Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 1: Dark Trinity

Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 1: Dark Trinity

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Trade Paperback: April 26, 2017, $16.99 Issues: 7, Issue Reviews: 269
8.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Jason Todd, a.k.a. Red Hood, has been many things - a Robin, the Red Hood, even dead! Now he's back, and he's embracing his bad side! With his new status as a villain, Red Hood plans to take down Gotham City's underworld from the inside. Joined by a fallen Amazon named Artemis and a half-baked Superman clone named Bizarro, this dark trinity is about to discover the line between hero and villain isn't easy to find! Collects RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1-6 and REBIRTH #1.

  • 8.0
    Wallin6 May 10, 2017

    For what seems like the first time in this current run of DC comics Rebirth run Redhood &The Outlaws actually incorporates a proper, full-fledged, backstory that readers are able to pick up very easily and follow without too much, if any, assumed knowledge of the characters involved. The team behind this Rebirth line of Redhood and the Outlaws is headed up by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Dexter Soy with Verinica Gandini heading up the colouring. Scott Lobdell has managed to craft a truly interesting story centred around the character of Jason “Redhood” Todd that both introduces new readers to the character but also allows old time fans of the character to read along without getting bored or feeling like this is the same old origin story, just with a new coat of paint. Straight away the readers are presented with Lobdell’s intensions for this series with a quote straight from Jason Todd himself, “The Redhood can go places Batman cant”, and this is exactly what Lobdell sets out to achieve here, a character that is recognisable as a member of Batman’s Bat family but is wholly his own character with his own motivations and issues. The outlining and fleshing out of characters isn’t just saved for Jason, Artimis is also briefly outlined with her own origin, but feels like there is more to come with her character. Where Artimis’s writing lacks in a fully detailed backstory, she more than makes up for with her ability to make the read laugh, there are some panels involving her interactions with Jason and Bizzaro that are truly laugh out loud moments. Bizzaro is also written into this plot with enough care and awareness of his previous publication that the reader is never at a loss of who this character is and what they are meant to be doing in the story, and is also written with all of the charm and childlike wonderment of his original versions even if it is deliberately unclear if this is the same Bizzaro from the Forever Evil line of comics. A Sup

  • 9.0
    Vanguard May 4, 2017

  • 4.0
    ComickerPerson May 2, 2017

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