Red Hood and the Outlaws #12

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 18
9.1Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

"THE LIFE OF BIZARRO" part one! Bizarro's final days are upon us! As Red Hood and the Outlaws rush home to Gotham City in an effort to save Bizarro's life, a new threat is unleashed in the form of Solomon Grundy! Can the Outlaws stop Grundy's rampage without their most powerful member? Who unleashed the monster in the first place? And can Grundy defeated in time to save Bizarro from certain death? Find out in the start of a brand new adventure!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jul 12, 2017

    It all adds up to an issue that will utterly wreck the reader and that's not even getting into the fact that Jason most definitely has a stalker who's been getting closer (and more obsessed with him) with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Andrew Wheeler Jul 12, 2017

    Red Hood and The Outlaws #12 is one of the best of the series by far, with more than enough action, comedy, and drama you could ask for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Dillyn Chadwick Jul 15, 2017

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #12 is quintessential Outlaws. The art is amazing, the story is so emotional, and everything is perfect about it. The possibility of losing a pivotal character is frightening and I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Jul 22, 2017

    While this is an extremely kick-ass comic, you'll see a lot of themes of friendship. It's pretty deep, deeper than a lot of stuff I've read. It is very full of action and mystery and keeps you on your toes. It has also made me emotional, which is kind of hard for a comic to do. I would highly recommend this series if you haven't started it and hope this catches you up! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jul 12, 2017

    An incredible, touching entry that succeeds in provoking sympathy for unexpected characters and establishing a story that will stay with you even after you finish reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jul 13, 2017

    Despite this very minor gripe I had while reading, I really was moved by this issue. It is comics, so we know that no one ever stays dead, but its up to the creative team, both in writing and art, to make these deaths impactful. Lobdell and the art team succeeded in that here. Making a character's return mean something is the next step following their death which I have no doubt the creative team will be up to the challenge. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Jul 14, 2017

    The trio of creators, Lobdell, Soy, and Gandini make a wicked Trinity themselves, it's making this one of the best DC comic series thus far. I'm eager to follow Bizzaro's story. The ending was as emotional and tragic as it wanted to be (spoilers) we know he will be alright, but I hope I do get to see more of Bizzaro's interactions. I feel he has the least exposure in this series, I watch Artemis and Jason with Bizzaro in adoration. They better take care of Pup Pup while he's gone! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Jul 12, 2017

    What's up with these emotional issues DC is putting out lately? I never would have thought writing a review about a story about Bizarro would leave me choking back tears, but once again Red Hood and the Outlaws have exceeded all expectations. I think this is my favorite Rebirth book " it's consistently excellent every month and is the best "buddy" book out there by far, putting Justice League and Trinity to shame. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 12, 2017

    This issue jumpstarted the series for me, providing a fun, emotional, and worthwhile issue that read really quickly. The art was superbly stellar, and this is a great jumping-on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Jul 16, 2017

    There are obvious parallels between this and the iconic Death of Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jul 12, 2017

    Even with a clunky start, Red Hood and the Outlaws #12 manages to deepen my investment in these characters and impress me in fresh ways. If you prefer Tragic-Hero Bizarro over Comic-Relief Bizarro, you'll love this book, as our beloved, bumbling big guy shows the sort of courage and sacrifice that would make his genetic template proud. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 12, 2017

    This issues seeds a bunch of developments that will come to play into the future of this series and while it does that, it gives us a story that is full of the feels and actually made me choke up a bit.  I love these characters and the entire creative team is just doing one of the best jobs at DC right now in giving a series all they've got.  This is a fast moving issue, but the emotion that is crammed in feels perfect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 19, 2017

    While the Outlaws are able to put Solomon Grundy down with Bizarro's help, the clone's exertion comes with cost. However, hope arrives from an unlikely source. Could Superman's greatest enemy be the key to saving the Man of Steel's clone? After finally bringing the threesome together I'd be surprised to see the comic let go of one of its stars so quickly. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 12, 2017

    This story shows a unique tender side to tough guy Jason Todd. I wouldn't want to see Jason become less of a badass, but it's good to see that that isn't all there is to the character. This Rebirth title shows that Rebirth isn't just about returning the DCU to its pre-Flashpoint state, but also about providing quality stories that build on elements introduced in the New 52 era. Read Full Review

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