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 Batman and the Outsiders


 


Batman and the Outsiders No. 1
August 1983
Cover: Wonder Woman, Elongated Man, Superman, Flash, Firestorm, Batman, Black Lightning, Katana, Metamorpho, Halo, and Geo-Force in Justice League satellite //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Wars Ended, Wars Begun” (23 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9), Halo (Gabrielle Doe, nee’ Violet Harper; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #?), Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #12), Geo-Force (Prince Brion Markov; first appearance; origin), Metamorpho (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40), Black Lightning (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #495; all appear as the Outsiders; first team appearance; team named in next issue), Dr. Helga Jace (first appearance)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #388; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1), Aquaman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1), Black Canary (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #216; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1), Flash, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #546; all next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1; all appear as the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217 / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1)
Supporting Characters: Lucius Fox (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #529), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #294; next appears in issue #3), Dr. Helga Jace (first appearance)
Cameo appearances: Martha Wayne (in flashback)
Intro: King Victor Markov (dies in this story), King Gregor Markov
Villains: Baron Bedlam (Baron DeLamb; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in next issue), Gen. Karnz (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #12; dies in this story), Ramos and two other soldiers (first appearance for all), Rooster (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 Batman resigns from the Justice League in this story.
 Firestorm and Elongated Man appear on the cover of this issue but not in the story.
Synopsis: When Lucius Fox is captured during a revolution in the European nation of Markovia and the Justice League votes not to get involved in the matter, Batman resigns the group and teams with Black Lightning to go there himself.  Once there, they meet Metamorpho and three new heroes, Halo, Katana, and Geo-Force.  But Batman, Black Lightning, and Metamorpho are taken prisoner by the usurper of Markovia’s throne, Baron Bedlam.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 2
September 1983
Cover: Batman, Metamorpho, Black Lightning, Baron Bedlam, Geo-Force, Katana, and Halo //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Markovia’s Last Stand” (24 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (the Outsiders; named in this story)
Supporting Characters: Lucius Fox (next appears in BATMAN #363), Dr. Helga Jace (next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37), Gregor Markov
Cameo appearance: Sgt. Rock (in flashback)
Villains: Baron Bedlam (also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in last issue; next appears in issue #32), DeLamb (in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story), Nazis (in flashback), Ramos and two other soldiers (last appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: Batman and his newfound team unite to attempt to liberate Markovia from Baron Bedlam.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 3
October 1983
Cover: Geo-Force, Katana, Batman, Metamorpho, Black Lightning, Halo, and dead chemical workers; Agent Orange vignette //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Bitter Orange” (22 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #295), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo (named Gabrielle Doe in this story), Katana (origin details revealed in this story), Metamorpho (the Outsiders; all next appear chronologically in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #200)
Supporting Characters: Gregor Markov (next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #34), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in issue #1; next appears in BATMAN #363), Dr. Douglas Dundee (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #285)
Intro: Gus Baxter (dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Robin (in flashback)
Villains: Agent Orange and his gang (including Frederick Parms; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in part from last issue.
Synopsis: In Gotham City, the new Outsiders team go on the trail of Agent Orange, a criminal who seeks to use buried toxic waste against the government.

