Batman and the Outsiders #13

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Gleb Melnikov Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 17, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Ra's al Ghul has had everything taken away from him. His League of Assassins, his power...even his family. All he has left is his mission to bend the world to his will and save it from itself. He's more dangerous than ever, and it'll take the combined full might of the Outsiders team to take him down! Featuring art by Gleb Melnikov (Angel).

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Jun 17, 2020

    For all of the frequent issues of imbalance in storytelling that Batman and the Outsiders suffers, this week's issue #13 is an issue that finds itself firmly set on stable ground with a chapter that offers up not only some explanation as to what's next for the team now that Ra's diabolical plan has been revealed, but delivers on some of the doubts and concerns that have been planted irregularly through the series thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jun 17, 2020

    In an issue that allows the Outsiders to breathe, they regroup and gear up for the next inevitable showdown with Ra's Al Ghul as they also work out some of their more personal conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 16, 2020

    This issue is a little slow, but I welcome the change of pace. It's setting the tome for the war to come. The character moments, guest star and terrific artwork all elevate the book. If people want to see some great comic-book storytelling, this would be a fine issue to hand them. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 16, 2020

    Melnikov offers some great visuals throughout this issue. The style is impressive and has a beautiful, animated quality to it. The backgrounds are gorgeously detailed and there are some impressive panels throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 18, 2020

    Once the 90s-style villains were ditched and the focus restored to the core cast, this has become one of the most entertaining books in DC's lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 16, 2020

    Bryan Hill's initial storyline started off somewhat slowly, but it's moving ahead full steam now. I look forward to seeing Batman and the Outsiders climactic clash with Ra's Al Ghul as Hill's story moves closer to its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Jun 18, 2020

    This issue feels like more of the same as the previous one, but the change in artists made this more fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 22, 2020

    Katana's gamble offers one example of how desperate the Outsiders have become. Another comes from Batman himself, who offers to boost Black Lightning‘s powers in order to fight the alien tech which threatens the world. But, at what cost? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 16, 2020

    The issue doesn't offer much up in the way of plot progression, but it does touch on the characters and their mindset, which is appreciated. Hill is also clearly laying down more foundation which will pay off in a future issue " we've come to not only expect this from him, but trust him in delivering as well. The only question I want to know is" Where in the hell is Sofia? Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Jun 22, 2020

    Batman and The Outsiders #13 shows an inkling of potential in an otherwise dull series. It is time for the Outsiders to leave Batman's shadow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 16, 2020

    Batman and the Outsiders #13 lacks the forward momentum and fun I need from this series.  We do get some big moments, but they are presented in ways that make them less exciting than they should be.  The book looks good, and readers of the series know what to expect by now.  I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Jun 16, 2020

    Batman and the Outsiders #13 is largely an exercise in table setting but features wonderful artifacts and an intriguing story hook. Now that the stage and story are set, hopefully, the next issue will feature more of the character moments and action sequences that make the series a standout. Read Full Review

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