Red Hood And The Outlaws #8

Red Hood And The Outlaws #8

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Suzie Su is back, and she's betting a hospital full of hostages will get Red Hood's attention! If that isn't enough to keep him and the Outlaws busy, there's someone waiting in the wings! It's Tim Drake knocking on Red Hood's door with a very special package for his estranged "brother." Don't miss Red Robin's cameo this issue, as it ties directly into next month's "Night of the Owls" Batman event!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 18, 2012

    Oh yeah, Kenneth Rocafort and Blond are still drawing the hell out of this book like the bosses they are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Anthony Schultz May 2, 2012

    As mentioned, I personally think that the Red Hood and the Outlaws should have cut the Night of the Owls crossover entirely and focused on their own story arc, and then somewhere along the core issues of Scott Snyder's Night of the Owls event they could have introduced the Red Hood's role with a brief explanation and a couple of panels. With this in mind, I'll be rating the eighth issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws with three-and-a-half-stars out of five. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Apr 23, 2012

    This issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws confirms what I've been saying about the series for a few months now. It gets better the more the story focuses on the characters. It gets dragged down whenever it focuses on the plot. Lobdell has a great cast of characters and nails a really compelling dynamic between them. But his ongoing plot about a secret society and an ancient evil sticks out like a sore thumb in this dynamic. I look forward to the upcoming tie-in with Night of the Owls, because it should mean a break from the All-Caste. It's also a return for Jason Todd to the part of the DC Universe he belongs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 21, 2012

    And the second is a small scene between Todd and Tim Drake that suggests the pair have an interesting relationship that may not be sanctioned, or known about, by the Dark Knight Detective. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 24, 2012

    Next month, I'm sure I'll have a whole lot more to write about than a 'prelude' issue, so don't miss out on the coverage for "Night of the Owls". Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 22, 2012

    Well I'll be damned! A good issue of this series! Huzzah!!! Yeah sure, it wasn't great, Hood and the Outlaws were more murderers than heroes and the villain of the piece blew chunks(Suzie Zu, the morbidly obese Hong Kong mobster? Really?), but it WAS good! And the ending was, dare I say it? Great! See what happens when you get away from all of that All-Caste/Untitled crap? Jason Todd is such a good character that even with a crappy opponent like Suzie Su, he CAN rise to the top. So this issue told us definitively that yes, Jason WAS killed by the Joker in the post-reboot DCU(we still don't know how though), and that he still has at least one ally in the Bat-family, and an unlikely one at that, in Red Robin. Yeah sure, it would have been nice if this info came out 6 or 7 issues ago or so, but hey, better late than never, right? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Apr 21, 2012

    In short, if you need your comics full of the hoity and the toity and sometimes, things that make sense, Red Hood and The Outlaws may not be the book for you. Now, if you simply want a superhero comic that seems to enjoy being a superhero comic, then this is a comic you may want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 18, 2012

    At least Kenneth Rocafort remains in top form. I'm continuously impressed that Rocafort is able to deliver such slick, detailed pages month after month when so many New 52 books have been forced to switch to new artists for their second arcs. Rocafort's art is still one of the primary selling points of the book. Read Full Review

  • 4.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. Apr 18, 2012

    Once again, I am also not sure what Kori's body is doing exactly. She does not look as if she makes a real effort to hold Suzie back. On the contrary, she is looks more like pretty decoration and the fact that she is sticking out her bottom like that only reinforced that impression. Read Full Review

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