Red Hood and the Outlaws #18

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Sergio Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 15
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"Bizarro Reborn" part five! With the H.I.V.E. queen wreaking havoc in Gotham City, Artemis' growing suspicion about Bizarro's newfound intelligence could lead to a shocking discovery that will forever alter the future of the Outlaws. Meanwhile, would Bizarro really invite a new member to join the team without running it by Red Hood first? And would that new addition really be the Creeper? (Yes, and maybe...)

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jan 10, 2018

    While we finally get some answers as to what is going on with Bizarro we're left with more questions and some truly unsettling implications about the mental state of Bizarro and Jason. If what's implied to be going on is true things are about to get ugly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 11, 2018

    A return to the elements that made the book so entertaining and endearing early on,Red Hood and the Outlaws #18 puts the focus back on Bizarro and his struggle to maintain his heightened mind. The humor is funny, the team is heartwarming, and the tension feels earned. Great writing from Lobdell and solid artwork from Sandoval, Albarran, Atiyeh, and Esposito come together to make this my favorite issue ofRHATO in months. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Jan 10, 2018

    Each release of this title, whether on a run or a filler issue, never fails to captivate me and all my attention; especially the artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Jan 10, 2018

    There's plenty of revelations in Red Hood and the Outlaws#18 that will shock readers and lead them to question just what's next for Bizarro and the team! The closing panels raise a number of questions which I can't wait to unravel in the next couple of issues, but please don't break the family up Lobdell! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jan 11, 2018

    Overall, the issue is leading us closer to the ending of this arc and I am definitely looking forward to seeing what Bizarro is up to and the consequences of his actions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Jan 17, 2018

    Art is great, but I still love Dexter Soy's more. The art style plus colors AND details make everything pop and adds to a better story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 12, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #18, focusing on Bizarro, is definitely one of the better ones of the run, even as it oddly begins abruptly with Queen Bee " now calling herself the Hive Queen " taunting the heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 10, 2018

    While you have a lot of cool characters thrown at you in this issue, the majority of the book is all about Bizarro's mental capacities and what he'll do to maintain them and within that concept there's a lot of heart and humor there that I really enjoyed........ not to mention that we got some awesome art from a fill-in art team.  This is just what I needed to get back on the Outlaw trolley. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Jan 16, 2018

    A title that I have come to appreciate for the art did not let me down though, each panel is super detailed and stylized. Gorgeous in other words. And there are not standard 6-8 panel pages instead the issue is laid out as a visual smorgasbord. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Peter Saenz Jan 13, 2018

    This comic also sees a departure from the normal Dexter Soy art interiors. Whereas Dexter's pencils are reminiscent of both Terry Dodson and Joe Madureira art, the new art from Sergio Sandoval leans more toward Brett Booth lite. It's detailed and beautiful to look at, but not as kinetic as the Soy art that preceded it. I'm not sure if this is going to be a full-time art change for the title, or if it's just a filler, but if it's a permanent change I don't mind the new look. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jan 10, 2018

    Though the issue moves Bizarro's storyline a little bit further, it doesn't provide enough intrigue or overall development to be an engaging issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 10, 2018

    I jumped in toward the end of a storyline in Redhood and the Outlaws #18 and was pretty surprised by the issue. It was not the best thing I have ever read, but it was not bad either. I was not completely lost story-wise and, while it did not make me want to pick up the back issues, it does have me vaguely interested in continuing this storyline. The art again is serviceable; it does have its hang-ups, but overall not terrible art. The coloring really helps, as Atiyeh does an incredible job. Plus, come on, The Creeper is in this issue so it gets brownie points for that! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 11, 2018

    The subplot of what is really going on with the now far-smarter Superman clone is the more interesting aspect of the story including Bizarro's odd hallucinations of his Superman plushie talking to him and the eventual reveal to the reader on what he was really after in the Colony base. It seems the idea of Bizarro falling back into his old dumber self isn't what is happening. We still don't get a clear reason as to why he is bathing in synthetic Kryptonite or what the creature's true plans for the Outlaws are, although it's obvious something is wrong with the new-and-improved Bizarro. For fans. Read Full Review

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