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zechs80 ([personal profile] zechs80) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-06-05 07:36 pm

Batman & the Outsiders #11-14

The other Batgirl "mini".

As Chuck Dixon left the book a lot of plot lines dangled. Even more, Pete Tomasi was announced to be going on the book with #15. So what to do with this team of Outsiders? Well Frank Tieri recently off Gotham Underground was put in to clean-up and prepare the way while also closing these plot threads and starting some others (namely the Battle for the Cowl event).

#11 starts off with Superman rushing to Wayne Manor and finding Ollie drunk and lounging about. He then brushes Supes up on the current events going on with Batman (namely Batman R.I.P.) and shows him a ravaged Bat-cave.

Cass on the other hand is being more proactive in matters of locating Bruce:

Tieri's pet character from Underground, Johnny Stitches shows his face, Cass is not amused:

Okay I love that last panel of Cass.

Elsewhere, Katana and Geo-Force arrive at the Bat-signal to find a bewildered Jim Gordon. Obviously, the possible loss of Batman is hitting him but there's another thing too. He then points to events going on below where Dick is just going batshit insane (he's still in dick mode from the mini). Of course they back off all O_o at it. So the team regroups at the apartment:

A possible back-up plan of Bats?! Possibly, but as the next issue opens someone didn't survive. Who? Poor REMAC. Both Ollie and Cass see thru the video (Ollie on just gut while Cass using her skills knows it isn't Bruce by the way "Bruce" on the video talks). They set up to use the coordinates provided via Remac. Unfortunately, he downloads a virus which makes the entire floor go boom. Thunder gets put in the hospital while Metamorpho is left reforming himself.

Cass takes the brunt of the guilt from Grace. So for Remac's funeral:

You're probably wondering what Kurt is doing here? His wife works for the Outsiders so he came with her.

Cass begins recruiting heroes and vigilantes to her cause. First up Man-Bat (after all he did give her that business card first). After him, why a certain someone VERY close to Cass:

And that's really all we get of Cass and Steph the entire time since the later's return and until Batgirl vol. 4 #1 *sob*. If only DC gave Fab just an extra bit of time we would have seen a more proper reunion with possible hugs (he confirmed this on forums if he had an extra issue he would have had a Cass appearance and pad more of Steph's character then rush to that end point given to him).

Yeah that's Dick and he so wants to talk. Though by talking he means of course by fighting. Damnit Dick! You're supposed to be better than this!

So yeah #14 picks up with Dick "talking" things over with Cass:

They continue to brawl until the Bat-mobile stops and gives them both the high beams. A person steps out as Dick instantly thinks, "Batman?!" We then cut to an amusing flashback before the fight where the Riddler (during his detective days) solves a crime via flashy way. I really wanted to put this in here and it's a great Edward moment, but alas Cass parts had to be put in. So as he gets in his car, Cass turns out to be his driver and then "asks" him to be in her Network. It's at this time Dick lands on the hood smashing the window to start his "talk" with Cass.

Back to the present:

Go Alfred! GO ALFRED!

And thus Dick stopped being a dick to Cass. Oh and there's another thing I left out. Throughout the issue some dude is whipping himself. He then shows up at the end having watched Dick/Cass's "talk". Who is he? Why the new Azrael.

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[personal profile] jaybee3 2011-06-06 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
One of the (many) dropped opportunities was how Cass was the one who came up with the "Network" in light of Bruce's death and FabNic wrote her well in the one Battle for the Cowl issue where we got to see the Network in action and then DC had her give away the Batgirl costume in one page and not be seen again (except via flashback) for over year. And they never really did use the "Network" idea in the interim either (except a little in Streets of Gotham perhaps).
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[personal profile] jaybee3 2011-06-06 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it is Batman Inc. except with established Bat allies and non-new/non-obscure characters that Morrison likes.

Like I said a wasted opportunity (and building the "Network" would have been a far more fitting and sensible excuse for Cass to give up Batgirl duties to Steph while Cass uses the Wayne resources to do her own thing off-screen recruiting people and the like - instead the only excuse we get is Bruce told her to do it).
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[personal profile] bluestar86 2011-06-07 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Like buying cakes, clothes, and maybe a dog or something. Things she wanted.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-06-06 07:05 am (UTC)(link)
Different Network no? Since Dick's included Knight, Squire, Hunress, Black Canary and the like, not "people in need of redemption"