* AwesomeArt: Rocafort's run as penciller for the book, his backgrounds were breath-taking.
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** Crux, who was originally intended to be the fourth member of the Outlaws, has a [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn near the end of the run]] which could be considered this.
** Initial reactions to Starfire's characterisation in the first issue were extremely poor. She's depicted as a character only in the book to be an emotionless MsFanservice with no apparent attachment to any of her former friends, and abruptly has sex with Roy for no real reason, whilst Jason also implies that he had slept with her as well, even making a joke about her breasts ("a pair of 38's") before she makes her initial appearance. Issue 6, which recounts how Starfire and Jason met, is an attempt to remedy Starfire's initial characterisation, which {{Retcon}}s Jason's dialogue of being "with her" to mean that they had simply spent a night talking, with no sexual intimacy at all. It's also hinted that she may have been faking her memory problems all along, although the first issue has her explicitly narrating to herself about her inability to tell humans apart.
* BaseBreaker: All three main characters have broken the fandom. Some don't like Roy has had years of character development and maturity (from being a father) stripped away to in order to make him closer to Jason's age. Some have criticized that [[MsFanservice Starfire]] has been written as a sex fiend without any of the character depth of her old incarnation. And some see Red Hood as just another generic "bad boy" anti-hero, and preferred him as a recurring Batman villain.
* BrokenBase:
** The first issue was highly controversial and caused many fans to judge the series as unlikeable (Jason), shallow and sex obsessed (Starfire), amongst other terms. Some fans feel that the book has since fixed a few of these preconceptions. Others, however, still find the writing to be subpar.
** Issue 18 gives closure to Jason's issues with Bruce and mends their relationship. Some liked this issue. Others find Bruce's acceptance of Jason's lethal methods to be a cop-out, and an excuse to include Jason in more Batfamily events.
* DesignatedHero: Let's face it, these guys are not heroic in any shape or form.
** They never identified themselves as ones though.
* FanonDiscontinuity: The issue 0 revealing that the Joker basically orchestrated Jason's becoming Robin and his death (as in even Jason finding his mom). Suffice to say, many don't like it, since the Joker comes off as a VillainSue, and out of character, and outright ignore it.
** Same said for Arsenal's new backstory of being a snotty child prodigy with a neglectful alcoholic dad.
* FetishRetardant: Spines don't [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/6/113646_v1.jpg bend that way]]!
** Starfire's extreme emotional detachment towards her sexual partners
* HilariousInHindsight: In the old 52 there was an AU sometimes called the Kingdom-verse that occasionally crossed over with the then mainstream continuity. In the Kindom-verse we were introduced to an older version of Lian (Roy's daughter from the old continuity) who went by the alias Red Hood. Note: This was long before Roy and Jason interacted much if at all.
** This could also count as HeartwarmingInHindsight as well. If Lian is ever born in this continuity it's entirely possible that Jason, who is now teamed up with her father, will be a prominent figure in her life and would actually give her a reason to take up the name.
* InternetBackdraft: The reaction to Kori's new personality was... not received well, to say the least.
** The fact that the characters are pretty much new ones sharing names and some basic background with their pre N52 versions.
* {{Narm}}: Starfire's new costume is so ridiculous to many people that she's impossible to take seriously, and her sexual dialog doesn't help a bit.
** Creator/ScottLobdell's writing style tends to lay heavily on monologues to [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry describe in detail what the character is feeling]], or [[TooMuchInformation laying on excessive exposition without allowing the artwork to carry the story]].
* NeverLiveItDown: The infamous first issue turned ''many'' people off from the series and years later is still one of the first things to surface anytime this book is talked about, however many recognize that it got better over time.
* OneTrueThreesome: Part of what was the first wave of fanart for the series. After the title had ONLY been announced.
** And after issue one, in which Starfire has sex with Roy, and Jason states he'd "been with" her. Issue six later reveals this to have been spending the entire night talking with her.
* [[TaintedByThePreview Tainted By The First Issue]]: Again, that first issue outraged a lot of potential fans. However, some readers who absolutely hate that issue will agree his handle of the characters got better. This is especially notable when comparing this #1's controversy to Judd Winick's antics on ''Catwoman'' #1. Noticeably, Lobdell clearly tried to address complaints head on, while Winick lost his book in part to the fallout from #1.
* TheWoobie: Jason, on top of being killed and resurrected, had such an awful childhood that he considers his birth as the happiest day of his life.
** According to his happiest memory, [[spoiler:even after all that happened, he still considers his time as Robin the best time of his life.]]
** Roy's a recovering alcoholic, and at one point notes that he only has two friends. His happiest memory is Killer Croc refusing to kill him when he was trying to commit suicide by Croc. That isn't even starting on his trust issues.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: James Tynion IV's run was filled with weird choices and subpar art making it panned by critics and fans alike.
** Again, under BaseBreaker, but Roy Harper's new backstory. Many fans were unhappy that his Navajo upbringing was made a minor element on Roy's characterization and that his birth father was retconned from a forest ranger who died in a fire when Roy was three to a neglectful alcoholic that died much later.
* TheyJustDidntCare: Under Lobdell's run, there are a number of [[ContinuitySnarl contraditions]], often within a few issues of each other.
** In the first issue of ''Red Hood and the Outlaws'', Roy makes a number of references to former Teen Titans, some of whom don't exist at the time, and some whose new backstories would not make sense if they they had been Teen Titans. In the first issue of "Teen Titans", also written by Lobdell, Tim Drake says that this was the first iteration of the team. Note that these two issues came out in the same month.
** Tim Drake once refers to Jason as a "brother". This wouldn't make much sense, given that during the time period that Tim was working under Bruce, Jason was either dead, attacking the Batfamily out of revenge, or avoiding Gotham.
** The flubs continue on in the sequel series ''Red Hood/Arsenal''. In the first issue, Tara Battleworth tells Roy that she read his Interpol file, and refers to him and Jason as "outlaws". She also offers them mercenary work. In the second issue, she tells them that she's hesitent to offer them work after reading their files, as she was surprised to learn that they were "outlaws".
* UnfortunateImplications: One of the biggest causes of InternetBackdraft was Kori's line in the first issue where she says that she doesn't remember anything about her time on earth, which many readers took to mean that she has the memory of a goldfish and [[QuestionableConsent made the idea that she could consent]] pretty dubious. Later on it's shown that she was [[ObfuscatingStupidity faking it]], but even that doesn't come across as mentally healthy. Add to that the fact that Roy thought she really was amnesiac at the time ''and still had sex with her'' and he doesn't come out looking good either. In general, Starfire's character, especially the way her non-emotional promiscuity has been depicted. There are ways to portray a tired, lonely, emotionally defeated young woman seeking comfort through anonymous hookups, and this is ''not'' one of them. Her portrayal as an object of male fantasy is further [[http://sequart.org/magazine/5415/sexism-sexuality-and-the-dc-relaunch/ discussed here]]. Keep in mind that this is the first issue, and thus her EstablishingCharacterMoment, which is what Scott Lobdell expects readers to think of her.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Many readers fail to find Jason (and to a lesser extent, Roy) sympathetic, due to Jason being something of a KarmaHoudini, who openly references the times he tried to kill members of the Batfamily.