Batman and the Outsiders: Special #1
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Batman and the Outsiders: Special #1

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 11, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Forces are set in motion that give rise to a new team ready to combat a secret evil--one that originally compelled Batman to first form the team all those years ago. Continued in OUTSIDERS #15!

  • 8.4
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 11, 2009

    While Tomasi's writing is without a doubt one of the comic's greatest strengths, it's Adam Kubert's art that truly makes this issue extraordinary. Kubert experiments with a two-page layout style that utilizes horizontal story progression more than your typical comic, and the issue flows wonderfully as a result. Kubert's interior work has only shown up sporadically during his exclusive contract with DC, but when it has, it's almost always been a special treat. His work here might even be more impressive than his stellar performance on the early installments of "Last Son," which is saying quite a lot. Dare I say it, but Kubert's exceptional art, coupled with Tomasi's inspired scripting, has me excited for Batman and the Outsiders for the first time in... well, ever. Here's hoping incoming artist Lee Garbett is up for the challenge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 11, 2009

    Of all the books bearing the increasingly-popular $3.99 sales tag, I feel this book has come the closest to rewarding me for my investment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Feb 13, 2009

    This title, which I have been reading for the past several years, looks to be cut from my monthly list after reading this offering. Alfred Im sure knows what he is doing, but the past teams Bruce made had a sort of connection to them. I didnt feel it with this one. Fortunately, I was treated to a great way to walk away from the Outsiders. Maybe if Tim or Dick come back to take over the team I might be in, but the Outsiders should honor their fallen creator better than this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 22, 2009

    Im not a fan of Adam Kubert, so of course Icare little for his work in this issue. Its tolerable and does the job. Heplays with new page layouts, using much more space to draw an empty story. Read Full Review

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