Batman and the Outsiders #9

Writer: Chuck Dixon Artist: Julian Lopez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 16, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3
4.8Critic Rating
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Metamorpho finally makes the trip back to Earth--only to be immediately arrested! And while Katana and Batgirl attempt to break Rex out of a Paris jail, Batman deals with some supernatural problems surfacing back at home.

  • 6.4
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 16, 2008

    It all reads like vintage Dixon without the overload of action we saw in previous issues of Outsiders, which comes as a relief until we realize this welcomed lull wont precede whatever storm he had in the works. All the ingredients that have made this series enjoyable thus far are here; there's tons of humor, artists Julian Lopez and Bit provide their sharp, boldly rendered art, and Dixon includes another one of Batman's stranger and more obscure acquaintances in the form of the Looker. Still, it's impossible to escape the gnawing feeling that we'll never find out where Dixon was headed with all this. At best, we'll see some future writer pick up on many of these threads and characterizations. At worst, some future writer will completely shake up the title, team and tone of the book. Whether or not this bothers you as much as it does me will impact your ability to enjoy the issue. Either way, don't hold your breath for part two of this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joey Davidson Jul 18, 2008

    Overall, Batman and the Outsiders is a series that will cause plenty of folks to walk away with the desire to neglect it entirely. You wont ever find yourself on the edge of your seat here, but you will be entertained. If you are a fan of the team-up, then stick with it. The laughs alone are worth the price of admission. But for those looking for something with a little more umph and pizzazz, go somewhere else. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 17, 2008

    I love Dixon's work for the most part, but I'm more than happy to see him gone from this title. It started off with some promise, especially with all the controversy over the original creative team being ousted from the book mere months from launch, but this has been nothing but a downward spiral ever since. Read Full Review

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