Red Hood and the Outlaws has never suffered a lack of quality artists but this issue is downright resplendent in its pulchritude. Every component of the art: layout, linework, figurework, shading…the inks, the colors…DC should stick this art team on a big event and watch the sales roar.
Seriously, that is a piece of advice we are stopping the preview to give you, the DC Comics folks.
Okay, so back to this gorgeous issue. The only part about it that’s not beautiful is seeing a young lady in distress–especially when she can roll toe-to-toe on Superman and fire power blasts that, no joke, have like a dozen variations. We’re not sure if anyone ever defined her powers beyond “She can do all the things.” If there’s energy or info in the DC Universe, Starfire will absorb it, and then, presumably, use it to dismantle you, your friends, and anyone you ever nodded at politely, if you cross her.
That’s what happens here, and oh boy, when she brings the hurt, that…that is beautiful.
Tiny splashpage below! Don’t try to read it; we split it up into two larger images for your pleasure. Just take in its glorious layout.
Okay, now jump between the next two pages to read it. Thumbs up!
For more alien-on-superhero-on-alien-superhero violence, check out Wednesday’s Red Hood and the Outlaws #34!
Brendan tends to side with the villains when he writes superpower comics.