Monday, February 24, 2020

Batman & the Outsiders #10

With Bruce Wayne reaching out to resources in attempts to discover what Ra's al Ghul's endgame might be, and how it is related to both Kaliber and a Markovian scientist, the team he put together is in shambles. Black Lightning is now working with Lady Shiva who believes she can trade on this relationship and get closer to her daughter by helping the grieving hero in his search for revenge.

Ten issues in, Batman & the Outsiders continues to play the long game and tease the reader with breadcrumbs. Issue #10 does nothing to buck that trend as Bryan Edward Hill is taking the idea of "slow-play" to the limit.

While most of the issue is actually dialogue offer clues about a doomsday weapon and Shiva's interests in partnering with Black Lightning, there is some action towards the end as Black Lightning and Shiva run into a bit of trouble though they do get some unexpected assistance from the sudden arrival of Katana, Signal and Cassandra. Maybe the team might survive Ra's machinations after all.

[DC, $3.99]

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