Red Hood and the Outlaws – 8

General Info

Issue No:
8
On Sale Date:
March 2017
Cover Date:
May 2017
Era:
Rebirth
Story Title:
Who Is Artemis? Prologue

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Kenneth Rocafort, Guillem March (variant)
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Penciller:
Kenneth Rocafort
Inker:
Kenneth Rocafort
Letterer:
Taylor Esposito
Colourist:
Dan Brown
Editor:
Alex Antone, Diego López (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Artemis, Red Hood (Jason Todd)
Heroes:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Villains:
Cornelius Stirk
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Akila
Other:
N/A
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Synopsis

Red Hood and Artemis walk into a bar in Gotham, immediately the bartender begins to make trouble and soon the bar erupts into violence once Stirk is mentioned. From the squabbling masses Akila, an old acquaintance of Artemis’, charges out to attack Artemis. Red Hood soon sees through the illusion and knocks Stirk out and the two heroes share a bottle as Artemis explains who she was.

Artemis and Akila were great friends who frequently trained together when one day Akila expressed her dissatisfaction with the goals set out for them, to become the Shim’tar, warrior of the gods. Despite a few interjections from Jason, Artemis continues on to explain how Akila disappeared one day until weeks later she was sent back from the Gods as shim’tar. Losing her best friend to the gods, Artemis took off into the desert for solitude when one day she spots her home town Bana-Mighdall aflame and Akila stood in the middle holding the Bow of Ra. Opposite her stood Wonder Woman who vowed to kill Akila.

Artemis charges straight into Diana but the possessed Akila stops their fighting and ultimately the two took her down, losing the bow in the process. Jason invites her to find it with him and the two leave the bar, Jason looking much more inebriated than Artemis.