Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 8: On the Outside

Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 8: On the Outside

The greatest superhero team in Gotham City history is gone...this time, for good. How will the Dark Knight pick up the pieces knowing that his squad of vigilantes is gone? Find out in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 8! In the aftermath of the last stand of the Gotham Knights, Batman, Batwoman, Red Robin, Orphan, Azrael, Batwing and company took down a monster they helped crea The greatest superhero team in Gotham City history is gone...this time, for good. How will the Dark Knight pick up th...

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Title:Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 8: On the Outside
Author:Bryan Hill
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Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 8: On the Outside Reviews

  • Jennifer
    Mar 07, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

  • Kat
    Feb 03, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

  • Lindsey
    Jun 29, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

  • Aaron
    Dec 30, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

    Collects Detective Comics issues #982-987 This collection features the introduction of a new version of The Outsiders. I can't tell if The Outsiders have worked together before in this version of continuity, but it appears that they have not. The story was pretty good, but not as gr...

    Reasonably enjoyable. The sort of standalone tale that could have been improved by a smaller supporting cast, but the need to establish a new team (the Outsiders) required the presence of a couple of characters who advanced the plot (Black Lightning, Orphan), a couple who didn?t (Sig...

    This felt a bit weaker than previous volumes, though it is still ok. Art is solid, and Orphan really gets a chance to shine here as well. In the long run, things may work out better with fewer characters to follow. As usual, I'm not really into Batman himself, he just seams... I don't ...

    Hmmmm so another version of the Bat team. Though I do like how Bruce is trying to make it different this time. I do worry I have seen the you make him weaker argument before though. Babs between treated like a kid isn't working for me. ...

    If the arc felt like a pilot episode that's because it is. There's a new Batman and the Outsiders title launching soon by the same writer. I enjoyed this one quite a bit and am looking forward to the follow up. ...

    The main story by Bryan Hill is probably my favorite of the Rebirth Detective Comics series so far. Quality storytelling, solid art, aces all around. The one-off story at the end featuring Deacon Blackfire doesn't gel all that well tonally, but is well done. ...

  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    Jul 18, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

  • Daniel Butcher
    Feb 12, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

    Collects Detective Comics issues #982-987 This collection features the introduction of a new version of The Outsiders. I can't tell if The Outsiders have worked together before in this version of continuity, but it appears that they have not. The story was pretty good, but not as gr...

    Reasonably enjoyable. The sort of standalone tale that could have been improved by a smaller supporting cast, but the need to establish a new team (the Outsiders) required the presence of a couple of characters who advanced the plot (Black Lightning, Orphan), a couple who didn?t (Sig...

    This felt a bit weaker than previous volumes, though it is still ok. Art is solid, and Orphan really gets a chance to shine here as well. In the long run, things may work out better with fewer characters to follow. As usual, I'm not really into Batman himself, he just seams... I don't ...

    Hmmmm so another version of the Bat team. Though I do like how Bruce is trying to make it different this time. I do worry I have seen the you make him weaker argument before though. Babs between treated like a kid isn't working for me. ...

  • Scott Lee
    Jun 20, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

  • Matt
    Feb 12, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

    Collects Detective Comics issues #982-987 This collection features the introduction of a new version of The Outsiders. I can't tell if The Outsiders have worked together before in this version of continuity, but it appears that they have not. The story was pretty good, but not as gr...

  • Sesana
    Dec 21, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

    Collects Detective Comics issues #982-987 This collection features the introduction of a new version of The Outsiders. I can't tell if The Outsiders have worked together before in this version of continuity, but it appears that they have not. The story was pretty good, but not as gr...

    Reasonably enjoyable. The sort of standalone tale that could have been improved by a smaller supporting cast, but the need to establish a new team (the Outsiders) required the presence of a couple of characters who advanced the plot (Black Lightning, Orphan), a couple who didn?t (Sig...

    This felt a bit weaker than previous volumes, though it is still ok. Art is solid, and Orphan really gets a chance to shine here as well. In the long run, things may work out better with fewer characters to follow. As usual, I'm not really into Batman himself, he just seams... I don't ...

    Hmmmm so another version of the Bat team. Though I do like how Bruce is trying to make it different this time. I do worry I have seen the you make him weaker argument before though. Babs between treated like a kid isn't working for me. ...

    If the arc felt like a pilot episode that's because it is. There's a new Batman and the Outsiders title launching soon by the same writer. I enjoyed this one quite a bit and am looking forward to the follow up. ...

    The main story by Bryan Hill is probably my favorite of the Rebirth Detective Comics series so far. Quality storytelling, solid art, aces all around. The one-off story at the end featuring Deacon Blackfire doesn't gel all that well tonally, but is well done. ...

    A fun little arc. Hill seems to have a bigger story than he had space to tell, and while Mendonca and Briones are fine fill in artists, it's a bummer he didn't get an art team that was really standout, instead of DC's perpetually passed around fill ins. ...

