Batman and the Outsiders #3: Pages 12-13

Location: Katana and Halo's new penthouse apartment on top of the Wayne Foundation Building. Time: The day Batman decided to resolutely screw up his professional life.Those telepathic bubbles are from Katana's sword, reminding her to hide the fungus ointment right away.
"Sure Black Lightning, you can have 'SHUT IT'" "That's two words, man." "If the Batman says that's one word, then it's one word, and if you ever question me again..."

But let's leave Batman's interior conversation and see what he REALLY said:
"...and if you ever question me again..."
Yes it's true, hanging out with a young person has done wonders for Batman's disposition. Good plan.

Also note the homage to Icon:
Or is it a homage to Fanboy?
But since I'm not a comic book scholar, let's get back to my Master's thesis on the Outsiders...
Little known fact about Geo-Force: He is afraid of your gassy trail.
Batman unveils his replica of the original Enterprise conference room, bought from Gene Roddenberry himself to help him finance Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
The Outsiders HQ: A rat-infested conference room with a jeweled tv monitor and very few light fixtures. Well, Metamorpho seems to like it. Also note Black Lightning and Katana fighting over who gets to offer the other one a seat.
Rat-infested AND mosquito-infested.
Effective leadership: Stay here and do flashy stuff, but make sure nobody sees you. Meanwhile, you'll find that 1) I still prefer to work alone and 2) I don't trust your rookie asses. Now off to stop some cow tippers.
A conference room with a garage door. Wow, they're really living in style. If I were the two who once had their own series AND turned down JLA membership, I'd have been out of there faster than lightning.


Anonymous said...

My goodness. The entire run from the elevator to the back door is hysterical! I can almost imagine Aparo trying to get himself fired after reading the script.

The highlight would be Geo-Force trying to back away from Metamorpho's stench, if it weren't for Batman dejectedly staring at his Bat-crotch. "Excuse me. You weren't supposed to see that."

So, yes. Of the schoolteacher who only pretends to be ghetto, the European royalty, the rich Japanese chick, the soldier of fortune for Donald Tru--Simon Stagg, sorry, and the teenage girl who loves to shop, did Batman really expect to impress them with a headquarters that opens onto the loading dock? Sure, Halo might get a kick out of investigating the magic box that transports her from the apartment to the rat-infested basement, and Geo-Force can put engraved tags on everything, like on that Batman TV series, but after a week of that, it's going to wear thin.

Not that they'll get that far. That looks like a Zeiss Projector embedded in the table. Crank that on once, and nobody's going to be able to see a darn thing.

Siskoid said...

Pretty soon they'll be asking for nicer digs.

Like an oil drilling platform.


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