Red Hood And The Outlaws #1

Red Hood And The Outlaws #1

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
4.5Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

No sooner has Batman's former sidekick, Jason Todd, put his past as the Red Hood behind him than he finds himself cornered by a pair of modern day outlaws: Green Arrow's rejected sidekick Arsenal, the damaged soldier of fortune, and the alien Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war who won't be chained again. As a loner, Jason has absolutely no interest in this motley crew of outlaws. So what's he going to do when they choose the Red Hood as their leader? Find out in this hot new series from writer Scott Lobdell (WILDC.A.T.S, Uncanny X-Men), featuring art by rising star Kenneth Rocafort (ACTION COMICS)!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 21, 2011

    It was fun, it was over the top, a good fresh start with some interesting changes that I will need to see how they play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 19, 2013

    Luckily, many of the elements of James Tynion's first arc which I haven't enjoyed weren't present in this issue... which basically means Jason wasn't whining when he opened his mouth... But due to that, Jason sort of takes a back seat this issue, while a whole bunch of more interesting stuff than his angst, happens around him. Making Roy more of the focal point of this arc (well, more than one may expect) offers up plenty of character development, delivered in a better way than wiping one's mind. Was it a perfect issue? No. But compared to 20, it was much more of an improvement... now hopefully Jason keeps his mouth shut until he gets his memories back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Mar 21, 2015

    All in all Red Hood and the Outlaws #40 was okay, but it had a lot of problems that bring down the comic as final issue. It does well to set up for the next series in June, but most of the story felt rushed since Lobdell had to wrap up everything in one comic. If you enjoy Red Hood and the Outlaws #40, great. For me though I think this comic could have been better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 24, 2011

    It's not a great first issue but it's solid all around and provides far better versions of all three characters than we were getting before the DC Reboot. It's well-paced and doesn't have to stop the action in order to spend time re-introducing the characters (who feel far more lived in than many so far in the DC Reboot). I'll also admit the inclusion of Starfire works better than I thought it would. These characters, each damaged in their own way, and each with their own view of the world, have a story to tell. Now let's find out if it's worth telling. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 21, 2011

    Lobdell has the makings of a good team here, though the cast could use a bit more bolstering. The real problem right now, however, is is a lack of purpose. Why are these characters together, and what role do they fill in the DCU? Those are questions that should have been answered within the comic already, and will need to be addressed as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 24, 2011

    Red Hood is this guy that thinks hes good at what he does. He thinks hes cool and laid back and the middle child of Batmans Robins. This story read like a stupid comic book from the 1990s with action forced in the first few pages and then some silly break on beach while some of the characters have sex. I do like the pairing of the three characters. Roy Harper has never really interacted much with the Red Hood. The Red Hood has certainly not interacted with Starfire. Starfire and Roy Harper have been on the same team many times, but I dont recall anything particular in their friendship. So the premise of paring the three is a good one. But the execution and the actual story are meaningless. Theres no story to read. Well, its a buddy comic book, but where is it leading next? I think I know which comic book I can eliminate from my 52 pull list. Read Full Review

  • 3.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Sep 22, 2011

    This starts out as an action-packed issue but quickly dies down. Nothing happens that isn't confusing and there is never an explanation of anything going on. The characters, with the exception of Red Hood, have no motivation to be in the story and do not need to be there. None of them (and there is no exception here) are likable. Jason Todd is boring. Roy Harper is annoying and Starfire has become a ho. The art only impresses me when Starfire's on the scene, but than I remember what they've done to her character and I go back to hating it. The banter between Red Hood and Roy is good but incomprehensible to the layman. And with this issue, you find yourself not caring about looking up the character's history. Instead you just want to read something about ANYONE else. If you're just interested in sex, which this issue seems to promote, you can still pick up an issue of Playboy " it's not too late! Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 22, 2011

    Red Hood & The Outlaws #1 does a lot right, but the wrongs are so wrong as to imbalance the whole issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 22, 2011

    The chauvinism and misogyny in which this script is immersed are shocking and absolutely shameful. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 22, 2011

    Do we really have to be such dicks about having dicks? Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 25, 2011

    Lobdell's story hits on two notes: sex and violence. Neither one really has any reason for being in this book save for the fact that without either one, this book wouldn't exist. If you're up for a pointless, violent, sexist romp that offers nothing of substance, then this is your book. Otherwise, stay the heck away. Buy some back issues. Go get a three-dollar coffee. Download three ninety-nine-cent songs. Don't waste your time or money and don't say I didn't warn you. Read Full Review

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