Red Hood and the Outlaws #5

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 26
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"DARK TRINITY" part five! Red Hood and Artemis team up against a rampaging Bizarro-and it's a race against the clock to save him-and the city-from Black Mask's mind-controlling techno-organic virus!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Dec 14, 2016

    Dexter Soy and Veronica Gandini's art and colors lift the story up, showing the war between Jason's head and heart through body language and movement. There's also fantastic work with Bizarro and Artemis, particularly Bizarro's eyes as we see what Jason sees: there is an actual person in there, with thoughts and feelings, and that person deserves a chance to see who they can be without Black Mask's manipulations. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 14, 2016

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #5 is a great issue that's action packed and well paced. It's addictive reading and a real page turner you shouldn't miss. If the team already puts the “fun” in dysfunctional — I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 14, 2016

    While this issue boils down to one big fight scene, I had a ton of fun and the art was fantastic.  Scott Lobdell and Dexter Soy continue hitting a homerun here and I am so glad that I am along for the ride! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Dec 15, 2016

    Overall, between the comedic and solid writing from Lobdell and the consistently great art from Dexter Soy, I am again eagerly waiting for next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 14, 2016

    Five issues in and while I've enjoyed the build-up, it's time to advance the story. If for no other reason than I'm ready to see what Lobdell has in store for the assembled team when the threats go beyond Black Mask. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Dec 14, 2016

    One of the great things about reading Red Hood and the Outlaws issue by issue is that each issue is satisfying by itself. While the over-arching story certainly makes the experience deeper and more engaging, each issue gives the reader its money's worth. While this issue is transition issue that is setting up a final part (that will presumably be the next issue). there are a few pieces of this story that make it worth reading alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Dec 14, 2016

    There's not as much meat in this month's Red Hood, but there's still an awful lot of flavor. While some of Lobdell's attempts at humor fall flat, and the artwork doesn't have quite the range it has shown before now, this is still a very enjoyable book with a lot to love. Soy and Gandini's people and places continue to look great, and the characters that I've enjoyed from the beginning are all here, even if their internal arcs don't get as much attention this time as we're used to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 14, 2016

    I wish this was a bi-monthly book. The story has been slow to build and it is pretty clear that Lobdell knows exactly where he wants to take us, so I would like to get there a bit faster. I understand part of the Rebirth line is to rebuild the world. That takes time. I am being patient. I really am, but when does issue 6 come out? Hurry. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 19, 2016

    It's not about creating heady premises or redefining the comics sphere, but instead just delivering some good, old-fashioned fisticuffs, about having men and women with superpowers beat the tar out of each other, and look fantastic while doing it. While Red Hood might be thought of as too "low brow" for some superhero snobs, the artwork alone makes this a fun diversion for action fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 20, 2016

    By the end of next month's issue we should have an united team. The question I have is what do a former sidekick with a dark past, a fallen Amazon, and a broken Superman clone do going forward? Are they heroes, are they vigilantes? Are they criminals? I'm very curious to see where writer Scott Lobdell decides to take this unusual threesome next. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Dec 20, 2016

    As I said before this book is worth the price of admission for just the visuals alone, but I am starting to wonder if Lobdell is going to start getting to an over-all plot or are we locked into a never-ending action sequence? Where are the titular Outlaws? Is this entire build up going to pay off with Bizarro joining Red and the gang? I'm ready for some resolution please. I really like this series so far but I would like a bit more in the way of story to keep me interested; because if things stay the way they are right now and Dexter Soy leaves this title" I won't be far behind as a reader. Read Full Review

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