has recruited another member to the team “What team?” you say, “I thought
Batman worked alone.” Yeah, me too, other than Robin the Boy Hostage. Okay, and
Batgirl. But there have been way too many Robins over the years, and a growing
number of people who have adopted the Bat-emblem as their own personal coat of
arms; most of them redundant and useless. So thankfully rather than create YET
ANOTHER Bat-person, Bruce recruited Black Lightning.
appreciate Black Lightning having the opportunity to level up, but Batman
treats him like they never met. Outsiders? Justice League? Brave and the Bold?
I would expect them to have a passing familiarity, but I guess Bryan Hill isn’t
up on his DC history to ponder if the two heroes have ever met before.
it’s because he’s crafting a new villain named Karma. He seemingly bought a
possibly alien mask from a Markovian arms dealer (see, Hill knows something about the Outsiders). My only hope is
that we don’t find Prince Brion underneath that mask. But it does open the door
for an appearance by Geo-Force. That would be awesome…
artwork from Mendoncva and Egea is very good, but somehow it has a bit of a
Marvel feel to it. Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you, but it seemed a
little… off, for Batman. But more importantly, this may lead to Batman
dissolving his team of vigilantes, and them splitting off into another
iteration of the Outsiders. Could it be? Tune in next month, same bat time,
same – aw, you know the rest.