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Red Hood and the Outlaws, Volume 4: League of Assasins

(Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) #4)

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A new era begins for Red Hood and the Outlaws!
Following the Joker's horrifying attack on the Bat-family, Jason Todd finds himself lost in his own past. Kori and Arsenal set out on a treacherous journey to the far reaches of the globe to rescue him, but when they come face to face with the All Caste, Hugo Strange, and the League of Assassins, the Outlaws might reach their b
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Paperback, Trade, 232 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by DC Comics
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Shannon
I'm not really a fan of amnesia as a plot device.

Too much Roy in this and I'm deducting points because Green Arrow showed up in many of his parts. What little I've seen of Green Arrow in the various series he's popped up in has made me dislike him. I just find him annoying and whiny. A couple of points get added for the Strange cameo though.

This needed waaaaay more Starfire. I want more of her backstory and really any story where she's the focus.

I am curious to see if there will be any lasting e
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Roxanne
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I always say it but i do love jason and roy and i do enjoy reading these volumes even though the story is not always the strongest, or the most exciting i just love the whole dynamic of harper and todd! But wait a minute what about starfire? She was barely in this where as the past volumes had them equally sharing the pages, this does focus on jason and roy more so, and starfire just ends up being forgotten about. No wonder she branched out on her own.
As is the usual case jason and roy are bein
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Mike
Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it
A lot of mysticism, so not my cup of tea. A lot of sudden "we've been manipulating events the whole time" retroactive continuity revelations that stand on wobbly support, and a lot of willingness to accept characters changing sides. Maybe I've been reading too many thoughtful thrillers lately, where the pieces fit snuggly, that I don't like the comic-book logic today.
Sans
How. How? How did Tynion IV write something this bad? Was he still new here? Was this his first job? Did he miss the "How To Write Witty Banter" day at comic book school? Did he use a dartboard to decide on magical amnesia as a catalyst for some of the worst issues of any series I have ever slogged through? Did no one proofread any of this? Does he just really love Roy while still thinks he's an idiot and just hates every other character?

Don't get me started on the pencils. Or Cheshire. Or Ra's.
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Anchorpete
May 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I have been pretty mercilous with my comic book reviews today, but I will give this one a 2 based on one aspect of the story that took up two issues......

First off, this was very tough to get through. As one of the newer comic book writers, James Tynion IV's work feels very dated. It reminds me of the stuff I was reading when I was 12 (I am 32 at this point).

I usually only critique the story when I write reviews of comic trades, but this had some of the worst artwork and coloring I have seen in
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Jonny Campo
Nov 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mine, batman, dc-comics
it was still fun as red hood has proven to be so far throught the series but it was a little scattered and all over the place also at points was boring and strange because of a slightly different back story to Jason Todd that changed what we thought we knew
Ivy
Nice to see the League of Assassins in a comic. Their city looks very nice. Hope they will be able to stop Ra's. Zero year was very interesting as well. Glad that Jason got his memories back.
Gökberk Kaya
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not better than third volume but its good. So finally League Of Assassins made an appearence but beginning of the book isabput friendship and i recommend you to buy it with fifth volume
Eric Ulloa
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jason Todd

this is a great story, I like the turn red hood has received. if you as are looking for a good read, pick up ASAP
Ben Truong
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This trade paperback picks up where the previous volume left off, collecting the next eight issues (19–26) of the 2011 on-going series and the first of two Annuals.

