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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Red Hood & the Outlaws #27

January 27th, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: James Tynion IV

Artists: Julius Gopez & Noel Rodriguez

Published by DC Comics 

After what seems like forever, the conclusion of this storyline is here! With Jason’s memories returned, he’ll have no problem fighting Ra’s al Ghul…right?

The theme of ‘strength within’ seems to be pretty prevalent throughout this tale, and it is much appreciated, at least by this reader. I’m glad that’s Jason finally has that ‘enough is enough’ vibe about him now. It’s been sorely missed. As much as I enjoy the team-feelings we get in this title, I liked that Roy and Kori more or less took a back seat in this one, since it was Jason’s time to shine.

There were split artists on this one, and both of them did fine, though the change was quite obvious. Rodriguez’s stuff was great for the flashback, in their whimsical-looking nature. As much as Gopez’s work isn’t really for me, I must say, I really enjoyed his page of Talia’s ghost coming up behind Ra’s. It was absolutely gorgeous, from pencils to colors.

It was a solid ending to a storyline that seemed to drag at times. And I couldn’t agree more with Jason, when he said he’s had enough of magic for a while. In the words of Roy, “Oh, thank god!”

3.5 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.