Red Hood And The Outlaws #16

Event\Storyline: Death of the Family Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Timothy Green II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
4.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

DEATH OF THE FAMILY continues here!

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jan 25, 2013

    I feel that the greatest strength of this title, much like that of Teen Titans, was and always has been the scripting of Scott Lobdell. He truly understands how to write a team book and make everyone seem realistic. But the two flaws in this particular issue are the lack of Jasons narrative that I have grown so accustomed to over these last sixteen months and the lack of a threatening Joker presence until the final page. Much like my disappointment with the last issue of Teen Titans, I am remaining optimistic that the finale will make up for the seemingly choppy issues here and there by the end. I dont know what Joker has planned for the Bat family, but I know this: Its going to be worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2013

    The story is pretty ‘meh' for a tie in to Death of the Family, but it's really just boring filler. Definitely doesn't add anything to the overall story, but it doesn't detract either. It's just a straight forward tale of the two teams working together to save the day, while bantering among themselves. The art is pretty bad, but not terrible. The banter is Lobdell's usual bad dialogue, and the characterization is minimal. He teases a bit more of Arsenal's origin, but doesn't give us enough, in my opinion. I'm actually eager to find out what happened between Arsenal and Green Arrow…but now is apparently not the time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 25, 2013

    Logic problems aside and despite missing its leading man for the entire issue, Red Hood and the Outlaws #16 is, for the most part, fun. Dumb fun to be sure, but there's certainly enough for fans of the characters and it feels more like an old-school Joker story and far less unseemly that many of the increasingly gritty and awful Death of the Family issues have been. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 23, 2013

    Calling this comic Death of the Family: Red Hood and the Outlaws #16 is false advertising. Do you like the the Teen Titans? If so then you'll want to pick this up. If you don't care anything about team books and want an emotional Jason Todd story, avoid this one, wait for Teen Titans #16 to come out, and cross your fingers. This is amusing filler for fans of the Teen Titans and Arsenal but nothing more than that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 23, 2013

    The Fun issue, like I've come to expect from the title, but as stated above, the hit provided by a serious lack of name-sake characters is pretty darn noticeable. Hopefully next week's issue of Teen Titans really redeems this crossover within a crossover... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 2, 2013

    This was a very disappointing issue, and will defiantly disappoint Red Hood fans. I would only recommend this issue to anyone who's been following this series, or Death of the Family, but it would be pointless to get it otherwise, and isn't a good jumping on point. I would however also recommend it to anyone who's read Teen Titans #15, as although I personally disliked it they may like it, although I still caution them against it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 23, 2013

    When it comes to 'Death of the Family' tie-ins, I was really anxious to see how things would go down over in this title. It goes without saying that Todd and Joker have quite a history (especially with these huge New 52 changes), so I was really hoping this story would pack a heavy emotional punch. Instead, it's looking like a chance for Lobdell to combine his books and have fun with having his characters interacting. Was this a terrible issue? No, and I'm sure plenty of you out there will enjoy it, but to me it just felt too generic and was a disappointing tie-in issue to Snyder/Capullo's great story. I'll absolutely stick around until the end, but I really, really hope there's a greater sense of danger or urgency next time. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Jan 23, 2013

    I really, really hate ripping on comic books like this. I’d much rather do what I was able to do with Daredevil: End of Days or Multiple Warheads, and examine the beautiful work these teams did and discuss why the books were so effective. But reviews like this are important, if for no other reason than letting DC and the writers know that they’re not going unchecked. Lobdell said that the next two issues are two of the best he’s written in his career. So, I guess we’ll see how that goes. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 25, 2013

    Yep, Scott Lobdell definitely wrote this comic...  It's always fun when a comic titled RED HOOD and the Outlaws doesn't even feature Red Hood...  At all...  Anyway, I'm honestly of the mindset that Lobdell is messing with everybody now.  That's the only explanation for the Killer Croc flashback here.  He must sit back and laugh at how utterly idiotic the whole thing is...  As for this issue, it was about as bad as I've come to expect from this series...  The explanation for Joker having the cure to his Joker toxin was that he was "probably going to use them(the cure) to hold the city hostage at some point!"  But if that's the case, why make a real cure?  Wouldn't a fake cure work just as well?  But then, why am I trying to make sense of this?  I think I'll just slowly shake my head and move on... Read Full Review

  • 2.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 23, 2013

    Most of the Bat-books have done a good job of accommodating Death of the Family and using the event as a springboard for drama. Lobdell has instead opted for a bizarre slapstick approach that doesn't mesh one iota with the tone of the event. I'll be happy to see this series move beyond the tie-ins and crossovers and pursue its own ends again. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    WhatCulture - Christopher Jones Jan 29, 2013

    All-in-all this is probably the worst of the Death of the Family tie-ins. I would recommend skipping it because you aren't going to miss much at all. If you must have every issue of the cross-over event then I suggest buying it, bagging and boarding it and never reading it. Read Full Review

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