Batman and the Outsiders
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Originally created by Mike W. Barr and Jim Aparo for 1983’s The Brave and the Bold #200, the Outsiders are a superhero team founded by Batman as an alternative to the more mainstream Justice League. The original lineup featured Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Geo-Force, Katana, Halo, and Looker, but the team has undergone many transformations over the years and featured in numerous volumes of their own book.
The most recent volume, Batman and the Outsiders, by writer Bryan Hill and artist Dexter Soy, launched in 2019, spinning out of a storyline written by Hill in Detective Comics. This version stars Black Lightning and Katana training a team of young Batman sidekicks including Signal and Orphan. The new series sparked outcry from Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella.
Batman and the Outsiders #4 will be released by DC Comics next week, from Bryan Hill and Dexter Soy. And over the next few days, DC Comics will provide EX-X-XCLUSIVE previews of Batman and the Outsiders and all their other comics to compliant media partner websites. Bleeding Cool, unfortunately, is neither compliant nor a partner. […]
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 […]
After a little bit of a delay, Batman and the Outsiders, the new ongoing series by Bryan Hill and Dexter Soy featuring Black Lightning and Katana training Bat-sidekicks Signal and Orphan, finally hit stores this week. But one person who is decidedly not a fan of the new series, and in particular the new role […]
Batman and the Outsiders may have suffered from a delayed launch, but the first issue spinning out of writer Bryan Hill’s story in Detective Comics is set to hit stores this week, with art by Dexter Soy. And this preview, pilfered from AV Club, shows that some of Black Lightning’s new trainees are going to […]
Fans of writer Bryan Hill’s story in Detective Comics last year were excited to learn that Hill and Dexter Soy would continue the tale of Black Lightning leading Batman’s new team of Outsiders in a new ongoing series… only to be disappointed when the series debut was pushed back. But it looks like there was […]
Recently, while reading writer Bryan Hill’s current story in Detective Comics (with artists including Miguel Mendonça and Philippe Briones), we thought to ourselves: wouldn’t it be great if Batman comics were like this all the time? No offense to the other seventeen current Batman comics, of course. It’s just a matter of preference. The “On the […]