razzatazz's Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 - I Fought the Law and Kicked its Butt review

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Thus far at DC in the new 52 various characters have gotten a revamp and have often done so after a sort of theme.  In my opinion they have tried at times to either copy what works at Marvel, or tried to head off into a sub-genre of pop culture.  This sub-genre is what we get here, but the sub-genre which they seem to be emulating here is the Victoria's Secret fashion show watching college frat boy.  The plot here is kind of transparent, as a large portion of it seems to be focused on either the nearly naked Starfire, or the attempt to get her into bed (or talking about having been with her in bed.)  There is so much gratuitous skin here that this feels more like reading a copy of Maxim than it does a comic.  It is a shame too, because when a story actually creeped in here it seemed all right, a mysterious character from Jason's past needs help to go to a place he swore not to go back to.  The rescue attempt to start the issue was decent as well, though it suffered by descending into the "Starfire as sex object" theme pretty quickly.  Seriously though for anyone thinking about buying this issue they might instead switch on the Lingerie Football League or Girls Gone Wild.  Those somehow seem to have more depth than this issue.  

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