Red Hood and the Outlaws #22

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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The Penguin has redeveloped waterfront property into a new boardwalk attraction for children of all ages, but Red Hood knows any "legitimate" business of the Penguin's is a cover for something illegitimate. Plus, Artemis pays a visit to Lex Luthor to find out about the "side effects" of Bizarro's revival, though Lex might be more concerned with dredging up his past with the wayward Amazon than answering any of her questions.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 9, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #22 is a bit of a filler issue, but even for being a filler issue Scott Lobdell's ability to tell a layered story shines. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 9, 2018

    I've been lax on catching up with this one, but that definitely was a mistake. I'd forgotten how surprisingly touching and engaging this book can be. While there's no action, it's still a strong read this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw May 9, 2018

    Another well-illustrated, well-lettered, well-written heartbreaker, Red Hood and the Outlaws #22 moves us one more small step closer to the unraveling of Bizarro's brainy new world. There's a bit of fun, some intrigue, and lots of heart-felt drama. If you haven't been reading, find a way to catch up. Red Hood is still the most consistently high-quality book in DC's post-Rebirth lineup. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly May 10, 2018

    This was an enjoyable and emotional issue, that did a great job of paying off a storyline that paid off the story arc of Bizarros rise and fall in a touching way that didnt feel forced or false. Lobdell continues to show that he has a good handle on who these characters are and gives you characters to root for while driving the story forward. More, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 10, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #22 was a gem from the week I wasnt expecting. I like to check back in this title from time to time due to my love of both Red Hood and Bizarro. This issue didnt disappoint with its focus on the interiority, problems, and interactions of the team. Plus, Soy, Borges, and Gandini provide excellent artwork. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Daniela Mendoza May 11, 2018

    Art is awesome but Borge's style overshadowed Soy's and his normally comes out super amazing. Cover is awesome as well, but the Penguin storyline is overplayed since he's only been in miniscule parts of the issues lately. Before, the whole Life of Bizarro storyline was overplayed because it seemed like the same issue over and over, but now we have more insight and they need to fight to resolve it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Peter Saenz May 12, 2018

    I really loved this issue. Artist Dexter Soy really gave a lot of eye-catching panels right out the gate, depicting Red Hood in a number of really cool areal positions hand tailored for any big budget Hollywood action film. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir May 16, 2018

    This issue doesn't progress the narrative too much, but I appreciate how Lobdell is still trying to connect with his readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 9, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws is finally getting to the place that I've wanted this series to be and while we may still have a bit of a journey ahead of us to get where we're going, with issues like this........ Well, it's going to be a pleasant ride.  I loved the art in this issue and the emotions it allowed me to feel by the end.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 9, 2018

    Red Hood isone of those titles I look forward to. I tend to wade in the shallow end of theDC Universe, so its refreshing to read characters and properties that donthave decades of baggage and history to constantly reconcile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 10, 2018

    Ever since Lobdell began his overarching arc dealing with Bizarro, Red Hood and the Outlaws has been far stronger than it has in any previous incarnation. Still, there's a few lingering problems that hold it back, particularly most things to do with Artemis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 16, 2018

    It's no surprising Lex Luthor fails to help, leaving Bizarro slowly returning to the creature he once was. I am curious to see how long writer Scott Lobdell plans to milk this degeneration as the scenes of Bizarro aware of his situation, and later discussing it with Jason, are the best of the comic. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Jeff Testanero May 9, 2018

    Red Hood and The Outlaws #22 is a very good issue that has lots of emotion, future set-up, and great dialogue, but not enough exciting moments outside of the first two pages. The opening sucks you in while the rest kind of leaves the reader desiring more. However, it is very nice to see The Penguin and Lex Luthor in the same issue that doesnt involve Superman or Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte May 10, 2018

    Surprisingly poignant. Expect when Jason is pestering the Penguin and when Luthor is around.

  • 8.5
    Dani May 25, 2018

    This was a sad and beautifully written issue. I really wish this was a bi-weekly series because I want to know what is happening with Bizarro. One of the best things about this series is it focuses on character development as well as action. Can't wait for issue 23

  • 6.5
    Dispatchdcu May 13, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Nothing happened. I can’t really even write a summary because.... nothing happened. Honestly, we find out that Artemis worked for Luthor a long time ago, Ma Gun has an envelope that her granddaughter has... yet they still haven’t opened it, and Bizzaro is eating hotdogs while losing more of his smarts. That’s it.

    This idea of Bizarro losing his intelligence feels like it’s been drug on now for months. MONTHS! We get it already. He’s going to revert. I’m also willing to guess the envelope contains a document showing Bizarro Killing Ma more

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