With Scott Lobdell stepping down from lead writer and James Tynion IV replacing him, I was hoping that this series would get a mini-reboot of sorts – a breath of fresh air with all the new blood from a new creative team and all. If it happened, I must have missed it along the way, which could be considered a good thing, because it mea
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Sarah
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this graphic novel. The first half really dove into Roy Harper's character, and the more I read about him, the more he's quickly moving his way up my favorite characters list. He's so completely broken--but somehow, despite all odds, he's still also fiercely loyal. I enjoy the humor that can come with him as well--which stands in stark comparison to how damaged he truly his. In short: he's a well-developed, interesting character that has been written ...more
Peter
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic-books
There aren't really too many redeemable features in this volume of Red Hood and the Outlaws. A change in writer inevitability changes the feel of a story and it's definitely felt in this book. Jason's character development over the last three volumes is thrown out the window in favour of some weird mystic, chosen one inspired storytelling. Red Hood is a grounded character. Putting him into a story full of magic could have been interesting, but it really doesn't work here. On the other hand, Red ...more
Rick Hunter
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of any of the lead characters
Shelves: digital-comics
Upon starting this book, my initial reaction to what I was seeing and reading was to recall the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". The story that Scott Lobdell had in the first 3 volumes of this series was amazing. The storytelling was far from broken. The art was great in the first 2 volumes, but they stuck random folks on art in volume 3. I guess you could say that the art in 3 was a little broken, but all-in-all, this has been one of the best series in the New 52. Having James Tyni ...more
Kit
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nicole
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
God the writing is so bad. Jason is the magical chosen one or something and it's all just so cheesy and contrived and cliche. But damn if the themes of found-family and confronting your mistakes and flaws and trying to reclaim your life from the tragedies you've survived aren't amazingly strong. God I am such a sucker for these themes
Jenny Clark
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
My my... I enjoy seeing parts come together now that we are a little way in. The art is a little sketchy for my liking though. The writing stays good, despite the different writers from this to the last 3. Looking forward to the art of volume 6.
Roman Colombo
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc
Tynion takes the reigns of the series, and he's going full myth and mysticism. It's fun--Roy is definitely the standout character here, and most of it follows him as he tries to keep the Outlaws together.

But the volume ends before the story finishes. I hate when they do that.
Amy
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comix
whit?
but also... jasons friends loooooooove him !!!
Szava
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I am so goddamn unimpressed by this restoring balance, fulfill your destiny plot. And this is bad League of Assassins writing. Roy and Kori are the only saving graces of this volume.
Lillian Francis
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Like the direction this went in, storywise. I did have an issue with the quality of the artwork, though; it was very inconsistent.
Nicole Westen
Wiping your memory when you have a literal metric shit ton of enemies is an awful idea.
Justin
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jason gets mind wiped from all caste to forget incident with joker. Shows back story with Roy and Ollie. League of assassins wants Jason to lead. *** talia revived Jason to be leader of league of assassins, show his backstory with her-interesting. Rhas revived and has power- seems different
superhero fan
Better than volumes two and three
Panos Panagiotidis
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Asgrym
T.J. Day
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Arsenal and Starfire return to save their friend Jason (Red Hood) from erasing his memories and forgetting who he is - at the worst possible time.

At the end of Death of the Family, Jason is fed up with the demons in his head telling him what he can and can't be. He wants to forget all the wrong he's done, all the people he's hurt. He doesn't want to feel anymore pain himself. So he rids himself of his memories just as Starfire and Arsenal show up to try to stop him.

But they're not the only one
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Michael Church
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dc-comics
This book fell so far so fast, and it's hugely disappointing. I don't know why Scott Lobdell left the book, but everything about his style that made it great is gone. All of the little touches of character that made me care about these people. There's nothing here, only what was carried over from the last volumes.

The way they care about each other now feels forced. Especially since a good portion of the story revolves around Roy trying to force the group back together. Plus there's the old trop
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Cale
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is much better than it has any right to be. Jason Todd has willingly had his mind erased, and Roy and Starfire have to deal with it. And they don't deal with it well. Their attempts to restore their friend (even against his own desires) are played across a war between the Untitled and the League of Assassins, culminating in a major showdown between the two. There's lots of maneuvering, lots of action, lots of self-examination as characters try to figure out who they are and what they stand ...more
Bradley
May 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
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M
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
James Tynion IV guides the Outlaws towards the League of Assassins in the fourth volume of the New 52 series. Wishing to be free of the Joker's influence, Jason Todd decides to mess with his memories - resulting in the utter loss of the all. Determined to discover who he really is, Red Hood crossed paths with the League of Assassins and Ra's al Ghul. Arsenal and Starfire refuse to let Jason go without a fight, and opt to track down their amnesiac member and get him back by any means necessary. T ...more
Sierra Dean
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Okay, phew. After vol 3 I was a little worried I wasn't liking the series as much, but things took a decidedly positive turn in this volume.

I'm still not sold on the new artist. Some panels are great, other panels are sketchy. Literally. They look rough and unfinished. This is, I believe, the third long-run artist on this series, and the first is still my favourite. (I'm the worst for not knowing off the top of my head any of their names, sorry.)

The writing is good under Tynion. Lobdell was stil
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Prior to his first professional work, Tynion was a student of Scott Snyder's at Sarah Lawrence College. A few years later, he worked as for Vertigo as Fables editor Shelly Bond's intern. In late 2011, with DC deciding to give Batman (written by Snyder) a back up feature, Tynion was brought in by request of Snyder to script the back ups he had plotted. Tynion would later do the same with the Batman ...more

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