Red Hood, Roy Harper, and Starfire pick up their adventures in space, as they make their way to Tamaran. Our heroes must make some tough decisions: Will they protect Tamaran? Will Roy and Koriandr ever get together? What will Mr. Hood do about Isabel? Find out some of these answers and more in the review below.
Scott Lobdell handles this genre flipping comic quite well. Gone is the thought-to-be oversexed female hero, and arriving is the feminist space warrior Starfire! Coming with her on this odyssey are two people who know less about the universe than they do their own Earth. The three heroes find themselves in a fight that none of them want to be in, while they question whether or not they should be warring against the alien planet they are about to visit. These emotions play out nicely nicely in the narrative, especially when it comes down to the last splash-page.
Kenneth Rocafort plays out the panels quite well in this issue. His designs for each character have always worked, but it’s his crazy interchanging page constructions that keep the narrative pumping along nicely. His unique look takes full advantage of every narrative twist and turn the writer has given him. There’s no shortchanging him, he has a very stylized design that carries over to characters that are not quite center-stage yet.
All in all the book stays true to its core even as it shifts focus away from Jason Todd. As the series continues to evolve past its own beginnings this title in the New 52 continues to impress.