Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Red Hood and the Outlaws #22

The Outlaws are kept separate for most of Red Hood and the Outlaws #22 as the Red Hood continues to poke the Penguin and sets a second meeting with Faye Gunn, Artemis flashes back on the past and attempts to convince Lex Luthor to save her friend, and Bizarro continues to slowly lose his advanced intelligence and fall back into the dimwitted creature he once was.

Because of the separate storylines, the issue feels a bit more unfocused than usual. Red Hood seems to be wasting time with Penguin and scenes with Faye foreshadow a new story on the horizon, while the stories will import both have to deal with the immeadiate effects of Bizarro's condition.

It's no surprising Lex Luthor fails to help, leaving Bizarro slowly returning to the creature he once was. I am curious to see how long writer Scott Lobdell plans to milk this degeneration as the scenes of Bizarro aware of his situation, and later discussing it with Jason, are the best of the comic. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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