A super-hero team published by DC Comics
. The Outsiders
appeared as a team in Brave and the Bold #200
Lucius Fox, an executive of Wayne Enterprises and personal
friend of Bruce Wayne is kidnapped by Baron Bedlam and taken
to Markovia, a small European country. Wayne, in his alternate
identity as Batman goes to the Justice League and asks for their
assistance in freeing Fox. The League refuses prompting Batman to
resign from the group and go after Fox on his own with the help of
another hero Black Lighting.
The duo arrives in Markovia to discover that the country is under
attack by Bedlam, who seeks to take the throne from the new ruler
Brion Markov. Markov undergoes a special process performed by
Dr. Jace, a scientist, which gives him earth-based powers and
goes to defend his country under the name of Geo-Force. Also aiding
the defenders is Rex Mason, a former soldier of fortune and adventurer
who had been transformed into Metamorpho, a being with a freakish
appearance and the ability to change is form and substance into any
element. Metamorpho had come to Markovia to get Dr. Jace's help
in returning to his original form.
Batman also discovered two other allies against Baron Bedlam. One was
in the form of an young woman with no memory, but various abilities
based upon the color of light she generated. Batman nicknamed her
Halo and the name stuck. The other was a Japanese woman, trained
in the arts of the samurai and armed with the traditional Japanese
swords. She was called Katana.
The group helped to stop Bedlam and banded together calling themselves
the Outsiders, because of their misfit pasts and varied backgrounds.
For a time the group was based out of Gotham City and was headed by
Batman and were based out of the penthouse apartment of Bruce Wayne.
Eventually, Batman had a disagreement with the team members and they
parted company. The group moved to the west coast of the United States
and set up headquarters on an abandoned Markovian oil rig.
During this time, the group gained a couple of new members. One was
a woman named Lia Briggs with mentally bases powers, including
telekinesis and telepathy. She adventured under the name Looker.
Two other members of the team included Windfall, a former member of
the Masters of Disaster with the ability to fly and generate gusts
of wind and the Atomic Knight, a scientist with a high tech suit
of armor and weaponry.
The team adventured for a time, but eventually disbanded only to
be drawn together again with additional members. These new members included:
The group adventured as two separate teams for a time, with a number of
run-ins with the law and with other teams. Eventually the Outsiders