Bryan Hill Responds to Tony Isabella Trashing Batman and the Outsiders

Earlier this week, Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella took to Twitter to share some very unflattering comments about Batman and the Outsiders, the new series from Bryan Hill and Dexter Soy. It seems that Isabella doesn’t feel that Black Lightning is acting in character in the new series. In particular, he doesn’t feel that Black Lightning would be willing to be Batman’s… you know what, let’s just see it in his own words…

Yikes! Isabella went on to post a long thread about the subject, starting by saying that he spoke to a DC Comic executive on the phone and that executive agreed with Isabella that Black Lightning is out of character in the series.

There was a lot more, so go here if you want to read Isabella’s full multi-day rant, including Isabella’s idea on how he would write a Batman and the Outsiders series. In any case, Bryan Hill has issued a response to Isabella’s tweets, in a somewhat more subdued manner.

This is actually the second time Hill has acknowledge Isabella’s attack, tweeting earlier this week:

Batman and the Outsiders #1 is in stores now. Batman and the Outsiders #2 hits stores on June 12th.

Batman and the Outsiders #2
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Tyler Kirkham
Sofia Barrera is on the run from an enforcer for the Ark, the program that gave her powers-but in the process, she’s fallen into the hands of the mystery man called Kaliber! He claims he wants to protect her…but who’s paying his bill? And is Katana already questioning Black Lightning’s leadership on their very first mission? Or is she just pushing him in a direction he’s not willing to go?
RATED T+
In Shops: Jun 12, 2019
Final Orders Due: May 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Black Lightning Creator Tony Isabella Not a Fan of New Batman and the Outsiders Series

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