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2.75 stars 2.75/5 Stars Average score of 4 user reviews

Flashpoint's Strangest "Hero" 0

I wish I was a fly on a wall when James Robinson was pitching his Flashpoint tie-in series: "Lets take an obscure 1960s Batman villain, keep his name and physical appearance but change his personality and then put him in a suit."To be fair, the original Outsider is such a bizarre bit of backwards plotting that it is probably best that they didn't go there. And the character that they have inserted into the striking grey-skinned man is far more interesting: a multinational capitalist and weapons ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Whose side are you on, anyway? 0

Michael Desai is The Outsider, the morally corrupt and hard-to-pinpoint multi-billionnaire in the world of Flashpoint. However, that's all we'll learn of him.  The Good It's an entertaining read. Michael Desai is not obviously good or bad. And with him being a completely new character, we don't know what to expect. So that makes this really good. Throughout the entire book, we don't know what his agenda is, whose side he's on and what his goals are. We know he's got little to no hesitation to ki...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Intriguing story with good potential 0

The Outsider was one of more intriguing books of the week. And in a week of subpar Flashpoint tie-ins, it's nice to find one that, for the most part, delivers.  James Robinson handles the story about Michael Desai, a mysterious character with stone skin and an enormous amount of money and influence within the Flashpoint world. You may remember him briefly from the recruitment conversation during Flashpoint #1. Here we learn a little about his birth and about his current status. While fleeting r...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Not picking Up the Next Issue 0

This wasn't an entirely terrible issue but its not one of the better tie-ins.  Michael Desai is The Outsider but the issue is padded with mindless action, cliched backstory, and lack of story.  We open to the birth of Michael Desai.  His mother dies in pregnancy and his father disowns him.  However it doesn't matter because his powers cause a nuclear fallout that destroys a massive part of India.  He runs away from his orphanage later on.  So he has a tragic backstory but it really doesn'...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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