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Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 1

    In "Wars Ended...Wars Begun!", Batman quits the JLA and heads to war-torn Markovia in search of an old friend. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Cameos by Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, and Black Canary. Batman's origin is recounted on page seven. Contains 1-page ad for the series with original art by Aparo. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #2
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 2

    In "Markovia's Last Stand!", Batman unites with Black Lightning, Matamorpho, Katana, Geo-Force and Halo to take on Baron Bedlam. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #3
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 3

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Bitter Orange!", script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The Outsiders become involved in a fight against Agent Orange, a deranged Vietnam veteran who wants revenge on the government by dropping a gas bomb on Gotham City; starring Batman, Geo-Force, Black Lightning, Katana, Metamorpho, Halo, Agent Orange, Alfred Pennyworth, and Robin (Dick Grayson). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #4
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 4

    Ned Creegan (seen previously on Batman #195 and Black Lightning #4-5) breaks out of Gotham State Prison in "One-Man Meltdown". Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Story takes place one week after the BATO preview story in Brave and the Bold #200. Contains 1-page ad for Sgt. Rock "Tough Action Soldier" toy, with original art by Joe Kubert. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #5
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 5

    The Fearsome Five plot to take over the minds of the people of New York in "Psimon Says..." Script by Mike W. Barr, co-plot by Marv Wolfman, art by Jim Aparo. The story is continued from New Teen Titans #37, and the Teen Titans (including Geo-Force's sister Terra) guest-star. Cover to New Teen Titans #37 and this issue form one image. Cover by George Perez and Aparo. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #6
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 6

    The Cryonic Man causes trouble in "Death Warmed Over!" Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Aparo cover. Part of the story takes place in Gotham General Hospital, the same locale from the team's first appearance in Brave and the Bold #200. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #7
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 7

    The team must thaw out from liquid nitrogen in order to save Katana from the Cryonic Man in "Cold Hands, Cold Heart!" Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Final page includes silhouette of the Phantom Stranger, announcing his appearance in the next issue. Contains 1-page ad for Sgt. Rock "Vehicles and Weapons" toys, with original art by Joe Kubert. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #8
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 8

    The team crosses paths with the Phantom Stranger in "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle..." Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Story is set during Christmas time. Cameo by New-Wave of the Masters of Disaster. Letters column includes original illustrations of Halo, Katana and Geo-Force by Aparo. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #9
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 9

    The Masters of Disaster try to flush out Black Lightning in "Enter: The Masters of Disaster!" Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Back-up tale: Halo stars in "Battle For The Band!" Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Bill Willingham, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #10
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 10

    Black Lightning is forced by the Masters of Disaster to confront a tragedy from his past in "The Execution of Black Lightning". Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Steve Lightle, inks by Sal Trapani. Matches Malone, Batman's undercover criminal guise, appears. Jim Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #11
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 11

    The team travels to Japan to learn the truth about Katana in "A Sword of Ancient Death!" Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Letters column includes letter from Kevin J. Dooley, likely the same Kevin Dooley who would go on to write several issues of Green Arrow with Jim Aparo as penciller. (Their collaboration beginning with GA #81.) Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #12
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 12

    More is revealed about Katana's origin in "...To Love, Honor and Destroy!" Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Dick Giordano. This marked the first story in 15 years that Aparo pencilled, but did not ink, with the last time being Aquaman #49 in 1969 which Frank Giacoa inked. Letters column includes letter by Michael Eury, the editor of Back Issue; he also interviewed Aparo in Back Issue #7. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #13
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 13

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "In the Chill of the Night," script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Dan Day, inks by Pablo Marcos; After being exposed to a poison in Japan, Batman returns to Gotham City and suffers hallucinations of the day he witnessed his parents' murder; starring Batman (origin recap), Geo-Force, Black Lightning, Katana, Metamorpho, Halo, and Mayme (villain). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #14
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 14

    Maxie Zeus and his New Olympians crash the 1984 Summer Olympics in "Two By Two..." Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Bill Willingham, inks by Bill Anderson. Story takes place after the events in BATO Annual #1. Includes a cameo by the Monitor (at least his hand), who would play a vital role in Crisis On Infinite Earths. Jim Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #15
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 15

