Red Hood and the Outlaws #19

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
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7.8User Rating

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"Date Night"! By day, Artemis and Red Hood are teammates, but tonight they're going out on their first date. Tonight they're leaving Crime Alley behind and sampling the finer things Gotham City has to offer, including a surprise visit to the Batcave! With his friends gone for the night, how will Bizarro spend his free time? And what's the deal with Artemis' warning from last issue? Answers will definitely be revealed.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Feb 14, 2018

    Overall I grinned my way through this issue even as I began to be genuinely afraid for our beloved Outlaws. To me? That's a job well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Feb 14, 2018

    The finishes are a little rougher around the edges than usual, but Red Hood and the Outlaws #19 nevertheless looks very good. Paired with an excellent script by Lobdell, this latest installment in the saga of three redeemable irredeemables pushes the story forward, providing plenty of laughs and a few heartfelt moments along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Feb 14, 2018

    First dates? Awkward. A first date to talk about the weird behavior of your friend and teammate? Beyond awkward, but in Red Hood and the Outlaws #19 writer Scott Lobdell manages to make those awkward exchanges engaging and engrossing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Peter Saenz Feb 16, 2018

    As a fan of the both the characters and the comic, I'm ecstatic to see where the two of them are led story-wise. All too often Artemis has been seen as just a hard warrior. Thank you Scott Lobdell for showing us an Artemis that can also be soft and funny at times, and most importantly, capable of love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jeremy Joanes Feb 15, 2018

    While no major plot happens in this issue, its strength comes form its continued strong character voices and its warm, inviting art. You get a real sense of comradery from all our main leads which is bittersweet as you feel the tragedy looming ahead. Red Hood and the Outlaws #19 is a fun read with interesting narrative hooks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Feb 13, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws continues to show it has many layers and is still one of the best books since the Rebirth era started. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Feb 15, 2018

    A fun intermediate issue which a touch of darkness. You can't help but feel irkedfor Bizzaro. The “first date” is cute, but I appreciated the New 52 romances much better at this time. I feel as if Lobdell hasn't been able to tap into that “one romantic scene,” and with almost 20 issues in I thought I'd be getting more out of the characters. Plus points to end off though are Artemis and Jason have good banter and have an almost child-like care towards Bizarro. The blush on the cover? Seeing the Bat-boys flustered is probably one of my favoritethings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 15, 2018

    Surprisingly, ever since this current arc of Red Hood and the Outlaws has begun, this has been one of DC's most improved books. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Feb 16, 2018

    This issue has a good spin on Valentine's Day but still has the feel of a Red Hood The Outlaws comic. I'm majorly stuck on Dexter Soy's art so anything aside from him like can't live up to him but Takara's art was fine. The mix of color Schwager and Serrano worked well with it and tied everything nice together. They used brights, bolds, and darks.I look forward to see what Artemis's and Jason's "deal" leads to and what they wanna do about Bizarro. I also would like to see what they could become romantically. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Feb 14, 2018

    RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #19 presents a balanced narrative maintaining light and dark tones. However, the fact that it doesn't dig deep enough into its central narrative may frustrate readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 14, 2018

    It's a good story, with solid ramifications for the future of the team on many levels - not the least of which is a teammate who may be suffering from the cure to whatails him. Either way you look at it, its sure to cause some fractures down the road. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 14, 2018

    We're given a lot of filler in this issue as the majority of our heroes try to catch up to what we already know and while the story does move forward in an interested way........ it's about an inch forward and that wasn't enough to keep me excited here.  The art was fantastic, I just wish this story would pick up the pace a bit and give us more each month.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Feb 15, 2018

    In the end, the issue itself was an enjoyable read but its spot in the arc contributes to a stalling of the plot. With a few positive elements like Lexs reveal and the Outlaws joint suspicions, we seem to be moving in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Feb 14, 2018

    A sad excuse for a Valentine's Day issue that inexplicably crams its forced story into the greater context of an otherwise solid series. Read Full Review

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