One more comic on tap for tonight, and, to be 100% honest, I'm not sure why it's this high up in my comic pile... I mean I'm a huge fan of the Red Hood and all, but going by the past 5 issues, I can't imagine this issue will score over a 7... Oh well, let's cross our fingers and hope for the best.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #6:
Summary: This issue is exactly what it says on the cover, the first meeting between Jason Todd and Starfire... I bet you can guess how it ends! Anyway, Jason destroys a submarine that was trying to smuggle a nuke into Miami. He's knocked out by the explosion and is found by Starfire, who nurses him back to health. Jason rapidly realizes that Starfire knew Nightwing(really well!) after she offers him some of Dick's old clothes. Jason declines Nightwing's duds, and instead decides to wear pants that look strangely like Lex Luthor's. From there, Jason reveals his connection to Dick and Batman to Starfire, who doesn't care. The two presumably sleep together(a lot I'd imagine), before Jason sees a news report that stated that Arsenal was going to be killed by terrorists in Qurac. With that, Jason and Starfire head off to save Roy.
Thoughts: Eh. This was what it was, a filler issue... BUT, it was one of those rare cases where, while it was a filler issue(as evidenced by the fact that it wasn't scripted by series writer, Scott Lobdell), it was a filler issue that helped fill us in on some of the past of the new DCU... Which is something ALL of the DC books should consider doing! We get to see Jason as Robin interacting with Nightwing, we get to see Starfire, Nightwing and Arsenal working together, we get to see Nightwing and Starfire together, we get to see the meeting between Jason and Batman after Jason's return to life, and more! And all of this is shown in little flashback sequences. Yeah, the Jason/Starfire stuff on the island offered nothing in the grand scheme of things since we knew a) they'd become intimate at some point, and b) they'd end up heading off to rescue Arsenal in the end. But those little flashback scenes made this issue well worth a read since it actually shined some light on the murky darkness that most of the DCU's past contains.
Score: 7 out of 10.
I'd REALLY like to read the storyline where Jason returns and attacks Bats in the post-reboot DCU...