Beneath The Pages puts the spotlight on people in the comic industry who are responsible for creating amazing stories and art. The artist featured today is Puerto Rican illustrator, Kenneth Rocafort, who’s known for his work on Superman, Red Hood And The Outlaws, Teen Titans and The Ultimates. Rocafort has had a varied career, and his experience makes him one of the best illustrators in the world.
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.
Beneath The Pages is a segment that shines a light on the comic industry and the people who make it what it is today. There are many big names out there, from Stan Lee, to Chris Claremont. But there are also those who are still establishing themselves or gaining a steady following. Today, the focus will be on artist Dexter Soy, who’s doing impressive work on the Red Hood And The Outlaws Rebirth series.
Today, I attended the Manchester Anime & Gaming Con, held at the Sugden Sports Centre in Manchester. What made this con special was the fact I cosplayed for the first time. My character of choice was Red Hood. Dressing up in public made me feel a little nervous to begin with. But once I got through the doors it was another story. Here is what I got up to at the Manchester Anime & Gaming Con.
“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.
Seeing the origin of a character can shed new light on their motivations. In the case of Jason Todd, the journey of how he became Red Hood is a dark and bloody tale. I’m reviewing Red Hood: The Lost Days by Judd Winick. Winick has also written Batman: Under The Red Hood, so his grasp of the character is impressive.