Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Red Hood and the Outlaws #29 Review

Bustin' Chops and Apple Sauce

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Pete Woods, Rex Lokus, Troy Peteri
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 5, 2018

Yeah, I'm still going with the Red Hood and the Outlaws title because I'm afraid that people won't find it or aggregate sites won't pick it up.  Yeah, that may be silly with the title being revised while Jason Todd is going the loner route right now, but I'm good with Outlaws this issue because as we saw in the previous one, Batwoman's teaming up with our title character.  Hopefully they can get to the bottom of what's going on in this quaint little town and shut down Underlife's agenda.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Right out of the gate you'll see that this issue looks amazing and with the awesome fight scenes with Batwoman and Red Hood against the faux Grundys you won't get bored here.  Sadly though, it feels like we missed about a half an issue between last and this.  Yeah, we kind of continue right where we left off last month, but with the information that Red Hood and Batwoman have in this....... yeah it kind of comes out of nowhere.

I don't know if Scott Lobdell just wanted to end this arc and move on to the real meat of what and who Underlife is, but this conclusion doesn't really do it for me because if you think about it we just went from Jason Todd going to a fair, getting knocked out, fighting and then continuing the fighting here where he takes out the bad guy and moves on.  It's just kind of lackluster in the story department, while keeping things thrilling in the action department.  

All in all, this issue looks great and has some really fun fight scenes and depictions of action, but it just kind of ends out of nowhere and I'm not even certain how we got from point A to B without just saying "Batwoman did it".  That's a bit disappointing, but hopefully things pick up now that Red Hood has a name and a location on who the big bad of Underlife is, but at this point.......... I'm really missing Artemis and Bizarro.

Bits and Pieces:

The art steals the show this issue, while the story just kind of does what it wants to get us to a conclusion.  There isn't much going on here, but even with that this issue wasn't dull thanks to all the action it gave us.  


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