History ComicBook / BatmanAndTheOutsiders

8th Jul '16 9:18:08 AM SteveMB
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* SecretTestOfCharacter: After deciding that the team is distracting him from his mission to protect Gotham City, Batman declares the team dissolved. They instead decide to remain together without him, which was evidently [[BatmanGambit just the outcome he'd been hoping for]].
29th Jan '16 9:19:39 PM StrixObscuro
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* FollowTheLeader: Owlman was added to the team around the time that DC's parent company released a movie adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Watchman}}'', and his costume bears a strong resemblance to Dan Dreiberg's Nite-Owl costume in the film.

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* FollowTheLeader: Owlman was added to the team around the time that DC's parent company released a movie adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Watchman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', and his costume bears a strong resemblance to Dan Dreiberg's Nite-Owl costume in the film.
29th Jan '16 9:18:59 PM StrixObscuro
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* TheAtoner: Indigo joined the team ostensibly to atone for her actions during the ''Graduation Day''. [[spoiler:She was actually a new version of Brainiac.]]


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* The "One Year Later" arc featured the team going on a mission to an African country in the middle of a civil war, where Monsieur Mallah and the Brain had gone into business selling clones of superheroes to the various belligerents.


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* EveryoneHasLotsOfSex: A frequent complaint about the Winick-helmed incarnation of the series was that there was a lot of focus on the characters' sex lives.
* FollowTheLeader: Owlman was added to the team around the time that DC's parent company released a movie adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Watchman}}'', and his costume bears a strong resemblance to Dan Dreiberg's Nite-Owl costume in the film.
1st Sep '15 6:30:01 PM SomeoneElse17
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In 2003, a new version of The Outsiders was launched, now led first by ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} (Batman's former protege Robin) and then by Arsenal (Speedy, ComicBook/GreenArrow's ex-partner). This version wasn't as popular as the first, and has something of a reputation for being composed of "heroes currently not being used by the League or the Titans" sort of like Marvel's ComicBook/TheDefenders. Despite this, it went on to be the longest-running ''Outsiders'' title to date, making it to 50 issues before being relaunched. Lasting from August, 2003 to November, 2007.

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In August 2003, a new version of The Outsiders was launched, now led first by ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} (Batman's former protege Robin) and then by Arsenal (Speedy, ComicBook/GreenArrow's ex-partner). This version wasn't as popular as the first, and has something of a reputation for being composed of "heroes currently not being used by the League or the Titans" sort of like Marvel's ComicBook/TheDefenders. Despite this, it went on to be the longest-running ''Outsiders'' title to date, making it to 50 issues up to November 2007 before being relaunched. Lasting from August, 2003 to November, 2007.
relaunched.
20th Jul '15 9:32:23 PM PaulA
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'''The Outsiders''' (not to be confused with [[TheOutsiders the novel of the same name]]) are a DCComics superhero team that has starred in its own comic book series several times. The group is best known as "Batman's own superhero team" since he formed it, though he's no longer a regular member.

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'''The Outsiders''' (not to be confused with [[TheOutsiders [[Literature/TheOutsiders the novel of the same name]]) are a DCComics Creator/DCComics superhero team that has starred in its own comic book series several times. The group is best known as "Batman's own superhero team" since he formed it, though he's no longer a regular member.



(Comicbook/BlackLightning and ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}} were already established characters; {{Katana}} and the others were introduced in that story.)

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(Comicbook/BlackLightning (ComicBook/BlackLightning and ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}} were already established characters; {{Katana}} ComicBook/{{Katana}} and the others were introduced in that story.)



A short lived relaunch had Geo-Force looking for heroes to defend Markovia against a vampire lord. These included Superman's AntiHeroSubstitute '''[[TheDeathOfSuperman the Eradicator]]''', and the magic-user '''Faust''', [[RedeemingReplacement son of Felix Faust]]. Over the course of their first story Looker became a vampire, which is now seen as her status quo. They were also joined by '''Technocrat''', another PoweredArmor guy. This version lasted for 24 issues (November, 1993-November, 1995).

In 2003, a new version of The Outsiders was launched, now led first by {{Nightwing}} (Batman's former protege Robin) and then by Arsenal (Speedy, GreenArrow's ex-partner.) This version hasn't been as popular as the first, and has something of a reputation for being composed of "heroes currently not being used by the League or the Titans" sort of like Marvel's ComicBook/TheDefenders. Despite this, it went on to be the longest-running ''Outsiders'' title to date, making it to 50 issues before being relaunched. Lasting from August, 2003 to November, 2007.

