Batman and the Outsiders #17

Writer: Bryan Edward Hill Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Series finale! The war with Ra’s al Ghul reaches its end, and none of the Outsiders will ever be the same. And none of them might ever be a team again! Did Batman choose the wrong allies to assemble to fight Ra’s? Or did those allies make a mistake in believing in Batman? The critically acclaimed series comes to its end!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 13, 2020

    Sadly, it's time to say farewell to Batman and the Outsiders. Hopefully this won't be the last we see of the team. I look forward to seeing the team members wherever they might pop up in the DCU. Thanks to Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy, and the rest of the creative team for a stellar series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - D.M. Grant Oct 14, 2020

    Hill ended this series with possibly the best issue of the run. The title overall could be repetitive and slow going, but his attention to character growth was never underappreciated from me. It was a great series that collected several characters of color together and put them in a spotlight that showed real consideration and care. It was never perfect, but it was always a series that I enjoyed having just as a fact of DC Comics' history. For that reason, Bryan Edward Hill has a lot to be proud of, even more so with this final story. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 13, 2020

    There is a quiet serenity to the story and Marcio Takara's art perfectly matches that tone. There are some great close ups as the characters take the time to talk to each other, especially Shiva. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 14, 2020

    This issue is really a series of vignettes more than anything, some more compelling than others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Oct 19, 2020

    This series also ends on a much quieter note than you might expect. There's practically no superhero action but it's still very engaging. The stakes are personal and honestly, they always have been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 13, 2020

    I honestly believe that this series has been grossly underrated and underappreciated. I wish all these heroes bright futures, and all the characters whose adventures we've followed the same. Yes, when I say heroes I mean Bryan Hill, Veronica Gandini, Clayton Cowles and Dexter Soy. Thanks for a great run, and one that I'm sure will be remembered fondly when the Outsiders inevitably return. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Oct 13, 2020

    Batman and the Outsiders #17 is a satisfying sendoff that doesnt feel like a setup of more to come. Despite this, it leaves plenty of opportunities for its characters to grow and move on beyond the Outsiders. This is bittersweet for Bruce Wayne, though maybe more bitter than sweet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Oct 14, 2020

    It's a slightly too-tidy wrap up, but it delivers on the characters in a thoughtful way that serves as a "what might have been" while also serving as an adequate goodbye. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 12, 2020

    Batman and the Outsiders #17 ends Bryan Hill's run, and while he stays true to his character moments that defined the series, they fall flat here. There were too many unanswered questions going into this issue, and unfortunatley, they remain so. I liked more than I didn't in this run, but this ended in a thud. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 21, 2020

    As much as it pains me to say this, Batman & the Outsiders #17 fails to live up to expectations, and comes short of giving this book the closure it deserves. You might be better off ending the run with the previous issue and calling it a day. Read Full Review

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