Batman and the Outsiders #5

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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The Outsiders must stop Ishmael if they hope to rescue Sofia and bring her back to Gotham City to meet with Batman. But vanquishing such a fearsome opponent will have dire consequences, especially for one member of the team...

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Sep 11, 2019

    Batman and the Outsiders #5 closes its first story arc with plenty of character development, hard-hitting action, and a jaw-dropping ending. I am extremely excited for what Hill, Soy, and Gandini have in store for the next story arc, and I know they'll continue to turn in issue after amazing issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Sep 11, 2019

    It's a solid book and incredible story that feels like it's going to read much better in trade, but I'm so vested in knowing the outcome that I'm going to keep getting the single issues, which is perhaps the best testament I can give to Hill's writing and Soy's art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 11, 2019

    Batman And The Outsiders #5 ends on the kind of cliffhanger that comics are famous for; one of the villains of the piece arrives with news about everyone's Dark Knight that looks to shock both his team-mates and his loyal readership. Is it a ploy? Is it the truth? I'll be here in 30 days to find out, I hope you'll join me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 12, 2019

    The biggest complaint I have about Batman & the Outsiders #5 is the fact that it's an incredibly fast read. Other than that, this issue is a clever, fun, and action-packed read. Each month, I talk about the potential that both this book and Bryan Edward Hill have, and we really get to see glimpses of it here. If Hill is able to continue providing narratives like this one with Ra's al Ghul, and grow the characters along the way with top-talent artists like Dexter Soy, then we'll have a treat on our hands for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 19, 2019

    The other fight, that between the assassin Ishmael and Cassandra Cain and Signal will have to wait until next month, but Ra's obviously has plans for Batman's pupils. Will they be up to the challenge? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 11, 2019

    Nothing here is easy, as we're learning, and it makes for another solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 23, 2019

    So far, Bryand Hill has given us an enticing introduction to the new Outsiders, which has been beautifully drawn by Dexter Soy. Despite the fact that the opening story arc seems to be getting a bit overlong, it still is one of the fresher titles in DC's current lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 11, 2019

    Batman and the Outsiders is slowly finding its groove, although even in Batman and the Outsiders #5, it's still bogged down by a story heavily rooted in original characters who remind me way too much of the 90s. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 11, 2019

    Dexter Soy delivers some astounding art in this issue. He's given some great action moments to work with as well as some character moments that call for a more dramatic art style. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Sep 15, 2019

    You're gonna come for the Outsiders and ironically will only stay for the two OG Outsiders in actively involved in the book. The rest is kinda just whatever if we're getting down to the nitty gritty. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Sep 12, 2019

    The Outsiders try to go on the offensive and pull a rescue op in Khadym. Unfortunately the Demon's Head is prepared and has a welcome committee waiting for the team. Ra's Al Ghul also has a counter attack planned that may devastate The Outsiders if it is successful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Adil Syed Sep 12, 2019

    Intense action and a few good character moments help push the story forward. Definitely an issue to pick up if you've been following this story and/or if you like great art. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 11, 2019

    Batman and the Outsiders is such a good looking book, but looks can only get you so far and once you delve deeper, there isn't that much else there.  The overall story has progressed at a snail's pace and in the end, it just hasn't been that interesting.  I hope things quickly change for the better, but right now I can't recommend this issue or series. Read Full Review

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