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Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 8: On the Outside Paperback – December 11, 2018
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- Publisher : DC Comics; Illustrated edition (December 11, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401285287
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401285289
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.64 x 0.24 x 10.19 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #432,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a pretty good story with a lot of nice character moments and moves at a good pace. The story is the comic version of a backdoor pilot for Hill's Batman and the Outsiders. My only complaint was dragging Barbara to the batcave and put her under Black Lightning. Given the time she's been in the Gotham and the fact that she's so far beyond the other members of the team, that was practically an insult.
Then we get a Batman fighting in the shadows and dealing with Deacon Blackfire. The art is nice for the dark scenes, though a little less impressive for the beautiful cityscape at the end. Nice atmosphere and some good character exploration without spiraling into out of control navel-gazing.
Overall, a fun filler volume.
Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batwoman (Kate Kane), Red Robin (Tim Drake), Orphan (Cassandra Cain), Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley), Batwing (Lucas Fox), as well as a few other heroes known as the Gotham Knights took down a monster which, ironically enough, they helped created. Their battle isn’t over, however, as our battle scarred heroes are trying to physically and emotionally recover from their ordeal.
The young heroes of Gotham, do not intend to simply stand down, while resenting that Batman assigned Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce) as their new guide. Also introduced is a new villain, Karma (Wayne Hawkins), who can read minds and be a step ahead of everyone.
The ideas which drive Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phil Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) aren’t new, Batman’s past actions come back to haunt him. However the writers do execute them in a different way, making Bruce very protective as he realizes that he is doing no favors to the people who trust him.
The new villain, Karma, is very interesting with dark origins, a well done villain and a very good opponent for the Gotham Knights. The interaction of Black Lightning with the team really speeds up the story. I’m sure there are some tie-ins to the Black Lightning TV show, I don’t watch the show and I didn’t feel I lost anything of the story because of it.
The art is very good, powerful and dynamic, the action sequences are strong especially the ones featuring Batman or Orphan. The tone of the book is very similar to the previous ones, which really helps follow it. I do like different renditions in comics, but I do not like styles change abruptly mid-story, or sometimes even mid-issue.
I really enjoyed this book, as it is a complete story with plenty of material to be used later on. I’m looking forward to the new run of this character and his team.
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Eine interessante Geschcihte um Karma, Rache, Lehren und Mentor sein, die wohl eine neue Ära für die Outsider einläuten soll. Bin gespannt, wie das weitergeht.
In einer Bonus-Geschichte hebt nochmals der Geist von Deacon Blackfire sein langhaariges Haupt und treibt Batman ein weiteres Mal an seine Grenzen.
Mal wieder eine lohnende Sammlung - auch, oder gerade, für Altfans wie mich.