Pretending To Be Honorable (Red Hood And The Outlaws #22 Comic Review)

Red Hood and The Outlaws #22-The Past is Passed

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Art: Dexter Soy & Alisson Borges

Cover: Trevor Hairsine & Antonio Fabela

Color: Veronica Gandini

Letters: Taylor Esposito

Variant: Guillem March

 

Synopsis: The Penguin has redeveloped waterfront property into a new boardwalk attraction for children of all ages, but Red Hood knows any “legitimate” business of the Penguin’s is a cover for something illegitimate. Plus, Artemis pays a visit to Lex Luthor to find out about the “side effects” of Bizarro’s revival, though Lex might be more concerned with dredging up his past with the wayward Amazon than answering any of her questions.

 

What You’ll Need To Know: Red Hood has been facing off with Penguin since he has been a thorn in his side making his way back to Gotham. Jason has also been stressing over Bizarro’s true intentions and actions after getting his super intelligence. They have accomplished a lot with it and taken down a lot of bad guys, but Bizarro almost executed a room full of henchmen. However, the situation has been confronted by both Artemis and Jason, and they’re working on a solution that doesn’t involve Bizarro taking synthetic Kryptonite.

 

In This Issue: Red Hood is really keeping his “no kill” promise. Even when it comes to battling  Penguin and his goons. We also learn a major, sketchy part of Artemis’s past, and has she been a hypocrite about Bizarro’s choices? She worked for Lex Luthor himself. Killed for him. He wanted an Amazon on his side. Of course, Artemis is remorseful for this time of her life, but is she right to judge Bizarro? She is trying to reach out for help from Luthor, again. They want Bizarro to be happy and find a healthy, safe way to be able to keep his intelligence. This issue gets a great score for character development because damn, it really does touch on Bizarro’s fear and we get a glimpse inside of his head and what he’s going through daily. He is majorly conflicted, but his intentions are not bad. They are dealing with a ton, but they are growing closer as a team while going through it. Will it be better or worse to restore Bizarro’s mind to its full capacity?

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Hey nerds! I'm a 23 year old cosplayer from Southern California who loves comic books as well! I love going to metal and punk shows. I'm a hostess on Shoot The Breeze Comics' shows Thought Bubbles, Panel to Panel, and Guardians of the Con-Life.
Summary
Art is awesome but Borge’s style overshadowed Soy’s and his normally comes out super amazing. Cover is awesome as well, but the Penguin storyline is overplayed since he’s only been in miniscule parts of the issues lately. Before, the whole Life of Bizarro storyline was overplayed because it seemed like the same issue over and over, but now we have more insight and they need to fight to resolve it.
Good
  • Great development and flashbacks
Bad
  • Alisson Borges art was just eh, it wasn't all Dexter Soy's
  • Not that much Penguin as they want us to believe
8.2
Great
Art - 7.5
Cover - 8
Storyline - 7.5
Fluidity - 8
Character - 10
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Hey nerds! I'm a 23 year old cosplayer from Southern California who loves comic books as well! I love going to metal and punk shows. I'm a hostess on Shoot The Breeze Comics' shows Thought Bubbles, Panel to Panel, and Guardians of the Con-Life.

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