So… At this point I’ve seen the full, unfolded cover passed around for RHATO #19 a few times this morning, so I wanted to put a real mission statement up for my run, without getting spoileriffic. (Also: there is a preview up, if you want to give that a look! - on.cbr.cc/ZsdXUC)
Something happens to Jason in issue 19. Something big that will change the dynamic of our three beloved Outlaws for months to come. It’s not something that happens to him entirely by choice, but he is forced to live with the consequences. The reason why he’s being manipulated to this point will be one of the key story pieces of my run.
First-off, I want to say that in my head, Issues #19 and 20 are one big issue. Things are set up here that are paid off next month. I wrote it as a 40 page whole, rather than two 20 pagers. Then that will be immediately followed by the RHATO Annual in late May (38 pages). Those two stories lay the groundwork for the huge, crazy-ass storyline that begins in issue 21, and will run into the fall. We’re going to see the outlaws at odds with each other about their future together, and we’re going to see each of them pulled in crazy directions where they have to weigh their destinies apart vs. together.
Also, my run is going to build off some of the mythology introduced in the first issues of RHATO.
Here’s a little cheat sheet (CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE - SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST 18 ISSUES OF RED HOOD AHEAD!):
My excitement knows no bounds.