Brave and the Bold No. 200
July 1983
Story: [untitled] (14 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #295; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4), Black Lightning, Metamorpho (both chronologically between BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3 / 4), Geo-Force, Halo, Katana (first appearance for all; all chronologically between BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3 / 4)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #294; next appears in BATMAN #263)
Intro: Haggarty (only appearance)
Villains: Miklos, the People’s Army (first and only appearance for all), Simon (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: This is the first Batman and the Outsiders story, but takes place chronologically between the third and fourth issues of BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS.
Synopsis: The Outsiders stop a team of terrorists from freeing their chief from a Gotham hospital ward.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 4
November 1983
Cover: Batman, Katana, Metamorpho, Black Lightning, Geo-Force and Halo vs. Meltdown //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “One-Man Meltdown” (23 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #200 (Batman and the Outsiders story; next appears in BATMAN #363), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (the Outsiders; last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #200 (Batman and the Outsiders story))
Intro: Fisher, Mrs. Griggs (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Superman (in flashback)
Villain: Meltdown (last appearance in BLACK LIGHTNING #5; last appearance), Warden Brewster (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Outsiders join with the New Teen Titans to begin their battle with the Fearsome Five in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37.
Synopsis: The Outsiders battle the radioactive villain Meltdown after he breaks jail, but Batman suspects all is not what it seems.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 5
December 1983
Cover: Gizmo vs. Starfire, Geo-Force and Terra vs. Psimon, and Batman, Katana, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl vs. mud-men //George Perez / Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Psimon Says” (24 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Co-plotter: Marv Wolfman
Co-plotter, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #296), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (last appearance for all in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37)
GS: Robin, Wonder Girl, Cyborg (last appearance for all in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37; all next appear in THE VIGILANTE #3), Kid Flash (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series); next appears in THE FLASH #324), Changeling, Raven, Starfire, Terra (all between NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37 / 38; all appear as the New Teen Titans)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Helga Jace (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37)
Villains: Dr. Light, Gizmo, Shimmer, Mammoth, Psimon (all appear as the Fearsome Five; last appearance for all in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37), the Mud Pack (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37; last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #37.
Synopsis: The Outsiders and the New Teen Titans continue their battle against the Fearsome Five, who seek to take over the city of New York by amplifying Psimon’s power.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 6
January 1984
Cover: Batman, Geo-Force, Katana, Black Lightning, and Metamorpho vs. Cryonic Man //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Death Warmed Over” (23 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #537), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (the Outsiders)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #537), Dr. Helga Jace (next appears in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3)
Intro: Anna Singer, Dr. Carter (next appears in issue #13), Prof. Niles Raymond, Bella Raymond, Melissa, Number One, Dr. Marcus Dorland (only appearance)
Villain: The Cryonic Man (Philip; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders meet the Cryonic Man, a cold-wielding villain with super-speed who freezes them all with liquid nitrogen.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 7
February 1984
Cover: Geo-Force, Batman, Halo, Metamorpho, Katana //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Cold Hands, Cold Heart” (23 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (next appears in BATMAN SPECIAL #1), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (the Outsiders)
Supporting Character: Lt. Freeman (first appearance)
Other Characters: Number One (last appearance), Melissa, Prof. Niles Raymond, Bella Raymond (all die in this story)
Intro: Number Two, Number Three, Harmon (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Cryonic Man (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders are thawed from the ice-trap by Halo’s heat aura, and subsequently learn the Cryonic Man’s greatest secret.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 8
March 1984
Cover: Halo, Metamorpho, Batman, Phantom Stranger, Geo-Force, Katana, and Black Lightning with Christmas presents //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” (23 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN SPECIAL #1; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #296), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (the Outsiders; all next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300)
GS: Phantom Stranger (last appearance in SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #15; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #72)
Supporting Character: Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg (voice only; last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40; both next appear in issue #14), Lt. Freeman (next appears in issue #13)
Intro: Ted Dennison, Carol Dennison, two Dennison babies, Dee Whitfield, Timmy Whitfield, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Douglas (only appearance for all)
Villains: Tannarak (last appearance in SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #5; next appears in ?), New-Wave (Rebecca; first appearance), Sam Shelton, Marcia Shelton (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #10)
Comments: Story takes place on December 24-25, 1983.
 Shortly after this story, the Outsiders help the Justice League fight the Pantheon in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300 and 302.
Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, the Outsiders and the Phantom Stranger must learn what is causing babies in Gotham to become old people overnight.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 9
April 1985
Cover: Heatstroke, Windfall, New-Wave, Shakedown, and Coldsnap; vignettes of Batman, Metamorpho, Geo-Force, Halo (twice), and Black Lightning //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Enter: the Masters of Disaster” (15 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #301), Metamorpho (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #300), Halo, Katana (last appearance for both in Halo story in this issue), Black Lightning, Geo-Force (last appearance for both in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #302; all appear as the Outsiders)
Supporting Character: Denise Howard (first appearance)
Intro: Mrs. Takahana and her son, Meredith (only appearance for all)
Villains: Coldsnap (Darryl), Shakedown, Windfall, Heatstroke (first appearance for all), New-Wave (all appear as the Masters of Disaster; first team appearance), Yamashiro (first appearance), Morgan Jones and his gang (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders encounter the Masters of Disaster, a super-powered villain team out to capture Black Lightning.

Story: “Battle For the Band” (8 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Bill Willingham
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Halo (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #302; next appears in first story in this issue)
GA: Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana; last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #302; next appears in first story in this issue)
Intro: April Daye, Greg Carter
Villain: Cliff and his two friends (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story takes place before the first story in this issue.
 Metamorpho reveals in this story that Rex Mason was once in the U. S. Army and was stationed for a time in Japan.
 Since school is back in session, this places the time of this story at somewhere after Jan. 1, 1984.
Synopsis: When hoods from a rival school kidnap a member of Edison High’s marching band, Halo goes to the rescue.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 10
May 1984
Cover: Geo-Force, Batman, Katana, Metamopro, Black Lightning, Heatstroke, Shakedown, New-Wave, and Coldsnap //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “The Execution of Black Lightning” (23 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (next appears in BATMAN #371), Black Lightning (also appears in flashback, between DETECTIVE COMICS #495 / issue #1), Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (all appear as the Outsiders)
Intro: Tricia Shelton (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Coldsnap, Heatstroke, New-Wave, Shakedown, Windfall (the Masters of Disaster; all next appear in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #2), Morgan Jones and his gang (next appear in issue #13), Sam Shelton, Marcia Shelton (last appearance for both in issue #8; last appearance for both)

