which is not his favorite place in the world.  It's funny what getting killed by the Joker will do, but the best part is we get to see the Trinity, but also a surprise guest...Jack Ryder!  I am a fan of the Creeper, so this was a pleasant surprise indeed.

It seems that the bow has arrived, and killed, before them, but that doesn't make sense since only Artemis should be able to wield it's power.  Before figuring out anything more, we get a recap of last issue and while I usually get made at that sort of thing, it's very quick and gets everyone on the same page going forward.

We continue with the Supreme Leader of Qurac, General Heinle, showing he can take the time off from being Supreme Leader to personally warn the gang that they are entering his airspace.  What a man of the people!  Jason doesn't listen and goes so far as to announce who they are and lets Bizarro take over from there.

He does well until they are hit by what looked like a nuclear bomb which scatters them.  Jason wakes up alone and is quickly captured, Bizarro wakes up among some struggling refugees and before we find out what happened to Artemis, we get more of Jason's history with Qurac.  That is right before Jason goes a little crazy on his walk down memory lane.

Then we continue as the issue ends with Artemis and while her idea of familiar is crazy enough, the cliffhanger tops that with a little ghost from her past.  Even crazier, it all looks like it will lead to saving everyone.

Scott Lobdell continues his slow burn story and while there is a lot of recap here, I still had a great time reading it.  I love Jason Todd so I never mind seeing his history played out on the page and I got all the Outlaws in one issue so how can I complain?

Dexter Soy is back on art and this issue looked fantastic!  I hope he never takes another break and works until he can't even hold a pencil anymore.  Yea, I'm that selfish, but after seeing his art, I'm sure you'll want the same!

Bits and Pieces:

The Outlaws are finally hitting the road together and while their time together is limited, it's so good. I'm fully back on board with this book and as long as Scott Lobdell and Dexter Soy keep hitting the right notes, I will never doubt them again.  I can easily recommend this to everyone as it's also a nice little jumping on point for those who haven't heard that this is one of the best books Rebirth has to offer.



  1. Bizarro continues to be one of the best things about this book.

    1. Agreed...can't wait to see him with the refugees!

    2. What's the point of having a defective clone of Superman in your team while Kon-El is out there somewhere. He may be a sixteen year old forever but that can be changed with an editorial snap. Bizarro has no inherent merit he is a dangerous tool.

    3. What if bizzaro is Kon El

    4. Geoff Johns and Conner's pre-Flashpoint fans weren't happy with his characterization in the New 52. If they're going to use Conner on any team, it'd be a Young Justice team. They wouldn't stick him under a writer they'd associate with the New 52 Conner.

  2. Love the amazing art!!