Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Red Hood and the Outlaws #8
Red Hood and the Outlaws begins its second arc by shifting focus away from the Red Hood to Artemis. Red Hood and the Outlaws #8 offers a bit of backstory for the rogue Amazon including both in Themyscira and in the desert where her world would come crashing down and eventually put her on a path to meet the other Outlaws.
Flashbacks with her best friend Akila, the reason behind Artemis seeking the Bow of Ra, and her first encounter with Wonder Woman are all included here.
Bizarro is notably absent in a very talky eighth issue, but Artemis' story does help define the character both to Jason Todd and to the audience. The discussion over drinks in an empty villain bar might not be the most clever way to offer these nuggets of information, but it does put Jason and Artemis together in a situation where these facts might more naturally be shared. Now that we know a little more about Artemis, it looks like the quest for the Bow of Ra is ready to begin. Worth a look.