Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1 [2013]


RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #1
Writer James Tynion IV (Talon) serves as both the main series as well as the annual. This issue highlights the secret history between Green Arrow and Roy Harper. Years ago Roy saw Dr. Hugo Strange revealing Green Arrow does not trust him. Roy helped Green Arrow build tech he needed to fight crime however he did not use them. Roy wanted to join Green Arrow however he refused. In the present Cheshire arrives to collect the $500 million bounty on the Outlaws. Green Arrow unknowingly leads her to them.

This issue promised the untold history between the conflict between Green Arrow and Roy Harper however it did not. It only introduced elements to be carried into the main Justice League of America and Red Hood and the Outlaws series. This issue would have been better served if it was a stand alone introducing us to the characters and why we should care about them.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – 3 OUT OF 5