    Just not very good. The dialog isn't great, and the story feels more like a pointed aside to certain Batman fans than an actual organic piece of storytelling. ...

  • Joe Belfeuil
    Dec 11, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

    Collects Detective Comics issues #982-987 This collection features the introduction of a new version of The Outsiders. I can't tell if The Outsiders have worked together before in this version of continuity, but it appears that they have not. The story was pretty good, but not as gr...

    Reasonably enjoyable. The sort of standalone tale that could have been improved by a smaller supporting cast, but the need to establish a new team (the Outsiders) required the presence of a couple of characters who advanced the plot (Black Lightning, Orphan), a couple who didn?t (Sig...

    This felt a bit weaker than previous volumes, though it is still ok. Art is solid, and Orphan really gets a chance to shine here as well. In the long run, things may work out better with fewer characters to follow. As usual, I'm not really into Batman himself, he just seams... I don't ...

    Hmmmm so another version of the Bat team. Though I do like how Bruce is trying to make it different this time. I do worry I have seen the you make him weaker argument before though. Babs between treated like a kid isn't working for me. ...

    If the arc felt like a pilot episode that's because it is. There's a new Batman and the Outsiders title launching soon by the same writer. I enjoyed this one quite a bit and am looking forward to the follow up. ...

  • M
    Feb 23, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

  • Ian Miller
    Dec 28, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

    Collects Detective Comics issues #982-987 This collection features the introduction of a new version of The Outsiders. I can't tell if The Outsiders have worked together before in this version of continuity, but it appears that they have not. The story was pretty good, but not as gr...

    Reasonably enjoyable. The sort of standalone tale that could have been improved by a smaller supporting cast, but the need to establish a new team (the Outsiders) required the presence of a couple of characters who advanced the plot (Black Lightning, Orphan), a couple who didn?t (Sig...

    This felt a bit weaker than previous volumes, though it is still ok. Art is solid, and Orphan really gets a chance to shine here as well. In the long run, things may work out better with fewer characters to follow. As usual, I'm not really into Batman himself, he just seams... I don't ...

    Hmmmm so another version of the Bat team. Though I do like how Bruce is trying to make it different this time. I do worry I have seen the you make him weaker argument before though. Babs between treated like a kid isn't working for me. ...

    If the arc felt like a pilot episode that's because it is. There's a new Batman and the Outsiders title launching soon by the same writer. I enjoyed this one quite a bit and am looking forward to the follow up. ...

    The main story by Bryan Hill is probably my favorite of the Rebirth Detective Comics series so far. Quality storytelling, solid art, aces all around. The one-off story at the end featuring Deacon Blackfire doesn't gel all that well tonally, but is well done. ...

    A fun little arc. Hill seems to have a bigger story than he had space to tell, and while Mendonca and Briones are fine fill in artists, it's a bummer he didn't get an art team that was really standout, instead of DC's perpetually passed around fill ins. ...

  • Juan
    Sep 06, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

  • Chris Lemmerman
    Oct 24, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

  • Adan
    Jun 11, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

  • Jess
    May 14, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

  • Adam Fisher
    May 19, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

  • James DeSantis
    Dec 15, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

  • Jenny Clark
    Apr 09, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

    Collects Detective Comics issues #982-987 This collection features the introduction of a new version of The Outsiders. I can't tell if The Outsiders have worked together before in this version of continuity, but it appears that they have not. The story was pretty good, but not as gr...

    Reasonably enjoyable. The sort of standalone tale that could have been improved by a smaller supporting cast, but the need to establish a new team (the Outsiders) required the presence of a couple of characters who advanced the plot (Black Lightning, Orphan), a couple who didn?t (Sig...

    This felt a bit weaker than previous volumes, though it is still ok. Art is solid, and Orphan really gets a chance to shine here as well. In the long run, things may work out better with fewer characters to follow. As usual, I'm not really into Batman himself, he just seams... I don't ...

  • Chad
    Feb 08, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

  • Wing Kee
    Sep 26, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

  • Kevin
    Aug 15, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

  • Andrew
    Feb 01, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

  • Dr Rashmit Mishra
    Jun 03, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

  • Robert Bussie
    Jun 18, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

  • Roy
    Feb 15, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

  • John H
    Jan 29, 2019

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

  • Stephen Hamilton
    Dec 31, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

    A solid if unspectacular beginning. The creative team puts together a solid story about a new Batman villain, Karma. Karma's purpose is to "restore" Batman to his true potential by eliminating the batfamily which "weakens" him. It's told well enough, and we actually see Bruce's real we...

    [Read as Single Issues] Well , it was okay I guess . Bryan Hill takes over the detective comics duties from James Tynion IV , after what was a successful run , Hill maintains the status quo from the Tynion run and proceeds to bring in a new villain - Karma, with artificial metahu...

    Ups and downs all the way throughout. Sometimes Hills writing is great sometimes its poor. Glad it was a one off ...

    This is a bit of a reset for the Bat team, and I thought it was pretty solid. ...

