Batman and the Outsiders #11
Written by Bryan Hill
Art by Dexter Soy
Colors by Veronica Gandini
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: The Outsiders confront trust issues and betrayal as Ras Al Ghul gets closer to his goals.
Sofia continues to be confused about her future and she asks Batman for help. She wants him to train her to be more than she is. To use her powers to help others. Batman agrees and takes her deep into a hidden lair where she will have to decide who he is and how she wants to be seen. At the same time, the Outsiders confront the forces of the Demon’s Head and Jefferson must decide if he is willing to cross the line to avenge the death of his friend.
Miles away from the fighting, Ras finds the object he’s been searching for and it has the potential to devastate the world.
The Story: The three different storylines playing out in this issue are handled in a way that makes them equally compelling and interesting to the reader. The one and one interactions between Sofia and Batman are done well and the hint to similar conversations Bruce has had with potential proteges isn’t lost on fans and is handled in a way that gives the power to Sofia with Bruce acting as a point of focus. The fight between the Outsiders and the forces of Ras Al Ghul has some great moments including one between Orphan and Shiva that is well done if a little forced. The dynamic between Duke and Orphan continues to be interesting and their teamwork shines through.
The Art: Dexter Soy delivers some blistering and dynamic action in this issue. The fight scenes are amazing and there is so much great detail throughout. Soy does some great work with scale in this issue as well and the final image is a testament to his skill.