Red Hood And The Outlaws #6

Red Hood And The Outlaws #6

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
10User Rating

How did Jason Todd and Princess Koriand'r of Tamaran meet and what has bonded them together in a way that neither could have imagined? At long last the story can be told! It's a scorcher!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 15, 2012

    I've been enjoying this series more and more with each issue. We've seen some minor difference with the characters since the "New 52" happened but the explanations we're being given makes a lot of sense. I'm sure there might be some that won't agree with my score. What everyone needs to understand is we don't have half stars. To me, a five out of five can mean different things for different issues. This issue gets a five because of the characters' portrayal and the fact that it doesn't feel like we're being insulted. Lobdell and Williamson give a feeling that they are committed to the characters. Seeing the flashback was wonderful in that it further acknowledges that the past history hasn't been erased or is being ignored. As great as some of the "New 52" titles are, there's a lot of feeling like we still don't know what has and hasn't happened. With this issue, there simply is respect for the characters which should make new and old fans happy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 15, 2012

    This was a nice little interlude issue. While at times I thought it almost was just an answer to all the critics of the first issue, it still served a great purpose of expanding Jason and Kori's character within this series, while also clearing up a few continuity questions (IE, Kori, Dick and Roy worked together in the past.) I've said it before, I've loved the fact that this book has really moved Jason forward, it's something that needed to happen if he was ever going to star in a book on a consistent basis, and this issue is what helps the series as a whole doing so. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopMatters - shathley Q Feb 15, 2012

    That building of capacity, that stirring of hope that you yourself can eventually work yourself free of the ropes that hold you back, is the true art of comics. And that Scott is able to carve out a character like Jason Todd, a character that is evocative of exactly the same dilemma, is testament to a talent without measure, and a gift to us all. And all this, in a comicbook that you'll read today, and toss tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - IGN Staff Feb 15, 2012

    It's telling that the most enjoyable issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws almost completely omits Arsenal from the equation. Lobdell now seems to have a strong handle on two team members, but the series can't thrive in the long run until the same can be said for the entire cast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 18, 2012

    The issue is also memorable for giving us a flashback of Todd as the snotty Boy Wonder and a New 52 tweaked design of the old Nightwing costume. I'll admit I like the costume (although the flashback itself is far too much a hamfisted reminder of why Todd was killed off in the comics so long ago). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 16, 2012

    Eh. This was what it was, a filler issue... BUT, it was one of those rare cases where, while it was a filler issue(as evidenced by the fact that it wasn't scripted by series writer, Scott Lobdell), it was a filler issue that helped fill us in on some of the past of the new DCU... Which is something ALL of the DC books should consider doing! Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Feb 17, 2012

    This issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws is better than the last, but it struggles with itself. It benefits from having a very compelling premise for Red Hood and Starfire's connection and from almost completely ignoring the Untitled plot. But the fact that Lobdell only plotted this really shows. Williamson is just not able to pull it off. All the emotion and sentiment comes off as artificial, and the flashbacks really are rather pitiful. The series is getting on the right track. It just needs to be written by its writer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 16, 2012

    Make no mistake, this story is plenty convenient, and there are some plot holes you could drive a truck through, but I'd be remiss if I didn't say it wasn't going in a direction that I liked. If this sort of character-based set-up had taken place in the first issue as opposed to the sixth, I wonder how differently people would feel about Red Hood and the Outlaws today. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. Feb 15, 2012

    Beautiful, as always, and I am positively surprised at the increasing use of different facial expressions. Admittedly, they look a bit off and definitely still need some work, but it is an improvement that should not be ignored. What was really outstanding about the art in Red Hood and the Outlaws #6 though were the colors. Especially the scenes playing out at the beach, be it at night or at dawn. It was a pleasure to look at and the colorist deserves some recognition and praise for his marvelous work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Feb 20, 2012

    I'd say that of The New 52, Red Hood and the Outlaws is one the weakest of the bunch. Count me out for any more adventures involving this crew because after this outing, I don't want to spend the money on something this bad. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Feb 17, 2012

    However, because how unnecessary this book really is, I can't give it more than a browse. Why wasn't this told in back-ups? Who knows? Why wasn't this part of the original storyarc? That's probably even less known than the previous question. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark_Tzitzimine Sep 14, 2014

    A flashback issue telling Jason and Kory first meeting, answering some questions about Dick and Kory stance on the N52 it makes a turning point for Jason who is finally compelled to move past his anger and look beyond the desire of vengeance. Lobdell delivers a powerful message of forgiveness and hope through Kory while also accomplishing the task of give Jason a real and lasting characterization (something that lacked since his reintroduction on Under the Red Hood) while Rocafort's backgrounds are breath taking and perfectly convey the sense of a hidden paradise, paradise that Kory made her home.

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