Batman and the Outsiders #12
Written by Bryan Hill
Art by Dexter Soy
Colors by Veronica Gandini
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: The Outsiders race to stop Ras Al Ghul from unleashing a devastating weapon and Jefferson proposes changes to the team.
The team has gathered in the Batcave to begin the next part of the plan to bring down Ras Al Ghul. While Batman strategizes, he relies on Jefferson to take the team further. With new members in place, the Outsiders head into what is surely a trap. Batman and Jefferson discuss the future of the team as the members themselves contemplate their next steps including a tense showdown between Shiva and Cassandra.
As the team makes their way to Markovia, Ras puts the next phase of his plan in place. A plan designed to punish Batman and everyone on the team unless Bruce delivers Ras what he’s been denied.
The Story: The series returns with a vengeance as Bryan Hill brings all of the plot threads together in an issue that promises changes going forward both the team dynamic as well as its individual members. The story has a great, deliberate pace that deftly keeps its focus on both the individual conflicts and the bigger story. I loved the dialogue scenes immensely and the maturity of scenes like the confrontation between Jefferson and Tatsu are well paced and beautifully written.
The Art: Dexter Soy has some beautiful visuals throughout this issue. All of the characters are rendered gorgeously and there is a sense of building tension throughout the pages.