Much like the start of RHATO it begins with Roy only he's in higher spirits. Sure he's feeling a little lonely but it's not as bad as getting ready to be executed. He's on a job now trying to help out Tara Battleworth a powerful woman from Washington. The problem is...Battleworth won't talk to Roy, she wants to talk to his "boss" the Red Hood. Since Jason isn't there Roy just lets her know her current meeting isn't going to end well and she should leave. She hangs up on him and continues with the exchange for a C.I.A. agent. Since Roy was right the bad guys change the plan leading to kicking ass. At least until someone else mentions how odd it is to see him without Red Hood. This distracts him enough to not get to the senator in time.
Battleworth gets used as a hostage forcing Roy to lower his weapon and the senator shoots the hell out of him. Also like the first issue Jason disguises himself as an old man. Before it sounded like Roy didn't know where Jason was but Jason makes it sound like Roy decided to strike out on his own after the "break up" with Kori. Roy claims he just needed time to himself which Jason counters so does Kori. They get to keep the briefcase of money for what they did with an offer if they want to go legit. Jason doesn't want to but Roy knows he can talk him into it. Which he does.
Overall: The humor and timing was well done in this issue. I like that Jason not only defended Kori but that he understood both her and Roys' thought processes. This puts him in a fairly mature role since he looks out for Roy and points out he's not acting reckless. At least not in this case. Roy has had these ideas in RHATO like stopping the terrorist plot that didn't impress Jason. I did like that Red Hood was seen as a big name and that while it annoyed Roy he didn't get overly pissy over it. I did think it would be cool to see the Outlaws redeemed some in the eyes of the law so this idea does have merit even though the Heroes for Hire thing is something I'm waiting to see play out.
The art worked well in conveying the more visual jokes as well as the action scenes. Fortunately the colorist also has corrected the coloring on Jason's uniform. It looks better than it did in the Sneak Peek.
I liked seeing the character development between the guys. Roy wouldn't have been this distant in RHATO but is because he feels rejected. Likewise Jason knows his friends didn't leave because of him and makes sure to watch Roys' back. This time he's the one telling him to stop feeling sorry for himself. Excellent issue, the best comic I've read in awhile.
Did You Notice?: Jason shot one guy 27 times?
Say What?: Not that I expected much shared canon given the direction of Starfire but Roy claims not to know where Kori went. In the Starfire Sneak Peek she asked him where she could live. So he'd at least have an idea what she was doing. Still it's sad that he doesn't know where she went which makes it sound like she's avoiding her friends.
Guys stop using you're names and nicknames in front of the government lady!
I guess Roy likes his FBI file since he didn't erase it just changed the details a little.