Red Hood And The Outlaws #18

Red Hood And The Outlaws #18

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Timothy Green II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Jason Todd suffered terribly at the hands of The Joker in DEATH OF THE FAMILY, and now hes changing the Outlaws mission! Something is bound to break with all thats happenedwill it be Jasons soul?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 20, 2013

    This story is without question mandatory reading for any Jason Todd fan. Gripping, powerful and visually stunning, Scott Lobdell is leaving the series with one helluva swan song. It doesn't deliver the same amount of feels as the absurdly good BATMAN & ROBIN #18, but it's still an incredibly solid story that'll tug at your heart before all is said and done. Now, it's time to see what James T Tynion IV will do with the trio. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Mar 26, 2013

    Tyler Kirkham fills in for this issue, and does a spectacular job. He easily transitions from the mental scenes Jason finds himself in to the scenes where he is in bed with Bruce and Alfred waiting in the wings for his recovery. This is definitely some of his best work, and it makes me wonder why he did not take over the book earlier. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 20, 2013

    As I said above, Lobdell really came full circle with getting Jason out of that "I'm mad!" rut he had been in for god knows how long. To have him fully reconciled with Bruce is big, and a great way for Lobdell to leave things as James Tynion comes on. Lobdell and I may have some differences (well, more just me not really digging his Teen Titans) but I've consistently enjoyed Red Hood, minus some bumps in space, and he definitely left the title with his best issue yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 20, 2013

    Artist Tyler Kirkham excels when it comes to page-defying tableaus but some of the issue's strongest segments are the quieter moments where restraint speaks louder than action. The juxtaposition of Jason's nightmare dreamscape with the tense silence of his sickroom is handled nicely and Kirkham's silent but powerful final page is an emotional moment that's been a long time coming, both for Jason Todd and his fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    This was a nice issue. Personally, I didn't necessarily connect with Jason in any meaningful way, but it was still a nice issue. Lobdell writes a good exploration of Jason's thoughts and character, which is always a great idea to help build up your comic. I've always been a little weirded out by this All-Caste nonsense that Lobdell invented, but he mostly makes it work. Really, I think your enjoyment of this issue will depend entirely on how much you like Jason Todd and look forward to his character growth. I'm lukewarm on Jason so I was lukewarm on the issue. Nice art, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kristina Mar 21, 2013

    For the most part, Scott Lobdell wrote a nice transitional issue for new writer, James Tynion IV to take over. Lobdell did a good job at writing Red Hood & the Outlaws for the most part. It was controversial and fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 28, 2013

    The issue had a bit of the emotion other issues of “Requiem” has missed. It's a predictable issue, but a decent read. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Mar 24, 2013

    Lobdell gets the emotion right in this Death of the Family aftermath. Also, the small assurance that Jason's injury isn't meant to be permanent is a relief, because having the Joker scar him like that permanently would just have been lame and unnecessary. But hopefully, either Lobdell or Justin Jordan will veer the character off this path of getting along with the Bat-family soon, because that only leads toward making Jason a boring and redundant character in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 25, 2013

    We're told there will be no lasting physical damage from the Joker's trap and it seems Todd's mental state isn't impaired either, so the entire episode feels a little pointless unless the goal is to use this experience to transform the Red Hood from anti-hero to hero and bring Jason back into the Bat-Family. One further note, Red Hood and the Outlaws #18 also brings Jason and Bruce a little closer (possibly foreshadowing his return as Robin?). For fans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Mar 21, 2013

    Somber issue where Jason Todd aka Red Hood spends the whole issue bedridden while Bruce Wayne aka Batman is sitting in a chair, brooding over him. Red Hood has some weird dreams and nightmares with the Joker, the person who killed him before and is trying to kill him again, and Ducra, his other mentor after he first died. Basically, this is an issue where Jason slowly comes to reality that he still has his bat family for support. The issue ends with a nice hug. Read Full Review

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