Outsiders #9

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Tom Raney Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 24, 2004

    An engaging villain, a battle in which our heroes look to be up against a threat that they stand little chance of defeating, and the amusing clash of personalities that is the staple of all Judd Winick written titles, adds up to yet another enjoyable issue. Now the arrival of Black Lightning was a fun surprise that would've been more effective is it hadn't been spoiled on the cover, and I have to say I wouldn't mind seeing the character stick around past this arc, as his protective father persona would nicely clash with the rest of the cast. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the character has a pretty cool power. The issue also manages to deliver a couple genuine surprises, as Sabbac's attack on Grace stands up as one of the most shocking moments I've come across in quite some time, and while I'm not exactly sold on the final page I will concede that the character's arrival is unexpected, and as long as the Outsiders are allowed to play a significant role in the final battle against Sabbac, I Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 25, 2004

    Im hoping he is a part of continuity, because this book (like Titans) is all set to dig up a variety of old threads from all over the Dc-verse, making it ideal for long-term readers and avid fanboys. The middling score, however, comes because this issue is almost all just DEMON SMASH, with lots of defeat and not much heroism for our good guys. Well, except maybe for Grace, who is REALLY. TICKED. OFF, and rightly so, promising some intense payback next issue. Read Full Review

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