Red Hood: Outlaw #26

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 22
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Jason Todd's about to take this vigilante game to a whole new level. His partners, Bizarro and Artemis? Gone! His mentor, Batman? Out! His base of operations, Gotham City? Abandoned. Cast out and alone, Red Hood embarks on a bold, brutal new mission, with a new costume, new weapons and a new plan to punish evildoers across the DCU. Plus, Pete Woods (JUSTICE LEAGUE) joins writer Scott Lobdell as this new era begins!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Sep 12, 2018

    Overall this new chapter in Jason's life looks to be an interesting one but hopefully Lobdell won't wait too long to bring the Outlaws " all of them " back together again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jeff Testanero Sep 20, 2018

    This issue is a comic book fan's dream. No goofy jokes, just Red Hood being Red Hood…did I mention the new outfit is awesome? Because it is… Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Sep 12, 2018

    Yes, Jason Todd is beating the crap out of and killing pretty much every bad guy in his path, but there's a focus to his actions that reminds the reader that there is a bigger story here, one very worth sticking around for. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Sep 11, 2018

    Now we know: he's not exactly handling his new situation in the best manner. But I don't mind that for a second. In fact, I'd say this is the closest thing to Jason's original Red Hood since he formed his first band of Outlaws. We're talking Batman: Under the Red Hood and Batman: Red Hood – The Lost Days level. Only I'd argue more graphic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Sep 12, 2018

    Launching a fresh and darker take on the series, Red Hood and the Outlaws #26 is action-packed, thought-provoking, and rife with wonderfully executed character progression in the titular hero, making it yet another standout issue in a series that has already been consistently great for months. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Sep 12, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #26 marks a major tonal shift for the series, but it got here honestly. With a new art team joining Lobdell, and an action-packed, reasonably-self-contained story, this could just as easily be a#1. Fans of the post-Rebirth Red Hood stories will want to follow Jason's ongoing journey, but newcomers will find this an easy starting-point. The script is tight, the artwork is dynamic, andRed Hood and the Outlaws continues to be some of the best that DC has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Edgar O'Neill-Figueroa Sep 14, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #26 kicks off what is sure to be a fun run. The combination of Lobdell's writing and Wood's artworks for this new era that the character is going through. With still questions surrounding the mysterious Underlife organization it will be exciting to the answers we will be given. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 12, 2018

    This is a solid new direction for this series. I'm liking it a lot, even though it was always good. Now it's time to see what else Lobdell has up his sleeve. I'm looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 12, 2018

    There are plenty of people who might see Jason Todd's new costume as a cash-grab - and real talk, given how sales attrition works in comic books, sometimes you need to goose sales from time to time - but Lobdell and Woods do an incredible job justifying it with some top-notch artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 17, 2018

    Aside from some awkward word choice, the 'Outlaw' arc is off to a great start, an interesting jumping-on point for fans of the classic Red Hood. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Sep 13, 2018

    The two distinct action scenes in the issue both show Jason as a silent master, but also as a real intimidating presence. The training he received from Batman shines through when criminals see him too late, or when he's emerging from the shadows. All the while, he shows the cocky side we all know and love, like plugging his ears over his hood before the big explosion. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Sep 12, 2018

    Jason Todd, once again, steps out of the shadow of Batman and even his own team, shining like a fire in the night for this great opening salvo of a new storyline. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Sep 16, 2018

    Not one of the strongest of intros, but I'm sure the rest of the storyline will deliver. I'm itching to see what fate really had in store for Artemis and Bizarro. Jason feels like he failed his team and Batman certained added injury to insult. Art was decent, not the best I've seen for this comic but it had a gritty feel to it. Jason doesn't really look like Jason, and it's bizarre that his new weapon of choice is the very thing that killed him, but it did also turn him into THE Red Hood. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 12, 2018

    All in all, the art is okay, besides for Jason Todd in my opinion, but the introduction to this new status quo for the character left me wanting and I'm afraid that this iteration of Red Hood is going to alienate old fans more than bring in new readers.  Hopefully I'm wrong and this new feel of the book is just as enjoyable as the old.  Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 12, 2018

    I wanted to give this new direction a chance as I was skeptical when the changes were announced. So far I'm not convinced this was the right path to take the title as it feels far too derivative, but I'll give it a few more issues to find its way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 12, 2018

