Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Batman & the Outsiders #15

The League of Assassins and the Outsiders both hit Tokyo in the calm before the storm as Batman & the Outsiders #15 sets up the next issue's long-delayed face-off between the Batman-led Outsiders, complete with Sofia Ramos and Lady Shiva, and Ra's al Ghul.

Much of the issue centers around Ra's ignoring the Outsider's destruction of the Lazarus Pit and moving ahead with his plan while the Outsiders continue, both through intimidating contacts and Black Lightning using his powers to track the energy of Ra's new weapon, back to the Demon's Head. The team, which has been a bit fractured in several of the preceding issues, works well together here setting up issue 15's big throwdown.

Ra's plans to destroy civilization involves a secret corporate cabal with unprecedented access and power. While the latest issue of the series still doesn't yet provide the action we've been waiting for for 15 issues, it does (finally) put the last domino in place allowing for what should be a heavy-action issue next month.

[DC, $3.99]

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