Red Hood: Outlaw #27

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 21
8.0Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Everything changed for the Red Hood last issue. This time around, everything changes for Jason Todd! Devoid of partners and exiled from Gotham City, Jason gets a fateful message from the last person he expected to see again. The news he learns leaves him with no choice but to don the Red Hood mask once more and double down on his two-fisted crimefighting approach. Pray for whoever gets in Jason's way as "The Outlaw" kicks into high gear.

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Oct 10, 2018

    Red Hood: Outlaw #27 is a masterpiece of a comic. Visually beautiful and narratively engaging, it goes far beyond simply telling a story of loss, grief, and moving forward. It makes you feel it in your very bones taking on the subjects of trauma and loss in a way that his respectful, honest, and utterly unpretentious. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Oct 10, 2018

    The fight scenes are insane. The way you can track the movements and the power behind each punch and kick is almost visceral and that's not even getting into how each person is distinctive, even background characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 11, 2018

    It's an emotional scene that Lobdell handles beautifully. Everything feels honest and real. It hit me right in the heart strings and I admired how well this was handled. Bruce then leaves and the power of the scene resonates as he does.Lobdell then sets up the next story and it's interesting as well. I'm excited to see where he takes us next. The art by Woods is especially nice and excellent. This is another solid issue in an amazing run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Oct 11, 2018

    Overall, this was a good issue and a huge step up from last months first outing with Red Hoods revamp. Hopefully, the creative team shows us an intriguing new villain to go with the great character development showcased in this issue. My outlook on the title is certainly more positive so I can only look forward to what is to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 11, 2018

    With the emotional weight of what had happened, Jason can go on investigating the criminal underworld. It takes a character driven vision like this to really bring that kind of news home and remind us that masked heroes are people, and people can feel remarkable loss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 11, 2018

    With the emotional weight of what has happened, Jason can go on investigating the criminal underworld. It takes a character driven vision like this to really bring that kind of news home and remind us that masked heroes are people, and can feel deep loss just like we do. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Daniela Mendoza Oct 11, 2018

    All in all, it was a really great issue. Art was good but Jason doesn't look like Jason. It was a great tie in to what's going on with the rest of the universe. It was really heartfelt, give my dude Jason a break! I hope things get easier for him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 11, 2018

    This series isn't usually one for me, but as long as the creative team keeps swinging for the fences, this is an era of Red Hood you shouldn't miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 10, 2018

    It's a good story, the centerpiece being the reunion between Jason and Bruce. I was pleased that Lodbdell recognized the value of Bruce in the situation, rather than go for low hanging fruit by touting a Batman guest appearance to boost sales. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 9, 2018

    AWESOME cover. One of my favorite Red Hood covers. Good stuff from Pete Woods. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 10, 2018

    Jason Todd has grown so much and even though it feels like he's reverted back to a previous form lately, this issue really shows how much he's progressed in the last decade and makes me really love the character more than I thought I could.  With that though, there isn't much to this issue, which is a shame because it spent so much time doing so little, while not giving us the parts that really packed a punch..... and really, that may be the point of the issue in dealing with Roy's death, but like most things in life, I could have dealt with a little more here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Oct 10, 2018

    The Underlife plot plays second fiddle this issue, but it makes space for a touching exchange between Jason and Bruce that is well worth the diversion. Woods aptly tells the story visually, and Lobdell does a good job of keeping the larger plot warm with some bookends. It isn't as compelling a read as the last issue, but it's still very solid work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 10, 2018

    The second issue this week tying in with Heroes in Crisis, this second issue of the new direction is definitely a step up from last issue's Punisher-lite comic. It's still not a very good comic, owing to some seriously wonky characterization from everyone involved. It's okay to not nail every bit of continuity " but actively contradicting your own comic from months ago, less so. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Oct 10, 2018

    Red Hood Outlaw #27 cannot get out of its own way. It works when the focus is on the back and forth between Jason Todd and Bruce Wayne but the emotional resonance it attempts to establish falls flat. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Connor Christiansen Oct 10, 2018

    The first 11 pages of Red Hood: Outlaw #27 are great- wonderfully drawn and masterfully scripted. The remaining 11 pages are filled with infuriating, completely out of character decisions that completely botches the impact of Roy Harper's death. Read Full Review

  • 10
    daddyT Oct 12, 2018

    I've never known Roy enough to be a fan or not, but his relationship with Jason has been made clear. with "losing" Artemis and Bizarro lately, not to mention Batman... he's really getting hit HARD. and the scene with Bruce was great.

