Family Business (Red Hood Outlaw 31 Comic Review)

Red Hood Outlaw #31-Outlawed and Ordered

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Art: Pete Woods

Cover: Cully Hamner

Variant: Moreno Dinisio

Color: Rex Lokus

Letters: Troy Peteri

 

Synopsis: Red Hood and Arsenal began this investigation of the Underlife together in Beijing, and this is where it ends: in an abandoned prison in Mexico. With Roy Harper having passed, Jason Todd finds himself teamed with an ally he couldn’t have imagined—Wingman! (But wait—wasn’t Jason the face beneath Wingman’s mask in BATMAN INCORPORATED?!) When it is all over, Red Hood arrives at a conclusion that will shake the streets of Gotham City…forever?

 

What You’ll Need To Know: A lot has happened over that last few issues. New alliances have been formed. Artemis and Bizarro are not dead, but in a different dimension. After exploring and getting a lead on more of The Underlife, he ends up in an abandoned prison in Mexico called Hierve De Agua. He is on the search for a guy named Solitary. There he first encounters Wingman, a Batman knock-off that urges him to come back to Gotham. He says Gotham needs an antihero like him because the bad guys don’t get a second chance. Nobody does what he does, villains get right back up from a beating.

The prison has those “Monday” monsters being cloned by the dozens. Those are not easy to take down and required the aid of Batwoman. Among that, he finds the body of an old Titan, named Bunker. Let’s not forget the sweet dog he befriends!

 

In This Issue: This “tri-polar” villain keeps referring to Red Hood as his son. Uh oh. Could this really be his father who was imprisoned all those years ago? The one Jason could never have a relationship with? Anyways he’s a lot more psycho than Jason remembered, but having 3 different personalities will do that to you. He doesn’t explain why he has an old Teen Titan captured, but he is terribly frightened once he’s escaped. Solitary tries to explain his evil backstory and what had happened in prison, and that he is really Jason’s father and that his goal was to built him an empire. Jason doesn’t believe this whatsoever, even if he wanted to. He is done with Underlife and decides to return to Gotham with Wingman, Bunker, and his dog.

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Daniela Mendoza
Hey nerds! I'm a 23 year old cosplayer from Southern California who loves comic books as well! I love going to metal and punk shows. I'm a hostess on Shoot The Breeze Comics' shows Thought Bubbles, Panel to Panel, and Guardians of the Con-Life.
Summary
This was an awesome issue and a great way to tie everything together. Art was awesome and color meshed everything together well. I look forward to see what these next few issues bring, and how him and Batman will end up clashing again.
Good
  • Solid ending
  • Great way to introduce a new arc
Bad
  • Pretty hard to find one!
8.9
Great
Art - 9
Cover - 9
Plot - 8.5
Storyline - 9
Character Development - 9
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Hey nerds! I'm a 23 year old cosplayer from Southern California who loves comic books as well! I love going to metal and punk shows. I'm a hostess on Shoot The Breeze Comics' shows Thought Bubbles, Panel to Panel, and Guardians of the Con-Life.

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