Batman and the Outsiders #12

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 6, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Batman goes over the edge! With everything that's happened in Gotham City and Ra's al Ghul's personal attacks on the Dark Knight and his team of Outsiders, Batman lashes out and uses his all his anger and skills to take down Ra's and his new League of Assassins on his own. Will the Outsiders be able to pull him back from his rage-or will they find themselves on the receiving end of it?

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray May 5, 2020

    The battle lines have been drawn, and all the surviving pieces are in play. We've had the declaration, so what comes next will be all-out war. I'll be on the front lines, please join me. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 5, 2020

    Batman and the Outsiders #12 is the best issue of the series so far. Bryan Hill is doing an effective job in portraying Batman's emotional vulnerability following the death of Alfred. It seems that we will have to wait a bit longer for the team to confront Ra's, but that battle draws ever closer. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 6, 2020

    If you want a masterclass in character development and how it intertwines with the plot and conflict of a story, this is a comic book you need to be reading. Bryan Hill and Dexter Soy are bringing the fan favorite but often ignored characters out of obscurity and doing the important work to prove why they belong. You truly love to see it. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 7, 2020

    Dexter Soy has some beautiful visuals throughout this issue. All of the characters are rendered gorgeously and there is a sense of building tension throughout the pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer May 5, 2020

    With such an emotionally deep and exciting script brought to life by some of the most visually stunning art out there, we really couldn't have asked for a better first book back into the Batman world of stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 6, 2020

    This title took a little while to get going, but over the last arc Hill has turned it into that rarest of unicorns " a truly character-based team book that's at its strongest outside of the big fight scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 5, 2020

    This is an interesting issue to drop after a month of no comics. It sets the stage for who these characters are and the next big conflict well. It's also a unique take on Batman. Given how few options are these days I'd wager this is a great issue, but upon reflection, you may be wishing there were more action and plot development by issue's end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 5, 2020

    Next issue seems poised to actually deliver on The Outsiders' clash with Ra's, but this was a solid build-up to conclusion of the series' first major arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar May 6, 2020

    In addressing the lingering issues, Hill has created more questions, which is a god thing " so long as everything gets answered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant May 7, 2020

    This arc heads towards a mostly satisfying conclusion, though Hill's problematic characterization from previous issues still remains a problem. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 5, 2020

    I love having the books back and am glad that the limited release schedule is giving Batman and the Outsiders a little more attention than usual.  I wish, though, that this issue had a little more action to go along with the (mostly) good character moments.  Still, this issue sets up Ra's as a huge threat, and I am looking forward to seeing how Batman and the Outsiders can save the world from his clutches. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 5, 2020

    While Batman & the Outsiders #12 is undoubtedly a slower-paced issue and maybe a little more low-key than one might want after more than a month's hiatus of new comics, you can't deny the quality of the issue itself or the role it plays in the overall title. There are incredible and shocking moments found here, as well as the promise that we will finally get to see the Outsiders face Ra's, directly, in the near future! And if the glimpses we've gotten of how Hill handles Ra's, then we're going to be in for a real treat! Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum May 6, 2020

    It's not that it's bad or problematic that the book puts so much weight on this aspect of the story; these relationships are interesting and inform the future of the team. The problem is is that these are conversations that happen in nearly every issue of the series, almost exactly as they do here, and thus far has done nothing to advance the idea of the Outsiders as an actual team. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 11, 2020

    With the problems of the art and a general sense of "in-between" permeating the story, Batman and the Outsiders #12 is a real mixed bag of an issue, with a lot of strong character moments in a story that is weirdly paced and art that vacillates from "Pretty Okay" to "Just No". Read Full Review

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