Batman and the Outsiders Launches in December with Bryan Edward Hill and Dexter Soy

Art by Tyler Kirkham

DC Comics has been teasing it for a while but it’s now confirmed that Batman and the Outsiders will be launching with Bryan Edward Hill writing and Dexter Soy on art. The new series will spin out of Hill’s current run on Detective Comics which runs through issues #987.

The new team will feature Batman, Signal, Orphan, Katana, and Black Lightning. Hill says this is a team book where “the safety is off.”

It has been expected that a new series would launch for months now. Recent event Dark Knights: Metal hinted that Batman was running an off the books team featuring Black Lightning, who was a member of the original team that began in 1983.

That original team first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #200 and featured Batman, Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Geo-Force, Katana, Halo, and Looker. The team has had a few relaunches since then but this is the first since Rebirth announced the existence of the team in Dark Days: The Forge #1.

The new series will launch in December.