Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Christopher Williams
Inks: Scott Hanna
Colors: Arif Prianto
Letters: ALW’s Troy Peteri
Cover: Dan Mora; Rex Lokus
Editor: Harvey Richards; Ben Abernathy
Publisher: DC Comics
Listen, I don’t ask for much. I truly don’t. Just Jason being awesome, Artemis and Bizarro (and hopefully Kory and Roy, somehow, someway) being good friends and family to him, continuity and good art that flows.
This artwork? This ain’t it. This artwork is genuinely ugly and not just because The Untitled are in it.
What the issue lacks in artwork that doesn’t make my eyes bleed it makes up for in the continuity department, though there are some issues there as well (Jason’s childhood crush on Diana is canon guys, let’s not tear her down to lift Artemis up, he – and we – can like both).
The lines between Jason Todd-Wayne and Red Hood are blurring more and more in this issue as Jason’s personal life and Red Hood’s brutal training clash in an extremely disturbing and upsetting way. It leads to a merging that will only end badly for all involved, Jason unknowingly in serious danger and a potential outbreak situation on the horizon. That’s not even getting into the government keeping the fact that The Untitled have emerged from extinction all to themselves until it was way too late.
With Jason and the crew on their way to Qurac, Ma Gunn trying to find suitable teachers for Generation: Outlaw and someone deliberately unleashing Jason specific threats onto the whole world, things look to be heating up. Let’s hope next issue’s artwork matches the quality of the writing.
3 Obelisk out of 5
P.S. If everyone would just pay attention to Dog when she growls at things half the problems these people face wouldn’t happen. Who’s a good girl? Dog is a good girl!