Red Hood and the Outlaws, Volume 1: Dark Trinity by Scott Lobdell

Red Hood and the Outlaws, Volume 1: Dark Trinity

A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! Jason Todd, a.k.a. Redd Hood, has been many things--a Robin, dead, the Red Hood--now he's back and he's embracing his bad side! With his new status as a villain, Red Hood plans to take down Gotham's underworld from the inside. Joined by a fallen Amazon named Artemis and a half-baked Superman clone named Bizarro, this dark trinity will soon d...

Title:Red Hood and the Outlaws, Volume 1: Dark Trinity
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ISBN:1401268757
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:168 pages

Red Hood and the Outlaws, Volume 1: Dark Trinity Reviews

  • James DeSantis
    Feb 03, 2017

    Well this is my first offical "Red Hood" title. I skipped New52 cause heard it was shit on shit. I still got to read "Under The Red Hood" even if I've seen the movie. So what did I think? Pretty fun!

    There's two things I didn't like. Jason can be pretty annoying. He talks a lot, and usually has nothing really interesting to say. He's just a big old talker and his little quips aren't as fun as I want them. Also everyone coming together feels a little forced.

    However the fight against black mask i

    Well this is my first offical "Red Hood" title. I skipped New52 cause heard it was shit on shit. I still got to read "Under The Red Hood" even if I've seen the movie. So what did I think? Pretty fun!

    There's two things I didn't like. Jason can be pretty annoying. He talks a lot, and usually has nothing really interesting to say. He's just a big old talker and his little quips aren't as fun as I want them. Also everyone coming together feels a little forced.

    However the fight against black mask is fun, the outlaws are great (I love Bizzaro) and the art is solid. The ending, even cheesy, is still entertaining and holds a lot of hope for the future. I just hope this series keeps up. With Lobdell there you never know. Keep our fingers crossed!

  • Liam
    Jan 18, 2017

    ( 3.7 STARS )

    Red Hood is such a great and real character, I loved how in this volume we got a satisfying amount of flashbacks and character development! This trio worked so much better than expected and, overall, I really enjoyed this volume!

  • Brandon St Mark
    Jun 20, 2017

    A really fun series! The Dark Trinity as a whole is really interesting to me, and I like the direction this series takes with Bizarro (him am funny). I believe the next volume focuses more on Artemis, so that should be pretty cool when it comes out!

  • Brendan Nicholls
    Apr 15, 2017

    Red Hood has grown to be one my favorites, I enjoyed the introduction all those years ago and haven't looked back. The Jason Todd arc is basically the Winter Soldier of the DC world and that's not a bad thing. This team up of the Dark Trinity, not a name I'm a fan of, the outlaws is much better suited, is a refreshing team compared to the boring other team books. I'm finding the Gotham characters are the ones better suited to my interests and as the others fall off, these certain few stick aroun

    Red Hood has grown to be one my favorites, I enjoyed the introduction all those years ago and haven't looked back. The Jason Todd arc is basically the Winter Soldier of the DC world and that's not a bad thing. This team up of the Dark Trinity, not a name I'm a fan of, the outlaws is much better suited, is a refreshing team compared to the boring other team books. I'm finding the Gotham characters are the ones better suited to my interests and as the others fall off, these certain few stick around.

  • Diego López Ocón
    Mar 29, 2017

    Can't believe DC put Lobdell back with a comics series after...

    series that didn't worked out well as it should have

    But the past is behind and he has made a lot of progress in his writing, of course, RHATO was his idea so it's good to see him continuing it in this new way.

    I am surprised, I like it this more than I thought I would, Lobdell way of work is to create something creative,

    and original stuff, that's how he came with this te

    Can't believe DC put Lobdell back with a comics series after...

    series that didn't worked out well as it should have

    But the past is behind and he has made a lot of progress in his writing, of course, RHATO was his idea so it's good to see him continuing it in this new way.

    I am surprised, I like it this more than I thought I would, Lobdell way of work is to create something creative,

    and original stuff, that's how he came with this team before in the New 52. Of course this way of writing also makes that his work is either a big success or a masive fail.

    The writing was great, the dialogues kept the story interesting and here was a perfect balance of action a originality in each issue. The

    thing has been overused since the New 52 but this one was one of my favorites.

    The form how Jason has matured is big and his reflections in a more deeper way during this comic was something new, even beautiful for moments, and original for me.

