Red Hood / Arsenal #13

Red Hood / Arsenal #13

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
5.1Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

The Joker’s Daughter’s master plan is revealed! Are Jason and Roy strong enough take down both Duela and the Iron Rule? And what will it cost them? Find out in the shocking conclusion to RED HOOD/ ARSENAL!

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 8, 2016

    This issue makes me wish all climactic issues end with a flashback of the better times for the title character or characters. This issue is fun, action packed, rife with good dialogue and comes with a bonus story that'll make you cheer in surprise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jun 12, 2016

    The New 52 finale of Red Hood/Arsenal isn't the deepest of reads, but I did find myself enjoying it. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Jun 19, 2016

    This final issueis worth checking out if you're a RED HOOD/ARSENAL fan.However, casual readers aren't going to miss much if they skip this comic. Lobdell's character analysis may have been fascinatingto read, but it doesn't make up for pitiful villains and an unengaging storyline. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 8, 2016

    Red Hood/Arsenal really leaves us on a terrible note, where things just happen for no real reason other than to get Jason on his own again for his Outlaws Rebirth title.  Hell, we don't even get a full page count to tell this final tale because there just isn't enough story so we get a cartoony look of when Jason and Roy first met that really does nothing for me.  This title has been struggling for awhile now and sadly this issue is just more of the same nonsense, but because this is the finale it just accentuates how this arc had really nothing going on at all.   Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Jun 9, 2016

    Leave this issue on the shelf. Only pick it up if you have to have the complete run. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jun 10, 2016

    I don't even get to say “I'm glad it's over,” because it's not. Amidst promises of rebirth, hope, and optimism, DC continues to defy sense and publish a book and an author that have both failed to gain any significant traction for some time. A poor final issue ofRed Hood/Arsenal might have otherwise made me hungry forRebirth‘sRed Hood and the Outlaws;but given Lobdell's continuing authorship, and the needlessly extended plot of the present issue, this “final” chapter instead feels like gratuitous, disrespectful money-grubbing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark_Tzitzimine Jun 8, 2016

    This issue is leap and bounds better than the end of RHATO. Is clear Lobdell had a lot more time to set up this ending and was more or less given freedom to end it on his own terms. The Iron Rule ended as nothing more than a plot device to bear the brunt of Jason's rage and dissapointment while Duela ultimately was just a minor hurdle. The thing that broke the boys wasn't Duela's machinations but the bystander's actions. In a pretty clever twist, the online poll was the final nail in the coffin for Roy and Jason's friendship. While was indoubtly awesome to see Jason go all out and take swiftly take down the Iron Rule, the palpable bitterness at the poll results is what struck the most to me. He really tried to change, to trust in people's goodness but his faith was misplaced. Ironically, Duela did break Jason's spirit but not in the way she wanted. Given the preview pages I was fearful Roy would end scared of Jason and that being the reason of his separation but the truth was more satisfying and poignant: he was still willing to forgive Jason for his actions and start anew. This way Roy proved himself to be a true friend until the end. However, this was too much for Jason than realized if they continued together, Roy would be swept by his darkness and cynism, losing everything Jason valued in the first place. And thus, he decided to cut ties with him. This resolution makes feasible for the series' events to happen before Titan's Hunt making logical the reasons Roy ends with the Titans rounding his character's trip. For Jason's character this is huge. For the longest time his needs and wants were the only thing that mattered to him but now, Lobdell managed to develop him into someone genuinely selfless willing to put other's needs over his. I couldn't help but notice how Lobdell depicted the breakup in a way reminicent of a couple so, he gave something to everyone in this issue. The backup story is the perfect cap for the boys' adventures in the N52, perfectl

  • 2.0
    ComickerPerson Jun 8, 2016

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