DC Comics: Double trouble for Red Hood this week with Jason going up against two hordes of the damned
Red Hood fans have reason to rejoice this week with not two different books starring the antihero, 'DCeased: Unkillables' #3 and 'Red Hood: Outlaw' #45, hitting the stands on May 20
Jason Todd / Red Hood is easily one of the most popular characters who are part of the Bat-family and having him in a book instantly raises the appeal for a large section of DC's fan base. Red Hood fans have reason to rejoice this week with not two different books starring the antihero hitting the stands on May 20 and both involve inhuman armies.
First up, we've got 'DCeased: Unkillables' #3 by Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert, and Trevor Scott. The sister series to Taylor's acclaimed miniseries 'DCeased', 'Unkillables' follows Jason's adventures alongside Jim Gordon, Cassandra Cain, and a host of morally ambiguous survivors from across the DC rogues gallery as they try to survive in the hellish landscape of the 'DCeased' Elseworld.
In its third and final issue, our "heroes" are going to find themselves facing an imminent attack by the Anti-Life zombie horde, led by an infected Wonder Woman. What chance does this ragtag band of psychopaths (and one former police commissioner) have against an Amazon warrior? Little to none but that's not the only trouble awaiting Jason in comics this week.
Over in the main DC universe comic 'Red Hood: Outlaw' #45, Jason and his friends Bizarro and Artemis are about to face a different horde of the damned, this time an army of Untitled. These otherworldly monsters have been a thorn in Jason's side since his resurrection and now they've hijacked a protest in the nation of Qurac, an act that's really got Jason ticked off.
To make matters even more complicated, Jason's former ally-turned-frenemy Essence is also in Qurac hunting the Untitled and there's no telling whether she'll want to team up or take his head off when they meet. Then there's the small matter of the US government who have sent retired superhero General Glory to babysit Jason and with the Red Hood's track record for antagonizing people, we won't be surprised if Glory turns on the Dark Trinity too.
Here's the synopsis for 'DCeased: Unkillables' #3: "It’s the epic finale of the next chapter in the DCeased saga as heroes and villains collide with one epic purpose: to escape the coming of the infected population of Gotham City and a monstrous Wonder Woman! It’s time to ride the fury road one final time…to survival!"
And here's what's in store for Jason in 'Red Hood: Outlaw' #45: "Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro have battled many threats together...but they’ve never faced a veritable army of the damned! Which is what is happening during the protests on the streets of Qurac as the Untitled prepare to strike at the heart of humanity! At the same time, Artemis has to go sword-to-word with Essence. As the enemy gathers its forces, it is clear the Dark Trinity needs to expand its roster—and fast!"
'DCeased: Unkillables' #3 and 'Red Hood: Outlaw' #45 go on sale May 20.