Outsiders Vol. 3: Wanted

Outsiders Vol. 3: Wanted❰BOOKS❯ ✸ Outsiders Vol. 3: Wanted Author Judd Winick – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Written by Judd Winick Art by Carlos D'Anda Karl Kerschl Dan Jurgens and others Cover by Doug Mahnke The thrilling third collection of the hot title collects OUTSIDERS #16 23 This volume includes the Written by Judd Winick Art by Carlos D'Anda Karl Kerschl Dan Jurgens and others Cover by Doug Mahnke The thrilling third collection of the hot title collects OUTSIDERS This volume includes the part Most Wanted story arc featuring television personality John Walsh as well as an IDENTITY CRISIS tie in story guest starring Batman. Is this the Outsiders or Teen Titans lite? Or both? Or neither? That’s the struggle in the first issue collected here Do the kids do this Titan family style or is this all superhero bad guy beat down bidness? Let’s let Nightwing and Arsenal decideOn second thought just put Jade in chargeWinick et al tries to tackle the issue of child abductionslavery and bravo for the uh trying The group even enlists a real life fictionalized huh? John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted in the attempt to track down the ring leader of this sordid businessOf course this affects one of its members on a personal level and also predictably impacts the only member with a childsigh and ughAgain kudos for the manipulative and contrived attemptSomebody is funding the Outsider kids and Arsenal is getting tips on bad guys on the sneak and because he’s on the back cover all plot roads lead to the BatmanNightwing takes issue with Bats meddling effronterywhile at the very exact same time Arsenal is chatting it up with Batman Jeff I’m really confused Is this possible?hands random Goodreader a paper bagBreathe into the bag my random delirious acuaintance and no it isn’t Arsenal is actually talking to view spoiler Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke hide spoiler In my opinion this is the best of this series so far The character work for Roy Dick and Grace was honestly astounding to me Every so often I’ll read a volume of a team book that so perfectly understands how to give a few members of the team complex characterization and still keep it interesting Grace Choi has been my fave since I started this series I’m so in love with a woman of color that doesn’t exist to be sexualized She towers over everyone and she could kick everyone’s ass On top of that she does have emotions Usually female characters are presented 3 ways cheerleaderdamsel sexpot fighter with no emotion Grace is none of those so kudos to Winick for giving us a well rounded well fleshed out character I fell for Grace even in this book and we get a better understanding of why she does this job Granted I was fresh off reading a Marvel book before I picked this up and I had to readjust again to the fact that DC discusses darker crimes I don’t think I’ve read a Marvel arc where the Avengers take down a child sex trafficking ring It’s a very dark storyline and the fact that Grace suffered at the hands of this monster was heartbreaking I have to hand it to Winick he told this story in a respectful manner Tanner’s crimes were taken seriously the victims were never sexualized or condescended to At the end of this arc this is about Grace and her finding peace or attempting to This is a storyline that didn’t use sexual assault of a main character to fuel manpain Sure Lian was also taken in the process and that brings pain to Roy but the overwhelming majority of this story is focused on Grace Roy I’ve come to love this guy so so much His job here seems to be pushing Dick to be of the guy he used to be and trying to keep the team together He’s trying so hard and it’s compelling I’m really rooting for him and I’m looking up what to read to learn about him because he leads an interesting life Dick Poor dickiebird He is the darkest I’ve ever seen in this book and it makes me wonder what he’d be like if Jason Todd had seen him like this I know Jason shows up in later issues but this Dick is so harsh His fight with Roy was shocking The fact that he threw Roy’s heroin addiction in his face was astounding He’s so resigned to just being there and not getting close to anyone and it’s a far cry from Dick in other books That being said I kind of loved it It’s so interesting because Dick is the bright beacon in the Batfamily The only character that gives him a run for his money for shiny and happiest is Stephanie Seriously they’re like the lone Abercrombie fans in a family of goths After losing Donna Dick continues to treat the Outsiders like coworkers he hates being around and it’s lead to Jefferson Pierce believing Dick can’t be trusted to protect his daughter The conversation with Bruce was one of the best I’ve ever read Winick‘s take on their relationship was fascinating and felt really real to me I adored it Especially Alfred trying to keep it civil The conclusion namely Bruce telling Dick not to trust him was just amazing Dick’s unbalanced and I’m interested to see what happens next So that’s kind of it Nothing with the other characters is super worth mentioning But honestly this was just bloody fantastic and I highly recommend it This series started off interesting right away There was a new person in charge a new member and an underground child smuggling ring A couple of the comics revolved around some of the members that they wouldn't normally highlight and that made it so much interesting and exciting to see these characters in a different intense way It also gives us a villain that I haven't read about before which made that story a lot exciting We find out that they have been conducting business with someone that no one on the team wanted that