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The Best Outsiders Members

Updated August 28, 2019 170 votes 29 voters20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite DC characters who, at one point or another, were part of the Outsiders.

While basically everybody is familiar with which heroes were members of the Justice League, not being quite as familiar with who was part of Outsiders is basically the whole point. Batman originally founded Outsiders because of difficulties working within the "mainstream" of Justice League.

As such, the best Outsiders members tend to be rogues who like to do things their own way. They formed because Justice League explicitly told them not to go into the war-ravaged (and fake) country of Markovia. These are the badasses who tell Superman, "Nah." These DC comics members include titans like Batman, Black Lightning, Martian Manhunter, and even Green Arrow. Basically, anyone who's cool in the comics and wants to seek some sweet vigilante justice without having to deal with all the rules and regulations that other superhero groups have to adhere to.

But there have been several Outsiders members over the years, so we made a list of the best past and present Outsiders members, and it's up to you to vote up the best and vote down the worst.

 

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    First appearance: Detective Comics #27 March, 1939

    Not sure if you've heard of this Bruce Wayne guy, but there's not a lot to say. His parents died. He likes bats. He lives in Gotham. He founded the Outsiders because of a disagreement with the Justice League. He probably likes scotch?

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      First appearance: More Fun Comics #73 November, 1941

      Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen originally started as something of an arrow-themed Batman what with his playboy personality and his collection of arrow-themed gadgets. Later he lost his fortune and became an outspoken liberal. His relationship with the Outsiders over the years has vacillated between being on the team to actively attempting to take them down.

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        First appearance: Detective Comics #38 April, 1940

        Dick Grayson has held a lot of titles over the years, from Robin to Nightwing to Batman to Agent 37 to Lil Dick (probably). It's during his Nightwing phase he decides to join the Outsiders. He even becomes the leader there for a little while.

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          First appearance: Detective Comics #225 November, 1955

          J'onn J'onzz is a literal green-skinned Martian man. He is accidentally pulled to Earth by an experimental teleportation beam constructed by one Dr. Saul Erdel. He's one of the most powerful members of the entire DC universe. J'onzz joined the Outsiders for a brief time.

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