Mike W. Barr and Jim Aparo created the Outsiders in 1983. The original six members were Batman, Black Lightning, Halo, Geo-Force, Katana, and Metamorpho. Black Lightning and Metamorpho were established characters who had both received their own series in the past. Halo, Geo-Force, and Katana were entirely new creations. Their first appearance was in the final issue of The Brave and the Bold. This was a special insert that told a story several months into their continuity.[1]

They received their own series titled Batman and the Outsiders beginning several months later.[2] In 1985 they received a second series simply titled Outsiders.[3][4] Batman quit the team in 1986 and Batman and the Outsiders was renamed Adventures of the Outsiders.[5][6] Adventures began reprinting stories from Outsiders six months later.[7] Adventures of the Outsiders was canceled in 1987.[8] Outsiders was canceled in 1988 during Millennium.[9]

Mike W. Barr began a second volume titled Outsiders in 1993, with Paul Pelletier illustrating.[10][11] This series had a crossover with Zero Hour in 1994.[12] It was canceled in 1995.[13]

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