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Review Brew – Red Hood and The Outlaws #6

Family forms when you least expect it.

Red Hood and The Outlaws #6
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Dexter Soy
Colors: Veronica Gandini
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Covers: Giuseppe Camuncoli w/Cam Smith & Dean White; Matteo Scalera & Moreno Dinisio
Editor: Alex Antone
Group Editor: Marie Javins
Publisher: DC Comics

Everything looks dire fam, with Bizarro still under the control of Roman and Artemis barely keeping him from destroying downtown Gotham, while Roman (creepy stalker that he is) lectures Jason at gunpoint about how they could’ve been so good together. However, as I said in the previous review, you can’t keep a Bat-Brat down, especially not Jason. Like his father, Jason thinks several steps ahead, but unlike Batman he’s always underestimated, which makes the ending even more satisfying.

This issue brings the team together, formally, as they proceed to hand Roman his arse in the most amazing, hilarious and vicious way. Lobdell nails the newly formed group dynamic and we get some fantastic humor and bonding between the three. Artemis warms to her teasing big sister role, Bizarro shows some sly, wry wit and Jason falls into team leader mode, naturally. There is also some much needed Bat-family real talk that is the perfect cap to this adventure.

Dexter Soy and Veronica Gandini give us some beautifully illustrated action sequences and physical humor (watch the backgrounds as Artemis and Bizarro fight, it’s funny as hell) while using shading and color to give us some spine-tingling moments as Jason makes it clear that he may be on the side of the angels but he’s not one of them.

It’s a great wrap up to this arc, setting up future storylines, while tying in the Winick run as well as Jason’s Post-Crisis origin perfectly.

Five out of Five Burgers.

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