Outsiders #3

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Tom Raney, Scott Hanna Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 20, 2003 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Outsiders have their hands full with Gorilla Grodd and his army of angry apes. Meanwhile, across town, one of Nightwing's deadliest foes is torturing Lex Luthor with an electrifying experience.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Aug 27, 2003

    Judd's given me an early Christmas gift this year. I haven't read a comic this fun while still being filled with action, great one-liners, and a full range of emotion in years. You won't find many other superhero books these days which are hand-lettered, written with third-person captions and don't sound like movie scripts! With high-impact spreads from the geniuses of Tom Raney and Scott Hanna, this is certainly a book to watch in years to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Aug 26, 2003

    So, were three issues into the Outsiders and my opinion now is lower than at the end of issue one. If the villains had been remotely compelling (say real world terrorists?) and the situations somewhat plausible or at least logically explained, then the Outsiders would be a terrific team comic book. I have all the confidence in the world that Judd Winick will clean up his characterizations and write understandable dialog in due time, but I have to wonder at the need for another comic book that doesnt have anything new to say or respect its readers enough to at least try. Even the title is insulting: "Joke's on You." I'll say. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 26, 2003

    Another winner, if still a bit showy. The last Teen Titans lost its way by telling the wrong stories about complex people. Can Winick pick the right ones? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 31, 2003

    I like that Judd Winick pulled out the big guns on these early issues, as far too often the early issues of a new series are focused on developing the chemistry between the cast that the threats tend to be rather run of the mill. Now, using three fairly major league villain during this opening arc has set the bar rather high, and to a certain extent it has come at the expense of the heroes, as a sizeable chunk of this issue is handed over the Lex Luthor/Joker plot. I also have to openly wonder about Luthor's steadfast belief that the best way to deal with the threat the Joker presents is to continually antagonize him, as given Luthor has lasted as long as he has, is thanks to his ability to maneuver his way into a positions of power, one has to wonder why he displayed such extremely poor judgment this time out. Still the interaction does a pretty fair job of showing use that Luthor is not one who is easily intimidated, and given he's still alive after this encounter, I guess one could Read Full Review

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