Red Hood: Outlaw #40

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: David Messina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

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After their first mission in the field, all the Outlaws want is to head back to the Block for some R&R. Unfortunately, no sooner do they get home than they find themselves under assault from Shay Veritas' clones! It's like Night of the Living Duplicates in there, and Red Hood is nowhere to be found. Is he teaching them a dangerous (but hopefully valuable) lesson with his absence, or is he dealing with something even bigger and more terrifying?

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Dec 11, 2019

    Dave Messina takes over artwork duties and his work is fantastic, from showing Cloud 9's powers to Devour's desperation to be both 'cool' and have friends, he articulates each characters emotional states so well that it really is a joy to look at. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Nov 29, 2019

    More. That's it. That's all of it. Just more. More Jason. More Red Hood. More Generation Outlaw. More Artemis. More Bizarro. More Pup Pup. More sassy Uber driver. MOOOOORRRREEE!!! Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 2, 2019

    The creative team do a great job here. It does feel like not a lot happens here though. It is entertaining for sure but there weren't a lot of story beats. What is there is great though and this is a pretty fine issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Nov 28, 2019

    Final Thoughts: There's so much good character development that I must say that you should read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Nov 27, 2019

    Red Hood: Outlaw hits shelves with issue 40, and it picks up the pace for all its characters. Read Full Review

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

    The art team of Messina and Lokus did a really good job this issue, especially considering that it was mostly walking and talking that was happening with a lot less fight scenes as usual. Messina's art reminds me a lot of Paco Medina's run on Deadpool about a decade ago. It's very clean and detailed, but not too detailed. It's only enhanced by Lokus' colors as he adds a certain polish to everything on the page. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 27, 2019

    Now, Red Hood fans already know Jason is a softy deep down. But moments of affirmation like this are still very much necessary for the character's development " especially since he's been without his last real group of Outlaws, not the ones he worked with at Penguin's old casino. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Dec 13, 2019

    The book moved incredibly slow for me and not even though it had good developmental moments for our new characters, the book felt like it was missing something. More than likely, Im just tired of this kind of story or dont really care where Jason Todd is as a character at the moment. Its not particularly compelling and this whole arc just feels like its to give Jason something to do since Bizarro and Artemis were stuck in future Earth for much longer than they needed to be and no one knows what to do with the bad boy of the bat family. There might be a clear direction for this, but I just dont see it and honestly, youd be better off skipping this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Nov 27, 2019

    The Generation Outlaw arc has had a lot of fun exploring a new group of teens and Jason's strengths as a teacher to them. Last issue's sometimes awkward and off humor seems to have mellowed this time in favor of moments that are both funny, and carry emotional weight for the characters. This issue, like many before it, introduces more mystery than answers and feels like it's setting up pieces for something more. Unfortunately the lack of real stakes or forward momentum leaves me wondering what that something is, and if we'll reach it, or if this arc will end up fizzling out instead. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 7, 2019

    I really do like the work Lobdell does with Jason Todd. I think the book is always better when he is there. However, I am not really digging this year of the villain story. The kids in Generation Outlaw may eventually spin off to their own book and that would be great for them. It would be interesting to have a “Dark Titans” book. Having them here is cumbersome and messy. The last page makes me feel good about the future though. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 27, 2019

    While I think the art in this issue is the best we've gotten since Red Hood started teaching the next generation, the story really went nowhere and felt completely disjointed throughout. I did enjoy the cliffhanger and look forward to where that goes next issue, but right now there's really not a lot going on with the kids in the book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 27, 2019

    Jason's new status quo as teacher to Lex Luthor's gang of underage villains-in-training is an amusing concept, but it rarely lives up to its potential due to the lack of compelling characters in the students and Red Hood: Outlaw #40 is no exception. They bicker, they do occasional disturbing body-horror things, but they never really feel like anything but future cannon fodder. Read Full Review

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