Red Hood And The Outlaws #20

Red Hood And The Outlaws #20

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Julius Gopez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
6.1Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

The return of Proctor sees Arsenal and Kori reliving Red Hoods memoriesincluding his battles with the League of Assassins!

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd May 17, 2013

    I enjoyed this issue a lot! It was cool seeing Jason's memories so we can still get a sense of what's happened and what hasn't in this not so New 52, and I really liked the addition that he's saved Roy before. It shows why Roy is so loyal to Jason, it shows how optimistic a younger Jason Todd was, and it was just a great scene with those two that adds to their friendship. I also really liked that they put out there that Starfire can remember things and has been playing dumb this whole time. It makes her more interesting and makes me wonder what she's been hiding and why she attacked Grayson at some point. Plus, seeing Green Arrow, Cheshire, Deathstroke possibly and a host of other people popping up in this comic is definitely a plus in my book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Arthur Thomas Jr. May 27, 2013

    I did really enjoy this issue and I feel like the set up at the end is a welcome one. I am looking forward to getting deeper into these characters, particularly Red Arrow. The relationship up to the fallout between Green Arrow and Red Arrow will be explored in the Annual. The other big question is, how will Jason change now that the defining moments of his life have been wiped from his mind? An excellent set up indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill May 17, 2013

    This month's issue was a slight improvement over the last issue. It seems that new series writer James Tynion IV is starting to get his footing. It also seems that new series artist Julius Gopez is starting to slow down and take a little more time with the pencils. That being said, this is still a far cry from the book that Scott Lobdell and friends were putting out on a monthly basis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting May 15, 2013

    Julius Gopez' artwork is solid: Last issue he had a tendency to make some of the characters' faces look inexplicably grisly looking, or in Jason's case, resemblant of Gary Busey, but no complaints this time around. It's a shame that we couldn't see more from Filipino artist Mico Suayan, as his covers are downright beautiful. 7.0 Nice revelations of the characters' motives and history together.Great use of color and solid artwork.Tynion IV imbues each character with realistic, emotive dialogue.Flashbacks and filler. A comic book and sitcom fan's worst nightmare. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 18, 2013

    I'm still not sold on Tynion's take on the series, but that's probably due to the fact that everything is still so closely tied to Scott Lobdell's rather crazy All Caste ideas. Plus the fact that Tynion has wiped the mind of the most compelling character in the trio. Why is it so hard to just tell cool, badass stories of the Outlaws traveling the world and having gritty, action-packed adventures? That's what I want to read, but I don't know if the book will ever straighten out. We've got to deal with Jason's blank memory for however many more issues. I guess I'll stick with the series, I've done so all this time. But Red Hood and the Outlaws needs the kind of status quo update that Nightwing recently went through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay May 17, 2013

    As for the art"kind of the same as the story. It was there. It wasn't the worst I've ever seen, but it wasn't gorgeous. The faces weren't my favorite. I'm leaning towards not liking it, but it really was just in the middle of the road. I could live with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 15, 2013

    I'm very curious to see where Tynion will go from here. While the action-packed plot has me stoked (can we please see the return of Drakon?), I'm even more interested to see how he'll handle Todd's future. Like I said above, it's implied this memory-wipe can be reversed, but there's no guarantee he was being honest or that Todd will indeed change his mind. As someone who feels like Scott Lobdell overcomplicated Todd's origin with new elements (his elaborate training, Joker's connection to everything), my interest is certainly piqued. With these dark elements allegedly erased, will we see him become a hero with morals similar to Nightwing instead of an anti-hero? We've already had a small taste of Todd being quite optimistic in this issue, so I'm anxious to see how that will unfold as he's tested in more dire situations and what this could mean for his relationship for the rest of the Bat-family. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead May 19, 2013

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #20 is a fun read, albeit flawed and with some awkward art. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry May 15, 2013

    This seems like an arc that can be skipped to me. The artwork is weak and nothing terribly exciting is happening. We're basically just watching a few elements of Lobdell's run get retconned right now and I find it all rather boring. Since I like Tynion's other work I'm hoping that this is all just growing pains. Next month's issue promises more adventure so in a perfect world this series will get fun again and Jason will get his memories back before he, Tim, and Dick are completely indistinguishable. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey May 15, 2013

    Human beings are amalgams of all the things they've experienced -- good and bad -- and our personalities are built from memories. Since Red Hood's personal journey was the only thing saving this book from its own convulsed mythology, Tynion may have made a tactical error in taking his character back to square one. Likewise, the issue of Starfire's faulty memory is finally addressed but whether or not fans will be satisfied with the manner in which it's handle is up for debate. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers May 15, 2013

    This was a hard review to write, as it's the first thing from Tynion I really didn't enjoy, and given that he has been nothing but kind to me, I kind of felt like crap writing it, but I have to be honest. I just don't like or agree with most of what goes down in this issue. The worst part is, I can distinctly remember the fact that the fun of this title wouldn't be lost was mentioned numerous times, but these past two issues have been nothing close to fun, and that sucks. That being said, the only redeeming quality I found was the fact that the doorway for this to be fixed was left open, or so it seems... I hope it is, but I hope the damage that is left in its wake isn't too much. I really, really hope the annual salvages a lot in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 21, 2013

    Whether or not it's good for the character, or for the New 52, we'll have to wait and see, but my initial reaction is this is an easy choice for DC Comics to give the character a completely new direction while thumbing their noses a decades of history. Well, this is the New 52. Pass. Read Full Review

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