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Red Hood is convinced that the super assassin Essence set him up in his battle against the Untitled...and Arsenal and Starfire are prepared to help him get some payback! Plus: The trio learn that the super-villain known as Crux might be a kindred spirit after all! And the murderous Suzie Shu waits in the wings for her revenge!

Complete Plot

The story begins with Jason Todd, disguised as a doctor, transferring Crux to Arkham Asylum. After successfully dropping Crux, The Outlaws fly away in Crux's ship. While flying away, the trio encounter a black cloud. This black cloud is actually Essence and she has come to confront Jason Todd.

Jason Todd attacks Essence and believes that she betrayed the All Caste. He pulls out an All-Blade, something that can only be pulled in the face of absolute evil. Jason Todd explains that someone had to allow the Untitled through the defenses of the All Caste's monastery. He believes that this individual was Essence. Essence lashes out and destroys the All-Blade.

Jason Todd Attacks Essence

Essence explains that the Untitled, before they were Untitled, reached into the waters of absolute evil. Ducra and Essence were there that day and Ducra became linked with the Untitled.

Arsenal and Starfire enter the fray to aide their friend Jason Todd but neither of their attacks do any damage to Essence. Jason Todd searches through the boxes of technology that Crux left behind on his ship and he pulls out a weapon that sends Essence away.

Back in Gotham City, Suzie Su awakens from a coma and demands to get her hands on Red Hood!

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3.38 stars 3.38/5 Stars Average score of 8 user reviews

When Did That Happen? 0

Red Hood and the Outlaws seems to be trying my patience, yet it entertains me at the same time. In Red Hood and the Outlaws #7 we learn a little more about Jason’s past with the All-Caste, and about his relationship with the mysterious woman Essence. This issue ends the current story arc and wraps it up decently enough with a few panels at the end to send it into the next story arc. This book is not without its flaws though, and several things remain unexplained like how does Jason now possess t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Mayhap the death of their executioner 0

After the unexpectedly good previous issue, here the series descends back into the field of mediocrity.  It is not really that the story isn't engaging, it is just that it seems out of place.  With the return of Essence, Jason comes up against some truths which are hard for him to face, but in so doing the entire team is placed in danger as they battle mid-flight.  This was a development that didn't work especially well mostly because other than the previous issue there has not been a lot to tie...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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