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COMIC NEWS: FTN Reviews Red Hood & the Outlaws #24

October 18th, 2013 by Sarah Barclay Comments


Red Hood & the Outlaws Review

Writer: James Tynion IV

Artist: Julius Gopez

Published by DC Comics


Some time seems to have passed between the ending of issue #23 and the start of this one. Roy and Kori are now imprisoned separately, while Jason, Bronze Tiger, and the rest continue to fight for the city. To this reader, this situation smells like a set-up.

This issue seemed to be kind of filler, if nothing else. Not to say it was pointless or anything, but not much happened. Yes, we had Ra’s showing up at the end, along with Cheshire doing…whatever it was she was doing with Roy. With the time between this issue and the last one, as mentioned, some things need to be explained. Why were Roy and Cheshire imprisoned exactly and where the heck was Kori being held?

Jason, meanwhile, is holding his own, and good on him for that. But I’m kind of over this mind-wipe thing. I’m hoping it’s either reversed or explained better soon. That in mind, the last page, while I felt it was kind of thrown in there, got my interest. It’s what makes me think something’s not quite kosher about this whole battle.

It always pains me to say, but I really didn’t like the art in this issue, at all. I’m not a big fan of the coloring, either. There’s not much else to this bit.

This issue kind of slowed down the story, and I’m kind of ready for this arc to be over. Though Ra’s showing up, especially with what he’s been doing lately in other books, definitely made things interesting.


3 out of 5 nerds

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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.