Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Red Hood and the Outlaws #10
The search for the Bow of Ra leads the Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizzao to Qurac where the team will split up. While Bizarro will be given the opportunity to play at being hero (continuing to draw the short straw while his friends get far more pages devoted to them), his two teammates' return will force each to individually deal with demons from their past.
Feeling very much like a middle issue in a larger arc, the latest chapter of "Who is Artemis?" is memorable for reuniting Artemis with her long-lost bestie Akila, killed years ago but returned to life, the return to the desert haunts Jason as he is forced to relive this death at the hands of the Joker and come to peace with who he is today long after his own resurrection.
The comic is a bit on the nose in these scenes, while the Artemis/Akila storyline holds a bit more subtlety (while still obviously setting up a conflict between Artemis and what is left of the girl she once knew). It looks like the horror the Outlaws have found in the location of their harshest failures are just beginning. For fans.