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Scott Lobdell Departs Red Hood as New Allegations are Raised

Scott Lobdell is a comic writer who has largely escaped allegations of harassment. Today, he announced that he would be exiting Red Hood and the Outlaws after the 50th issue wraps. He began writing the character of Jason Todd, aka Red Hood, since DC’s New 52 initiative in 2011 and has one of the longer current runs of a single writer on a character.

I’m stepping away from only remaining freelance work on Red Hood and The Outlaws, effective immediately” Lobdell wrote. “Issue #50 out in October will be my final issue. While I’m profoundly grateful for the last ten years on a book telling the story of a tragically flawed man in search of redemption, I depart certain that my vacancy will be filled by a dynamic new voice.

His statement makes it sound like Lobdell is stepping away from comics as a whole. He still is writing for Dynamite and is launching their latest volume of The Green Hornet.

The writer has found success with films like Happy Death Day which was released in 2017 and a sequel in 2019. He also was a writer on Critters Attack! which was released in 2019 and an attempt to reboot the classic horror franchise. His creator-owned comic series Ball and Chain is currently being adapted into a film starring The Rock and Emily Blunt.

Lobdell admitted to having engaged in harassment in 2013 and was accused of it last year again when he was announced as the writer of Flash Forward.

I myself witnessed Lobdell drunkenly making a woman uncomfortable, something she told me had happened multiple times before, at San Diego Comic-Con. A DC staffer stood next to Lobdell as if to make sure he didn’t get completely out of hand but was ok with general creepiness. A source also has spoken privately of unwanted inappropriate messages Lobdell would send over instant message.

With Lobdell’s announcement, numerous individuals have spoken out further about the creator leaving many to wonder if he’s getting out of comics before more is revealed threatening his movie career.

Artist Tess Fowler came forward about inappropriate comments Lobdell made to her.

Alex de Campi too took to Twitter to speak up as well:

And more individuals have come forward as witnesses to his behavior.

Numerous other individuals are coming forward with their own stories and screenshots of inappropriate messages the writer has sent.

Lobdell is a shining example of a known problem within the industry seeing no repercussions due to their actions and being protected by senior staff. And, suffering no accountability, is able to walk away on his terms.

Preview: Red Hood Outlaw #46

Red Hood Outlaw #46

(W) Scott Lobdell (A/CA) Paolo Pantalena
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro have their hands full-and until now they thought the biggest problem they had to face was the uprising of the Untitled during the political protests in Qurac! They’re about to learn this ancient race might very well be the lesser of two evils when the Outlaws square off against one of the oldest and most dangerous threats in all the DC Universe! (We’re not kidding-we know better than to say his name out loud! Yeah, he’s that scary!) Meanwhile, Artemis has united with Mistress-but at what price? Bizarro meets… his mother? And Jason is forced to choose between Essence and Isabel if he’s going to defeat the Untitled once and for all!

Red Hood Outlaw #46

Preview: Red Hood Outlaw #45

Red Hood Outlaw #45

(W) Scott Lobdell (A/CA) Paolo Pantalena
In Shops: May 20, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro have battled many threats together…but they’ve never faced a veritable army of the damned! Which is what is happening during the protests on the streets of Qurac as the Untitled prepare to strike at the heart of humanity! At the same time Artemis has to go sword-to-word with Essence. As the enemy gathers its forces, it is clear the Dark Trinity needs to expand its roster-and fast!

Red Hood Outlaw #45

The Rock and Emily Blunt to Star in Ball and Chain Based on the comic by Scott Lobdell

Ball and Chain #1

Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are reuniting for the upcoming superhero film Ball and Chain. The movie is an adaptation of the comic series by Scott Lobdell, Alé Garza, and Richard Bennett and being adapted by Emily V. Gordon.

The film is about a bickering couple that get superpowers that only work if they’re together.

Ball and Chain ran for four issues and was by Lobdell, Garza, and Bennett. Published by Homage Comics, the series ran from November 1999 to February 2000.

Interestingly, there was to be a tv movie of the comic series in 2001 featuring Dan Cortese and Myndy Crist as the married couple and featuring Eric Dane who would later go on to Grey’s Anatomy and play Multiple Man in X-Men: The Last Stand.

