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Outsiders #8

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Following the explosive revelations of last issue, Batwoman departs the Outsiders on a solo quest of her own design. In the storied deserts of the American southwest, a dangerous specter stalks the innocent and guilty alike with a vengeance that spans all the way back to those first dark days of the Old West. Anyone with violence in their heart can become the victim…or the perpetrator. Can Kate Kane hunt this monster down before more innocent lives are destroyed…or before it consumes her soul with its violence as well? Guest-starring Young Justice’s Jinny Hex, this issue is a brutal showdown for the soul of the Batwoman!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
29 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This title has managed to keep me guessing every month, and its ability to pull in anything it wants from across time and space makes it one of the most fascinating books on the stands today. I hope these two writers get to keep things weird as long as they want.

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Lanzing and Kelly continue to craft interesting stories involving characters who seem to have more to their stories than meets the eye. I like this return of Jenny Hex and how it creates a new mystery that connects to Jonah Hex in an interesting way. As compelling as the Jinny Hex/Batwoman story is, the other mysteries are just as intriguing. I really enjoyed the action in the issue as well as how the story concludes and what is teased in the end.

    Carey delivers fantastic art throughout the issue. The art is brilliantly character focused and delivers some fantastic moments for the characters.

  • 80

    Dark Knight News

    Outsiders #8 was a great little sci-fi western that should be a fun read for anyone. I’m excited about what comes next, both from this creative team and the eclectic collection of comic characters.

  • 80

    No other DC comic is getting as weird and wide-ranging as Outsiders currently is, and that’s worth celebrating.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    A great one-shot story for Kate Kane in the wake of last month’s revelations. Outsiders #8 shines a spotlight on the toll these multiversal adventures have taken on Kate. Giving her (and us) the chance to catch out breath and see more of the human side of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing’s meta-commentary.

  • 80


    But above all else, Outsiders #8 looks at what Batwoman is going through. Her anger at the Outsiders, her desperation to save Ginny, and her own internal issues are all put on display – much like the previous issue, this is a character story first and foremost. It’s that level of work that makes Outsiders worth reading, and hopefully it keeps this up as the series is now heading into its final batch of issues.

  • 60


    Outsiders is beginning the long road to a confrontation with a mysterious antagonist. In a way, this evil silhouette and subsequent McGuffins are excuses to give the Outsiders something to resist.  Luckily, this issue remains a somewhat self-contained adventure between an unlikely duo of characters. It’s fun, mysterious, and often times creative, and that is more than enough to earn a decent recommendation these days. It would be unfair to mourn what this book should be, and just settle for the monster-of-the-week sci-fi tale it offers. Which is to say, characters show up with unresolved baggage, and then they disappear just the same. Overall, if you don’t mind quirky guest cameos and hanging plot threads, then you’d get a kick out of this week’s Outsiders.

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