This version got two new directions in rapid succession, when Batman first recreated them as an "undercover" team that would be seen as borderline villains (a reflection on [[NiceJobBreakingItHero how successful the previous version had been]]), and then promptly [[FinalCrisis disappeared]], leaving Alfred Pennyworth to reassemble the original lineup, plus '''ComicBook/TheCreeper''' and '''Owlman''' (not the MirrorUniverse version, but a minor Gotham City detective wearing the same costume).

This version of the team then broke in half in the wake of ''BlackestNight'', when Geo-Force started treating them as Markovian special forces. Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Owlman and the Creeper split off, leaving Geo-Force, Katana, and Halo. When Markovia signed a non-aggression pact with New Krypton, they were joined by a new version of the Eradicator, while Black Lightning's team were joined by the bruiser '''Freight Train'''. The Markovian team is later bolstered by Looker and '''[[WonderWoman the Olympian]]'''.

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A short lived relaunch had Geo-Force looking for heroes to defend Markovia against a vampire lord. These included Superman's AntiHeroSubstitute '''[[TheDeathOfSuperman '''[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman the Eradicator]]''', and the magic-user '''Faust''', [[RedeemingReplacement son of Felix Faust]]. Over the course of their first story Looker became a vampire, which is now seen as her status quo. They were also joined by '''Technocrat''', another PoweredArmor guy. This version lasted for 24 issues (November, 1993-November, 1995).

1995).

In 2003, a new version of The Outsiders was launched, now led first by {{Nightwing}} ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} (Batman's former protege Robin) and then by Arsenal (Speedy, GreenArrow's ex-partner.) ComicBook/GreenArrow's ex-partner). This version hasn't been wasn't as popular as the first, and has something of a reputation for being composed of "heroes currently not being used by the League or the Titans" sort of like Marvel's ComicBook/TheDefenders. Despite this, it went on to be the longest-running ''Outsiders'' title to date, making it to 50 issues before being relaunched. Lasting from August, 2003 to November, 2007.

2007.

This version got two new directions in rapid succession, when Batman first recreated them as an "undercover" team that would be seen as borderline villains (a reflection on [[NiceJobBreakingItHero how successful the previous version had been]]), and then promptly [[FinalCrisis [[ComicBook/FinalCrisis disappeared]], leaving Alfred Pennyworth to reassemble the original lineup, plus '''ComicBook/TheCreeper''' and '''Owlman''' (not the MirrorUniverse version, but a minor Gotham City detective wearing the same costume).

costume).

This version of the team then broke in half in the wake of ''BlackestNight'', ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', when Geo-Force started treating them as Markovian special forces. Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Owlman and the Creeper split off, leaving Geo-Force, Katana, and Halo. When Markovia signed a non-aggression pact with New Krypton, they were joined by a new version of the Eradicator, while Black Lightning's team were joined by the bruiser '''Freight Train'''. The Markovian team is later bolstered by Looker and '''[[WonderWoman '''[[ComicBook/WonderWoman the Olympian]]'''.
16th Jun '15 6:02:40 PM nombretomado
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In that story, Batman is angry at the JusticeLeague for refusing to help him rescue his friend, Lucius Fox, from being caught in the middle of a military coup in the European nation of Markovia (because they didn't want to start an international incident). He quits the team and goes alone, ending up running into various other heroes while there, including:

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In that story, Batman is angry at the JusticeLeague Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} for refusing to help him rescue his friend, Lucius Fox, from being caught in the middle of a military coup in the European nation of Markovia (because they didn't want to start an international incident). He quits the team and goes alone, ending up running into various other heroes while there, including:
24th May '15 12:03:54 PM LentilSandEater
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** In recent issues, Geo-Force became increasingly warlike and distant, seemingly viewing the team as an adjunct to the Markovian military, until Black Lightning finally snapped.

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** In recent later issues, Geo-Force became increasingly warlike and distant, seemingly viewing the team as an adjunct to the Markovian military, until Black Lightning finally snapped.
18th May '15 8:48:16 PM TheMysteriousH
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* RoguesGallery: Their most recurring foes tend to be teams, like the aforementoned Force of July and the Masters Of Disaster.
18th May '15 8:33:52 PM TheMysteriousH
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* LighterAndSofter: The original series was this, compared to other Batman comic books of the time.
5th May '15 3:20:47 PM TheGreenHerring
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The team disbanded when the series was canceled, not before Halo recovered her memories and Katana got her revenge, though. Under the original name they lasted for 32 issues (August, 1983-April, 1986). As simply Outsiders, they had another 28 issues (November, 1985-February, 1988).

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The team disbanded when the series was canceled, but not before Halo recovered her memories and Katana got her revenge, though.revenge. Under the original name they lasted for 32 issues (August, 1983-April, 1986). As simply Outsiders, they had another 28 issues (November, 1985-February, 1988).
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