person to a part of the new team that probably didn't make sense but sure and emotions escalate when they find a traitor among them Weeding out the impostor leads to heart break and loyalties tested I am so excited to learn what happens next and how the team can recover after this Holy smokes loved this volume So first half is all about children getting abducted and brought into child slavery It's disturbing to say the least and when well done like here it's hard to view but compelling With so many mediums doing stories on this a few hit the mark and this did Especially getting personal for Roy The next arc is about finding out who's been feeding the Outsiders their information Last but not least is the final issue which revolves around a traitor being a part of the Outsiders group Good Art remains good and the fights here and really brutal A two page I love is when Gracie finds the slave owner oh man it's great The flow of this volume is the best so far giving us interesting plotlines over and over again Roy and Nightwing relationship breaking the love relationships growing the slave storyline the traitor the liar who's been giving info all comes together here with a nice big cliffhanger Bad Almost nothing I really enjoyed this Maybe the last issue feeling to close to Identity Crisis but that's it Overall fantastic This is my favorite volume of the run so far Judd knows how to balance storylines with character development moments Lots of sad moments lots of oh shit moments and even some humor moments A easy 5 out of 5 for me Outsiders Wanted was pretty much the high water mark for Judd Winick’s run on the title Judd’s focus was on the members of the team that are personal favorites of mine and there were couple of pretty cool moments Winick delves deeper into the relationship between Nightwing and Arsenal and there are interesting similarities to that of their mentors Although they seem to interact like brothers And by that I mean they beat each other’s asses Nightwing has continued to be distant from the rest of the team since Donna Troy’s death and this scrap was bound to happen at some point Grayson also returns home to confront Bats about his involvement in the Outsiders and is in for a surprise I liked the attempt at giving Grace a little back story Her origin remains a mystery at this point and these are some of the first hints as to what she has gone through prior to the series I thought the Americas Most Wanted angle was a little weird and the way they tied Arsenal’s daughter into that part of the story was a somewhat forced but it wasn’t a deal breaker I love what a fuckin bad ass Grace is here though She’s a like a redneck looking to throw down at a country bar on a Saturday night And when something finally does flip her switch she is stone cold The bloody battering she gives to one bad guy was ferocious Love me a tough chick The relationship between Shift and Indigo continues to evolve and those naughty kids might finally make it past third base This has been slowly building over the past 2 books and becomes much important later in the series Finally a baddy that has been lurking in the shadows view spoilerDeathstroke hide spoiler I felt a little luke warm about some things in this volume but there were also a lot of positivesThe positives we really got to see Dick hitting his hardest both physically and psychologically and directed at Roy no less It’s always fascinating for me to see those moments when Dick can be an utter asshole to his friends it’s not everyone’s favorite trait about him but I find it really interesting when it does show up view spoiler hide spoiler Upset But I'll be okay let's talk about this It was a great volume SO much happens though It's intense and dark There is an arc over three issues dealing with children being kidnapped and trafficked It was disturbing and really fucked up I was not prepared It was handled well though Really can't believe they let it affect Roy in the way it did Grace's connection to the cause was rough to follow as well Then the volume goes on to finding out who has really been giving The Outsiders their intel Then realizing that there was a traitor in the group Also super intense I'm not okay Will read on and see where it goes from here Very much a volume of two speeds and voices part of it is the familiar ground of heroics and bright colours bravery with a uip and ongoing storylines that are neatly tied into wider events happening in the DC universe at the timeThe other part is far somber dealing with child abduction and paedophilia and the colours and art are far murkier and impressionistic for this part Its uncomfortable reading but I didn't find it sensationalistic or insulting indeed it was a surprise to find 'adult' writing that didn't use the word as an excuse for obscenity or gross out imageryHighly recommended There's a lot to love here and it outweighs some rough spots The Wanted storyline was powerful and real much so for Grace than Arsenal IndigoShift relationship is adorable and possibly sad Roy getting blindsided by SPOILER was great especially how it was handled Winick's dialogue is much better here grounded The issues I had were artistic too many Batman's reaction to Dick's news a new team member joining for no reason and the cliffhanger ending These are all minor but they added up Overall another nice DC team book The art style just really ticked me off Grace went from being badass muscled bodybuilder to wasp waisted big boobed thong lady Why And admittedly the storyline was not that good either Just as I was starting to have high hopes

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  • 192 pages
  • Outsiders Vol. 3: Wanted
  • Judd Winick
  • English
  • 04 February 2015
  • 9781401204600