Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Batman and the Outsiders #3-4 (February-April 2008)

In Gotham City, Batman, Metamorpho and Katana met with Dr. Francine Langstrom in a lab set up for her to study a captured modified OMAC. The Outsiders were soon confronted by Justice League of America members Hawkgirl, Geo-Force and Black Lightning. "J'Onn shared the data he collected for you. There's no way you can guarantee this won't get away from you!"

In the midst of Hawkgirl's antagonistic demands, the OMAC broke free and engaged both teams. The Batman manhandled Hawkgirl, while Langstrom disabled the OMAC, whose body was turned over to the League. Former Outsider Geo-Force protested the League's ham-fisted intervention, only to learn Batman and Black Canary had already arranged his transfer back to his original team.

Unbeknownst to the League, Batman had arranged the creation of a false OMAC to battle the teams, and kept the original he'd captured, redubbed "Remac."

Later, Batman asked Langstrom "And these are the files J'Onn scanned from Jardine's data reserves?" They were, and included 3-D models of new lifeforms that could not exist nor survive on planet Earth. This led to an investigation of Jardine's connection to the European Space Agency...

For more on this story, visit Justice League Detroit: The Blog, and read its coverage of Batman and the Outsiders: The Chrysalis, first published as issues #1-5 (December 2007-May 2008)

"Throwdown" and "Mission: Creep" were by Chuck Dixon, Julian Lopez and Bit.

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