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The Outsiders # 39

By Koppy McFad
May 24, 2011 - 04:16


Amidst a civil war between the Outsiders, Geo-Force finally flips out, attaining a power level that he has never shown before. Is this mysterious being called 'Veritas' to blame?

This comic is sadly due to be cancelled in a short while but at least it is going out with a bang and not a whimper. While the plot line is clearly being cut short due to the impending cancellation, the fight scenes and the spectacle are all getting the required space. People may complain that some characters are not acting... well, in character and some events, like the Olympian being beaten by Owlman, look a bit contrived but it all helps the story barrel along at a swift and exciting pace. Fittingly, the team does include a member called "Freight Train"-- silly sounding but one that suits the book.

The art is another pseuo-Kirby job and in some scenes, it does look like a bad imitation of the master but when the book has to show the truly bizarre and impossible events of this gigantic war, then the art truly shines-- or rather, it burns and explodes. Yes, it could be more realistic and the depiction of Batman makes him look unrecognisable but it does capture the action and violence of the war.

This book may not win any awards but in an age where most comic books have characters just talking for pages and pages, this title really stands out. 

Rating: 7.5 /10

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