Thursday, August 16, 2018

Red Hood and the Outlaws #25

Things get pretty bleak for the Outlaws in the over-sized twenty-fifth issue. After fleeing from the police, the Red Hood runs into one pissed-off Batman who isn't too happy with his former partner's recent actions (such as murdering the Penguin on live television). Having broken their agreement that Jason could operate in Gotham City under the sole condition that he wouldn't take a life, the Red Hood must face the music. Lucky for him, his friends step in to avoid him from getting his ass kicked any more than necessary.

That isn't the only problem for the Outlaws whose home falls from the sky and threatens to take out several Gotham blocks. Sacrifices from Bizarro and Artemis save the city, but leave several unanswered questions about what the future is for the Red Hood without his Outlaws. Oh yeah, and there's his pointy-eared father figure to still deal with. Overall an okay issue that will appeal mostly to the comic's fans. However, the loss of Artemis and Bizarro, the sudden reappearance of Arsenal, and the (bizarre) filler back-up story don't much to inspire confidence in the immediate future of the comic. Worth a look.

[DC, $4.99]

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