This Week in Comics: Harley thinks twice

Red Hood and the Outlaws #17 was a fun read this week. There’s a larger story going on in the background, but this was an issue where you could pick it up with no prior experience and still find things to enjoy. What else would you expect when you pair a band of misfits with a team of manipulated supercriminals? Here’s my standout moment:

Worth the price of admission right there.

The latest issue of Detective Comics showed third Robin—now Red Robin—Tim Drake overcompensating a bit for his recent unintended absence, and his girlfriend getting frustrated by his inability to look at the world the exact same way she does. If you haven’t been reading Detective, this might not be the best place to jump in, unless you want to read the earlier issues in the run first—this issue was definitely the start of a payoff for many of the things that have been set up since last year.

I wasn’t too nuts about the other Bat-related books that we covered this week, but here’s a plug for Action Comics #993. Booster Gold—time traveling wannabe-super from the future—teamed up with Superman to prevent the Man of Steel from altering history. The issue was penciled by writer Dan Jurgens, who’s already drawn quite a bit of Kal-El in his career, and who does not appear to have lost a step since he started. #993 is the start of a new story arc, too, so now’s as good a time as any to get on board, with an exciting plot and great artwork.

What books got you excited this week? Let us know in the comments. If you’re new to all of this and need a little more guidance, let us know that, too—we’re more than happy to help you get into the wonderful world of comics. And if you want to know what we thought about all of this week’s releases, head over to the Comics page.