Outsiders: Pay As You Go

August 7, 2007 | Trades


Outsiders: Pay As You Go
Judd Winick, Ron Randall, Scott McDaniel
DC Comics
$17.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

A hero in jail for a murder is about to become a victim himself.
That is, unless the Outsiders are willing to risk their reputations and their lives to save him.
Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, just meant to scare the man he knew was responsible for killing his niece. He didn’t mean for the bolt of lightning to kill him.
But Pierce decides he has to do the right thing and turns himself in. The only problem is that putting a super-hero in jail with super-villains is a death sentence. So he gets a new identity to serve out his time.
Meanwhile, the Outsiders — Arsenal, Nightwing, Grace, Thunder and Shift — find out that not only did Pierce not actually commit the murder, but that his secret is out and there’s a price on his head.
Will the team face the heat of breaking into a federal prison to save Pierce’s life?
Of course they will (it’d be a pretty boring comic if they didn’t) and the repercussions of those actions lead to some dramatic changes for the super-team.
Solid storytelling by Judd Winick and artists Ron Randall and Scott McDaniel.

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