Next month, the most covert and underground strike force in the DC Universe, the Outsiders, takes yet another unexpected turn.

Now, for the first time, DC Comics unveils two striking, new BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 covers: one by Doug Braithwaite (JUSTICE) and a variant by Ryan Sook (NIGHTWING). What do these images signal? A new lineup, drastically different from the one that’s been teased at, discussed and previewed? What’s brought Oliver Queen and Cassandra Cain into the fold? Is this a new roster, or a red herring?

Two people know. And they’re not telling.

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 will also mark the debut of a new creative team, with the addition of writer Chuck Dixon (ROBIN) and up-and-coming artist Julian Lopez (WONDER WOMAN) stepping in for the previously announced team of writer Tony Bedard and Koi Turnbull.

The new era for the team begins with Catwoman, Metamorpho, Katana, Grace and Martian Manhunter called into investigate a potential time bomb at Jardine Enterprises — but will the new team’s first mission also be it’s last?

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS. Let the speculation begin.

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 Standard Edition (AUG070205) is available for advance reorder; as a reminder, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (AUG070206) for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. This issue is on Final Order Cutoff on October 25 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 14.

Watch for updated information on BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #2 and 3 coming soon!

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