Red Hood And The Outlaws #10

Red Hood And The Outlaws #10

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 20, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
5.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

RED HOOD learns that STARFIRE is one of the most respected and feared commanders in all of space! Who knew? Princess Koriandr homeworld of TAMARAN is in danger and she must defend a world that once turned its back on her! Plus: The start of a new backup story starring ESSENCE!

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jun 22, 2012

    There is a final backup segment, dealing with the character of Essence, that may lay the seeds for upcoming issues. In this story, it is shown why Essence betrayed her mother, Ducra, and the All-Caste to their immortal enemies, The Untitled. This story, also written by Lobdell, is also completely penciled by artist Ario Anindito, who I think would be a decent replacement for Rocafort, when the time comes for him to leave. While this backup story feels a bit tacked on and actually shortens the main story, this is only a minor gripe and really doesn't detract at all from my enjoyment of this issue. This series still remains one of the best DC Comics is currently publishing, despite what you may have heard. I'd go as far as saying it is THE best, in fact. I give this issue a 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 20, 2012

    I enjoy reading this series each month but I could do without a reduction in the main story just to get more on a minor character. It feels like it's going to be a long month in waiting for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 20, 2012

    The central problem with issue #10, however, is that the main story is too brief and cuts off rather abruptly. The final third is instead taken up by a backup tale focused on the villain Essence. This segment is executed well enough and manages to lay a few seeds for upcoming issues. It's also competently rendered by Ario Anindito, whose expressive figure work might make for a decent replacement for Rocafort once the latter exits this series. However, this segment isn't interesting enough to justify the shrinking of the main segment. Backup stories are fine and well when they serve as a bonus to the main attraction, not as a replacement. Unfortunately, readers may have to grow accustomed to the new arrangement for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Jun 24, 2012

    On that note, the September solicitation saying that it will reveal how Jason Todd returned from the dead horrifies me because I worry Lobdell will use it to tie Jason permanently to the All-Caste and Untitled. Juat ditch the Superboy punch and use a Lazarus Pit. Seriously. How hard is this? Why complicate it with unrelated plot elements? Try to remember you're writing a Bat-character and ditch the League of Assassins knock-offs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 20, 2012

    my biggest problem of the issue was the back up, it just sort of took away from what I really wanted to see, and that was the Outlaws in space. We got the humor and fun that you've come to expect in the main feature, but it was a brief affair, and that stuff has quite honestly become par for the course, it's what is to be expected, in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Chifuyu Jun 20, 2012

    Was it supposed to fill up empty space? Was it meant to be another element adding to the overall look of the cover? A cover that has such bright colours in it, it is bound to stick out in a comic shop anyway. So what was the thought behind this? Probably something along the lines of "Add an explosion. Explosions make everything better." Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 24, 2012

    Although it has some fun moments (including Jason's date), the latest issue is by far the weakest of the series so far. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 25, 2012

    I'm not sure what keeps drawing me back to Red Hood and the Outlaws, but I keep finding myself asking, "what did you expect here?" I thought that the premise of Starfire as starship commander was a powerful image, a niche that DC has yet to fill in its New 52. Unfortunately, it's looking like the stars were against Lobdell and Rocafort, because they never seem to overcome their clashing styles and truncated page lengths. If you're itching to give this book a shot, you might want to wait until next month. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jun 22, 2012

    Seeing how well Jason was written by Tomasi last week showed me how horrible he's been written since the reboot started, and to top it off, after ruining this book, as well as Teen Titans, which i dropped months ago, they've reward Lobdell by having him write Superman?! I'm done. As much as I want to support a Jason Todd series, as well as Arsenal, I'm done. I hated this story, and I won't see how it, or any of that All-Caste shit ends. I'm done reading Red Hood and the Outlaws, until they get a new, more competent writer. Read Full Review

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