Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #2

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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The boys are back-Red Hood and Arsenal, together again! Sort of. While Jason Todd is recovering after a brutal beatdown from the man who taught him everything he knows about brutal beatdowns, Roy Harper divides his time between being a nursemaid to his bestie and tracking down the source of tainted drugs that have killed thousands. It isn't long before the two find themselves in Beijing battling the Sisters of Suzie Su! All this and...the inexplicable fate of Artemis and Bizarro!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 29, 2018

    It's definitely a solid read and maybe one of the best issues to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Connor Christiansen Aug 29, 2018

    Whatever your opinions of the New 52 are, this is a New 52 reunion that can't be missed. Lobdell masterfully presents Roy and Jason's friendship in both comical and heartfelt ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Aug 29, 2018

    We also got a peek at where Artemis and Bizarro's status. (Lobdell wrote that section, with art by Neil Googe, colors by Marcelo Maiolo and letters by Taylor Esposito.) I'd rather see these two get a mini-series than devote 50 percent of the ensuing Red Hood issue to them. That probably won't happen. Maybe just devote one issue to Artemis and Bizarro when they finally find their way back to Jason? I could get on board with that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Aug 29, 2018

    The art was fantastic and the writing was on point as usual. Believable and powerful. Will we see our outlaws back together again? I really hope so. Include this issue in your pull for the week, and stay tuned until next time in: "Red Hood, Outlaw." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 29, 2018

    This annual is an easy recommendation for fans of all of Jason Todd's adventures and for those who want the comprehensive story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 29, 2018

    Scott Lobdell thanks all fans of this series and iteratins of the team in this Annual issue by giving us answers to questions, callbacks, easter eggs and a bromance that I just can't get enough of.  With decent art all the way through and a touching story that makes me fearful for one of our heroes' future going forward, this issue is definitely one you won't want ti miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Aug 29, 2018

    Another fine annual from the only DC book that has been consistently excellent for two years, Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #2 has its own self-contained, fun, touching story, but it also ties in nicely with the larger narrative. The artwork"all of it"is good storytelling, and regular letterer Taylor Esposito continues his flawless record of icing the cake with clean, readable dialogue and creative SFX. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 29, 2018

    Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #2 is another great issue from Lobdell and team, showing an ability to convey the relationships between these broken people in an earnest and endearing manner. This one comes with a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Aug 29, 2018

    With Jason on a new case, Roy having to make some tough decisions about his sobriety and how the Titans are affecting that and Biz and Artemis"somewhere, we're ramping up to the newest chapter of the Outlaws life. It's going to be a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 29, 2018

    This issue does have a lot going for it, but it's held back by obvious foreshadowing and a horrifically abusive version of Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Aug 30, 2018

    This annual has done a great job of progressing the main title's story while being open enough for anyone to fall in, know learn what's just happened in the continuity, and want to get the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Aug 30, 2018

    This annual has done a great job of progressing the main title's story while being open enough for anyone to fall in, know learn what's just happened in the continuity, and want to get the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Aug 30, 2018

    While keeping connected to the story being told in the regular issues, this Annual also works as a one and done that can be read independently. A fun read for those missing the old Red Hood/Arsenal times. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 5, 2018

    In all, thisissue reads like a deus ex machine for last issue; a means for Jason to escapeBatman without any real plot development or narrative expansion. Next issue,Jasons original Outlaws may still be broken up, and the new version of theteam still separated by the Multiverse. I do hope I am wrong. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman Jones Aug 29, 2018

    This was one of the most satisfying single issue comics I've ever read. It made me smile and laugh over and over again. It will give you all the feels. The character work is divine throughout. I've never connected with Lobdell's writing before this series, but this series has been uniformly great with this issue being the best so far. A comic fan typically dreads a fifth week so it's awesome when we get these fifth week gems. I was thoroughly entertained and much, much more. Don't walk, run to get this issue. 10/10 for perfect.

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 29, 2018

    Great reunion!

  • 7.0
    daddyT Aug 30, 2018

    not bad. two stories. one getting me to like Arsenal just a bit, and the other with a good cliffhanger for future issues in the series.

  • 6.5
    ohhaimark Sep 1, 2018

    THE GOOD:

    -I liked the bromance between Red Hood and Arsenal. I could really feel their friendship in this issue. The strongest part of the issue in my point.

    -I also liked the tying back to the previous run of Outlaws, although that run wasn't good, this issue took it in some fun and unique directions and it was a welcome change of tone for a Red Hood issue.

    -I liked that subtle Sanctuary reference. It quite frankly really worked. Now lets just hope Heroes in Crisis doesn't bomb.

    -The art was pretty good. Nowhere near as good as Dexter Soy's art, but it effectively captured the expressions and looks of all its characters and scenes.

    THE BAD:

    -The end. No, not the one with Ro more

  • 4.0
    ComickerPerson Aug 29, 2018

    Chock full of unearned touchy-feely moments that do nothing but call back to one of the worst books of the New 52.

  • 10
    OB Aug 29, 2018

  • 10
    TheFallenKing13 Aug 29, 2018

  • 8.5
    Payne Sep 13, 2018

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Aug 31, 2018

  • 8.0
    Veido Sep 1, 2018

  • 7.5
    Troy Sep 3, 2018

  • 7.0
    Yippeekiyay Sep 2, 2018

  • 5.0
    Bloodraven Aug 30, 2018

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Aug 31, 2018

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