Qurac Finale

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Red Hood and the Outlaws (Volume 2) #11
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Dexter Soy

The big bad turns out to be Akila who basically wants to commit genocide with the bow of Ra. Jason takes out his All-blades, these weapons he got from the league of assassins that work on magic. It seemed to come out of nowhere but it was pretty cool. He wasn’t able to defeat her with them though. The bow of Ra ended up choosing Artemis as its new owner and Akila loses conrtrol and goes Supernova. It was an epic finale to this arc and I am glad it is over and I look forward to seeing what the Outlaws face next. It doesn’t look like Bizarro is doing ok health-wise.

Adventures in Qurac

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Red Hood and the Outlaws (Volume 2) #10
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Dexter Soy

All three of the Outlaws are separated and having their own adventures in the country of Qurac. Artemis reunites with her lost lover Akila who explains how she came back, Bizarro is doing something or other with a mountain, and Jason looks back at how the Joker killed him. Honestly, I have loved this series so far but I don’t know that we needed another look back at Jason’s death. Dexter Soy’s art is still incredible though.

The Trip to Qurac

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Red Hood and the Outlaws (Volume 2) #9
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Dexter Soy

The Outlaws travel to Qurac in this issue beautifully drawn by Dexter Soy. Put this artist on every book DC. He is perfect. While in Qurac, Jason naturally reminisces about his death at the hands of the Joker as the Outlaws try to get the Bow of Ra back from the person they believe has it. This issue seems almost ripped from the headlines in terms of what is going on with Syria except that instead of poison gas, we have this magical bow. It has to be a coincidence. I really can’t say one bad thing about this comic starring Jason Todd, who knew I would ever write a sentence like that.

Artemis Meets Wonder Woman

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Red Hood and the Outlaws (Volume 2) #8
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Kenneth Rocafort

In this issue, Artemis tells Jason Todd the story of her friend Akila and how she first met Wonder Woman and once again I am shocked at how damn good this series about Jason Todd is. Every page is fun and exciting and it is great to learn about Artemis’s past. I wonder how well this dovetails with the Pre-Flashpoint first meeting of Artemis and Wonder Woman. So far, Lobdell has been great at utilizing continuity so I suspect it is very similar to or the same. Ok this series is in the top 3 of the Rebirth books I have read so far with Wonder Woman and Detective Comics. How is this even possible? I don’t even like Jason Todd.