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Preview: Red Hood and the Outlaws #9

Red Hood and the Outlaws #9

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Nicola Scott
RATED T+
In Shops: Apr 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Who is Artemis?” part one! When Artemis discovers that the Bow of Ra has been used to destroy an entire city, Red Hood and the Outlaws race to Qurac to discover the identity of this barbaric bowman-and who they find is too shocking to believe!

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Preview: Army of Darkness/Xena #6

Army of Darkness/Xena #6

writer: Scott Lobdell
artist: Diego Galindo, Igor Lima
cover: Moritat
incentive cover: Moritat (“virgin art”)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Ash met Xena the Newborn! Pirate Xena hired Ash as her first mate! They even fought Nazi Deadites to keep America safe in the final days of World War II! Now all these eclectic encounters have brought them together to battle a threat as old as Mankind in a battle at the end of time! Don’t miss the pulse-pounding, warrior-princessing, boom-sticking conclusion to “Forever… And A Day!”

Exclusive Preview: Red Hood and the Outlaws #8

Red Hood and the Outlaws #8

Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Kenneth Rocafort
Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort
Variant cover by: Guillem March
U.S. Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: March 8, 2017

“WHO IS ARTEMIS?” prologue! As Red Hood and the Outlaws gear up for their journey to Bana-Mighdall, shocking secrets from Artemis’ past come to light! Who is this mysterious Amazon warrior? What is her relation to Wonder Woman? And what makes her quest for the Bow of Ra so personal? Answers to all this and more in a thrilling new adventure with your favorite band of misfits!

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Gotham Weekly Discusses Two Weeks of Batman Comics

This week on Gotham Weekly, our hosts battle some slight sound issues to talk about the past two weeks of Batman family comics.

Included in this episode is:

Batman #16 by Tom King and David Finch
Nightwing #14 by Tim Seeley and Marcus To
Batgirl #7 by Hope Larson and Chris Wildgoose
All-Star Batman #7 by Scott Snyder, Tula Lotay
Detective Comics #950 by James Tynon IV, Marco Takara, Alvaro Martinez, Eddy Barrows
Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #7 by Julie and Shawna Benson, Chloe Roe
Red Hood And The Outlaws #7 by Scott Lobdell and Miko Colik

Preview: Red Hood and The Outlaws #7

Red Hood and The Outlaws #7

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Mirko Clark, Tom Derenick (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
RATED T
In Shops: Feb 08, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“how do you solve a problem like Bizarro?”! Now that Black Mask is defeated, Artemis continues her quest for the Bow of Ra-a weapon of immense power. Meanwhile, Jason is dealing with an immense power of his own-Bizarro. What’s to be done about such a volatile creature…and is he too dangerous to be kept alive?

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Review: Red Hood And The Outlaws #7

redhoto_cv7_ds-666x1024“How do you solve a problem like Bizarro?”! Now that Black Mask is defeated, Artemis continues her quest for the Bow of Ra—a weapon of immense power. Meanwhile, Jason is dealing with an immense power of his own—Bizarro. What’s to be done about such a volatile creature…and is he too dangerous to be kept alive?

After the events of the six part Dark Trinity story, Red Hood And The Outlaws get a bit of a reprieve in this standalone(ish) story that finds Red Hood questioning just what he should do with the immense power that is Bizarro. It’s a unique take on the with “great power…” line that Spider-Man so often utters, told with a flashback or two that leads up to the final act that should be no surprise to any who’ve seen the standard cover (which should be all of you reading this review).

But the journey to this point is well done, exploring the troubled psyche of Jason Todd as he tries to find which side of the line he falls, and whether he really should just let a destructive powerhouse like Bizarro free. There are some interesting exchanges between Artemis and Todd in the flashback sequences, although it’s easily Bizarro that steals the show this issue, whether it’s the more somber moments or the ones in which he’s acting like a slightly more intelligent Hulk, when he’s in panel it’s always a pleasure to see him, especially with the way Mirko Colak brings him to life. The same cannot always be said for Jason Todd’s unmasked face, but that’s personal taste more than a criticism on any artistic ability.

At the end of the day, this comic is the epitome of the series so far, because while it’s an entertaining read, the questions it asks are never quite subtle enough not to be spelled out for you. The end result of the comic won’t be a surprise, nor will the dilemma faced by Jason Todd and how he reacts to it. That Artemis is used almost entirely to send Red Hood on the deep soul searching journey he undertakes this issue makes her feel like an underused aspect of the Outlaws (even if her verbal jousting with Red Hood as she uses his computer is one of the highlights of the comic).

Make no mistake, this is a comic about Red Hood first and the Outlaws second, but given the series title that’s to be expected. Red Hood And The Outlaws has been like a reliable old Ford pickup; solid and reliable, but unlikely to set the land-speed record.

 Story: Scott Lobdell Art: Mirko Colak
Breakdowns: Tom Derenick Colours: Veronica Gandini
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Red Hood and the Outlaws #6

Red Hood and the Outlaws #6

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 11, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“Dark Trinity” conclusion! Black Mask and Red Hood go toe-to-toe beneath One Police Plaza, while above them Bizarro and Artemis clash in a battle of titanic proportion! The finale to “Dark Trinity” is here-don’t miss it!

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Preview: Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever… And A Day #4

Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever… And A Day #4

writer: Scott Lobdell
artist: Diego Galindo
cover: Ben Caldwell (a)
incentive cover: Ben Caldwell (“virgin art” )
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Ash’s travels through time bring him face to face…with the 1940s reincarnated Xena, Melinda Poppas!   (Straight from the classic Xena episode:  The Xena Scrolls!)  But even as Ash is dealing with his feelings for Pirate Xena, he finds himself attracted to the no nonsense adventurer Janice Covington (the reincarnated Gabrielle)!   He’ll have to put both women out of his mind as the three of them uncover the final mystery of the Island of Eden — and the trio are one step closer to saving the world!

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Preview: Red Hood and the Outlaws #5

Red Hood and the Outlaws #5

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
In Shops: Dec 14, 2016
SRP: $2.99

“DARK TRINITY” part five! Red Hood and Artemis team up against a rampaging Bizarro-and it’s a race against the clock to save him-and the city-from Black Mask’s mind-controlling techno-organic virus!

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Preview: Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever…And A Day #3

Army of Darkness/Xena: Forever…And A Day #3

writer: Scott Lobdell
artist: Diego Galindo, Pete Pantazis
cover: Nick Bradshaw
incentive cover: Nick Bradshaw (B/W art)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Once more into the breach as Ash is summoned back in time to help Xena.    Only this time, he arrives at a point when she was Pirate Xena—scourge of all seven seas! He convinces her to take him on as first mate while they investigate a mysterious island named Eden! But all this time he’s spending with her is making Ash wonder if they might have a future together…you know, after they get done saving the world?

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