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

Red Hood and the Outlaws, Vol. 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, Vol. 1: Dark Trinity
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ISBN:1401268757
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:168 pages

Red Hood and the Outlaws, Vol. 1: Dark Trinity Reviews

  • James DeSantis

    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

    ( 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

    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!

  • Roxanne

    I did really like the rebirth issue my review of it was nothing but praise but this volume as a whole is just a bit meh. Everything i thought would happen did, as soon as Artemis and Bizarro were introduced i was bored of them instantly the story just falls flat. Black Mask who is pretty known for his humour across all media types suddenly becomes the most boring character ever.

    There are some cute moments with Batman and the rebirth issue is still what stands out most from this trade it's just

    I did really like the rebirth issue my review of it was nothing but praise but this volume as a whole is just a bit meh. Everything i thought would happen did, as soon as Artemis and Bizarro were introduced i was bored of them instantly the story just falls flat. Black Mask who is pretty known for his humour across all media types suddenly becomes the most boring character ever.

    There are some cute moments with Batman and the rebirth issue is still what stands out most from this trade it's just a shame the story writing or humour was left at the door and not carried through the entire volume. I still think DC struggle with the character of Jason and why they constantly feel the need to have him teaming up or needing to be in a gang. I think it's just the usual from Lobdell and it's cool more people are picking up Red Hood and this has some really good reviews so it's good that Red Hood is getting more of a look in i just could have done with a bit more from this trade. Overall if you're a Red Hood fan you're gonna pick it up but if you're new to the character you might want to start somewhere else.

  • Brendan Nicholls

    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.

  • Anne

    Ok, so this wasn't perfection, but this is definitely one of the few Rebirth titles I've read that I'm going to keep up with if I can.

    Even though this is

    if you have little to no idea who Jason Todd/Red Hood is, then you might want to do a bit of research before you pick this up.

    The cheap version is this:

    Jason was the second Robin (after Dick Grayson left to become Nightwing). Sadly, he was an annoying character...which resulted in fans voting to kill him off.

    S

    Ok, so this wasn't perfection, but this is definitely one of the few Rebirth titles I've read that I'm going to keep up with if I can.

    Even though this is

    if you have little to no idea who Jason Todd/Red Hood is, then you might want to do a bit of research before you pick this up.

    The cheap version is this:

    Jason was the second Robin (after Dick Grayson left to become Nightwing). Sadly, he was an annoying character...which resulted in fans voting to kill him off.

    So, the Joker beats him to death with a crowbar and (

    ) Batman has one more thing that gives him a little extra gloomy/brooding street cred. Fast-forward a bunch of years and Jason is resurrected as an anti-hero (Lazarus pits, FTW!) called Red Hood - a nod toward the (maybe) secret origin of the Joker.

    I enjoyed the way minor flashbacks showed a different side of Jason's relationship with Bruce. In fact, that was maybe my favorite part of this thing. It set a nice tone for the story with those little nuggets of their past popping up as Jason's memories.

    I gotta be honest, though. I'm not completely sold on Artemis and Bizarro as the new

    . I didn't hate them, but I'm not singing the praises of this Dark Trinity team-up just yet. For now, I'm just a fan of Jason. Hopefully, I'll start digging these other two a bit more somewhere down the road, because the chemistry wasn't completely off, but I don't know enough about either of them to have strong feelings one way or the other yet.

    Fun Fact: My 14 year old son's favorite thing about this

    Jason Todd was his chest taser. Can't say I blame him...it was pretty fucking cool watching him zap the shit out of Batman.

    Definitely check this out if you're a fan of this character.

  • Chris

    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.

  • Allison

    Hands down one of the best Rebirth series. Loooooooove.


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