Death Becomes Her in ‘Red Hood and the Outlaws’ #34

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.


She promised to do another stranger like this every five minutes until Roy gets a better hat.


This art pops like Stuart Immonen by way of glowing like Scott Kolins, that’s the kind of quality you’re looking at here.

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.


Oh man, you’re so dead you don’t even know how dead it is that you are.

Okay, now jump between the next two pages to read it. Thumbs up!


Hah, you alien scum came all the way to Earth and you didn’t even hit Vegas? You sin about as well as you fight.


“We’re all out of mercy today. Can I interest you in some pain?”


That time Starfire straight-up murdered a dude and the other heroes didn’t do a thing about it.


What’s he going to do, break light by touching the hologram? You’re a prig, science-dude.

For more alien-on-superhero-on-alien-superhero violence, check out Wednesday’s Red Hood and the Outlaws #34!

Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing superhero comics of his own or Cracked columns. You can say a neighborly hello to him on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

Brendan tends to side with the villains when he writes superpower comics.

heist21 Death Becomes Her in Red Hood and the Outlaws #34

If you’re reading this in the UK, it’s obscene!



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