Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1

Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1

Event\Storyline: Rebirth Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 26
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

When a shocking encounter with Batman solidifies the Red Hood's status as a villain, Jason Todd goes deep undercover to take down Gotham City's criminal underworld from the inside. Along the way, Jason meets two unlikely allies: a disgraced Amazon warrior named Artemis and a half-baked Superman clone called Bizarro-and the DCU's "Dark Trinity" is born!  

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jul 27, 2016

    With Jason going deep undercover to get to the heart of a mystery that the G.C.P.D and Batman cant be seen anywhere near, that has the potential of setting off his trauma and bringing in new allies, Im extremely ready for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Dave Pecci Jul 27, 2016

    If you are looking for a good Summer read or want to learn who the Red Hood is and what he has become, thenRed Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1is a must read DC Comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jul 27, 2016

    Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth has been the biggest surprise of the relaunch for me. I was genuinely not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, and, for the first time in ages, I'm excited about Jason Todd. It's entirely possible that this book will lose me in the future, but for now, I am on board. Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth is a genuinely great comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jul 27, 2016

    The story has an excellent twist that sets Jason on a mission that kick starts the first story arc. Red Hood is in the right hands. If you have not tried Red Hood and the Outlaws before, this is the perfect time. If, like this writer, you unabashedly like Jason Todd and voted to keep him alive, you are going to be thrilled. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jul 28, 2016

    Overall, I really enjoyed this issue but I think that is mostly due to the fact it was a standalone Red Hood issue. I am still skeptical of the inclusion of Bizarro and Artemis, but hopefully Lobdell can deliver some decent writing to support the solid artwork so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Aug 4, 2016

    I enjoyed this introductory book thoroughly, but I can't say it will keep my attention for long. I'll just have to wait and see what Lobdell and the rest of the creative team can do when they add the outlaws. Maybe they will keep me interested enough, but I'm certainly not expecting that to be the case. I think I just want a Red Hood book. Hood said in the issue himself he wasn't a "joiner." So why make it a team book? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 1, 2016

    A character who has become a fan favourite makes his rebirth debut, and we thoroughly enjoyed the retelling of his origin. Although we can't wait to see where the main story leads. Knowing Jason Todd, – probably in the direction we least expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Jul 27, 2016

    Red Hood and The Outlaws Rebirth #1 isn't even Red Hood and the Outlaws, in fact it doesn't even have the other Outlaws in it: Starfire, Red Arrow…Bizzaro. At the same time I can't say it brings anything new to the table with what we already know about Jason Todd becoming Red Hood, what I can say about it though is it does allow for newer readers to get into a fantastic and classic cannon Batman story to really grasp the feeling of Batman! So pick it up if you're new and if you're a fan of Red Hood and the Outlaws and just like Red Hood…then also pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 27, 2016

    This was an issue I expected to really dislike, but the pacing, the presentation, it all works really well. So much so, I want to see what comes next. The full team isn't brought together, but I can't wait to see when it does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 27, 2016

    Longtime Red Hood fans won't be getting much new information here, but I think everyone will enjoy starting everything fresh and new.  Yes, this is an origin story, but it also shows where Red Hood stands now and I'm excited to get everything going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Charlton Jul 27, 2016

    As for the plot, well not a lot has been revealed by Scott Lobdell, yet. This is just the set-up, the stage upon which Jason Todd's story will be told, and what a stage it is. This is certainly one to check out, even if you're not a fan of Red Hood, or you are but hated the New 52 work, do yourself a huge favour and pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - John Patterson Jul 27, 2016

    This is a cleverly written issue that introduces the reader into the complex relationship between Jason and The Batman, as well as the events which bind and separate them equally. Scott Lobdells writing is a joy to read, keeping the dialogue direct and to the point, never writing more than needs to be said. Dexter Soys artwork has an almost manga-esque quality to it, giving the book a fresh aesthetic while still keeping things feeling familiar throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 27, 2016

    Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1 makes a very convincing argument for Jason's place in the Bat-family and the larger DC Universe as a whole. Scott Lobdell's portrait of a grudge-bearing warrior provides a rock-solid foundation for the ongoing series to come, provided of course that Lobdell can paint Bizarro and Artemis in a similarly compelling light. Dexter Soy's intimidating and balanced pencil-work is rich in eye-candy, aided by Veronica Gandini's tried-and-tested color palette of monochrome with energetic splashes of bright red. More than anything, Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1 offers hope that Lobdell and Soy won't make the same mistakes that hampered the "New 52" Outlaws. A successful rebirth, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 27, 2016

    We have yet to see what this book is truly made of or the formation of the "Dark Trinity" " Red Hood, Bizarro, and Artemis " but this one-shot gave me one hell of a good first impression. Plus, how can that lineup of misfits not attract your attention? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 27, 2016