    The Outsiders compete with the New Olympians in "Going For The Gold!" Part 2 of 2, continued form the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Trevor Von Eeden. Includes a cameo by the Monitor, of Crisis On Infinite Earths fame. Bonus comic insert: To tie in with its toy line, Matchbox presents the 16-page Flash Force 2000, by Robert Loren Fleming, Denys Cowan and Sal Trapani. Jim Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #16
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 16

    Halo's origins are explored, and Metamorpho feels the effects of the Orb of Ra, in "...Goodbye..." Halo's origin continues in #20. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #17
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 17

    Helping Metamorpho entails travelling to Egypt...and 3000 years into the past...in "We Are Dying, Egypt - - Dying!" Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Dick Giordano's 1-page "Meanwhile..." column gives DC's side as to why the original JLA/Avengers crossover was aborted. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #18
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 18

    Stuck in the past, Metamorpho falls under Ahk-ton's control in "Who Wears the Crown of Ra?" In the present, one of the supporting characters deals with sexual harassment. Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #19
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 19

    It's Superman versus Geo-Force in the Christmas-themed "Who's Afraid of the Big Red S?" The sexual harassment story line, begun last issue, is also resolved. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Tobias Whale cameo on the final page. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #20
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 20

    More of Halo's past is revealed when she's abducted by Tobias Whale in "Death and Remembrance!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. This story continues many of the plot points from #16. Halo's origin story continues in #22. 1-page pin-up of the team by Alan Davis, who would became the regular artist with #22. Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #21
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 21

    3 solo stories ? Katana in "The Silent Treatment!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jerome K. Moore. Geo-Force in "Jaws, 4 - - Gotham, 0!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Trevor Von Eeden. Black Lightning in "The Roar of the Ghetto-Blaster!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Ron Randall. Opening splash page, where Halo and Metamorpho lament not having solo stories of their own, is drawn by Alan Davis. Jim Aparo cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #22
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 22

    1st Alan Davis comic work. Halo's buried memories resurface aboard the JLA satellite in "What She Is And How She Came To Be!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Halo's origin tale concludes next issue. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #23
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 23

    Halo's origin tale concludes in "The Search For Halo". Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #24
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 24

    In "...I Went To The Animal Fair...", a day at the Gotham Zoo means balloons, cotton candy, a komodo dragon, masked gunmen and...bats. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Letters column includes a letter from Jerry Siegel, the co-creator of Superman, thanking Barr and Jim Aparo for dedicating #19 to Siegel and Superman's other co-creator, Joe Shuster. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #25
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 25

    1st appearance of Looker - "A Serpent in Eden!" Part 1 of 3. Written by Mike W. Barr. Art and cover by Alan Davis. Halo gets mixed up with a mysterious cult. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #26
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 26

    The Outsiders take on Kobra in "Serpent in the Sky!" Part 2 of 3, continued from the previous issue. Concludes next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Letters column includes letter from Will Eisner. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #27
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 27

    The battle with Kobra makes its way to outer space in "War Stars!" Part 3 of 3, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Gorbachev cameo. Bonus insert: 15-page MASK preview by Michael Fleisher, Mike Chen and Joe Delbeato. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #28
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 28

    Emily Briggs' abduction sets in motion "The Truth About Looker, Part 1: Abduction From Below". Part 1 of 4, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Story takes place after the team's adventures in DC Comics Presents #83 and BATO Annual #2. Halo sports a new hairstyle. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #29
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 29

    On the trail of Emily Briggs, the team must battle one of their own in "The Truth About Looker, Part 2: The People of the Abyss!" Part 2 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Story continues next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #30
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 30

    The history of the kingdom of Abyssia is revealed in "The Truth About Looker, Part 3: This Envious Race!" Part 3 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Story concludes next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Contains ad for Aquaman mini-series, which Alan Davis was originally slated to draw, but bowed out from due to his editor's request that he work on the higher profile BATO. With the artistic shuffling, Davis' pencils for Aquaman #1 never saw print. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #31
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 31

    Origin of Looker. Looker arrives in all her glory in "The Truth About Looker, Part 4: Pawn of the World Below!" Part 4 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #32
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 32

    Batman and the Outsiders go their separate ways in "A New War's Winning!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Masters of Disaster appearance. Matches Malone, Batman's undercover criminal guise, appears. Back-up tale: Looker enjoys the perks of being beautiful in "Looker's Body: An Owner's Manual". Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #33
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 33

