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Exclusive First Look: RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13

Get your first peek at the preview pages for the issue set to hit stores on October 17th.

Starfire is in for the fight of her life as she battles for the thrown of Tamaran -- and she may just have to beat her sister to do it. Question is, will she succeed, or will her sister, Blackfire, beat her to the punch? The story comes to a conclusion in RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 which hits comic shop shelves on October 17th, 2012.

The conclusion of Starfire’s battle for the throne of Tamaran as she is reunited with her sister, Blackfire! Plus: The appearance of someone very bad from for Jason Todd’s past.

Written by: Scott Lobdell

Art by: Timothy Green, II

Cover by: Kenneth Rocafort

What do you think of the upcoming issue of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS? What do you think of Starfire's sister and of the book so far?

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Posted by kagato

Whilst not as pretty as Rocafort's art i am liking Timothy Green's take, its just close enough to capture the same feel. Lobdell is doing a great job on this series, i really hope he dosent leave the series any time soon.

Posted by lilcraig92

Red Hood and the Outlaws should be about mercenary type group

Posted by ClintsEvilTwin

I hate Roy's baseball cap

Posted by MisterKetch

Huh I didn't think the person from Jason's past was until next month after there fight with Superman, I don't think it's a surprise to say its going to be the Joker though RHATO's crossover with the Titans in Death of the Family doesn't start until December.

Love the series, my favorite DC comic they work well as a group the dialogue and interactions between the three are great not to mention the story structures which doesn't have the group really taking the initiative on missions but getting pulled into things from there past, I would love to see a Roy based story arc after Death of the Family.

Posted by Outside_85

Considering their starbolts can melt tanks...why do they carry smg's?

Posted by theTimeStreamer

im just going to buy this for the tatas.

Posted by queenfrost_

*points to icon*

Posted by sethysquare

@Outside_85 said:

Considering their starbolts can melt tanks...why do they carry smg's?

maybe bcos those tanks are built to resist star bolts and those smgs are built to deal more damage than their starbolt?

Posted by Fudgie29

don't know why starfire is always in positions where certain body parts are accentuated to put her in sexual positions. The artist needs to get it together.

Posted by Outside_85

@sethysquare said:

@Outside_85 said:

Considering their starbolts can melt tanks...why do they carry smg's?

maybe bcos those tanks are built to resist star bolts and those smgs are built to deal more damage than their starbolt?

When there arent any?

Posted by Mucklefluga

What's up with the "My name's Roy Harper" and "And no, that's not me" ?? This book is on it's 14th issue Scott, i think we know who's who!!!!

Posted by TheCrowbar

@Mucklefluga: It's a joke.

If an army like that can waste Tamaran. Pretty sure the Blight had a counter strategy to starbolts.

And it's hot.

Posted by sethysquare

@Outside_85 said:

@sethysquare said:

@Outside_85 said:

Considering their starbolts can melt tanks...why do they carry smg's?

maybe bcos those tanks are built to resist star bolts and those smgs are built to deal more damage than their starbolt?

When there arent any?

alien tech. its not on earth.

Posted by NXH

@kagato said:

Whilst not as pretty as Rocafort's art i am liking Timothy Green's take, its just close enough to capture the same feel. Lobdell is doing a great job on this series, i really hope he dosent leave the series any time soon.

Agreed. It's sad to see Rocafort isn't on this, but Timothy Green certainly makes a good replacement. Who does a fantastic impression of Rocafort's style. I'm interested to see what Rocafort can do on Superman.

Posted by wessaari

@Mucklefluga: i love this series, but i have to agree with you, it has grown to be really annoying. I still cant get my grip with Green's art, it just isnt to my liking

Posted by Outside_85

@sethysquare: Do you see anything other than Blight footsoldiers?

Posted by sethysquare

@Outside_85: which are alien and they're in outer space.

Posted by Outside_85

@sethysquare: So they are therefore more durable than tanks? Sure...

Posted by Skaddix

Besides still does not explain use of earth guns. Surely there are alien weapons that can get the job done better.

Posted by braynehurricane

@kagato: The colors are the same but certain things are a bit off that just take me out of it. Like how he draws the strands of Starfire's hair... Just making it look like a greasy mess. Or, worse yet, the incredibly dopey faces. I had to drop. I might still pick it up in trade but, gosh, what a disappointment. It might not have been so bad if it weren't right after Rocafort but it's still pretty awful - to me, at least. It's too generic.

Posted by Shutdown

@Outside_85: Well they could be. Superman, Martian Manhunter and Lobo are aliens and they're more durable than tanks. Heck, I think Starfire might be more durable than a tank as well.

Posted by Darkmaster006

Really I can't like Timothy's art, really, i don´t like it. First and second page are acceptable, maybe good, but the last one is really bad, you see the faces of Star and Blackfire and there are drew really bad.

Posted by DarthLydia

Babs, are you feeling ok lately? First you post bare naked boobies the other day and now you print "thrown" instead of "throne". That's a pretty serious typo for someone who does this for a living.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

The dialogue is kinda silly. I usually ignore silly dialogue in comics, It's kind of a given in the first place, and I read comics written by Claremont, who loves writing in a 30's film serial kinda dramatic way, but this comic...

