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Outsiders #19, Time For New Leadership?

G-Man reviews the issue and wonders if Batman needs to return.

 I'm really not sure what to think of Outsiders these days.  I want to like the team (and comic).  It's great that Alfred is more involved but how long will that last?  He does have his butler duties as well.  With a "new" Batman, is it time for Batman to return and take over (again)?  It almost feels like the team does need some new leadership.  Or perhaps another character I can get a little more excited about.

 

 

 What are your thoughts?  Are you enjoying the comic?  Do the Outsiders need Batman to be 'cool'?  Are you enjoying this current storyline?  Should Alfred get an actual costume?

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Posted by Kurrent

I love the Outsiders and i really don't think they need Batman to be cool. A few issues back Metamorpho broke down what aspect they bring to the table in comparison to Batmans attributes. I loved it and thought it was creative. This team has history and they each have a different personalities that for me fit. I also like the hints to the  Geo-Force/Black Lighting ineveitable showdown

Posted by Green ankh

I always felt the Outsiders were on the lame side. And Bat's was wasted in this book.

Posted by Kurrent

Reviewing the Outsiders while outside..........well played  G-Man

Posted by G-Man
@Kurrent said:
" Reviewing the Outsiders while outside..........well played  G-Man "
Nice catch!  Wasn't sure if anyone would pick up on that. 
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I agree with you on basically all of what you said. I kind of feel like I'm having to drag myself through this series and whenever Deathstroke appears I become excited, then they switch scenes and I groan. When I read this I think "They live forever? 'Kay... that's cool... for them... What do they have to do with the outsiders again? Oh, they went into space, kind of decent." I also wondered why the guy at the end was there when he was supposed to be after that other person. But maybe he will connect the two books and make me care about the Outsiders. I didn't really mind Geo Force messing up though, probably because I haven't read much with him and I was also rooting for Deathstroke.

Posted by PrinceIMC

I do agree about that any issue is potentially someone's first issue. That seems to be something that they forget these days. Remember when you could pick up an issue and read a story from beginning to end, itmight be part of a larger story but there was a beginning, middle and end? Big long storylines are great but each comic in that storyline should make sense on its own.

As for Alfred I don't mind him being in charge, make him the new Oracle.....and then that frees up Barbara to be Batgirl again. Heh.


Posted by geraldthesloth

I really do enjoy this book alot.


Nice girl voice G-man

Posted by AirDave817

Genius! Sheer genius!

I haven't read The Outsiders since Batman bailed on them to rejoin the League a few years after he founded the team. Yeah, that means I missed some good Alan Davis art and the whole Looker membership. I tried reading the Dick and Roy version and kept think WTH?

I'm wondering what purpose the team serves. A place for misfit heroes? Don't get me wrong, I've liked the team, I just think that it has jumped one too many sharks...    

Posted by Marx

I think the Outsiders team with Nightwing, Starfire, Shift, Indigo, Arsenal, Thunder and Jade was better.

Posted by Joe Venom

I just found it hilarious that no one thought to find out the origin of where the flaming debris was coming from.

Posted by G-Man
@geraldthesloth said:
" I really do enjoy this book alot.Nice girl voice G-man "
Glad you liked that.
Posted by Kurrent
@Marx said:
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I think the Outsiders team with Nightwing, Starfire, Shift, Indigo, Arsenal, Thunder and Jade was better.

"
I like those characters more but I disagree.....Most of them are Titans
Posted by Nahero

YES DEATHSTROKE IS BACK!!!!! and after a long time too

its good to see him in other places instead of teen titans

Posted by Media_Master

Story doesn't sound good enough to buy

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

The Outsiders isn't bad, but i will wait for the trade

Posted by Stormultt

The outsiders was good and something i needed, it was a breath of fresh air for me as a comic fan aftr dealing with disappointments from sum of my fav comics..XDD

Posted by logan48227

I'll be picking this up solely for the Deathstroke appearance. He's one of my favorite villains, so almost anything he's in gets bought.

I never cared for the Outsiders as a team though. What purpose do they serve in the DCU? While Alfred being a member gives the book a unique touch, its not enough to make it a worthwhile purchase every month.

Posted by Strafe Prower

I want to drop the comic because of Deathstroke. I'm not going to because I have been a long time Outsiders fan and want the comics for refrence. Can't say I'm enjoying Tomasi's crap writing though.
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

i have to agree sadly. i recently bought the first three trades of the post final crisis incarnation of the outsiders and i wasnt really that impressed. all of the members acted so one-note it was well irritating.  
the story wasnt bad, but it just wasnt that exciting

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@logan48227 said:

I'll be picking this up solely for the Deathstroke appearance. He's one of my favorite villains, so almost anything he's in gets bought.I never cared for the Outsiders as a team though. What purpose do they serve in the DCU? While Alfred being a member gives the book a unique touch, its not enough to make it a worthwhile purchase every month.


the outsiders are to the justice league as x-force is to the x-men. 
 
what started out as a first strike alternative to the more well-known/accepted team evolved into a black-ops version.
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