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Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #21


By Philip Schweier
April 11, 2018 - 05:12

Bizarro is not himself these days – at least we’ve come to know him over the past several decades. Thanks to Lex Luthor, he’s not the simple-minded blunt object he used to be. Luthor has discovered a means of improving the imperfect clone, effectively turning him into another version of Superman. He has all his powers, and the intellect to go with them. Maybe too much intellect.

But that intellect comes with a price, akin to athletes on steroids. Bizarro seems willing to pay that price, but Artemis urges him to reconsider. With the help of his teammates, Bizarro might be able to shake this monkey off his back, but again, there will be a price.

Meanwhile, Red Hood has invaded the Penguin’s Iceberg Lounge, but whether he can make it out alive is another matter. No doubt Penguin is still smarting from his recent defeat by Harley Quinn, and isn’t above taking out on a member of the Bat-family. I love how Penguin has been elevated from the caricature as portrayed by Burgess Meredith, to the crime lord as portrayed by Robin Lord Taylor.

Looking back through my reviews, I realize how much Dexter Soy has been a part of the series. Kudos to him for making that commitment, and his role in building upon the myths of Jason Todd, Artemis and Bizarro. And his art aint so bad either. In fact, it’s pretty damn good.

Rating: 8/10

Last Updated: August 31, 2023 - 08:12

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