Red Hood And The Outlaws #25 – Starting or Ending?
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Art: Dexter Soy, Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn, Phil Hester, & Ande Parks
Color: Veronica Gandini, Rain Beredo, & MadPencil Studio
Cover: Trevor Hairsine & Antonio Fabela
Variant: Yasmine Putri
Synopsis: Red Hood is on the run from the cops after shooting Penguin. Batman also confronts him after Jason breaks his no killing rule. Artemis and Bizarro are trying to stop their Watchtower from crashing and killing thousands.
What You’ll Need To Know: Red Hood shot Penguin POINT BLANK in the face in front of the world and now he’s on the run. How could we forget? Jason has been great about not killing, but this time, Penguin REALLY screwed with him. We discover HE is the reason Jason’s estranged father was in jail for as long as he was, leaving Jason orphaned on the streets trying to survive. That’s how he became one of Batman’s Robins. Along the way, Jason was murdered by The Joker and brought back to life by Ra’s Al Ghul. There was definitely a lot of bitterness toward Batman not properly avenging him but amends were made down the line, and Batman allowed Red Hood And The Outlaws to do what they do as long as no one was killed. However, Jason had to break that promise.
In This Issue: The public doesn’t know what kind of villain Oswald Cobblepot is truly. When Jason shot him, he just looked like a murderer instead of a vigilante…There wasn’t two sides to the story shown. Batman knows WHO The Penguin is, but he still doesn’t care and it’s only black and white to him. Batman didn’t have to beat Jason up like that! And Jason has a point in that he never beat Joker OR Penguin like that. Of course he’s angry, but could Batman also have known about Jason’s father? After a beating, Bizarro and Artemis come to the rescue and then something tragic happens. Jason gets the help of another ally.
What does the Red Hood’s future hold as a superhero (antihero)? Could this really be the end?