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 11.
    +5 because: Jason has lost so much lately... and the reunion with Bruce was well done.

  • 8.5
    MKW69 Oct 10, 2018

    If there are any pluses to HiC is that other comics, get better with it.

  • 8.5
    waltgator93 Oct 10, 2018

    Truly a great issue! With great art, great story, and great dialogue! I was curious to see what was going to happen when Bruce showed up, completely forgot that he might go there to tell Jason about Roy's death. Though wish we knew how he knew. I will admit, it did bring a smile to my face from the Jason and Bruce part of the book.

  • 8.5
    Talon1load Oct 10, 2018

    Another great issue. This is the best Bat related book out.

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte Oct 11, 2018

    For the record, I am not interested in Tom King's PTSD Comics and think that character deaths are gratuitous. So I am impressed that Lodbell managed to make some lemonade from that lemon, addressing both Heroes in Crisis and the lingering threads in here well. I like that Bruce and Jason were able to make peace again, even if I think that Bruce will never trust Jason again.

    But I hope next time out, we can just focus on what seems to be a really good storyline.

  • 7.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 13, 2018

    I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Mostly because of the stuff with Bruce. In fact, almost entirely because of the stuff with Bruce. The rest was... fine. There's more random violence which can only go so far and Jason's reaction to Roy's death leaves something to be desired. I know the character was really being shafted as of late (even in death since he died next to a way more popular character) but at least make it seem like characters are taking it seriously. And the ending reminded me of Pleasant Hill, so I'm hoping what comes next isn't just a lesser version of Avengers: Standoff.

  • 6.5
    Walt's Comics & Books Oct 14, 2018

    The weakest issue in a long run of great issues: It just didn't have a story.

  • 5.5
    Onomatopoeia Oct 10, 2018

    This felt like an obligation to the Heroes in Crisis story line. It was clear that Scott Lobdell wanted to get through this issue as fast as possible in order to get back to his story. Roy Harper's death should have been a critical moment in Jason's life, but instead it was nothing more than a voice message. Death doesn't have to be the cliche'it is in comics, but this issue was a bigger let down than a funeral for Jean Grey.

  • 4.5
    SloboSOY Oct 12, 2018

    What a joke. The previous one was so good, that make me more disappointed.
    The right stuff is Bruce going to telling Jason what happen to Roy.
    But Bruce is without is sweet. So why Jason think right away of a fight. Does Bruce even care someone will see him in there ?
    Yeah It's a nice talk but not really what I expect of Jason. Is best friend is murdered & he accept to been on the bench ?
    Ok I understand is way of accepting Roy death... In his point of view it's a Step. Like Bruce, Damian, him & many more he will come back from that hopefully. But I don't want a writer telling "He it's alright he is going to pop up again at one point". I want emotive moment about the lost. Like when Widow go to the bugle writing some wro more

  • 4.5
    ohhaimark Oct 14, 2018


    -This was another nice issue showcasing the ripple effect Heroes in Crisis is having on the overall DC Universe.

    -I liked the handling of Jason and Bruce's relationship in this issue. It was one of the best parts of the issue, if not the best.

    -I know I said I didn't like the art, but page 14 is a huge exception. A very well-done page, and the only one that captured the emotion needed to carry this issue.

    THE BAD:

    -Pete Woods' art could use a little work. It comes across way too cartoony and over exaggerated to work for this kind of story.

    -I wasn't a very big fan of the dialogue. Lobdell tries to use this street-level dialogue for anyone who is not Red Hood or more

  • 10
    OB Oct 10, 2018

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    Rocker97 Oct 11, 2018

  • 9.0
    Bleemak Oct 10, 2018

  • 8.5
    KillianH Oct 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Oct 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    Yippeekiyay Oct 13, 2018

  • 8.0
    Br'er Lapin Oct 14, 2018

  • 7.5
    Tizze Oct 12, 2018

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Oct 11, 2018

  • 7.0
    Bloodraven Oct 13, 2018

  • 4.0
    ComickerPerson Oct 10, 2018

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