Flashpoint: The Outsider #3
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Flashpoint: The Outsider #3

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: James Robinson Artist: Javi Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Outsider's past comes back to haunt him in a very violent way when he comes face to face with his greatest enemy--the Manhunter from Mars!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 17, 2011

    Well, I had a tough decision. This book isn't a 4 star book, but it's not a 5 star book. However, 4 stars just isn't enough. I really enjoyed this issue. It's one of the better overall mini-series in this storyline. I loved the character of Outsider and his final battle with Manhunter, whose character design really blew me away. I'm excited to see how this character plays out in the last issue of Flashpoint, but I really don't want to see him go. I highly recommend this issue and mini-series. Even if you're not reading Flashpoint, this book stands out on it's own as great. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 17, 2011

    The art isn't spectacular here. It provides the proper level of darkness and mood, but isn't really framed to take proper advantage of the fight scenes between Desai and J'onn. On the other hand, James Robinson does some of his best work in recent years with The Outsider. This series captures the charm and writing quality of Starman that hasn't always been apparent in his more mainstream efforts. I do wish the story had attempted to delve deeper into Desai's mind and motivations. We never really see beneath the calm, cool veneer he debuted with. But in terms of pacing and plotting the series managed to stay more consistent and satisfying throughout than most of the tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 17, 2011

    I just hope they learn something from this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 21, 2011

    Of all the Flashpoint books, The Outsider is one that had a whole lot of potential and definitely felt very different from everything else in the event that was being published. Michael Desai definitely has that enigmatic feeling about him that leaves you uncertain of whose side he really belongs to and there's a lot of appeal to that. But at the same time, he was a tenuous connection to the main Flashpoint storyline overall outside of a nugget at the start and what it leads into in the final issue of the event series. The Outsider has a lot of appeal but at the same time that disconnect both helped and hindered it. Watching the underworld and other aspects of this world unfold played out well while still dealing with big power players, such as Black Adam and the Martian Manhunter. But it never felt like it resonated with the larger world. There's plenty to like, but just enough to hold it back as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 21, 2011

    Considering his history, Martian Manhunter deserves a lot more than to serve as a mere foil to someone else, especially someone as mercenary and inscrutable as the Outsider. Read Full Review

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