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Red Hood and the Outlaws #12

by Hussein Wasiti on August 09, 2017

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Artist: Dexter Soy

Colourist: Veronica Gandini

Letterer: Taylor Esposito

 

This issue signifies an awesome next step for the series, but takes its time getting to its final reveal and actually spends too much time recapping Jason and Artemis' relationship with Bizarro. In addition to this, Scott Lobdell took note of the lack of interaction between Artemis and Bizarro as of late, and decides to make up some fake interactions they had during previous storylines. Aside from these, it's a fun issue.

 

Lex Luthor played a big part in the issue, but didn't show up much surprisingly. It's a good thing he didn't take up too much room however, and I applaud Lobdell for tying his relationship with Bizarro back to Geoff Johns and David Finch's Forever Evil event during the New 52.

 

This story is a re-establishment of the Outlaws' relationship with Bizarro, and reveals exactly what Bizarro has done for them personally since they all came together. I liked the emotional resonance Lobdell was able to portray with the main scenes between Jason and Artemis.

 

The true star of the show here is Dexter Soy. There was some wacky stuff portrayed in the opening pages that surprised me, and a splash page less than midway through the issue was just awesome. This is a tour de force for Soy.

 

In a mostly tight but exposition-heavy issue of the series, Lobdell dives into the minds of his main characters in order to squeeze some emotion out of Bizarro's plight. It mostly works, and the art is stellar.

Our Score:

8/10

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