Red Hood: Outlaw #34

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 8, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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Jason Todd heads to France to expand the Iceberg Lounge's sphere of influence-or are his motives more ambitious? Meanwhile, the Penguin gains an unexpected ally in his bid to topple the Red Hood, but the DCU's greatest Outlaw is busy battling a threat from his past who feels like his recent aspirations might threaten more than just Gotham City. Brace yourselves for the shocking return of Essence!

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 8, 2019

    The story is literally breathtaking. It's building to something truly incredible and I'm watching this title and reading with glee. And Pete Woods always draws a good comic book. This is really fantastic and I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark May 8, 2019

    What happens next? Boy, I really want to know, as I'm having the greatest time keeping up with Jason's adventures. Where will he go next? I hear you ask. Well, I have no idea but I sure as hell will be here to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 8, 2019

    Lobdell throws a curveball at the end of this issue, which could ruin a lot of Jason's plans, but has always been the case with Red Hood, the more trouble he's in the more exciting the story. This was another winning issue from one of the top tier Batman spin-off titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza May 10, 2019

    So I feel like we got a bunch of different pieces that will come together soon enough. It was a bit of a slow start but picked up and went together pretty well. Woods' art and Lokus' color came together well and I feel like their style is perfect for Red Hood comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr May 8, 2019

    This issue ends with Jason heading home to one situation that I doubt he'll find surprising " pay attention to what he says on his trip " and another that might completely blind side him. Let's see what lessons he learns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt May 8, 2019

    Red Hood gains a bit of footing this month as compared to previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar May 8, 2019

    One tiny complaint with the art " and this might be a bit knit-picky, even for a review. Pete Woods has drawn Jason Todd, the crime boss, as a very slender character. Obviously he's still muscular, but by no means is he bulky. Then he puts on the Red Hood outfit and becomes bulkier. He's not Ben Affleck's Batman-big, but he has a little extra size. It's a small consistency issue, but one that should probably be addressed. This might not be the only time that's happened Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 16, 2019

    A really good time for longtime fans, possibly a bit confusing for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 8, 2019

    Callbacks O'Plenty going on in this issue of Red Hood: Outlaw and while I really enjoy what Lobdell is putting out there, I wish we'd focus more at the story at hand because I still have so many questions about Wingman and his obsession with getting Jason Todd back to Gotham.  This is still really fun, but I'm a little worried that with all the callbacks in this issue and how they're presented that this won't be new reader friendly.  Overall, I love the art and can't wait to see where all this goes in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw May 8, 2019

    I still miss Bizarro and Artemis, butRed Hood has managed to remain decent in their absence.#34 emerges from the slower, aimless stuff we've been getting recently and puts us at the outer edge of the conflict Lobdell has been simmering for some time. Solid storytelling from Woods and Lokus, and simple, functional lettering from Peteri make this one an entertaining read. Pick it up for its own merits, but especially for what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 8, 2019

    This is better than most recent issues, but it feels like a tease for a better series at points. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 8, 2019

    I could be wrong, but this seems to be one of those issues where pieces are being movedaround the board prior to the next great conflict. Honestly, I fail to see howthis particular chapter fits the greater narrative, so I will revisit the earlier chapters to refresh my memory. You may want to do the same beforereading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Darkseid24 May 8, 2019

    This issue was ok, but also weird. Jason is trying to ruin Penguins business & life even more, but at the same time some super natural foes are planning their attack on him. I hope Penguin finally gets out of his prison next isdue. Characters are well portrayed& in character.
    So overall it was ok, but nothing special.

  • 4.5
    ohhaimark May 10, 2019

    THE GOOD:

    -This was the best Red Hood issue in, well, a long time.

    -The art was really good here. Pete Woods is always hit or miss, but this issue was a definite hit.

    -I liked the remembering Roy. It was done in a very impactful way.

    -The Euro Bloc scenes were surprisingly not bad.

    THE BAD:

    -I would've liked the beginning to this issue if Scott Lobdell's dialogue wasn't so damn corny.

    -Isabel is still an uninteresting, one-dimensional love interest.

    -Still not super interested in the Penguin at all.

    -There are just way too many subplots here, and I don't appreciate Lobdell trying to tie this back to his New 52 run.

    -There are more

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte May 8, 2019

    The change of pace is a little quiet at times, but it makes for a good breather in what is usually a very propulsive comic. The way that Roy's death has been handled is remarkably poignant. But what is the deal with Wingman?

  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine May 20, 2019

    Oh my god everybody please stop narrating your shit out loud I cannot deal with this. Also I do not know what this magical society is but I hate it.

  • 9.0
    Michaelbn May 17, 2019

    It was kind of weird but somehow interesting at the same time. I think Jason needs a better romantic interest than Isabel or Lobdell trying to improve her character at least. I'm really curious about this Casino arc, yes it's slow but it looks promising.
    Nice Fallout: New Vegas reference too.

  • 7.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling May 10, 2019

    Scott, please no. We don't want to be reminded of your first volume... other than that it isn't bad.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 May 8, 2019

    After just reading the new52 of red hood vol 1, quite enjoyed this issue! Great artwork and good dialogue. This issue definitely has some call back moments. Still need more from Wingman.

  • 2.0
    YourGreenMuse May 11, 2019

    This series sucks.

  • 10
    Lock Jun 29, 2019

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 May 8, 2019

  • 6.5
    Watchtower022 May 12, 2019

  • 3.0
    Radar May 9, 2019

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