Red Hood: Outlaw #41 (REVIEW)

Jan 1, 2020

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Red Hood: Outlaw #41
DC Comics

Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: David Messina
Colors by: Rex Lokus
Letters by: Troy Peteri


(WARNING: Spoilers for Red Hood: Outlaw #41 ahead.)

It’s great that Artemis and Bizarro are back. I couldn’t be happier. But we got that at the end of Red Hood: Outlaw #40.

Outside of their return, all we got was another kiss between Red Hood and a possessed Artemis and an anti-climactic ending to the latest Red Hood arc.

Though I will say, there were quite a few shots of Red Hood that looked great. David Messina’s version of Jason Todd was not part of the problem.

But I can’t say I was a huge fan of his Artemis. At least, her street clothes. Not because her outfit was bad, it just didn’t make sense for an Amazon to rock that look — even with her new hairstyle.

Both covers are outstanding. DC continues to produce kick-ass variants, and Philip Tan’s is no exception.

Regarding the plot: everything seemed forced and rushed. Who cares about Vessel? For the most part, these kids have been a letdown. So, it’s great that their time has come to an end, but that doesn’t give Scott Lobdell the right to cram everything together just so he can move onto the next story.

The best thing about this issue is we should be done with the kinds and onto Red Hood and the Outlaws again. They have a lot to discuss and I, for one, can’t wait for Jason and Artemis to talk about their kiss from Red Hood and the Outlaws #25.