Red Hood And The Outlaws #25

Event\Storyline: Batman: Zero Year Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Julius Gopez, Ray McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
7.5Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

A BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in! Theres a dark force of nature thats forming in Gotham City...A face laughing in the dark that will one day tear Jason Todds life apart. What are his plans for the Red Hood Gang? And who else will rise out of the shadows to guide Jason Todd one step closer to his destiny?

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 22, 2013

    The art was amazing. The characterization was perfect. And, to be blunt, the last-minute cover change was what did it for me. It launched the book from "good" to "great," just by taking the long hair off of the solicited cover. They could have previewed this like most marketers would have and I would have been not only unshocked, but annoyed. It could have said, "Batman crossover! Joker! Buy it!" and I would have. But the fact that he wasn't announced (or really, ever actually called out by name) made his cameos throughout that much more disturbing and haunting. And that art. Man! Is there anyone more fitting for this book? Let's keep Jeremy Haun around a while. He runs laps around the past artists on this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 21, 2013

    This issue seems to be the best fit for all the Zero Year issues coming out, and tells a important story, not only for Red Hood, but for Batman Year Zero as well.  For a nice contrast this issue told a story that will continue to effect Batman, and Red Hood, and didn't feel compelled to tell a story about a super storm.  One of the best issues of Red Hood and The Outlaws I've read in awhile.  I found Tynion lacking as of late, but he's got me back on his band wagon after this.  Go check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 26, 2013

    We're getting some good insights into the past of the bat family in these zero year books, learning more about the characters behind the masks and what has shaped them into the masked vigilantes they ultimately become. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 20, 2013

    This issue improved on two things. First, the art was way better than it's been in what has to be over a year now, and second, it avoided being yet another generic "would be hero does something heroic" Zero Year story, which many books have fallen into. While some elements here and there are somewhat hard to believe, the visual improvements and the fact that it at least stands out from the other tie-ins, doing something unique, makes this a pretty good stand alone issue in my book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 20, 2013

    I'm still a sucker for seeing the early days of the DC characters since there's some unknown elements in the New 52. Jeremy Haun's art is welcoming and I'd love to see more from him with these characters. James Tynion IV takes the basic element of Zero Year and uses it as an opportunity to explore more of who Jason was and who he could become. There might be some more questions in how this relates to what we've seen already but it is providing some interesting seeds for future stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Nov 22, 2013

    This issue put a clever twist on the Jason Todd "pre-origin". Whether you've been a long time fan and already know Jason Todd in his younger years or you're learning it for the first time you have something to gain from reading this. While this story does follow a sort of Zero Year formula that we have all seen by now, there are enough references and clever details in this issue to differentiate this story from the other Zero Year origins and make it unique to Jason Todd. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Nov 21, 2013

    Tynion and Gopez are shaping this into the book they want it to be and that's far from a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 20, 2013

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #25 is a perfectly acceptable tie-in and works well enough on following up on a hanging plot thread from the main book. It's not all that great or memorable, but if you read it, you certainly won't regret it. The best bet might be just waiting until it shows up a trade somewhere to read it though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 27, 2013

    It's passable but overly prophetic. Over the course of a single evening 6 years ago, Jason Todd crossed paths with everyone that would play a major role in the first 24 issues of the New 52 Red Hood & the Outlaws series. Still there are some cool moments with a very creepy Clown Prince of Crime fresh from the acid bath and there's no shortage of action. The artwork is also much improved over what I saw a few months back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Nov 21, 2013

    The book was good, but not great. It gave us a good look at Jasons character and desires while givingus a predictable story set in the past. Next months battle with Ras Al Ghul promises to be much better.And cheaper, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Nov 30, 2013

    I picked this issue up due to its tie in with Zero Year and it was a welcome surprise. We have a nice bit of character development for Jason, his new backstory in the New 52, and a little taste of Jason's connection with Talia, as well as the League's war with the other group of assassins. Read Full Review

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