    The Outsiders face the Masters of Disaster in Markovia, while Baron Bedlam plots behind the scenes, in "A Tiny, Deadly War!" Part 1 of 3, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Alan Davis. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #34
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 34

    Looker arrives to help her teammates in "Against All Odds!" Part 2 of 3, continued from the previous issue. Story concludes next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Alan Davis, inks by Paul Neary. Masters of Disaster, Baron Bedlam appear. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #35
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 35

    The Outsiders must save Geo-Force's brother, not to mention all of Markovia, in "Sympathy For the Fuhrer!" Part 3 of 3, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Alan Davis, inks by Paul Neary. Masters of Disaster, Baron Bedlam and a certain Fuhrer appear. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #36
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 36

    A day in the life of the Outsiders in "Agents of Change". Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Alan Davis, inks by Paul Neary. Masters of Disaster appear. Davis cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #37
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 37

    The team takes on the Marine Marauder while on a cruise in "Won't You Let Me Take You On A - - Sea Cruise?" Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Trevor Von Eeden. Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #38
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 38

    The clash with the Marine Marauder concludes in "Many Brave Hearts Are Asleep In The Deep..." Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Trevor Von Eeden. Second tale: The team gets acclimated to L.A. in "Welcome To L.A.!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Don Heck. Reprints of Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) begin next issue. Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez cover. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #39
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 39

    Reprints Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) #1. New cover pencils by Trevor von Eden, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Beginning With A Bang!, script: by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The Nuclear Family, a group of robots, is sent to disrupt the opening of a nuclear power station. Statue of Limitations one-pager starring Halo, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. 36 pgs.$0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #40
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 40

    Reprints Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) #2. New cover art by Trevor von Eden. Nuclear Fear Part II, Family Ties, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The Outsiders stop the Nuclear Family from destroying Los Angeles with a nuclear explosion. Grip of the Untouchables! Part One, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Steve Lightle; While attending a movie premiere the Untouchables plan to rob the crowd. 36 pgs.$0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #41
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 41

    Reprints Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) #3. New cover pencils by Stephen DeStefano, inks by Bruce Patterson. Breaking the Bank!, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The printing plates for Markovian currency have been stolen; The Outsiders track down the thief but are attacked by the Force of July. Grip of the Untouchables, Part Two, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Steve Lightle; Looker stops the Untouchables, a group of intangible thieves. 36 pgs.$0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #42
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 42

    Reprints Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) #4. New cover art by Kevin Nowlan. Chasing the Dollar, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The Outsiders travel into Russia on the trail of the stolen Markovian currency printing plates. The Gold Standard, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Joe Staton; The Thugg brothers try to steal the matter transmutation ray that Dr. Berner is creating for Simon Stagg. 36 pgs.$0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #43
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 43

    Reprints Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) #5. New cover art by Kevin Maquire, inks by Bruce Patterson. A Christmas Carol 1986, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The Outsiders convince a mob accountant to tell the police everything that he knows about his mob boss. Untitled Black Lightning and Katana story, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Trevor von Eeden; Black Lightning and Katana catch a gang of jewelry thieves. 36 pgs.$0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #44
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 44

    Reprints Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) #6. New cover pencils by Joe Brozowski, inks by Danny Bulanadi. Nothing Can Stop...The Duke Of Oil, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The Duke of Oil attacks Geo-Force and Dr. Jace in the Outsiders headquarters. Metamorpho illustration by Brian Bolland. The Outsiders at Bat, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Engel; Comical adaptation of Casey At The Bat featuring the Outsiders playing baseball against Kobra and his henchmen. 36 pgs.$0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #45
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 45

    Reprints Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) #7. New cover art by Brian Bolland. Assault on Station Markovia, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo; The Outsiders discover the truth behind the Duke of Oil and stop him from destroying their base. Outsiders Super-Hero Trading Cards, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Curt Swan; Mock trading cards, featuring write-ups on major characters. 36 pgs.$0.75. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #46
    Batman and the Outsiders (1983 1st Series) 46

    Final issue. Reprints Outsiders (1985-88 1st Series) #8. New cover art by Jan Duursema. Ladies Day, script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jan Duursema; Oyabun sends the mystical Tengu to possess Katana; Looker and Halo travel to Japan to free Katana. 36 pgs.$0.75. Cover price $0.75.