Outsiders #16

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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"The Deep" part 2! As The Outsiders engage the first defensive circle of the Insiders, the newly formed team faces a severe test as Geo-Force displays a unique perspective on how best to lead them in battle--and it doesn't sit well with Black Lightning.

  • 6.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 18, 2009

    With the talented Tomasi and Lee Garbett at the helm of a rich cast of characters, Outsiders has the potential to be quite the enjoyable series. Unfortunately, the book has hit an early hiccup with this debut story arc, which has yet to take form in any compelling or even identifiable manner. Here's hoping that changes sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Mar 19, 2009

    But for the lack of both Alfred and real plot developments, Outsiders #16 still delivers a comic that is worthy of the $2.99 price tag. What I can say is that when these issues chalk full of character moments instead of plot progression are looked at in the context of a much longer run, they will stand out as the highlights of the entire story. This is always the case. I could give a damn if there's a sweet punch thrown by Geo-Force towards Deathstroke, it's the build-up to that point at makes the moment memorable, and that's why all this solid character development is key to a worthwhile story in the long run. It's just a matter of us only receiving a chunk of that story once a month which makes the lack of developments sting that much more. But judging from Tomasi's previous work, Outsiders will be a consistently stellar read, plot progression or not. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 24, 2009

    Honestly, the story about a secret council of bad guys? That isn't enough to make me want to read the next issue, it's just too middle-ground. Tomasi's work on "Green Lantern Corps" and "The Mighty" have both shown his skill as a writer much better than this. But Tomasi's "this is why I chose these characters" bit was interesting enough that I'm willing to give another issue a try and see if things pick up. That's where he's showing his skill, and hopefully now that it's out of the way he can fully focus on everything else in this story. Read Full Review

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