    Dexter Soys artwork is an interesting anime meets noir style. Thats further aided by colorist Veronica Gandini limiting the Jason flashbacks to grey and reds. Its hard to gauge how this title will be, but the foundation is set for what could be a pleasant Rebirth surprise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jul 29, 2016

    There is a solid foundation here, and whether the book succeeds will hinge upon whether Lobdell can continue to develop the complicated relationship between Jason and Bruce while maintaining the humorous action adventure vibe that the book has had in the past. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jul 28, 2016

    Wait... Jason is going to kill somebody and Batman is going to come after him... again. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jul 29, 2016

    Redsy Pedsy and the Bad Guys: Reborth #1 focuses solely on Todd, which fine. I'm more interested in seeing how Lobdell is gonna wrangle the highly publicized Anti-Trinity (Hood, Bizarro, Artemis), but it appears I'll have to cool my jets for a bit. Which is fitting I guess " apparently, I need more time to get used to Jason Todd. (As if the last couple of decades didn't do it for me already.) Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jul 30, 2016

    Forget what you know about Scott Lobdell, at least for now. We all gave DC another chance withRebirth, and they haven't disappointed. WithRed Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1, Lobdell shows himself worth of his own fresh start. Maybe it's more hands-on editorial, maybe it's more effort from Lobdell himself, or maybe it's a fluke and we'll be back to business-as-usual in short order"there are, after all, some small echoes of past failures here. Whatever may come next, this issue is worth your time, and I for one will remain cautiously optimistic that there's more good in store. And with a team like Soy and Gandini bringing this vision to life, a truly reborn Lobdell could end up creating the surprise hit ofDC Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 27, 2016

    The best Red Hood recap complete with action packed flashbacks and touching moments. If you know anything about Red Hood though, this issue is easily skippable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jul 28, 2016

    Still, as far as Rebirth issues go, this is actually a good one. Its not quite Constantine or Wonder Woman levels, but it does what it needs to do competently enough. I had fun with it, at any rate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 3, 2016

    That said, the set-up does allow for some strong action to kick things off as well as a public showdown between Red Hood and the Dark Knight Detective mirroring the pair's first meeting years ago. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Jul 27, 2016

    I honestly see no reason to invest in this comic or series. It centers around a unlikable character that seems more annoying than anything, and a plot premise that's so worn out I'm pretty sure even the Power Rangers have used it at some point (if not multiple times). I question why this comic had to be made and if someone were to give me the trade for free when it comes out I probably wouldn't read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Villain Jul 27, 2016

    An excellent book for new readers. This Rebirth title give us almost all the information that we need to know about Jason Todd's past. His early life, his relationship with Batman, his death by the hands of the Joker and his return as the Red Hood. Batman appears and he and Jason share some great scenes together as Todd reminisces and begins an all new adventure which has a lot of potential.

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  • 4.0
    ComickerPerson Jul 26, 2016

    It's not terrible, just mediocre. Rehashes a bunch of familiar elements without adding anything new. Tries too hard for cheap emotional moments, but lacks the logical progression from scene to scene. The book's plot is relegated to just after-the-fact exposition. The characterization just comes off flat, and the direction seems that this book is going to just be a poor man's Grayson. Soy's nice art is sadly wasted.

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  • 9.0
    Nuckster77 Jul 30, 2016

    Excellent art, and some of Lobdells best writing in a long time. Wasn't going to pick this up, but glad I did.

  • 9.0
    Comic Booger Aug 11, 2016

    What a great emotional issue. It could have been stereo typically introducing every character, but the focus was primarily on Jason and it payed off in the end. I was never to doubt Lobdell as I am one of those rare creatures that enjoys his work. Dexter Soy's art is beautiful and I can't wait for what is come in the future for this character.

  • 8.5
    TheMatteo0 Jul 27, 2016

    A great introduction to Jason Todd for new readers unfamiliar with the character and his origins as Red Hood. A fantastic use of art and colours complements the story and theme well, with a beautiful painted texture on some of the larger panels. It doesn't really introduce the 'allies' in this, so is probably skippable for those already familiar. But overall a solid dialogue makes this a great and enjoyable entry in the series, which was preferable and more interesting that of Nightwing in my opinion.

  • 8.5
    the green death Jul 29, 2016

    Much better than I'd expected. Honestly if Lobdell's name hadn't been on the cover I wouldn't have known it was his work. Don't know if I'll follow this or not (I'm buying a lot of Rebirth and only have so much reading time) but will probably at least give the first issue a chance.

  • 8.5
    Vancha Aug 28, 2016

    This was far better than I thought a Lobdell book had any business being. A genuinely solid and enjoyable issue that stands on its own. I'd like to believe we could get an entire Red Hood run of this quality, but I know better than to get my hopes up.

  • 5.0
    wooble89 Jul 27, 2016

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  • 3.0
    FuzzyCracker Jul 28, 2016

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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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