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Outsiders #6

70
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

“THE PLACE BETWEEN PAGES”

Welcome, Outsiders.

Welcome to a pleasant small town, sitting just outside the periphery of memory.

Please, do make yourselves at home – there’s much to do, and all the time in the world to do it. Take a stroll past long forgotten faces, visit places that no longer are, and leave the worries of your endless existence behind. At long last, you have nothing to fear.

Welcome to the Place Between Pages.

Welcome outside.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
26 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CWSR4N6V

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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    ComicsOnline

    Outsiders #6 is one of the most original single issues that we have read in a long time. The creative team demonstrates their love for the mainstream and obscure elements of the DC Universe, and the setup for the next issue has some massive implications. In addition to the incredible narrative, the art, coloring, and lettering was stellar throughout the entire issue, working in perfect harmony to make this title our pick of the week. We truly hope that the team continues to explore these aspects of the DC Universe, because it was genuinely impressive.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This issue centers around a unique location known as the Place Between the Pages, a sort of limbo that becomes a home to all the characters who are erased from continuity. This includes those who are erased in events, and those whose books are cancelled prematurely. One of my favorite parts of this issue are the many, many cameos that show up here, including some from the ’90s books that I grew up on. But that’s only one of the surprises here – with the biggest coming at the end of the issue, as we find out the true identity of a major character – and it ties back to this book’s earliest origins. So far, this title has taken us to time, space, the multiverse, the realm of the supernatural, and now even into the realm of metacommentary. Where is it going next? I have no idea, and that’s a rarity in comics these days. I hope Lanzing and Kelly keep this gloriously weird book going as long as possible.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    This just might be Outsiders‘ most ambitious issue yet, blending a high-concept take on the DC multiverse and canon with some satisfying character reveals. Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing’s script never buckles under that pressure, instead delivering a meaningful and fun take on the limbo of comic book publication. Robert Carey’s art renders that expansive scale perfectly, both where character designs (or redesigns) are concerned, and background Easter eggs that demand your attention. Once again, Outsiders is a moody and thoughtful delight.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Lanzing and Kelly craft a weird and engaging story in this issue. It’s a fantastic fourth wall break story that reveals some interesting story elements and secrets the characters have been holding onto since the beginning of the series. I really love the connections to Planetary as well as the cameos throughout the town. The story is filled with interesting moments and raises some interesting questions going forward, especially in regards to Drummer and the truth about her.

    The Art: Carey delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The visuals are fantastic and showcase some wonderful fourth wall moments that drew me in.

  • 85

    AIPT

    Outsiders #6 once again breaks into the realm of metafiction, delivering some jaw-dropping revelations in the process. I might sound like a broken record at this point but it bears repeating: comics like these don’t come along that often and when they do, they’re worth a read.

  • 80

    COMICON

    An intriguing concept is a bit weighed down by the origins of it’s ties, as Outsiders #6 makes a big revelation ahead of the series final few issues. Visually compelling, it plays in the gaps of comics and brings some interesting ideas to the forefront.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    Outsiders #6 takes the comic entirely out of reality. The writing is intelligent and unique, approaching the book from a fascinating angle. The story’s theme is paramount to the book, and the structures and intricacies of a narrative are explored on a cellular level. The cerebral nature of the storytelling can go too far sometimes, especially in the middle. There is always something to calm it down and cling to by the end of the issue. Even when it is nearly impossible to understand, there is still a sense of fascination, like staring into a supernova.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    A bonkers issue which deftly illustrates the futility of searching for answer in an infinite multiverse of possibility.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    Outsiders #6 is a very unusual meta-issue that aims to add to the bigger picture when in reality it made everything feel just a bit more confusing. Hopefully, we’ll get a more linear tale next time.

  • 65

    Batman-News

    This was alright, but the actual Outsiders are taking a backseat to Wildstorm! What is abundantly clear is that this is DC’s attempt at literally reviving Planetary. With Drummer’s secret partially revealed, I can comfortably recommend this to any Wildstorm lover enjoying all the revivals around DC at the moment. The biggest flaw of this book is the uselessly colorful dialogue and narration. Nobody talks nor writes like that except other writers. Moreover, I believe Carey’s art style is disappointingly inconsistent, but may not affect enjoyment at this stage. Lucius’s portion is interesting and regrettably should have been a bigger part of the book sooner. Overall, this book has had its share of incomprehensible ups and downs, but this issue at least provides half of the answers.

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