Part 6 of Batman and the Outsiders begins with a Signal (Duke Thomas) and Orphan (Cassandra Cain) facing off against Ishmael. After some struggles, Ishmael flees and beckons Signal and Orphan to follow. They end up encountering Orphan's distant mother, Lady Shiva.
For now, Signal and Orphan are defeated. More important, it appears that they being encouraged to view Batman as deceptive and hiding truths from them. It is revealed that Ra's Al Ghul is behind the plan to raise doubts about Batman.
This issue is notable in some ways based on absences. Two of the main heroes -- Batman and Black Lightning -- are not physically present. Some readers are annoyed when central heroes are not present in an issue. What difference, if any, did the absence of marquee heroes make for you? Briefly explain why it mattered or did not matter to you.