Batman and the Outsiders #4
Written by Bryan Hill
Art by Dexter Soy
Colors by Veronica Gandini
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Both sides of the upcoming conflict will have to overcome fear in order to achieve victory, but at what cost?
Sofia Ramos continues to be pulled between opposing forces and both sides are preparing for their next encounter.
For Jefferson, he needs to make sure that his team is ready. A meeting with Bruce Wayne gives Black Lightning the opportunity to explain to the Dark Knight who he is and who he will not be as leader of the Outsiders. With an understanding brokered between them, a meeting in the cave will reveal Batman’s plans for getting them into Ras Al Ghul’s country and Jefferson will continue to make sure his team is ready for what’s next. That will include sidelining one of them in order to give him time to heal and learn.
At the same time, Ras puts Sofia through his idea of training as he tells her of his philosophy and molds her into the killer he wants her to be.
The Story: Bryan Hill has brought together an interesting team in this series and I continue to be engaged in both the story and the character development. If there is one thing that I would critique is the pace. There is a lot of establishment of plot points, but there isn’t a lot of pay off for those points. I like the character interactions a lot especially the Jefferson/Bruce, Jefferson/Katana and Duke/Cass moments, but I really want to see them pay off in the overall story.
The Art: Dexter Soy’s art is fantastic. All of the characters and backgrounds look amazing and full of detail.