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Outsiders (1985 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 1

    The Outsiders face the Nuclear Family in "Nuclear Fear, Part 1: Beginning With A Bang!" Part 1 of 2, continues next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. First 6 pages fold out into gatefold. 31 pages of story. Back-up tale: Halo stars in the 1-page "Statue of Limitations!" by Barr and Aparo. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #2
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 2

    The Outsiders are all that stand (and fly) between the Nuclear Family and the destruction of Los Angeles in "Nuclear Fear, Part 2: Family Ties!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Back-up tale: Looker stars in "Grip of the Untouchables!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Steve Lightle. Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Letters column includes model sheets of Looker by Aparo. No ads. Inside back cover touts DC's winners of Eagle Awards in 1984: Alan Moore as favorite writer, Swamp Thing as favorite comic book, Teen Titans as favorite group or team, Superman #400 as favorite single or continued series. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #3
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 3

    The Force of July (from Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1) are back and causing trouble in "Breaking the Bank!" Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Gorbachev appears. Back up tale: Looker stars in the concluding chapter of "Grip of the Untouchables!" Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Steve Lightle. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #4
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 4

    The team heads to Russia to prevent the collapse of the world's economy in "Cha$ing the Dollar!" Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Force of July, Gorbachev appear. Back-up tale: Metamorpho stars in "The Gold Standard!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Joe Staton. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 5

    To put away a criminal, the team must put on a show in "A Christmas Carol - - 1985". Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Back-up tale: Black Lightning and Katana star in an untitled, Christmas-themed yarn. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Trevor Von Eeden. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #6
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 6

    The Duke of Oil attacks from within the team's headquarters in "...Nothing Can Stop - - The Duke of Oil!" Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Story includes blueprint of Outsiders HQ. Metamorpho pin-up by Brian Bolland. Back-up tale: The team stars in their own version of a classic, in the humorous "The Outsiders At The Bat". Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Engel. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #7
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 7

    The Duke of Oil learns some bitter truths after taking on the Outsiders in "Assault on Station Markovia!" Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Back-up: Barr (on words) and Curt Swan (on pictures) provide The Outsiders Super-Hero Trading Cards. (No need to collect them all ?they come complete this issue!) Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #8
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 8

    The estrogen contingent of Halo, Katana and Looker head to Japan on an adventure in this untitled tale. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jan Duursema. 2-page ad for Lords Of the Ultra-Realm, featuring Pat Broderick art. Duursema cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #9
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 9

    Black Lightning fights to save his ex-wife in "Bentama Means...Betrayal!" Part 1 of 4, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Back-up tale: Halo stars in "A Tale of Two Kitties!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Ernie Colon. Canadian cover price goes up by 10 cents with this issue. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #10
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 10

    The Outsiders travel to Africa in search of Black Lightning's ex-wife, only to come up against "The People's Heroes". Part 2 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Story continues next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Gorbachev appears. Back-up tale: Geo-Force soars in an adaptation of John Gillespie Magee. Jr.'s "High Flight". Adaptation by Mike W. Barr and Jerry Ordway. 1-page ads featuring original art: Watchmen (Rorschach) by Dave Gibbons and The New Teen Titans Spotlight On... by George Perez. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #11
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 11

    Looker's in bed with the enemy while her teammates find there's "No Escape!" Part 3 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Story concludes next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Batman's arm makes a cameo. Back-up tale: Halo stars in "All About Halo's Auras". Script by Mike W. Barr, art by John Byrne. Looker pin-up by Brian Bolland. 2nd back-up tale: Katana stars in "Swordless Samurai". Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Trevor Von Eeden. 1-page ads featuring original art: Watchmen (Comedian) by Dave Gibbons and The Man of Steel by John Byrne and Dick Giordano. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #12
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 12

    Looker and Black Lightning mount a rescue when there's "Nothin' Left To Lose!" Part 4 of 4, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. The People's Heroes appear. Back-up tale: Looker and Halo take on Firefly (Garfield Lynns) in "Who's Black and White and Blonde All Over?" Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Mark Beachum, inks by Gray Morrow. 1-page Watchmen (Ozymandias) ad featuring original Dave Gibbons art. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #13
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 13

