Review: Red Hood And The Outlaws #16


Writer: Scott Lobdell

Artist: Dexter Soy

Colourist: Veronica Gandini


Captain Boomerang asks Jason a fun question. “Why do you wear a Batman-symbol on your chest?” And Jasons answers as one would expect: “Just cause.” Lobdell writes the Batkids so well, and this issue is fun as heck. The Dark Trinity is going up against another dark team, who also secretly fights on the side of awkward-justice (sometimes). Suicide Squad vs Outlaws.

Each face-off is pact with fun. Jason and Artemis fight through this hidden facility, and each short interaction suits the gangs.

Jason is befuddled that Artemis took on Harley and left without a scratch. I believe psychotic doctors have nothing on Amazonians.

The art is glorious as always. Fantastic poses, I love the muscle definition of the female heroes. I don’t think I’ve seen Harley Quinn this ripped. Soy draws amazing body-types. He’s fitting the Outlaws perfectly, Amazonians need artists like him! As for comic book talent, Soy is skilled at guiding the eye. Gandini and he make a great art duo. Her colors are popping, and she’s talented in creating vivid attacks.


A fun ride! It’s another “versus” issue. If you’re looking into starting this series, this wouldn’t be a bad adventure to start off with. It’s witty, cute, and filled with action. Welcoming to all ages! By the way, I am loving how DC did the thing:

Make sure to show artists and writers some love, and follow their twitter!

Images courtesy of DC Entertainment

Sharna Jahangir

Lover of all things Batman. A Masters of Information Science student at the U of Toronto. Passionate about defending citizens as much as Batman, a published in A.I. researcher at National Defense. Junior Editor at A graphic artist, avid blogger, scientific analyst, Sharna's not the best at maintaining a secret identity, but more than strong enough to protect her loved ones.