Red Hood and the Outlaws #23

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Bizarro is teetering on the brink between brilliance and - well, Bizarro! Artemis is coming to grips with her past as a secret envoy to Lex Luthor. But it's Red Hood who's in for the shock of his life when he finds the cache of letters Ma Gunn kept from him when he was a ward under her care. Letters from his father. Jason Todd has hated his deadbeat dad as long as he can remember, but what he's about to learn may threaten the future of the Outlaws - and anyone who dares to stand in Jason's path.

  • 10
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jun 13, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws steps out of its main narrative this month, and achieves a level of emotional depth and artistic integrity not previously seen in the series. Whether you're a long time fan of Red Hood, or you've been waiting for a reason to care, Red Hood and the Outlaws #23 will likely give you a deeper appreciation for Jason Todd than you had before. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Jun 13, 2018

    Overall the issue, is well-paced, well-told, and brilliantly layered -- assuming you can read it through the tears. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 13, 2018

    This is my favorite issue of the series. It ends on a somber note and it's just perfect. After two years on this title, Lobdell has written his best issue yet. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Jun 20, 2018

    We didn't get to see much of Artemis and Bizarro, but that's okay, we haven't gotten to see a lot of Jason, and we get to read about a huge part of his past. I think it is pretty deep, something maybe a lot of fans of this novel can maybe relate to. Red Hood has been a fan favorite because of how badass and ruthless he is, but we can kind of see why now. Art was good, but Jason didn't look like Jason. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Peter Saenz Jun 20, 2018

    I'm saddened too that the chemistry between Red Hood, Bizarro and Artemis looks to be going to a dark place that can never be repaired. Just sad and tragic after all the time they initially spent together, forming a make-shift family dynamic of their own. No one will be left clean by the time all of this is over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Jun 13, 2018

    Scott Lobdell on Red Hood and the Outlaws has been more than consistent, from the start of Rebirth to now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Jun 14, 2018

    With some minor execution slips, this is a well-built issue that adds to the history of Jason Todd as a character. It is a must-read for fans of the character, as it provides a look into one of the aspects of his life that makes him be who he is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jun 13, 2018

    This was a genuinely heartbreaking issue and it only feels like the beginning of something far, far worse. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jun 13, 2018

    There's something really nice about watching these three troublemakers come together and forging one of the best team dynamics in the DCU. Sometimes lying, sometimes hiding things, but always being good to each other as best they can. Honestly, RHATO has been pretty great since Rebirth started, and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 14, 2018

    DC's displayed a surprising amount of faith in this title over the last seven years, and it may finally be paying off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 13, 2018

    Its only the beginning of the story, so theres no way to guess how much Artemis and Bizarro will play into matters with Jason. As co-stars, its safe to say theywill. As Jasons investigation becomes more troublesome, hell need their help. But if this is perhaps a prelude to the series being retitled as a solo book, well, Im okay with that, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 13, 2018

    I find it odd that we've moved on to a new story while Smarty-Pants Bizarro still looms in the background, but we get an emotional tale that lets you in on Jason Todd's past and flips the script about what you thought you knew about his parents and for the most part it all works pretty well.  The art was half decent, I just wish we would have gotten a little more out of this issue by the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Jun 13, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #23 is genuinely heartfelt and emotional yet it ultimately feels like a poorly timed interruption of the ongoing story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Jeff Testanero Jun 15, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws is another win from DC Comics and a must read and a winning addition to any fans comic book collection. Not the strongest of the previous issues of this story but absolutely necessary due to the emotional output from the characters and effort put fort by Scott Lobdell to tell a truly emotional and personal story for Jason Todd. Read Full Review

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