    [Read as single issues] The ghost of Deacon Blackfire haunts the Caped Crusader, and only a trip into Gotham?s sewers is in order to stop him. Then, a bad judgment call from Batman?s past returns and targets anyone who has ever worked with the Bat. With his young sidekicks in da...

    tl;dr: A paper thin, absurd, and wildly contradictory filler arc to introduce The Outsiders. Easy skip unless you're interested in the new Batman and the Outsiders series. There's a great one-off issue in the back for a spooky, 90's-ish Decon Blackfire story. This one is clearly a f...

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside by Bryan Hill & Michael Moreci (illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, Phillip Briones, and Sebastian Fiumara) is a graphic novel which continues the story of th...

    I have several issues with this uneven and really not enjoyable story. What happended to Batwing, Red Robin, Robin, and Nightwing from the last volume. I understand that this is a new story arc with a new writer, but the only time events from the last series is mentioned is on the b...

    Bryan Hill and a trio of artists tackle the next phase of Detective Comics with the return of the Outsiders. Gotham City finds its protectors under siege, assaulted by a masked man who believes that allies of the Batman are hindrances. After nearly killing the Signal and delivering a b...

    First I would like to clarify that this volume was not written by Tynion. This is the first arc post-Tynion's run and I feel this was a good segway for the new writing team. The first issue is a one shot story that wasnt all that bad. The issues to follow finds Batman enlisting the hel...

    New villain Karma is introduced here in an explosive scene that puts Signal out of commission for a little bit. Coming from the angle that the other members of the Bat-Family are making Batman soft, Bats pushes his new team (Orphan, Signal, and Batgirl/Oracle) under the leadership of B...

    A new villain shows up in Gotham who seems to know every member of the Batman family's weakness and starts trying to take them out, starting with the weakest link, Signal. But he even thinks he know's Batman's weakness- that he cares about his sidekicks. Meanwhile, Batman trying to re...

    This volume was fine. Just fine. It didn?t really feel like a continuation of the last volume. The team has been gutted. I?m really confused by Duke. He?s not consistently around enough for me to get a read on him. He just kind of appears for a few issues here, a few issues there...

    I'm not sure how I feel about Bryan Hill's take on Batman and the Outsiders. This story was pretty good, and the art was pretty good. It's a reasonably good setup for a new series, I guess. I'm not sure what's going on with the Outsiders book that was supposed to spin off from this run...

    A new team is formed after the destruction of the Batman?s last team, and Black Lightning leads it. With Katana joining and a villain from Markovia showing up, it doesn?t take a genius to see where this is going. Jefferson Pierce is a good counterpoint to the Batman and his ways, a...

    This was fine. I mean, it's hard to read a Detective Comics collection that I dislike, and it was nice to read about Black Lightning a little bit. This collection made me realize that I've been taking James Tynion's writing finesse for granted. The script in this installment felt clunk...

    Collects Detective Comics issues #982-987 This collection features the introduction of a new version of The Outsiders. I can't tell if The Outsiders have worked together before in this version of continuity, but it appears that they have not. The story was pretty good, but not as gr...

    Reasonably enjoyable. The sort of standalone tale that could have been improved by a smaller supporting cast, but the need to establish a new team (the Outsiders) required the presence of a couple of characters who advanced the plot (Black Lightning, Orphan), a couple who didn?t (Sig...

  • Alí Flores
    Sep 05, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...

    2.5. The dialog was painful. World: The art is alright, it?s keep the current quality level in this series. The world building here since Tynion left is an interesting choice. I loved the Outsiders in the 2000s and they were a fun group to read doing special ops for Batman and bri...

    James Tynion has left Detective comics. Before Peter (The writer of Batman and Robin New52 and Rebirth superman) takes over they decided to give a arc to Bryan Hill, the main man behind the later volumes of Postal (I love this that series). So does Bryan bring something fresh to Detect...

    Basic plot: A new villain called Karma hits Gotham and wants to break up what is left of the bat family for good. Bats calls in Black Lightning to help. I like Black Lightning and how he was dealt with in the volume. He is an outsider, a teacher, and very not Batman. The various cha...

    **Warning: this text may contain spoilers** really loved this arc, is full of action and a pretty cool art. On the Outside: A new villain appears in Gotham, trying to take revenge for the things Batman did to him. Bruce knows he met this guy called (Karma) a few years ago, and he'll...

  • Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
    Aug 27, 2018

    A new villain, Karma, comes to town to take out Batman's sidekicks because they make him weak. Karma's motivations and the character itself is pretty weak and uninteresting. Much more interesting are the new team dynamics. The Gotham Knights have broken up at the end of James Tynion's ...

    This seemingly ends during the arc, which is a little strange. This had a rough start. That first two part arc did nothing for me. Honestly, I'm not sure why Tynion's name is on this at all. The last arc by Bryan Edward Hill was just wonderful! I follow him on Twitter and he ju...