Batman and the Outsiders No. 11
June 1984
Cover: Katana and Metamorpho, Batman, and Halo reflected in her sword //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “A Sword of Ancient Death” (23 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #540), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho
Supporting Character: Phil Collins (first appearance; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1)
Intro: Luther, Jonelle, April (only appearance for all), Maseo Yamashiro (a ghost)
Villains: Oyabun (Noguri), Takeo, Shuriken, Nunchaku, Blowdart, Anthor Stoneaxe (first appearance for all), the Yakuza
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Katana’s sword is stolen, and the thief, who killed her husband, summons four warriors and her husband’s spirit from within the sword to destroy her.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 12
July 1984
Cover: Katana vs. Takeo, Black Lightning, Halo, Batman, Geo-Force, and Metamorpho watching //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “To Love, Honor, and Destroy” (23 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana (origin revealed in flashback, her earliest chronological appearance, preceding her appearance in issue #1), Metamorpho
Intro: Yuki Yamashiro, Reiko Yamashiro (in flashback; Katana’s children; both die in this story)
Other Character: Maseo Yamashiro (last appearance)
Villains: Takeo Yamashiro (dies in this story), Shuriken, Nunchaku, Blowdart, Anthor Stoneaxe (last appearance for all), Oyabun (Noguri; next appears in issue #23), Gen. Karnz (in flashback, preceding his appearance in issue #1), John Fisher and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders learn Katana’s origin as they come to grips with her husband’s murderer, and the ghost of her husband.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 13
August 1984
Cover: Metamorpho, Halo, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Katana, and Batman on rooftops //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “In the Chill of the Night” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Dan Day
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (all next appear in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #540), Lt. Freeman (last appearance in issue #8; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1)
Other Character: Dr. Carter (last appearance in issue #7)
Villains: Morgan Jones (between issues #10 / 21) and his gang (including Luther and Watcher One; first and only appearance for all), Mayme (first appearance; next appears in issue #28)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 The Outsiders learn Batman’s secret identity in this story.
 Shortly after this story Batman, Robin II, and the Outsiders attend Terra’s funeral in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3.
Synopsis: The Outsiders must keep Batman in motion for an entire night, or poison in his bloodstream will kill him.

