Red Hood and the Outlaws #8

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 20
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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WHO IS ARTEMIS? prologue! As Red Hood and the Outlaws gear up for their journey to Bana-Mighdall, shocking secrets from Artemis past come to light! Who is this mysterious Amazon warrior? What is her relation to Wonder Woman? And what makes her quest for the Bow of Ra so personal? Answers to all this and more in a thrilling new adventure with your favorite band of misfits!

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Brandon Reid Mar 8, 2017

    I think this might be my favorite rebirth series. The storytelling is entertaining and the characters and their personalities are written perfectly. I loved reading more about Artemis' back story since I don't know much about the character and the art once again was perfect. Kenneth Rocafort is in my top 3 rebirth artists for sure. His art makes me feel like I'm reading a comic from my childhood but even better! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Mar 8, 2017

    Have I mentioned how much I wish this book were bi-monthly? I really wish this book were bi-monthly. Everything about it is good. The upside for you is that there only 8 issues so far. Read. Get on board. If not, Artemis might punch you in the head. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Mar 8, 2017

    Overall this is a welcome return to form after the previous issue that was wonderfully written yet not that great to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Anrahs Mar 8, 2017

    Comics are political. And that's one of the reasons why DC is killing it! I loved the backstory. Overall, this issue is a beauty, and can even be read as a great introduction. It doesn't progress the story, but it will give the future story more meaning. I have been loving the back and forth banter Jason shares with, well, everyone. We can see this Dark Trinity becoming something strong, and I cannot wait to see where they go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 8, 2017

    Artemis becomes more fleshed out via impressive detailed art and a clever spin on an Amazonian culture. This issue is well worth a look for the art alone! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Mar 8, 2017

    We're treated to yet another excellent “filler” issue before the start of the next arc, and I've got to tell you: I wouldn't mind seeing a few more bar-room flashback stories in between arcs in the future. The interactions between Jason and Artemis are as excellent as they've been throughout the series, and the fleshing out of Artemis adds a welcome layer to her character without blotting out the qualities that have made her so likable thus far. I've been nervously hesitant about saying this before now, but I may as well declare openly what has become evident these eight months:Red Hood and the Outlaws is one of my favorite books on the stands, and I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Mar 8, 2017

    Overall, this is a pretty solid chapter in this series. There are definitely some tropes here in a background story, but it was portrayed well, and it does seem like we are going to get a pretty interesting arc going forward, so for that I believe this chapter was a success. We also had a book done by Kenneth Rocafort so that's always a plus. But if you don't like these characters already, this book won't change your mind. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Mfossas Mar 10, 2017

    For those who haven't decided on following this series, this is perfect starting point to know where there story will be heading, Which is great news for those who have been following this book since the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - nationofnerds Mar 10, 2017

    For those who havent decided to followthis series, this is perfect starting point to know where there story will be heading, Which is great news for those who have been following this book since the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Kenny Allsup Mar 14, 2017

    I want to see more action from these very action-centric characters and just a little less chit chat. Overall I'm quite fond of it and will continue picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Mar 8, 2017

    Artist Kenneth Rockafort gives an intriguing depth to the entire story by playing up the homo-erotic nature of the Amazon society. Occasionally, the art dips into crass territory, but I think that giving Artemis a romantic history with her returned rival adds a depth to the story that I think makes the whole thing more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Mar 9, 2017

    Overall, this Bow of Ra storyline does not really seem too exciting, but I'm looking forward to seeing this last piece of the Outlaws group come together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 14, 2017

    Bizarro is notably absent in a very talky eighth issue, but Artemis' story does help define the character both to Jason Todd and to the audience. The discussion over drinks in an empty villain bar might not be the most clever way to offer these nuggets of information, but it does put Jason and Artemis together in a situation where these facts might more naturally be shared. Now that we know a little more about Artemis, it looks like the quest for the Bow of Ra is ready to begin. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 8, 2017

    While we get a bit more of Artemis' background and some information on the Bow of Ra, this issue felt a bit to much like filler to me.  This is easily my least favorite issue of this series so far and while I'm sure Lobdell will rebound quickly, I'm here to grade this issue and it is just above average to me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Mar 8, 2017

    I have to admit, my nit-picks aside, I do enjoy reading this book more than I should. Jason Todd, as the sort of "extreme" Batman character is a decent fit for Lobdell's scripting, and now that he's relegated to just that character rather than working with the original Outlaws line-up that populated the initial New 52 series, he's seemed to have found a solid niche. It's not high art, but I'll take it. Read Full Review

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