Title: Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Dexter Soy
Colorist: Veronica Gandini
Published by DC Comics on July 2016
Red Hood is investigating a mysterious connection between Gotham city hall and a new international crime cartel. He found out the mayor’s nervous system had been co-opted and he shoot him with an antidote. While he staged his act so it looks like an assassination, Black Mask have an interest in him and ask him to join the Black Mask gang.
The last volume of Red Hood and the Outlaws is one of the series I really enjoy (at least most part of it). They have their own flaws and mistakes but one thing for sure, they never fail to deliver an entertaining and fun story. From what I see in this issue, Red Hood and the Outlaws Rebirth definitely going to the right direction.
Most of the pages in this issue are filled with some brief recap about Jason’s past life. What happened at the night when he meet Batman, during his time as the Robin, and also the moment before his death. At least for this version of Red Hood. So if you’re an old-time fans of Red Hood, you probably could just skip this one.
But there’s something new in here. Red Hood, for some unknown reason, tries to prove that he is the one Batman always need. He wants Batman to trust him after did his best to get away from Batman in the previous series. Probably a little explanation on his change of heart would be nice, but I don’t have anything to complain at the moment because I see that this chance could actually makes the story better, or even the whole series.
Dexter Soy did a good job in this issue by making some awesome art. He really knows how to throw his character intothe panel and make some awesome cool pose. So if we just try to forget some minor mistake he made, this issue is a really great one.
It’s just a brief recap of Red Hood’s history in here. We don’t get much anything else but I should say that this issue is a nice set-up for the upcoming Red Hood and the Outlaws series.