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Red Hood and the Outlaws #11

by Hussein Wasiti on June 14, 2017

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Artist: Dexter Soy

Colourist: Veronica Gandini

Publisher: DC Comics

 

I haven't been a fan of this story when it started, and I'm sad to report that the ending to this story really fizzled out. Yes, this is the finale to the story. I thought we'd be getting a couple more issues at least to really solidify the rivalry between Artemis and Akila, but it just ends with a complete whimper. Nothing is explained at all.

 

The complexity of the story in the first arc was what got people into the series in the first place. We have a firm grasp on who Jason is, but I know nothing about the way Artemis thinks. Her backstory has been revealed, and that's it. There's nothing remotely interesting about her so far.

 

The name of this arc is Who Is Artemis?, but she ends up playing such a small role here while Red Hood and Bizarro are the ones who fight Akila. They take centre stage while Artemis fumbles around.

 

The only real draw here is Dexter Soy's art, who continues to provide really striking images, coupled with Veronica Gandini's excellent colouring.

 

There just isn't much to talk about here, since Scott Lobdell obviously doesn't care. This story needed to be longer and delve deeper into Artemis as a character. The art was nice, though.

Our Score:

5/10

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