Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1

Obviously taking place before the events of Red Hood and the Outlaws #13, Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1 offers a standalone story guest-starring Nightwing. Since the Rebirth reboot DC hasn't spent much time on the relationship between Dick Grayson and Jason Todd. There's obviously some bad blood and animosity lurking under the surface, but it looks like the two former Robins have been able to put most of that behind them.

While working undercover at a Russian circus, Jason calls in Nightwing for back-up. It turns out to be one of the Red Hood's smarter decisions as the quartet of heroes take on KGBeast who has been hired by the Russians to take revenge on the Outlaws.

The comic features some nice scenes between Jason and Dick, and both Dick and Jason struggling to explain their troubled history to Artemis. And, in a touching subplot, the annual also gives Bizarro a romantic moment all his own. Worth a look.

[DC, $4.99]

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