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Outsiders #1

Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2003
By: Page45



Writer: Judd Winnick
Artist: Tom Raney

Publisher: DC

Donna Troi is dead, and Nightwing is so cut up about it that he refuses to lead another superteam for half a dozen pages. You really have to be trying to be this formulaic; you can't stumble upon this many clichés without concentrating.

Raney's art isn't as consistently grotesque as his STORMWATCH era (this is a compliment), and I quite liked the exchange between a resurrected Metamorpho with a degree of amnesia, and a chap I assume to have been Green Arrow's old Speedy: "I thought I told you to wait outside." "Emergency. I had to pee." "I wasn't aware you could do that." "Me either. Hence the emergency."

But the man who gave us PEDRO & ME and the ADVENTURES OF BARRY WEEN really should get out of the superhero game and return to what he does best, which is anything other than this.

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