    Pete Woodsartwork is well-suited for the crime genre RedHood is a part of. Yes, its a super-hero concept, but it deals more withcriminal biker gangs and modern era gangsters, rather than maniacalsuper-villains. As part of the Batman family of titles, it could round out themany different iterations of what it means to be a part of that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Sep 13, 2018

    I wish I had more good things to say about this issue but, aside from the well-drawn action, I did not think the new Red Hood was a very compelling character I want to root for. When he was with Artemis and Bizarro, he felt like a person recovering from past trauma and getting a legitimate second chance at a family. Now it just feels like a vengeful thug wearing a red hood. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 12, 2018

    This issue throws away every bit of character development Jason went through and portrays him as an angry Punisher ripoff. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
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  • 9.0
    SloboSOY Sep 13, 2018

    Jason take a new leaf & I wanted to see what this was. I'm not found of darker story but Lobdell make a impressive work on this story.
    I waited for the title to take the next level & that it. Sadly he have to ditch Bizarro & Artemis. I hope this isn't just a illusion.

    Cover - Nice & related 2/2
    Writing - Very nicely done. No need of a super-vilain, this gang made a good foes for Jason. 3/3
    Arts - Not perfect, we already see a lot of Words' limit. The fighting seem phony, but sometime he surprise me. 2/3
    Feeling - Will take next issue to see if it's just a impression or if Lobdell have finally found the right path for the red hood. 2/2

  • 9.0
    daddyT Sep 14, 2018

    I miss the team, but I'm liking him solo too.

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 9.
    +1 because: he really is getting the shaft regarding Batman and Gotham
    +2 because: I miss the team, but I'm liking him solo too.

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte Sep 14, 2018

    Great new artist in Woods, same great writer, and a new direction that feels totally earned.

  • 8.5
    Dani Sep 16, 2018

    The Red Hood is back and fiercer than ever. While Red Hood has had some decent fight scenes in the Outlaws title, he really let loose in this one. He was brutal and over the top and it was glorious to see. This issue showed the true potential of Red Hood when he lets go. I could see the training from Batman and the League of Assassins; something that has been missing in this title. He was a one-man wrecking crew and I can’t wait to where this new road takes him.

    Even with his new brutal style of fighting (killing included); he’s still showing his heroic side. Even at the risk of being arrested, he went out of his way to return a prized possession to an injured FBI agent.

    The new costume, from the buzz cut to more

  • 8.0
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Sep 17, 2018

    I am way on board with Jason returning to his roots. The main question is if this is a new status quo for Red Hood or just temporary since the title is still Red Hood and the Outlaws, crossing out the title makes it seem like a temporary thing.

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim Sep 15, 2018

    They still can't kill the penguin but Jason's attempt at it, that somehow failed, is enough to throw him straight into Punisher territory, despite seemingly being okay after his tiff with Batman in the second annual. The story didn't bring us here naturally, there's a big shift. And it's fine. I don't have an opinion about this direction so far. He killed some people, cool. And... That's it? Which would be fine in more capable hands, but this is Lobdell. My guess is this is supposed to be a statement about who Jason is now and it's supposed to shock. Which would be fine in more capable hands, but this is Lobdell. Jason is more cartoonish than threatening. And I really hate the logo, so I hope we get a new one. Don't worry, people will still more

  • 5.0
    ohhaimark Sep 14, 2018


    -Pete Woods' art was the highlight for me. It was a really good looking issue. Not as good as Dexter Soy, mind you, but still good.

    -Those combat scenes were really well done. They felt like the right kind of street level style of gritty new series this wants to be.

    -I like the new direction. Its not as good as the old Red Hood, but I like a gritty crime thriller as much as the next guy.

    THE BAD:

    -For a gritty crime thriller, some of that (aka all of it) was pretty darn cheesy.

    -I don't like the way Pete Woods draws Red Hood. Yes, I know I just praised his art, but that's because I liked everything else he drew a lot, I just didn't like Jason himself.

    -I more

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  • 2.0
    ComickerPerson Sep 13, 2018

    Jason stabs someone with a flag, and sticks a flare up someone's butt. 90s edge taken to its cringiest extreme.

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