Batman and the Outsiders Annual No. 1
1984
Cover: Black Lightning, Katana, Geo-Force, Halo, and Metamorpho //Frank Miller / Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Land Where Our Fathers Died” (41 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Pencillers: Jerome Moore (pgs. 1-14, 30-41), Alex Saviuk (pgs. 15-19), Jan Duursema (pgs. 20-24), Rick Hoberg (pgs. 25-29)
Inker, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #304), Black Lightning, Geo-Force (gets new costume in this story), Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (last appearance of all in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3; all next appear in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #14)
GA: Jason Todd (Robin II; last appearance in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #13; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308), Lt. Freeman (between BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #13 / 21), Phil Collins (between BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #11 / 14)
Cameo appearances: Terra, Changeling, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, Wonder Girl
Villains: The Force of July (Silent Majority (Gabby), Major Victory, Lady Liberty, Mayflower, Sparkler; first appearance for all; all next appear in ?), Big Brother (B. Eric Blairman), Laraine Blairman (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story takes place on July 1-7, 1984.
Synopsis: While Batman recovers from Blowdart’s poison, the other Outsiders must face the Force of July, a right-wing hero group, to stop a megalomaniac from putting a media-distorting device in orbit.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 14
October 1984
Cover: Maxie Zeus holding Olympic brazier with Batman, Black Lightning, Katana, Geo-Force, Halo, and Metamorpho in it //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Two By Two” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Bill Willingham
Inker: Bill Anderson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #307), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (last appearance for all in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1)
GA: Monitor, Lyla (last appearance for both in FURY OF FIRESTORM #28)
Supporting Characters: Phil Collins (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1; next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #36), Simon Stagg, Sapphire Stagg (both between issue #8 / 16), Lynn Stewart (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #495; next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #38), Alisa Travers (first appearance; next appears in issue #25), Denise Howard (first appearance)
Intro: Blaine, Chet Wilcox, Bob (only appearance for all), Lacinia Nitocris
Other character: President Ronald Reagan
Villains: Maxie Zeus (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #514), the New Olympians (Diana, Nox, Antaeus, Proteus (not the Creeper villain), Vulcanus; first appearance for all), Doug Raeburn (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: At the Summer Olympics, Maxie Zeus attempts to kidnap a Greek contestant with his band of mythically-based super-villains, but Batman proposes an Olympic duel between them and the Outsiders.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 15
November 1984
Cover: Nox, Maxie Zeus, Antaeus, and fallen Geo-Force, Batman, Halo, and Metamorpho at the Summer Olympics //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Going For the Gold” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Trevor Von Eeden
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (next appears in BATMAN #376), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho
GA: Monitor, Lyla (both next appear in ACTION COMICS #560)
Supporting Characters: Denise Howard (next appears in issue #18)
Other Characters: Ronald Reagan (of Earth-One), Lacinia Nitocris (last appearance), Medea Zeus (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #491; last appearance)
Villains: Maxie Zeus (next appears in ?) and his gang (first and only appearance), New Olympians (Diana, Nox, Proteus, Vulcanus, Antaeus; last appearance for all), Argus (first and only appearance), Doug Raeburn (next appears in issue #18)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders engage in a deadly competition with the New Olympians at the behest of Maxie Zeus.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 16
December 1984
Cover: Batman, Halo, Katana, Sam and Margaret Harper //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Goodbye” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #311), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo (origin details revealed in this story), Katana, Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Jason Bard (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #524; last appearance), Dr. Helga Jace (last appearance in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN #381; next appears in issue #19), Margaret Harper, Sam Harper (Halo’s parents; first appearance for both), Simon Stagg (between issues #14 / 24), Sapphire Stagg (last appearance in issue #14), Java (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40; next appears in issue #24)
Intro: Dr. Lawrence (only appearance)
Villains: A junkie (first and only appearance), Simon Stagg, Java
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While Batman discovers the true identity of Halo and reunites her with her parents, Metamorpho is disabled by Simon Stagg’s use of duplicate Orbs of Ra.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 17
January 1985
Cover: Batman,  Katana, Geo-Force and Black Lightning vs. Metamorpho in Egyptian bas-relief //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “We Are Dying, Egypt--Dying” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo (as Gabrielle Doe), Katana, Metamorpho (origin retold in this story)
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg, Margaret Harper, Sam Harper, Helga Jace
Intro: Rameses VII (of Earth-One), Edgar Smalley, Saied, Tiy
Cameo appearances: Java, Simon Stagg, Mark Dunninger (in a photo; first appearance)
Villain: Akh-Ton (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders are taken back in time to ancient Egypt, where Metamorpho becomes the mind-slave of an evil wizard.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 18
February 1985
Cover: Hands drawing Metamorpho as pharaoh in sand //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Who Wears the Crown of Ra?” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo (as Gabrielle Doe; some origin details revealed), Katana, Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Helga Jace (next appears in issue #22), Sapphire Stagg, Denise Howard (last appearance in issue #14)
Other Characters: Rameses VII, Saied, Tiy
Intro: Jane Denninger, Hor-Ana (of Earth-One; only appearance for both)
Villain: Akh-Ton, Doug Raeburn (last appearance in issue #14)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders battle Metamorpho and his master Akh-Ton in ancient Egypt, while one of Halo’s friends attempts suicide in the 20th Century.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 19
March 1985
Cover: Geo-Force vs. Superman, reflected in Christmas ornament //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Who’s Afraid of the Big Red S?”  (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #548), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (some origin details revealed in this story; all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #405; next appears in ACTION COMICS #465)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in issue #16), Sapphire Stagg (next appears in issue #24), Denise Howard (last appearance), Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Perry White, Melba Manton
Intro: Gina (only appearance)
Villains: Doug Raeburn (last appearance), a crook (first and only appearance), Jane Denninger, Tobias Whale (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #258), Syonide (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #22)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 Story takes place on Dec. 24, 1984.
Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, Geo-Force learns of Denise Howard’s suicide attempt and goes to take revenge on her tormentor, Prof. Raeburn, but Superman appears to stop him.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 20
April 1985
Cover: Syonide vs. Halo; vignettes of Katana, Batman, Geo-Force, Metamorpho, and Black Lightning //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Death and Remembrance” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in ?; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #549), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Katana (last appearance for all in DC COMICS PRESENTS #23), Metamorpho, Halo (origin details revealed in this story; last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #23; both next appear in issue #21)
Supporting Characters: Sam Harper, Margaret Harper (both die in this story), Denise Howard (next appears in issue #25), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #314)
Villains: Tobias Whale, Jane Denninger, Syonide, the 100 (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #258), Dr. Moon (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #287), Mark Denninger (first actual appearance; in flashback; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Halo learns some of the secrets of Violet Harper as Tobias Whale and Syonide hold her and her parents captive.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 21
May 1985
Cover: Geo-Force rescuing Joan Lincoln; Black Lightning vs. Ghetto-Blaster; Katana facing crooks’ guns (three vignettes) //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: [untitled] (1 page)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Feature Characters: Halo, Metamorpho
Comment: This is a frontispiece for the stories in this issue and does not contain a story.

