What would cause the world’s greatest detective to leave his place among the greatest heroes in the world to assemble his own team? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Batman And The Outsiders #1 awaits!
Last time around, we spent some time with Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana and Metamorpho just before the dome dropped and returned their powers for the battle with warriors from the future… Your Major Spoilers review of Convergence: Batman And The Outsiders #2 awaits!
Or – “Two Teams With Much In Common…” In the early 80s, DC Comics was pretty much on the skids. It was the Teen Titans that put a stop to their sales fall, and as always with comics, a successful move causes editorial to go back to the well again. Luckily, the well brought up the Outsiders, a team fronted by Batman instead of Robin, who consisted of two existing characters and three new kids, just like the Titans themselves. It was inevitable that Barr & Aparo’s Outsiders would meet Wolfman & Perez’s Titans, especially given the presence of Geo-Force
Riddle me this:Â When is Batman and the Outsiders not Batman and the Outsiders? The answer of course Dear Reader, is when the issue features neither Batman nor the Outsiders.Â But there in lies the juicy bits of the issue.Â With the â€œdeathâ€ of Batman, there has been chaos throughout Gotham City.Â And while there are those that are scrambling to fill in the void, there are few who are willing to step up with a new plan.Â Someone like Batmanâ€™s daughter. Wha?
Or “What Happens When People Stop Being Polite…” Yeah, I know that’s been played, but I’ve been holding on to that line since 1993 or so, I thnk I deserve a pass. Call it a “pre-existing condition,” like your insurance. This book arrived late for me, which gave me an interesting perspective on it, reading reviews of the work before the work itself. Usually I avoid other people’s opinions until I actually READ the book (mostly so I don’t accidentally steal someone else’s good lines), but this time I noticed a trend: people aren’t complaining about The Outsiders, people are