Red Hood: Outlaw #38

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

This is the Year of the Villain, and Red Hood has been tasked by Lex Luthor with training the worst teens in the DC Universe to become the super-villains of tomorrow. But while these kids may think they're the future of villainy, they're about to learn they may already be doomed. Reiser is rampaging through a S.T.A.R. Labs facility, unleashed like never before. Can the Red Hood see DNA, Cloud Nine, Devour and the enigmatic Babe in Arms safely home, or is this one field trip no one should have gotten permission to go on? Plus, where in the world are Artemis and Bizarro now?

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Oct 9, 2019

    Once again Kenneth Rocafort, Steve Firchow and ALW's Troy Peteri come together to uplift the story, especially regarding Doomed's backstory and give us some amazing art. The backgrounds are gorgeous and the Earth's core has never looked so good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Oct 6, 2019

    If you are a fan of the anti-hero, Red Hood: Outlaw is the book for you. There is action. There are jokes. There are flashbacks that let us know why we should be rooting for the bad guys. Then, there is that last page, which makes us jump for joy at the idea that the Band is finally getting back together. I know that Jason has stuff to do, but seriously, everything about this book is better when it is Red Hood and the Outlaws. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 25, 2019

    If anyone can make it work though, it will definitely be this creative team. They work excellently together. This is another fine issue in a strong comic. I have no idea where we will end up but i do know that it will be smart and that always very fearless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Sep 25, 2019

    The way this issue ended completely killed me! I didn't know whether to laugh, scream or email the writer to ask him what was going on! I will for sure be picking up the next Red Hood Outlaw! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Oct 3, 2019

    I dont really know where the story is going here. I didnt even mention the forgettable Bizarro/Artemis segments because that storyline stopped being interesting after they stopped the Future War in their annual. I guess it could still be a wild ride with Jason Todd and his new kids, but this issue is ultimately skippable. Not even DOOMED could save it from that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Sep 26, 2019

    Overall though, the story was a good continuation of the last issue. Everything seems to be going in the right direction narratively. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 27, 2019

    All in all, this was a fun issue to read as it gave just enough information as to who everybody was (always a nice perk of a comic) and moved the story forward. I'm not sure if Red Hood as a teacher is a story that a lot of legs to it, but we shall see. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Sep 25, 2019

    I will admit, if Lobdell slow-playing Bizarro and Artemis' return leads to a full issue or two with Pup-Pup actually talking and not being a figment of Bizarro's imagination, I'm all in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 25, 2019

    This idea of training a team of supervillains has promise, but the see-sawing of Jason's characterization and the constant reboots continues to be a problem for this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Sep 25, 2019

    Red Hood: Outlaw kicks up with a fast-paced issue which leaves drops enough surprises to keep fans hooked. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Sep 25, 2019

    There's a lot that goes on in this book, and at the same time not much at all. It makes a little headway into the plot started last week, but spends a lot of it's time on flashbacks that don't give enough answers. The Artemis and Bizarro scenes were nice, and my favorite part. Things simply felt a bit jumbled, like Lobdell has a lot he wants to do, but isn't quite focusing in the right areas yet. This idea of Jason as a teacher has potential, I'm just not seeing it realized yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 25, 2019

    This new take on Red Hood still intrigues me, but right now it's not living up to what I was hoping it would be. There's a lot of new characters and a cool idea beyond Jason Todd's new status quo, but there just seems to be too much going on, without enough time to really do anything of substance per issue. The art continues to be something that I'm not a huge fan of, but even if I was, I'd still hope for more out of this. Read Full Review

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