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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2005
Who knew this "Real World" dude could write? Well, he did get an Eisner nomination for "Pedro and Me," his graphic novel about his RW roomie who died of AIDS.

But this book is... GREAT! Outsiders is gritty, funny, and has a great edge to it. Definitely not a book for young kids. It also has some good ol' superhero storytelling, so it's a great blend of the old and new.

The best part (surprisingly) is the Metamorpho storyline, about what happened to him when he disappeared and how he returned, very cool. Great appearance by the Joker too. Winick really knows how to write for Joker (funny and twisted). The artwork is impressive too.

I can't wait to pick up the 2nd TPB!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2006
I had no idea what I was getting into with this one. I've always been a big night wing fan, but didn't know much about the other team members.

I think this is the beggining of a great run of comics. Team books these days seem to have that feeling of forced interaction, ie the JLA books, the x-men books, but not this one. The diverse characters don't feel forced and neither do thier relationships, or purpose in the DC universe. They have a reason for doing what they are doing and it feels real. Grace is a super cool chick and i really like this new metamorpho, shift guy.

I hope this one keeps getting better and don't doubt that it will.
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on February 3, 2014
Fun and exciting read from one book to the next. Was sad to finish the series. Wish I could read more
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2008
This was one of my favorite comics I usually don't like DC. This comic made like DC. It has a lot of action and a good story with Metamorpho story was good how it had a twist at the end. I think this is one of my favorite superhero teams ever.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2014
A new, inventive take on the outsiders, but definitely for adults -- assuming that adult can take the name of Jesus used as a curse word. I wish I had read the introduction by Judd Winick before purchasing this book. He candidly admits that he requested from DC to use stronger language than normally contained in their comic books, and they agreed. Mr. Winick lived up to the promise inherent in his request. This doesn't mean the stories aren't intriguing. They are. The humor is enjoyable, and the complexity of characterization interesting. But I must be getting old and crabby. I feel as if I was reading a comic book crafted by an adolescent who insisted on using curse words so he could be recognized as an adult. And these are the good guys! Ah, well. It was a well done comic book, but isn't there enough profanity in the world without being laced through a book for children?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2007
An interesting sounding premise, as a group of experienced, inexperienced and new heroes is being very well funded by a mysterous benefactor, and told to be proactive in looking for bad guys. Nightwing, Arsenal and Jade form the experienced core, add to them a bouncer, Black Lightning's daughter, an element man and an android to the lineup and all will not go as they expect.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2004
THe outsiders by Judd Winick (exiles,pedro and me) is a real 360 degree difference from Teen Titans. It's adult style and taylored for teens 18 and up really makes it a more mature book. The story that is done deals with more of a team and less like a family, meaning no one really likes one another. His characteristion is top notch and really makes you laugh at all the adult veiled humor. The really best feature is the art it features people like Ivan Reis and Chris Cross and Tom Raney and has cool digital coloring really bringing the action scenes to life and trust me there are a lot. It is just an excellent read you are bound to enjoy.
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2005
When I heard all the controversy about The Outsiders I decided to buy me an Outsiders graphic novel. And in my honest opinion The Outsiders just do not work for me.

First of all Winnick likes to fill his pages with words. Lots of words. Winnich is like the Chris Claremont of DC. The pages are just filled with words and in the second chapter of the graphic novel when he introduces where we left off, it is just too too long.

Second the cast it just so...off. Nightwing is like some complete control freak bastard, but I can't blame considering his teammates. Arsenal for reason I just can't stand. He's just so...ugh. Grace is an uber-bitch who is just plain annoying, and absolutely does NOT fit in the superhero biz. She should have just stuck with the bouncer gig. Thunder is pretty likeably, but the daughter of BLACK LIGHTING! I have never been reminded of such reference. I really don't care for Metamorpho, and as for Jade she has some potential just not on this team. I can imagine her working solo guest starring here and there or maybe in the JSA. But NOT the Outsiders.

I wasn't offended by the raunchiness of this g.n. because I have read much worse, but to Winnick it seems like in order for a comic book to be mature you must add sex & swearing. This is not always true but if you do add these 2 to a comic book make sure they work well and they cancel each other out, or else you will something completely cheesy like this.

Well that's my two cents so, Ciao

(p.s. shoot I forgot about Indigo! O well...like metamorpho somebody I care about.)
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2005
Crappy heroes, a crappy idea---who would've thought that it turns out to be a half-decent book. A little too "hip" and "trendy" for my taste, but the campiness makes it fun. I hate Nightwing with a passion, but I actually found him tolerable.

A suprising effort. Nothing great---but suprising.
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