Red Hood / Arsenal #4

Red Hood / Arsenal #4

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Denis Medri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

The boys battle Batman! Red Hood and Arsenal are taking their vigilante business to Gotham City, whether the new Dark Knight likes it or not-and they're about to skip the introductions and get right to fighting!

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Sep 11, 2015

    I will give this issue a 4.5 out of 5 batarangs. I am taking the last 0.5 for the appearance of the current Batman, but I am interested in seeing the three of them team up against Underbelly. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 14, 2015

    Red Hood/Arsenal kicks it up a notch with this installment, while continuing to be the fun book we all know and love, it adds an element of heart as well that really rounds out this whole series and makes it feel bigger than I've ever thought of it before.  Combine all that awesomeness with the best art that this series has seen so far and you've got yourself one hell of a book that you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Crusaders - Cedbill Sep 14, 2015

    Though the art continues to be disappointing in basically every non-action scene, and Lobdell continues to be far better at writing 'torn heroes with nothing to lose' than 'practical jokers with weapons,' this issue far surpassed the last three and could be the sign of a series beginning to finally hit its stride. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Sep 13, 2015

    I'm really trying to enjoy this, but then again it seems like I end up saying that in every one of these Red Hood/Arsenal reviews. There's too much here that's lacking, and I don't see any possibility of improvement with this current creative team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark_Tzitzimine Sep 12, 2015

    Hugely impressed by this issue. Despite having GordoBats on the cover, he was a relatively minor element on the plot and was used effectively by Lobdell, creating a great fight scene and setting things for the next issue. The best part of the issue though, were the scenes dealing with the boys' pasts. Roy's in particular was a pleasant surprise since it confirmed his past with Croc is still canon, despite recent stories giving the impression this wasn't the case anymore. Medri and Blond make a hell of a team and this issue is without a doubt the best looking so far. In a perfect world Blond would take coloring duties from now on because damn, Horie's good but far from being at Blond's level. In any case, I'm really looking forward for the next issue.

  • 1.0
    FuzzyCracker Sep 12, 2015

    If you thought that the writing here couldn't get worse, well, you were wrong. Lobdell tries hard to stir up emotions from these one-dimensional characters, but it all comes across as a 13 year old's first attempt at philosophy. Narration boxes full of fragmented and incoherent sentences are littered all over the page. "I am what I am. I am not what I am not." Cringe-inducing lines such as these are just the tip of the iceberg.

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Sep 21, 2015

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