Johnson and Blunt are set to co-star in Jungle Cruise which has been delayed due to the pandemic. It’s unknown when this new team-up will film.

Johnsons has multiple comic properties ahead of him. Along with this film there’s DC’s Black Adam and Doc Savage. This would be the second comic property for blunt who starred in Edge of Tomorrow based off of the manga and book and is rumored to reprise her role in Live Die Repeat and Repeat as well as being a consistent rumor as an actor joining the Marvel Universe.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Preview: Red Hood Outlaw #44

Red Hood Outlaw #44

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) ChrisCross, Scott Hanna (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $3.99

When tracking down an ancient evil that can hide in anyone, Red Hood and his Outlaws have to surreptitiously sniff out their enemy by similarly hiding in plain sight…Are you ready for the Outlaws to go undercover? The Untitled are unlike any foe they’ve ever faced, so if the Outlaws are going to win, they’re going to need to improvise!

Red Hood Outlaw #44

The Green Hornet Celebrates 10 Years at Dynamite with a New Series

The Green Hornet strikes in a slick new series by prolific scribe Scott Lobdell and artistic mogul and teacher Anthony Marques, from Dynamite in June! In time to help commemorate the 10th anniversary of Dynamite’s publishing the iconic character!

Green Hornet, Kato, the Black Beauty and a bounty of gadgets are back in this artistically unique series. Featuring a slimmed-down, tight-knit creative team, fans of the classic pulp hero will be amazed. Writer Scott Lobdell is joined by artist Anthony Marques, who is also handling coloring to create a stylish, minimalist palette of black, white and green. Letterer extraordinaire Taylor Esposito plays the comic book bass with his consistently on-point storytelling. And did we mention there’s a baby? An alien baby?

A show-stopping series like this wouldn’t be complete without some real stunners in the cover art category. Fellow Kubie and maestro Lee Weeks mirrors the interior color scheme. As does Marques with his newspaper inspired piece. Eisner Award-winning cover artist Dave Johnson brings some 60s mod flavor. Mike McKone has the most action-packed of the bunch. A double-breasted coat and smoking Tommy gun are the name of the game with Leonardo Romero. And Walter Geovani closes it out with a limited incentive cover.

Green Hornet #1 is out June 2020.

Green Hornet #1

Preview: Red Hood Outlaw #43

Red Hood Outlaw #43

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) ChrisCross, Scott Hanna (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

We’re living in strange times! Magic and metahumans are everywhere, but good and evil are easy to spot-right? The heroes of the world would never let anything happen to it…unless it happened already. Red Hood and the Outlaws are about to discover that the line between moral and immoral is very thin indeed.

Red Hood Outlaw #43

Preview: Flash Forward #6 (of 6)

Flash Forward #6 (of 6)

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund (CA) Evan Shaner
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The finale of Flash Forward is here, and Wally West must make the toughest choice of his life: save the day, or save his family. With the crack in the Dark Multiversal barrier reaching critical mass, Wally’s mettle will be tested in ways the young hero has never seen before…and this surprise ending will leave you speechless!

Flash Forward #6 (of 6)

Will Wally West Save the Day—or Save His Family?

Flash Forward #6 (of 6)

Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund
Colors by Luis Guerrero
Cover by Evan “Doc” Shaner
Variant cover by InHyuk Lee
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
Final Orders Due: Jan 27, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Will Wally West Save the Day—or Save His Family?
…and what are the consequences of either choice?

The finale of Flash Forward is here, and Wally West must make the toughest choice of his life: save the day, or save his family. Is the day doomed either way? With the crack in the Dark Multiversal barrier reaching critical mass, Wally’s mettle will be tested in ways the young hero has never seen before…and this surprise ending will leave you speechless!

Flash Forward #6 (of 6)

Get a First Look at Red Hood: Outlaw #43. One of Jason’s Oldest Enemies Returns!

Red Hood: Outlaw #43

Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by ChrisCross and Scott Hanna
Cover art by Dan Mora
Variant cover by Philip Tan
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
Final Orders Due: Feb 03, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Trains, Pain, and Automobiles!

The Outlaws are together again! This time on the trail of the Untitled…but the threat posed is far greater than they could have anticipated!

Also, one of Jason’s oldest enemies returns!

Red Hood: Outlaw #43
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