Story: “The Silent Treatment” (7 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Jerome K. Moore
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Katana
Supporting Character: Lt. Freeman (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1)
Intro: Bill Rensie (only appearance)
Villains: Morgan Jones (between issues #13 / 28) and his gang (first and only appearance)
Comment: Bill Rensie is named after the pen name of Spirit creator Will Eisner.
Synopsis: Morgan Jones’s gang attempts to steal a precious artifact from a Gotham museum, but Katana is on hand to prevent the theft.

Story: “Jaws, 4--Gotham, 0" (8 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Trevor Von Eeden
Feature Character: Geo-Force
Intro: Joan Lincoln (next appears in issue #26), Mr. Waters (only appearance for both)
Villain: Quentin Nerdly (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Geo-Force battles a mechanical shark in a Gotham oceanarium.

Story: “The Roar of the Ghetto Blaster” (7 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Ron Randall
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Black Lightning
Intro: Franklin Lewis (only appearance)
Villain: The Ghetto-Blaster (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Black Lightning fights a sound-powered villain, the Ghetto-Blaster, who seeks to destroy Suicide Slum.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 22
June 1985
Cover: Batman, Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Katana, and Geo-Force caught in explosion of Justice League satellite; Halo vignette //Alan Davis
Story: “Who She Is and How She Came To Be” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterers: John Workman, David Cody Weiss
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN ANNUAL #9), Halo (origin revealed in this story), Metamorpho (last appearance for both in issue #20), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Katana
Supporting Characters: Dr. Helga Jace (between issues #18 / 32)
Cameo appearances: Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, J’onn J’onzz, Aquaman, Flash
Villains: Aurikles (first appearance), Syonide (in flashback; first appearance, preceding her appearance in issue #19)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders and Helga Jace bring Halo back to the Justice League satellite to learn her origins, and draw to them a band of energy-beings who want to take her back with them.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 23
July 1985
Cover: Halo held prisoner by Aurikles, fists of Metamorpho, Geo-Force, Batman, Black Lightning, and Katana //Alan Davis
Story: “The Search For Halo” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterers: John Costanza, John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #552), Black Lightning (next appears in SHADOW WAR OF HAWKMAN #3), Katana, Metamorpho (both next appear in RED TORNADO #3), Geo-Force, Halo
Villains: The Oyabun (last appearance in issue #12; last appearance), Aurikles (last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Katana and Metamorpho briefly appear during Red Tornado’s battle with the Construct in RED TORNADO #3, and Black Lightning battles Hawkman in SHADOW WAR OF HAWKMAN #3.
Synopsis: The Outsiders find a method of reaching Halo in a desperate effort to separate her from the Unity.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 24
August 1985
Cover: Katana saving girl from Komodo dragon //Alan Davis (signed)
Story: “I Went To the Animal Fair” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #321), Black Lightning (last appearance in SHADOW WAR OF HAWKMAN #3), Katana, Metamorpho (last appearance for both in RED TORNADO #3), Geo-Force, Halo
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg (last appearance in issue #19), Simon Stagg, Java (last appearance for both in issue #16; both next appear in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #2)
Intro: Fallon, Johnson (only appearance for both), David Harrison
Villains: Kobra (as Brother Abraham; last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #81), Eve (first appearance), the Liberators (including Johnno and Dirk; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: As Metamorpho gets permission from Simon Stagg to marry Sapphire and Halo falls into the hands of a cult, the other Outsiders deal with terrorists at a zoo.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 25
September 1985
Cover: Halo rescuing David as Eve and cultists look on //Alan Davis (signed)
Story: “A Serpent In Eden” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Denise Howard (last appearance in issue #20), Alisa Travers (last appearance in issue #14)
Other Character: David Harrison
Intro: Emily “Lia” Briggs (Looker; next appears in issue #27), Gen. Robert H. Harrison, Dr. Myers (only appearance), Jane Piersall (only appearance)
Villains: Kobra, Eve, Cobra Cultists (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #81)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Kobra reveals himself as the secret cult leader and forces Halo to reveal the secret identity of Batman.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 26
October 1985
Cover: Kobra vs. Katana, Metamorpho, Black Lightning, Batman, and Geo-Force //Alan Davis
Story: “Serpent In the Sky” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho
Supporting Characters: Denise Howard (next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #36), Sapphire Stagg (next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #2), Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #555; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #2), Joan Lincoln (between issues #21 / 32)
Other Characters: David Harrison, Gen. Harrison
Intro: Eve’s father (in flashback; dies in this story), Borrie Zabok, Dr. Rosenthal (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman
Villains: Kobra (origin retold in flashback), Eve, Cobra Cult (several die in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: While the Cobra Cult strikes at the Outsiders in their civilian identities, Kobra himself puts into action a plan to steal the Star Wars defense system.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 27
November 1985
Cover: Batman, Geo-Force, Halo, and Katana vs. Kobra and Cobra Cultists in space on Star Wars satellite //Alan Davis (signed)
Story: “War Stars” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (all next appear in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #2)
GA: Lia Briggs (last appearance in issue #25)
Supporting Character: Greg Briggs (first appearance)
Other Characters: David Harrison, Gen. Harrison (last appearance for both)
Villains: Kobra (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), Cobra Cultists (next appear in THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1), Rashid (first and only appearance), Mikhail Gorbachev (of Earth-One), ? (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Batman and the Outsiders attempt to stop Kobra, who has gained control of the Star Wars satellite, from selling its secrets to Russia.

