Red Hood And The Outlaws #5

Red Hood And The Outlaws #5

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
10User Rating

With Jason going one-on-one with the ancient evil known as the Untitled and Koriand'r barely able to crawl to his side, it's up to Roy to stand alone against the monstrous threat known as Crux!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 18, 2012

    Up until now, I would have said the third issue was the best of the series, but really, this is it. Why? Well on top of the popcorn fun the book offers, along with bright, beautiful, and colorful art, this issue serves as a turning point for Jason. He isn't just some angry kid about Joker and Batman anymore. He's moved on, and it's about god damn time. That is what in my opinion was hurting the character before, he was just defined by his angst, and it got old after Under the Red Hood. Now, he can move on, and that's alright with me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 18, 2012

    The Outlaws are shaping up to be quite a team. Jason Todd, Starfire and Roy may not have set out to actually be a team but more and more we're seeing how they belong together. Character development continues as Lobdell reveals more of what he's had planned for them since the first issue. Rocafort brings the story alive with his amazing art and Blond's colors make it pop off the page. Jason Todd's past with the All-Caste continues to develop and it's adding more to who he is now but hopefully we won't see too much more inserted into his past and rather have the developments and changes occur in the present, as some do in this issue. This series keeps getting better and better with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 18, 2012

    Overall, there's plenty of reason to be optimistic about the series as it wraps up its first arc. The art, if a bit unnecessarily sexualized at times, is very dynamic and easy on the eyes. And we're seeing signs that Red Hood won't always be called upon to carry the book on his own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 28, 2012

    Even though I've stopped reading many of the New 52 titles I'm going to stay with Red Hood and the Outlaws for at least awhile longer. It's never quite what I expect, and its not the direction I would take the characters, but I'm still intrigued by what Lobdell has planned for this motley crew he's assembled. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Jan 19, 2012

    Red Hood and the Outlaws needs to wrap up this All-Caste story soon and move on without looking back. It could be a great team book, but this out of place plot is seriously holding back its potential. This is just not the book or the cast for cliched fantasy story plots. The All-Caste reads like a generic secret order, and the Untitled come off as no better in regard to feeling like a concept we have all seen many times before. More importantly, neither fit with Jason Todd's character. Hopefully, Lobdell gets this out of his system by the time the series is set to tie in with the upcoming Batman event, so that when it returns from that, we can get stories more suitable to the cast. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. Jan 24, 2012

    A classic 'damsel in distress' cover, and therefore not very good. Despite Rocafort's beautiful lines and the nice coloration, it is admittedly boring. Nothing that stands out on the shelves and by now I am too amused by Rocafort's anatomy to do more than just chuckle a bit over the impossibility of Kori's pose. I yet have to see an unconscious person being able to arch their spine like that. At least a person that is still alive and not already in rigor mortis. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jan 23, 2012

    I do think that Red Hood and the Outlaws will be getting the axe from my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark_Tzitzimine Sep 14, 2014

    In this issue we finally get the team moving on from its past and looking for a brighter future together, if before this team was a contender to be the best team out of the N52 now they can comfortably claim the title. Lobdell understands these characters and along Rocafort they weave a solid narrative with tons of potential for the team.

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