    The team is stuck on an island in "Marooned..." Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Halo pin-up by Joe Staton. Back-up tale: Geo-Force discusses his powers in "May the Geo-Force Be With You!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jerry Bingham. 2nd back-up tale: Black Lightning stars in "...Ten Minutes". Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by Jerry Ordway. Metamorpho stars in the 1-page "Bringing Up Baby" by Barr and Ernie Colon. 1-page Watchmen (Dr. Manhattan) ad featuring original Dave Gibbons art. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #14
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 14

    Looker is framed for murder in "The Looker Murder Case!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Halo gets braces. Back-up tale: Windfall (from the Masters of Disaster) has a solo adventure in "Starting Over..." Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Mary Wilshire. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #15
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 15

    A deadly plague wreaks havoc in "Biohazard!" Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Mike Gustovich. Jurgens/Gustovich cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #16
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 16

    In "The Firefly's Blaze of Glory", Garfield Lynns (from #12) returns, leaving one of the Outsiders in a bad state. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Jerome Moore and Jan Duursema, inks by Al Vey and Duursema. Brian Bolland cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 17
    Published Mar 1987 by DC.

    Batman rejoins the team, just in time to help combat Eclipso in "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - - !" Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #18
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 18
    Published Apr 1987 by DC.

    The Outsiders must reverse a mystically-prolonged eclipse in "...Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light!" Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Eclipso. Batman smiles several times. (He must have missed being an Outsider ever since he quit the team back in Batman and the Outsiders #32.) 1-panel cameos by Hawkman and Booster Gold. Back-up tale: Looker and Metamorpho star in "Freeway of Fear!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Brian Bolland. Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez/Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #19
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 19

    In "The Winds of Change!", a reformed Windfall joins the team as the Masters of Disaster escape from their prison in Markovia. Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Back-up tale: Halo has an active imagination in "Halo, Senior and Katana, Junior!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Dan Spiegle. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #20
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 20

    The Masters of Disaster spring their trap in "...An Ill Wind..." Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Back-up tale: Geo-Force and Metamorpho star in "Gross Encounters!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Kurt Schaffenberger. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #21
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 21
    Published Jul 1987 by DC.

    An imposter infiltrates the team in "Strike Force Kobra". Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Kobra returns. Back-up tale: Baron Bedlam maneuvers himself into power in "Meanwhile, Back In Markovia..." Story serves as lead-in to Outsiders (1985-88) Special #1. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Al Vey. 1-page Who's Who Update 1987 ad featuring original John Byrne art. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #22
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 22
    Published Aug 1987 by DC.

    The Outsiders take the battle to Kobra to save Metamorpho in "Showdown With The Strike Force!" Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Mike Carlin takes over from Barr as editor. Back-up tale: The Outsiders star in several EC Comics-style vignettes in "Tales of the Outsiders". Script by Mike W. Barr, art by: Howard Simpson and Bob Smith; Johnathan (spelled this way in credits) Peterson and Bob Orzechowski; and Bill Wray. Joe Orlando draws the back-up's splash page. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #23
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 23

    The People's Heroes and the Force of July join forces to stop the tri-power of Fusion in "...And the Rockets' Red Glare..." Part 1 of 2, continued next issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by David Ross, inks by Bob Smith. Gorbachev cameo. Jim Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #24
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 24

    The Outsiders must protect President Reagan from Fusion in "Night of Camp David!" Part 2 of 2, continued from the previous issue. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden and Erik Larsen, inks by Bill Wray and Larsen. Jim Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #25
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 25
    Published Nov 1987 by DC.

    Major Disaster infiltrates Outsiders HQ in "The Eve of Disaster!" Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Bill Wray. Metamorpho undergoes procedure to make him human. Major Disaster last appeared in Green Lantern #183-184. Atomic Knight guest-stars. Andrew Helfer edits. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #26
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 26

    A crisis in Markovia forces Geo-Force to return to his homeland in "...Uneasy Lies The Head..." Story continues in Millennium #1. Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Bill Wray. Atomic Knight guest-stars. Aparo cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #27
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 27

    Millennium Week 1. The Outsiders have an encounter with the post-World War III era Atomic Knights in "Robot Tyrants of Kadeyland!" Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Erik Larsen. Story is dedicated to John Broome and Murphy Anderson, the creators of the Atomic Knights. Larsen/Mark Farmer cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #28
    Outsiders (1985 1st Series) 28

    Final issue. Millennium Week 5. The team returns to Looker's 'birthplace', only to encounter the Manhunters in "...A Land Down Under..." Script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Erik Larsen, inks by Mark Farmer. Larsen/Al Gordon cover. Cover price $1.50.