Batman and the Outsiders Annual No. 2
1985
Cover: Black Lightning, Katana, Batman, Halo, Geo-Force, Metamorpho, and Sapphire Stagg’s wedding dress //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story: “Dissembler At the Wedding” (part 1; 10 pages)
 Part 2: “Into the Junkyard of Doom” (8 pages)
 Part 3: “Buried Memories” (8 pages)
 Part 4: “Fury in Fire and Ice” (6 pages)
 Part 5: “Death Do Us Part?”  (6 pages)
 Epilogue (3 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: David Ross
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #27; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #322), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (marries Sapphire Stagg in this story; last appearance for all in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #27; all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83)
Supporting Characters: Alfred Pennyworth (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #26; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83), Sapphire Stagg Mason (between BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #26 / 28; marries Metamorpho in this story), Simon Stagg, Java (last appearance for both in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #24; both next appear in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #42)
Villains: Maxwell Tremayne (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #58; dies in this story), Mantis (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #58; destroyed in this story; not to be confused with the Apokolips villain introduced in FOREVER PEOPLE #2), Even Steven (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Windfall (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #10; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Coldsnap, Heat-Wave, Windfall, Shakedown, New-Wave (last appearance for all in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #10; all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9; latter five appear as the Masters of Disaster)
Comment: Shortly after this story the Outsiders team with Superman to fight the Outsider (Alfred Pennyworth) in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83, then team with the heroes of Earth to fight the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1-5, also appearing in NEW TEEN TITANS (second series) #13 simultaneously, after which they help the Justice League fight the Red Tornado in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #3, then return to finish the fight against the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9-12.
Synopsis: Sapphire Stagg is kidnapped by an android double of Rex Mason during her wedding to Rex, and the Outsiders must rescue her from Maxwell Tremayne and the Masters of Disaster.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 28
December 1985
Cover: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Batman, Metamorpho, Katana, Halo, and Lia Briggs facing ? //Alan Davis
Story: “The Truth About Looker, Part 1: Below” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #559), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (last appearance for all in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12)
GS: Lia Briggs
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg Mason (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #2), Greg Briggs
Villains: Morgan Jones (between issues #21 / 32), Mayme (between issues #13 / 32), and their gang (first and only appearance), ?
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders tangle with Morgan Jones’s mob again, thinking they are behind the kidnapping of Lia Briggs, and not knowing it is being directed by a third agent.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 29
January 1986
Cover: Geo-Force, Batman, Black Lightning, Katana, and halo trapped within watery Metamorpho //Alan Davis
Story: “The Truth About Looker, Part 2: The People of the Abyss” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho
GS: Lia Briggs (gains costume in this story)
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg Mason, Greg Briggs
Intro: Jonell, Dural (both next appear in issue #31), Abyssians
Villains: Princess Tamira, Prince Mardo (first appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders find Lia Briggs in the underground world of Abyssia, but Metamorpho, Halo, and Geo-Force become mind-slaves of one of the Abyssian’s rulers.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 30
February 1986
Cover: Batman, Halo, Katana, Geo-Force, and Black Lightning seeing Abyssians trapping Lia Briggs within sphere //Alan Davis
Story: “The Truth About Looker, Part 3: This Envious Race” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho
GS: Lia Briggs
Intro: Loron’s parents, Durmon (in flashback; all die in this story), Loron’s son and wife, King Ector (all in flashback; only appearance for all)
Villains: Loron (in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story), Princess Tamira, Prince Mardo
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders learn the history of Abyssia, and Lia Briggs learns that she is descended from the Abyssians’ royal line.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 31
March 1985
Cover: Looker; Lia Briggs vignette //Alan Davis
Story: “The Truth About Looker, Part 4: Pawn of the World Below” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #560), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho
Intro: Looker (Lia Briggs; origin and first appearance as Looker)
Supporting Character: Sapphire Stagg Mason (next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #36)
Other Characters: Jonelle, Dural (last appearance for both in issue #29; last appearance for both)
Villains: Princess Tamira, Prince Mardo (both die in this story)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 Story apparently takes place on December 24-25, 1985, though this may be debatable, since Metamorpho’s wedding took place circa June 23, 1985, and he and Sapphire Mason are still on their honeymoon in this story..
Synopsis: The Abyssian monarchs transform Lia Briggs into a beautiful, psi-powered woman they call Looker, whom they use to draw Halley’s Comet towards Earth in order to destroy the surface world.

