Red Hood: Outlaw #42

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Paolo Pantalena Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
7.0Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

No one was harmed in the making of this issue! Red Hood is thrilled Artemis and Bizarro are back...but so much has changed for the Outlaws. For the moment they're mentors to the next generation of super-villains, and if you don't think the kids are going to challenge their new teacher, Bizarro...then you don't know Generation Outlaw! Plus, Jason and Artemis finally follow up on that kiss (you know the one!)...but their feelings surprise them both! In the meantime, an unspeakable darkness reveals itself...did the Outlaws finally come together just in time to watch helplessly as the world ends around them?

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 24, 2020

    The best storyline in this issue is the story between Jason and Artemis. They had kissed in a previous issue and now the two of them follow up on it. This is especially well done as Lobdell and artist Paolo Pantalena really do a lot with just these characters walking and talking. It is impressive for sure.By the end of the issue, Jason and Artemis deal with their feelings. The last few pages are beautiful and maybe the best sequence this series has ever had. This is a wonderful issue. It is definitely back on track for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Jan 24, 2020

    Everyone needs Red Hood in their lives, it'll just make it that little bit better. The sass, the life lessons, the friendships. Honestly there isn't much more anyone could ask for. After this lovely little respite, I'm pretty sure something big's going to be coming next" the calm before the storm, as they say. Then again, when have things not be stormy for Jason? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jan 30, 2020

    With an unknown horror lying in wait, unpleasantness happening at the Iceberg Lounge and some of Jason's wards being absolute brats, things are about to take a turn. Let's see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Jan 22, 2020

    Red Hood: Outlaw #42 hits shelves this week with a bit of an exposition dump. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 22, 2020

    Lobdell has planted the seed for at least four stories going forward: the love story of Artemis and Red Hood, retrieving Mistress, helping Suzie Su with whatever she's about to deal with and then there's that panhandler talking about salvation. Looks like some of the kids might be hanging around with Bizarro a bit, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 22, 2020

    Overall, the best part of this series is the ragtag found-family vibe which seems to be having a good effect on Jason. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Jan 23, 2020

    A great story held back by some irritating details. Definitely worth picking up if you are a dedicated fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Jan 29, 2020

    Red Hood: Outlaw #42 is at its best when exploring Red Hood and Artemis' relationship and at its worst when establishing the team's next threat. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 22, 2020

    While I love that Artemis and Bizarro are back in this book and that we got some Jason and Artemis alone time so that they could catch up and discuss what's been going on with each other's lives, I can't say that I loved the way this story was told because the majority of it felt like it didn't really do anything important for this issue and sadly, I wasn't a fan of the art style either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jan 22, 2020

    As both an ending and start to arcs, I don't feel like this issue came together very well. The moments between Artemis and Jason are the strongest, while everything around them feels like filler text designed to take up pages instead of further the story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jan 22, 2020

    This ends the generation outlaw story arc. The hope is that next month, a better, more thoughtful and interesting story will begin. Lobdell's love for Jason Todd is unrivaled so I have faith that he is playing a long game here. I love loved this book when few others I know have, but it has been harder and harder to defend. I am hopeful that next month the title will change back and we can pick up where we left off a few years ago. Read Full Review

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