Red Hood: Outlaw #45

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Paolo Pantalena Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 20, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
6.9Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro have battled many threats together...but they've never faced a veritable army of the damned! Which is what is happening during the protests on the streets of Qurac as the Untitled prepare to strike at the heart of humanity! At the same time Artemis has to go sword-to-word with Essence. As the enemy gathers its forces, it is clear the Dark Trinity needs to expand
its roster-and fast!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark May 20, 2020

    When can I have the next issue? I have to wait? Well, in that case. I'll just re-read this one a few hundred more times, I'm sure there are details that I missed. Everything's really falling into place for the Outlaws. Whatever is going to happen next, we can tell that it's going to be BIG. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 28, 2020

    Red Hood: Outlaw #45 looks to be bringing us another step closer to tying up all the lose ends that have been running through this book since the end of the Year of the Villain. That is a good thing. I trust Scott Lobdell and I have been giving him a lot of room to tell this story. I find that he is writing arcs that are better read in six issue bursts, but I am reading them month by month and that can be frustrating. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 20, 2020

    Overall though, it is a decent comic with good action and emotions throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr May 20, 2020

    Overall this was a truly blow you away issue and I feel as if we're only getting started. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar May 20, 2020

    One thing that makes the character so compelling is the constant internal conflict he battles, and how he sometimes lets his darker side take the wheel. We haven't really had much of that in a while, and that limits the ceiling for Red Hood: Outlaw. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence May 20, 2020

    Things I like: Morally ambiguous reflections of well establish characters; An experienced character training fledglings; Glowing swords. Things I don't care for: Jason Todd's mystical kung fu past. I can handle the last one if I get a little of the first three. For the last few years, Red Hood and his merry amazon and Superclone have waxed and waned around my pull list. There was a point where Bizarro got super-intelligence, and I was like, "nah." Then, Red Hood was training supervillain kids, and I was like, "yea." Now, we have the kids and the team fitted with a Bizarro with appropriate cognition, and I'm like, "Sweet." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 19, 2020

    While this issue is action-packed, there just wasn't enough to get me really excited for what's to come next because there still seems to be a lot left on the table as far as explanations about why everyone and everything is acting the way that they are in this story, beyond the action element.  The art is okay, but not something I'm a huge fan of, but don't see it being a problem for most fans of this book or even most readers who might just pick it up, but overall I was just looking for more from every aspect of this issue.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson" May 20, 2020

    Those who have been dying to see what's next for the Outlaws will probably find something to enjoy in this issue, but it's certainly not an immediate must-read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad May 21, 2020

    The plot picked up, and the story is reaching its climax; Im interested to see what happens next and how it will affect the Outlaws! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 19, 2020

    The entire book rests on three different twist reveals and the Ma Gunn cut away. Aside from that, it's a quick read that could have been more interesting if the characters had more to do and say. Not a lot of what happens feels like it matters or is earned, though there are some visually interesting moments to cling to. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 20, 2020

    This book has gone on so long that I'm sort of excited to see how Lobdell pulls it all together, but he'll need more focus than Red Hood: Outlaw #45 shows. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom May 19, 2020

    This month Red Hood: Outlaw was a miss for me. I don't mind an issue that's all action when it's done well, but here it only seemed to frustrate me and point out other flaws in the story. The book has too much going on and also doesn't seem to move forward very far at all even with plenty of opportunities to do so. Usually I can find joy in the characters, but I didn't even find that here. There's a point where being loud and bombastic actually gets boring, and this issue of Red Hood felt that way. Read Full Review

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