Batman and the Outsiders No. 32
April 1986
Cover: Batman walking away from Metamorpho, Black Lightning, Looker, Katana, Halo, and Geo-Force //Alan Davis
Story: “A New War’s Winning” (15 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #394; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #561; leaves the Outsiders in this story), Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (all next appear in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33)
Supporting Characters: Greg Briggs, Joan Lincoln (last appearance in issue #26; next applears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33), Princess Ilona (first appearance), Helga Jace (last appearance in issue #22; next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33)
Intro: Wilhelm, Peter (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Masters of Disaster (Coldsnap, Shakedown, New-Wave, Heatstroke (last appearance for all in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9; all next appear in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33), Windfall (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5; next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33)), Morgan Jones (last appearance in issue #28), Mayme (last appearance in issue #28; last appearance), Baron Bedlam (last appearance in issue #2; next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33.
 Batman leaves the Outsiders in this story.
 With the next issue, the title becomes ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS.
Synopsis: The Batman prevents Geo-Force and the other Outsiders from learning of trouble in Markovia so they will stay and help him break up Morgan Jones’s latest enterprise in Gotham.  When the Outsiders learn of his action and protest, Batman says the group is dissolved, and leaves.  But the other members vote to stay together and help Geo-Force in the present crisis.

Story: “Looker’s Body: An Owner’s Manual” (7 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Looker (next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33)
Supporting Character: Greg Briggs (next appears in ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS #33)
Intro: Benny Benson (only appearance)
Synopsis: Looker and her husband try to adjust to her stunning new looks, which takes some doing.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 33
May 1986
Cover: Geo-Force, Black Lightning, Katana, Halo, and Looker hoisting Metamorpho with Outsiders flag on hill //Alan Davis (signed)
Story: “A Tiny, Deadly War” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Alan Davis
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho (last appearance for all in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #32)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Helga Jace, Greg Briggs, Joan Lincoln (last appearance for all in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #32), Gregor Markov (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3)
Intro: John, Sammy (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Masters of Disaster (Coldsnap, Heatstroke, New-Wave, Shakedown, Windfall), Baron Bedlam (last appearance for all in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #32), the Bad Samaritan, Madame Ovary (Dr. Ovarni), Adolf Hitler clone (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #32 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders come to the aid of Markovia, but are captured by the Masters of Disaster.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 34
June 1986
Cover: Katana, Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Metamorpho, Looker, and hands of Shakedown, Coldsnap, New-Wave, Heatstroke, and Windfall //Alan Davis (signed)
Story: “Against All Odds” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Alan Davis
Inker: Paul Neary
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Looker, Metamorpho (the Outsiders)
Supporting Characters: Gregor Markov, Joan Lincoln, Princess Ilona
Intro: A maid
Villains: The Masters of Disaster (New-Wave, Shakedown, Coldsnap, Heatstroke, Windfall), Baron Bedlam, Adolf Hitler clone, Bad Samaritan, Madame Ovari, Adolf Hitler (in flashback), Col. Metenko (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Looker must battle the Masters of Disaster alone while Baron Bedlam reveals the identity of his newest ally--a clone of Adolf Hitler.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 35
July 1986
Cover: Halo, Geo-Force, Metamorpho, Katana, and Black Lightning vs. Heatstroke, Shakedown, New-Wave, and Coldsnap; Adolf Hitler clone vignette //Alan Davis
Story: “Sympathy For the Fuhrer” (22 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Alan Davis
Inker: Paul Neary
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Looker, Metamorpho (the Outsiders)
Supporting Characters: Gregor Markov, Princess Ilona, Joan Lincoln
Other character: The maid (last appearance)
Villains: Masters of Disaster (Coldsnap, Heatstroke, New-Wave, Shakedown, Windfall), Baron Bedlam (dies in this story; New Earth Baron Bedlam first appears in ?), Madame Ovary (last appearance), Adolf Hitler clone (dies in this story), the Bad Samaritan (last appearance; New Earth Bad Samaritan first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #?)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders must face the Masters of Disaster, Baron Bedlam, and a secret Nazi super-weapon, as Madame Ovary attempts to restore the memories of the Adolf Hitler clone.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 36
August 1986
Cover: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Looker, Metamorpho, Halo, Katana //Alan Davis
Story: “Agents of Change” (23 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Alan Davis
Inker: Paul Neary
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Looker, Metamorpho (the Outsiders)
Supporting Characters: Gregor Markov (last appearance; New Earth Gregor Markov first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #?), Ilona Markov (last appearance; New Earth Ilona Markov first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #?), Greg Briggs (last appearance; New Earth Greg Briggs first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #?), Sapphire Stagg Mason (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #31; next appears in issue #39), Dr. Helga Jace, Phil Collins (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #14; last appearance), Denise Howard (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #26; last appearance)
GS: Windfall (no longer a villainess as of this story; last appearance; New Earth Windfall first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #?)
Villains: Masters of Disaster (Coldsnap, Heatstroke, New-Wave, Shakedown; last appearance; New Earth Masters of Disaster first appear in THE OUTSIDERS #?)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders, on a stipend from the Markovian government, leave Gotham to set up shop in Los Angeles, and Looker joins them after realizing she must separate from her husband.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 37
September 1986
Cover: Katana, Black Lightning, Halo, Geo-Force, and Looker fighting Marine Marauder and squid at sea //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “Won’t You Let Me Take You On a Sea Cruise?”  (22 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Trevor Von Eeden
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Looker, Metamorpho (the Outsiders)
Intro: Captain Reynolds
Villain: The Marine Marauder (Dr. Marlene Simmonds; first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: On their way to Los Angeles by ship, the Outsiders are attacked by the Marine Marauder, who telepathically commands the creatures of the deep.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 38
October 1986
Cover: Metamorpho, Geo-Force, Halo, Black Lightning, Looker, and Katana in Hollywood //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “Many Brave Hearts Are Asleep In the Deep” (11 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Trevor Von Eeden
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Halo, Katana, Looker, Metamorpho (the Outsiders)
Villain: The Marine Marauder (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Outsiders continue their battle against the Marine Marauder.