"Do I look like 'nothing' to you?" what?

Also, Starfire and Blackfire fighting. And this'll be different from the hundreds of past fights how?

Posted by Video_Martian

Blackfire looks like a badass here.

Posted by daredevil21134

I'm so glad this current story arc is ending

Posted by Quintus_Knightfall

Rocafort is out.....and there for so am I :'(

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Posted by Mercy_

@Gambler said:

Rocafort is out.....and there for so am I :'(

Same here, already cancelled it from my pull list T__T

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Posted by ScreamingGhost

That costume on Blackfire is ridiculous its 2012 not 1995. Starfire on the other hand just looks goofy constantly posing for playboy.

Posted by kagato

@braynehurricane said:

@kagato: The colors are the same but certain things are a bit off that just take me out of it. Like how he draws the strands of Starfire's hair... Just making it look like a greasy mess. Or, worse yet, the incredibly dopey faces. I had to drop. I might still pick it up in trade but, gosh, what a disappointment. It might not have been so bad if it weren't right after Rocafort but it's still pretty awful - to me, at least. It's too generic.

I think the issue a lot of us are having is that Rocafort's style is a really hard act to follow, the fact that Green comes as close as he does is whats keeping me interested, i guess it dosent help that Rocafort has done the cover, they really shouldnt have done that lol.

Posted by Crazy Pan

Damn it why the hell do they draw Starfire looking like she's enjoying being choked by Blackfire? I swear DC Comics has no respect visually for female characters.

Posted by TerryBogard2014

when did starfire start dressing like samus aran?

Posted by redhood21

i follow characters and stories rather than artists but whatever floats your soap... who cancelled uncanny x force cuz the artist changed? anyone? hopefully not. the art doesn't look bad. as for the 90's thing thats all across the board for the new 52 so yeah...

Edited by RedParka

I feel like the way that women are drawn in this are evocative of Liefeld's style. I can't take this book seriously. I feel like if Michael Bay wrote a comic, this would be it.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

This is truly awesome I say. Not a title I'm getting but its Lobdell writing so obviously its good.

Posted by TheCowman

When did Blackfire get ahold of the Witchblade?

Also, guns. Cause that's cool and edgey.

Posted by knighthood

Umm... the ladies seem extra pointy

Edited by neiliusprime

I like Jason Todd's character in the New 52, I just hope the writing gets better for Red Hood & the Outlaws. So far its been ok. The current story arc with Starfire has been decent. If they ever cancel the book, Red Hood should join the new JLA team. I feel like he would fit in fine with the new roster, but that's just me.

Posted by wessaari

@kagato: lol it is a bit of a tease, but ya we are pretty much stuck with Green, and I was hoping that we might get Brett Booth, he drew a cover for RHTO that i thought looked beautiful. But ya Rocafort left a permanent mark in these comics, and he will definitely be missed, but i hop everything goes well with Superman. He deserves to be recognized, and in all honesty, the art doesnt make the comic. in fact the story of issue 12 was really quite good, while people were getting used to the art. But i have a feeling this arc is not going to end on a strong note. its alot to tie up in one issue, i think it would have been better to not have the Superman tie in issue, and have something with just the time transistioning back to Earth or getting ready for the Joker crossover

Posted by RodtRDH

"she battles for the thrown of Tamaran"

You mean throne?

Posted by sethysquare

@Outside_85: maybe its used to shoot those aliens who wore fortified armors against starbolts?

Posted by sethysquare

@Mercy_ said:

@Gambler said:

Rocafort is out.....and there for so am I :'(

Same here, already cancelled it from my pull list T__T

how dare both of u :(

Posted by Outside_85

@sethysquare said:

@Outside_85: maybe its used to shoot those aliens who wore fortified armors against starbolts?

So a bullet is supposed to be better than something that melts tanks? Sure...

Posted by cameron83

"Why is she posing for playboy"

Maybe because that is the way the artist drew her einstein.

"What is backfire wearing"

Um,an alien costume......because she's an alien?

And blackfire is supposed to look evil,I like this edgy (not literally) look.She especially looks evil,and it matches her for some reason...especially with her disease

@Crazy Pan: It's the artist,and she looks like she can't breath,when does that seem "fun"

Posted by cameron83

@neiliusprime: I agree with you,but i don't really think jason should be with the JLA..He won't really fit in that good

@Crazy Pan:

Posted by Sinestro2828

Why are Starfire and Blackfire using guns instead of starbolts?

Posted by Sinestro2828

@Outside_85 said:

@sethysquare said:

@Outside_85: maybe its used to shoot those aliens who wore fortified armors against starbolts?

So a bullet is supposed to be better than something that melts tanks? Sure...

I have to agree, Starbolts are super concentrated blasts of solar energy, incredibly destructive when used full out, yet also perfect for stunning enemies when used on lower settings. Heck, Kory once took out one of Brainiac's skullships by going supernova on it...I find it VERY hard to believe that handheld guns can pack more punch than Starbolts.

Posted by BecauseISaidSo

@TheCowman: Thank you. I was hoping for somebody to say that. You sir/madam are my hero.

Posted by BecauseISaidSo

@Outside_85: It was because of this comment, it made me follow you. You now have 80 followers.