Friday, November 2, 2007

Then and Now

Batman and the Outsiders #1, August 1983.

Ah, how I love to see the old Jim Aparo art again!

Is it me, or does Diana look particularly heartbroken at Batman's announcement?

A little compare and contrast exercise: Batman and the Outsiders, November 2007.

So let's see: Black Lightning's graduated to the JLA, but his daughter (Storm?) is on the team. Her main squeeze Grace is there, and I couldn't be happier to have heard that she's "of the Amazons". (Clark has superfriends, family and pets, Bruce has's nice to see Diana growing a little more of a "family" beyond the Wonder Girls.)

From the original team, we have Katana and Metamorpho (yay and double-yay), but also GeoForce (meh, not so much...). Green Arrow's a good fit for the team, and its always interesting to see Ollie and Bruce playing off one another.

Speaking of Batpeople, the latest Batgirl's on this team, too! Not to mention the undercover (unpictured) Martian Manhunter and Catwoman. All in all, sounds very interesting.

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