Story: “Welcome To L.A.”  (11 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Don Heck
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters: Black Lightning, Geo-Force, Katana (last appearance for all three; New Earth Black Lightning, Geo-Force, and Katana first appear in THE OUTSIDERS #1), Halo, Katana, Looker, Metamorpho (the Outsiders)
Supporting Characters: Lynn Stewart (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #14; last appearance; New Earth Lynn Stewart first appears in ?), Sapphire Stagg Mason (between issues #36 / 42), Dr. Helga Jace (last appearance; New Earth Helga Jace first appears in ?)
Intro: Jake and his partner (only appearance for both)
Villains: Dr. Eric Shanner, the Nuclear Family (Dad, Mom, Biff, Sis, Brat, Dog; first and only appearance for all; New Earth Dr. Eric Shanner and Nuclear Family first appear in THE OUTSIDERS #1)
Synopsis: While the Outsiders get settled in to their new life in Los Angeles, a scientist prepares to unleash his Nuclear Family robots.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 39
November 1986
Cover: Nuclear Family vs. Katana, Black Lightning, Looker, Geo-Force, Halo, and Metamorpho //Trevor Von Eeden / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Statue of Limitations” (1 page)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist, letterer: Jim Aparo
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Halo (last appearance; New Earth Halo first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #1)
Intro: Rama Lama and his assistant (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Halo thinks that a lama has requested statues of her, until the lama himself sets her straight.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 40
December 1986
Story: “Grip of the Untouchables”: Part 1
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Steve Lightle
Letterer, colorist: Helen Vesik
Feature Character: Looker
Intro: Chris Fredricks, Mr. Fredricks
Villains: The Untouchables (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 41
January 1987
Story: “Grip of the Untouchables”: Part 2
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Steve Lightle
Letterer, colorist: Helen Vesik
Feature Character: Looker (last appearance; New Earth Looker first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #1)
Other Characters: Chris Fredricks, Mr. Fredricks (last appearance for both)
Villains: The Untouchables (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Looker battles the Untouchables to free Chris Fredricks from them.

Adventures of the Outsiders No. 42
February 1987
Story: “The Gold Standard” (8 pages)
Editor, writer: Mike W. Barr
Artist: Joe Staton
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Helen Vesik
Feature Character: Metamorpho (last appearance in issue #39; last appearance; New Earth Metamorpho first appears in THE OUTSIDERS #1)
Supporting Characters: Sapphire Stagg Mason (last appearance in issue #38; last appearance; New Earth Sapphire Stagg Mason first appears in ?), Simon Stagg, Java (last appearance for both in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #2; last appearance for both; New Earth Simon Stagg and Java first appear in ?)
Intro: Dr. Bensen Burner (only appearance)
Villains: Hugo Thugg, Bruno Thugg (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Two crooks use a transformation ray to turn Metamorpho into solid gold.

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