Batman and the Outsiders #5: Pages 1-2

"Are you in luck! For only 75¢, you have a ringside seat for the deaths of Batman and the Outsiders, and the New Teen Titans. Now is that a bargain, or what?"Mike Barr: Master of marketing. The lives of the Outsiders - CHEAP! DC might be cross with him if he kills off their 80s cash cow though, so they're probably fine. This is the panel that also shows how superheroes line their uniforms with lead. Nobody cares about buoyancy anymore. (Certainly not when it comes to sales.)

Batman and Robin have been going at each other of late, but they're more alike than they think:
They're both power pukers, and they're both quick to give up. Still, I do admire Batman for cracking jokes when all seems lost.

Our only chance: Giant-Sized Terra!
Will she... create giant earthen hands to pull everyone out of the water? Cuz that would make sense. (WARNING: Mike Barr comic!)
No, she's going to reassemble the chunks from a sinking island (because that's exactly what a destroyed island looks like... certainly no sense that it was ever connected to the bottom), let the plummeting heroes fall on it, and lift them back to safety. Weak. Hey, I didn't say it.

Tomorrow: Mass drowning. I didn't pay my bargain 75¢ for a last-minute rescue.

4 comments:

Teebore said...

They're both power pukers

Call me crazy, but maybe they should shut their mouths and conserve their air, instead of filling the ocean depths with largely-inaudible angst.

Also, don't Geo-Force and Terra have the same powers? Shouldn't Geo-Force be doing this whole "save everyone by levitating a chunk of island" maneuver, considering it's taking place in HIS team's book?

Oh, how I missed these. :)

Siskoid said...

How dare you criticize the Dynamic Duo's air conservation strategies!

As for GF and Terra, they don't have the exact same powers, though there's some crossover. She blew her points on a single big power. He spent his on all sorts of barely related powers. (Oh they WEREN'T designed by role-players? Oh.)

Anonymous said...

Of course Geo Force sank lower faster. He's Geo Force.

Also, if Terra was supposed to kill the Titans, wasn't this her big opportunity?

"Sorry, my power was only enough to save me, I was losing air, no one liked Geo Force or Changeling anyway..." She had so many excuses within reach. I see what you mean about Mike Barr's effect on super-hero competency.

-Mike Loughlin

Siskoid said...

That would have been a great trick to play on Marv Wolfman though.

"Sorry dude, I resolved your storyline for you."

 

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