    The last RHATO series, I felt that it had his up and downs, and sometimes I would have to force myself to read it, but I'm ready for this one. Lobdell I'm giving a second chance, so don't screw it.

  • Chris
    Apr 30, 2017

    In what will likely be the biggest surprise of DC's Rebirth line-up, Scott Lobdell hits a home run with the first volume of the new Red Hood and the Outlaws.

    Dark Trinity brings together the unlikely trio of Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro in a natural and entertaining way, while also focusing on Jason's life and his troubled relationship with Batman. The Rebirth issue that opens this volume is the best i've read thus far and the quality rarely drops throughout the following six issues. The story i

    In what will likely be the biggest surprise of DC's Rebirth line-up, Scott Lobdell hits a home run with the first volume of the new Red Hood and the Outlaws.

    Dark Trinity brings together the unlikely trio of Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro in a natural and entertaining way, while also focusing on Jason's life and his troubled relationship with Batman. The Rebirth issue that opens this volume is the best i've read thus far and the quality rarely drops throughout the following six issues. The story is character-driven and all the better for it, with some well-placed sentiment giving the book more weight than the quips and banter would suggest (Jason and Artemis are brilliant in this).

    Just as impressive as Lobdell's improvement are the art team of Dexter Soy and colourist Veronica Gandini. This is one good looking book and there are no fill-ins, either. In a very welcome touch, Jason's helmet no longer has facial features, Soy even removing it for certain scenes where seeing Jason is more effective. The book has a dark, almost noir-esque aesthetic overall, but Gandini's striking colours have a remarkable vibrancy, particularly during the otherwise muted flashbacks. I hope this team are on the book for the long haul.

    To think, I hadn't planned on reading this series when Lobdell was announced as the writer, but good feedback from other readers eventually changed my mind. I'm glad it did, because Dark Trinity was a damn good read and i'm looking forward to the next volume. Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro may be an unexpected team, but Lobdell, Soy and Gandini coming together to create one of Rebirth's best books is the real story here. Recommended.

  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    May 30, 2017

    Yes, yes, YES. I think this is my favorite Rebirth title so faaaaaar. Loved this, can't wait for more!

  • Batastrophe
    May 13, 2017

    This is a definite step up from the N52 Outlaws title. First of all, the actual format and narrative devices being used were much better--it's just a far more solidly constructed book than the previous series. The use of flashbacks throughout juxtaposing Jason's current story with his time as Robin, the symbolism of the Dark Trinity--it seems to me that this book was constructed with far more intention than the old Outlaws was.

    I did appreciate Jason in the book--how he's written, how he's drawn

    This is a definite step up from the N52 Outlaws title. First of all, the actual format and narrative devices being used were much better--it's just a far more solidly constructed book than the previous series. The use of flashbacks throughout juxtaposing Jason's current story with his time as Robin, the symbolism of the Dark Trinity--it seems to me that this book was constructed with far more intention than the old Outlaws was.

    I did appreciate Jason in the book--how he's written, how he's drawn--it was all pretty good. I also really liked getting to know Artemis and Bizarro. That said, I do feel like Bruce wasn't totally in character. He wasn't the worst written I'd ever seen him, but he just didn't really feel right.

    I also feel like the timeline is pretty confused. It does a good job of taking us through how Jason became Robin, but everything after is pretty muddy. The staples of his story are there--becoming Robin, getting killed, the resurrection, the confrontation--but everything that comes after is unclear. Jason mentions his time in Arkham--so that still happened? Did he totally fly off the rails? Is he recovering? Are we dealing with a Jason who was an anti-hero or a supervillain or just misunderstood...?

    It's hard for me to believe he's suddenly on such good terms with Batman when I can't really pin down exactly what his history with him is. And don't get me wrong--I love anti-hero Jason, I much prefer him like this to when he was a full-fledged super villain--it's just odd that the book's making vague references to these things if they're going to end up retconned. Or are they? Overall, it's the same issue that's haunted Jason Todd's character for years, and I suppose it's one that won't really just go away.

    Overall, I enjoyed the book, but it could've been better. The pacing could be tightened up a bit, and I want more interaction with Artemis and Bizarro. I also don't really get Artemis's history, much the same way I don't get Jason's--is this a brand-new Artemis, or the same one who's been around for years? If part of the aim of Rebirth is restoring DC's history, I'm not really sure what's going on with Artemis.

    I'll stick around for volume 2 though, because so far this is a hellavalot better than the N52 series was.

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