With the current political climate in Syria, it’s natural that events would be reflected on the page. Such is the case with the latest issue of Red Hood And The Outlaws written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by Dexter Soy. The comic follows the former Robin, Jason Todd, leading a team that consists of Artemis and Bizarro. All three characters have a dark history that’s put to good use against the backdrop of political strife. Continue reading “Political Power And Syrian Metaphors In Red Hood And The Outlaws”
I’m back with another review of the Red Hood And The Outlaws series, written by Scott Lodbell. Issue 9 sees the much needed return of artist Dexter Soy. Red Hood and Bizarro have agreed to help Artemis find the Bow of Ra and the trio have travelled to the country of Qurac. The country is a war zone, full of disparate groups battling for survival. It’s also the place Jason Todd was murdered by The Joker.
“Of course I knew her. Diana of Themyscira. Their champion. The one the rest of the world knew as Wonder Woman. I had never met her. But I had heard the legends. Let’s just say I wasn’t impressed.”
Some comics work best when they’re telling an epic story that is spaced out over several issues. Others can present a self-contained story that focuses on character development and motivations. Red Hood And The Outlaws 8 is a stand alone issue that focuses on Artemis and her quest for the Bow Of Ra. There’s a bar fight, a mythical city and an appearance from Wonder Woman.
Today’s review is on Red Hood And The Outlaws 7, written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by Mirko Colak. This month’s issue has a slower pace than the Black Mask arc, with the story concentrating on the relationship between Jason Todd and Bizarro. I’ll start by saying I love the cover because it has an Of Mice And Men quality to it, which is a strong influence in the comic.
“I didn’t ask you to be Robin because I wanted someone perfect. I wanted someone who can do their best. Who can learn from their mistakes. Someone who makes me a better person just by being with them.” – Batman
Today, I’m reviewing my favourite comic with Red Hood And The Outlaws 6, written by Scott Lobdell. For those who haven’t been following the series, Jason Todd has been working to bring down Black Mask. In the last issue, Black Mask took control of Bizarro by linking their minds together with a virus. Artemis is on the scene and she’s battling with Bizzaro while Jason is fighting Black Mask.
Comics have never lacked for kick ass women, with Wonder Woman being an example of feminine beauty and strength. But Diana isn’t the only Amazon to stand tall. Artemis of Bana-Mighdall is a character with a rich history. Born into a seperate tribe of Amazons who migrated to Egypt, Artemis has been a rival and friend to Diana, and she deserves to share the spotlight.
The world of Batman is one of the most well known in popular culture, from his Rogue Gallery to his gadgets. There are people within it who walk the same path and there are those who fight against it. Red Hood is someone who exists somewhere in between. For the character spotlight today I’ll be focusing on Jason Todd and why he is the most human character I’ve ever encountered.