Comics / Comic Reviews / DC Comics

Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #11


goddess.jpg

By Philip Schweier
Jun 14, 2017 - 4:52

red-hood-011.jpg
The ”Who is Artmeis?” story arc concludes, as Artemis goes toe-to-toe with her once-dead-now-alive sister Akila to determine who will be Shim’tar to their people. Who will wield the Bow of Ra in the name of righteousness?


Who cares? As the finale, it’s a given our heroes will be victorious, otherwise, the title would be canceled, no?


Not to say it’s a terrible story, but woefully disappointing. The Bow of Ra, as a McGuffin, is very suitable under the circumstances, but sometimes a McGuffin works best when its fate is left open-ended. And the fate of Akila is disappointing at best. The story doesn’t end; it merely stops, and that’s the biggest disappointment of all.


Which isn’t to say there isn’t a cliffhanger, but that’s a whole new storyline, one to be explored next issue.


Dexter Soy’s artwork is perfectly serviceable. That may sounds as though I’m damning with faint praise, and perhaps I am. But I feel justified, as the Red Hood suddenly wields a pair of blades that A.) he pulled from thin air; and B.) only work on magic. How terribly convenient.


I’ve been enjoying this book as the anti-trinity to Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman, but after almost a year it seems as if it’s still trying to find its legs. Perhaps I should be patient, but when the trade version of this story is released, I recommend avoiding it if at all possible.

Support this writer on Patreon


Last Updated: Jun 14, 2017 - 8:36

Join the discussion:

Add a Comment


     Support Philip Schweier on Patreon         Philip Schweier's Twitter        RSS       Mobile       Contact        Advertising       Terms of Service    ComicBookBin


© Copyright 2002-2017, Toon Doctor Inc. - All rights Reserved. All other texts, images, characters and trademarks are copyright their respective owners. Use of material in this document (including reproduction, modification, distribution, electronic transmission or republication) without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Privacy Policy