Batman and the Outsiders #16

Writer: Bryan Edward Hill Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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It’s the last chance for the team to save the world-and to save Orphan and Signal from giving their allegiance to Lady Shiva! Plus, will Katana’s soultaker sword finally break for good? Will Black Lightning give off his last spark? And will Batman be able to destroy Ra’s al Ghul’s weapon?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 8, 2020

    Batman and the Outsiders #16 is a great final installment to the Outsiders' war with Ra's Al Ghul. I love the focus on Black Lightning, especially. Considering that he's got his own TV show and that he's now one of the major powerhouse heroes in the DCU, perhaps it's time for DC to consider giving him his own regular series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Sep 9, 2020

    The penultimate issue of Batman & The Outsiders puts Black Lightning and Orphan front and center while they take on Ra's Al Ghul for the final time. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 8, 2020

    Dexter Soy delivers some delightfully detailed and brilliantly big art in this issue. The action is great, but there are some amazing shots that showcase both power sets from Black Lightning and Ras. A great looking issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Sep 8, 2020

    Batman and the Outsiders#16 concludes "The Demon's Fire" in grand fashion, and showcases the immense growth the team has gone through. As a fan of Black Lightning, I'm happy to see the work this creative team has done with him. The next issue is the series finale, and I hope Hill, Soy, and Gandini deliver a superheroic sendoff for the Outsiders. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 8, 2020

    While Hill is leaving monthly superhero comics after this title due to his schedule, he's given a great foundation to one of DC's most underrated heroes for future stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 11, 2020

    I've loved this series, will miss both it, and the wonderful creative talents behind it. Thankfully, there's one more issue still to come, and I just know that it will bring a few surprises with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 15, 2020

    Batman admits to Lady Shiva that her daughter deserves better, but what is that? Just how powerful is Black Lightning now? What happens to Sofia Ramos and the rest of the heroes? These are a few of the questions left to be answered in next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Sep 11, 2020

    Dangling subplots war with powerful performances as it's Black Lightning vs. Ra's Al Ghul with the fate of the world in the balance! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 9, 2020

    This is easily one of the weaker issues in the run, and the fact that it ends the conflict with Ra's al Ghul so quickly is definitely disappointing. That being said, Black Lightning and Cassandra Cain both get their moment to shine, and I can't help but feel we've been waiting way too long for DC to deliver for each of these characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Sep 9, 2020

    I'm disappointed because the series has felt bereft of ideas beyond the basic premise, unable to elaborate or even search for anything else to talk about, resulting in a one-dimensional good guy/bad guy fight that has very little personality right up to its end. Of course, I'll be interested to read the final issue, but aside from the redemption of Shiva, this book has ended up feeling terribly inconsequential. It's an annoying shame. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 8, 2020

    Bryan Hill finishes his Ra's al-Ghul story, and while it elevates Black Lightning, the transient and forced nature of it was very disappointing.  We still have the series finale next month, but this one hurt. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 9, 2020

    The finale of "The Demon's Fire" storyline hits in this week's Batman and the Outsiders #16 and rather than go out with an impressive, spectacular finale, the whole story comes to conclusion with a whimper. Read Full Review

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