Comic Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #3 (DC Comics)

If you haven’t read issue 2 yet I warn you there is a Spoiler coming up, no not her, an actual story Spoiler. This issue begins with a younger battered […]

If you haven’t read issue 2 yet I warn you there is a Spoiler coming up, no not her, an actual story Spoiler.

This issue begins with a younger battered and bruised Jason Todd after his first night out on his own as Robin and it hasn’t gone to plan. Red Hood, however, gets brought back from his flashback and into the present by Artemis who is shocked that he can daydream after what they have found. *SPOILER* it’s only a blooming Superman clone! before the ramifications of their find can really hit home Red Hoods “boss” Black Mask appears and gasses them both.

Jason wakes up in Black Masks Mansion and finds a replacement mask waiting for him does this means his secret bunker is compromised or has Black Mask had a copy made?  it turns out that Black Mask hasn’t realized that Jason is trying to take him down and thinks he has helped to capture both the clone and Artemis for Black Mask instead. As Jason is shown around the facility he cants help but compare the clone awaking from his chamber to his own reawakening from the Lazarus pit giving him an affinity with the clone and when he breaks out and seems hurt Jason runs to aid him.

Black Mask has the clone chained up and forced to watch clips of Superman to how him what he can do but Jason thinks he has a better way to get through to him and, against the advice from Artemis,  attempts to befriend him starting by finding out his name BIZARRO!!

I am really liking this series so far, the interactions between Red Hood and Artemis are brilliant with them bickering and obviously liking each other but not admitting it. It will be Interesting to see how Bizarro will fit into the mix

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement