By Philip Schweier
September 12, 2018 - 05:49
is regarded as more villain than hero, and if this is a new direction for the
character, I’d just as soon pass. He’s got a bit of a new look, a new mask
(think Winter Soldier, another sidekick brought back from the dead). As for his
most recent partners, there is as yet no sign of them. I don’t know if that
means they’ve been written out of the book entirely or not.
I found Red Hood and the Outlaws to be derivative from issue #1, and it’s still derivative, but just in a different way. I would prefer to see a more original direction for Jason Todd, so hopefully the whole Jack Reacher stuff is just a phase.
Pete Woods artwork is well-suited for the crime genre Red Hood is a part of. Yes, it’s a super-hero concept, but it deals more with criminal biker gangs and modern era gangsters, rather than maniacal super-villains. As part of the Batman family of titles, it could round out the many different iterations of what it means to be a part of that.