Red Hood and The Outlaws #29-Tooth and Claw
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Pete Woods
Cover: Pete Woods
Color: Rex Lokus
Letters: Troy Peteri
Synopsis: Batwoman joins the fight! Both Kate and Jason find themselves exiled from Gotham for taking the law into their own hands. But just because they both angered Batman doesn’t make them allies…does it? Maybe not, but both are on the trail of a rogue player in the Underlife—the secret cabal of criminal conspirators who play by a shared set of rules—and teaming up could be the only way to take him down. What’s actually hiding under the seemingly perfect surface of Appleton? The Red Hood might not live to expose it!
What You’ll Need To Know: Last issue, Jason went to the small town of Appleton to do more investigation on “The Underlife”, an underground drug ring. Even though the residents seemed like your average ‘white picket fence’ Americans, they had some secrets that soon came out. They are heavily armed and working on something dangerous, including superhumans (if that thing that attacked Jason was even human).
In This Issue: Red Hood was lucky to evade his last attack with this, what would you even call this giant thing? It took impaling it twice to get it down, that wasn’t the end of it though. Batwoman comes to his aid, which is strange because Jason’s last encounter with her got him imprisoned in Belle Reve and having to work with the Suicide Squad. It was later discovered that was all part of Bizarro’s genius master plan. Batwoman discovers this too. This is still an awesome team up nonetheless, they’re both badasses who use guns! Turns out the big dudes are derived from the DNA of Solomon Grundy, we last encountered him around issue #12, where he killed Bizarro and was that outcome of having a super smart Bizarro. In the meantime, FBI agents, including the one Jason saved, and they’re finding more leads to The Underlife. Our other friend “Wingman” seems to be on it as well. What Jason and Kate discover is their operation is ran from the rehab house that Arsenal and others were murdered. The town is held hostage and their children are kept hidden underground so they had to comply. They also get a lead on someone called Solitary. They may have taken down a small part of The Underlife, but there’s still more to go.