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Batman And The Outsiders #22 – Reviews of Old Comics

It's amazing whenever you see Batman go into cosmic or science fiction stories. That's not to say that it's necessarily bad, because sometimes it's really good. It shows the strengths of the character. In the Justice League, we often see Batman in situations that he should not be suited for. Somehow, he manages to show himself to be very adaptable. With Batman and the Outsiders, Batman gave up the more fantastic adventures for those that were more grounded. There were still threats that should have been outside of his skill set. Writer Mike W. Barr proved how adaptable Batman is. Even in the more grounded 1980s, Batman could be taken into space and fight other-dimensional beings. With issue #22, we also saw an artist join that would excel at telling these stories, Alan Davis. It was in that issue we got to see more than the team facing a cosmic threat illustrated by a new artist. We saw the beginnings of the rift between Batman and the Outsiders.

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Exploring the Multiverse: Superboy’s Legion

  As I mentioned last time, I love the concept of an unlimited Multiverse. The exploration of alternate histories makes for a plethora of interesting stories. This installment of Exploring the Multiverse looks at one of my favorite stories from DC's Elseworlds series, Superboy's Legion.

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Excalibur #1 : Reviews Of Old Comics

We're back with an new review of an old comic, Excalibur #1. This time we go back to the late 80s when Marvel started spinning off its popular Uncanny X-Men title. Wolverine's regular series came along about this same time. After the X-Men had apparently died in their own title, a few of the team members left behind joined with Captain Britain to form Excalibur, complete with a new series written by Chris Claremont and drawn by a fan favorite artist who just happened to have a history with Captain Britain, Alan Davis.

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Reviews of Old Comics: Batman and the Outsiders #32

Batman and the Outsiders #32 April 1986 SYNOPSIS: In Markovia, the new future Queen is being interviewed in a motorcade when it is attacked by the Masters of Disaster. As they apprehend the future Queen, the reporter that was interviewing her slinks away. In Gotham, the organized criminal element is taking advantage of Batman and the Outsiders being missing to pool their forces when the criminal Matches Malone, Batman in disguise with Geo-Force disguised as his bodyguard with the rest of the Outsiders listening on the rooftop. Batman gets the criminals to reveal where they have stored plasma that was stolen. Batman cues the Outsiders into action. Metamorpho and Halo fake Batman's silhouette while Black Lightning shorts out the power. Batman and the Outsiders take out the criminals.  As the police take away the criminals, Geo-Force reestablishes radio contact with Dr. Jace, against Batman's protests, and learns not only of the crisis in Markovia, but that Batman intentionally withheld it from the team.

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