Red Hood: Outlaw #29

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 16
7.6Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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Batwoman joins the fight! Both Kate and Jason find themselves exiled from Gotham for taking the law into their own hands. But just because they both angered Batman doesn't make them allies...does it? Maybe not, but both are on the trail of a rogue player in the Underlife-the secret cabal of criminal conspirators who play by a shared set of rules-and teaming up could be the only way to take him down. What's actually hiding under the seemingly perfect surface of Appleton? The Red Hood might not live to expose it!

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Dec 5, 2018

    Jason is growing a lot overall in this book, but this issue might be some of the most marked character development yet, and it's a joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 4, 2018

    I really, really like this team-up. The tension between Red Hood and Batwoman feels very natural, probably because they have no reason to like each other. Something about fighting alongside someone out of necessity, and not by choice, suits Red Hood very well. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Dec 11, 2018

    Wow! This was an awesome issue with lots of action and good dialogue. Red Hood and Batwoman have a lot in common and make an unlikely yet great teamup. They have their share of blood on their hands but make awesome heroes. The art and color by Woods and Lokus are done really well. Hope to see these two artists and two heroes working together again! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 7, 2018

    The writing is fast and fun. None of it would work as well without the dynamic art of Pete Woods. He keeps the storytelling clean and clear and it's just plain awesome. He's a great addition to an already good book. This is another damn fine issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Dec 5, 2018

    Don't think that the sudden appearance of a familiarly unfamiliar face in the previous issuewas all for nothing. It's easy for other critics to see Jason brooding on back roads. Lawlessly dispensing his violent brand of justice to the people. Lobdell and Rob Levin are sowing some very deep seeds throughout this series. The threat may be getting sufficiently pounded on, but don't think there's not more to look forward too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Dec 5, 2018

    While one more Underlife flunky has been put down, even more are popping up, so Jason continues on his road trip with some unexpected company. It'll be interesting to see how the family dynamics between Jason and his aunt play out as things take a international turn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Dec 5, 2018

    The excellently paced and awesomely drawn fights in Red Hood: Outlaw #29 make up for the thin, forgettable narrative. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Dec 10, 2018

    A neat little standalone issue that exists to team Red Hood with Batwoman and practically nothing else, I didn't hate it but unless you're invested in either character maybe skip this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 5, 2018

    The art steals the show this issue, while the story just kind of does what it wants to get us to a conclusion.  There isn't much going on here, but even with that this issue wasn't dull thanks to all the action it gave us.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 5, 2018

    Red Hood: Outlaw #29 could have gone VERY badly if Scott Lobdell had them bonding over their willingness to kill, but thankfully it handles it better than that. This still isn't anywhere near a good comic, and that's mainly due to the main plot. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Dec 6, 2018

    This issue offered very little in character development and instead focused on high octane action which certainly has its place in comics but, without tension or genuine villain, there is not a lot of staying power for these types of stories. I really do hope they ground the story going forward with Jason heading into the Deep South to face off with the man known as Solitary. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Dec 18, 2018

    Must of the chapter is a big slugfest between Jason and Batwoman against creatures thatarent much more than rip-offs of the Hulk. Or Solomon Grundy, if you prefer.Whatever happened to that particular co-star? We dont know, and we might neverwill. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    This was honestly such a nothing issue. What was the point of this?

  • 8.5
    OB Dec 5, 2018

    Finally the plot moving somewhere. Overall, it was a good issue.

  • 8.0
    Dani Dec 5, 2018

    I really enjoyed this issue a lot more than the previous one. There was more substance and Lobdell did a great job addressing Kate & Jason's issues. Their vibes really complement each other and I wouldn't mind seeing Kate sticking around and becoming a genuine ally for Jason. With the cancellation of her title, it would give her something substantial and she plays well off Jason. Even if he doesn’t want it, she offers sound advice and a mature perspective. He can learn a lot from Kate and she’s a grounding force that can offer him some stability. With that said, I wish they addressed why Kate showed up in the first place. She's obviously on good terms with Batman, so why is she operating outside Gotham? Is she keeping an eye on Jaso more

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Dec 5, 2018

    This was a team up that I didn't know I wanted til I read this! Art was a solid 8/10. Although ending got a little confusing with the confrontation with the lady and Jason. They really know how to play off from each other.

  • 7.0

    Teaming these two up is a good idea given recent events, but this one was a tad lacking. If you are going to make Red Hood kill again, make it actual other human beings. The action was cool but it lacks the same impact.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 6, 2018

    I'm not even sure about what happened in this issue. Was the stuff with the kids new? Or was that in a previous issue? This story wrapped up too quickly. What is up with the pacing? This problem is present in all of Scott Lobdell's work. You've got an arc. 5 to 6 issues, usually. You should be able to map everything out. It's like he goes into the writing process of each issue with half a paragraph making up the entire arc's story and a dream. And we still have time for 5 or 6 pages of just violence because Jason Todd is Punisher without anything that makes the Punisher interesting. Just a temper that he'll probably get over in a week and quips that'd make up the lesser Looney Tunes comics. Two Lobdell comics on two of the former Robins was more

  • 1.5
    ohhaimark Dec 8, 2018


    -Okay, I appreciate them touching on the death of Roy. That was sweet. Kind of.

    THE BAD:

    -I did not like the art. It wasn't god-awful, but that doesn't really say much, does it?

    -And of course we get more incessant violence as Red Hood and Batwoman fight giant white Hulks with pitchforks. Because logic is something that Scott Lobdell understands.

    -The dialogue felt like a torture chamber. No. More like twisting the knife in the already very deep wound.

    -Okay, now that sub-plot thing is really starting to piss me off.

    -Hey, Scott, this is ohhaimark, I was just calling to wonder if you've heard of this thing called a plot?

    -Okay, so now we g more

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