- He told you what you wanted to hear, so you could do what you wanted to do... commit "acts of war" against innocents who'd never hurt you in the least! And as long as men rationalize injustice... my war -- the Outsiders' war -- will never reach an end!
- — Batman
Appearing in "Bitter Orange!"
- Dr. Douglas Dundee
- Frederick Parms (henchman)
- Gus Baxter (Only appearance; dies)
- Robin (Flashback only)
- Gotham City
Synopsis for "Bitter Orange!"
Before going into action, Batman gets the group acclimatized and helps Halo establish a civilian identity. After this, Batman gives Halo and Katana Bruce Wayne's Penthouse at the Wayne Foundation building for them to live and the former Batcave II in the ground below the building is transformed into the Outsiders Headquarters. Immediately afterwards, the heroes become involved in a fight against Agent Orange, a deranged Vietnam veteran who wants revenge on the government by dropping a gas bomb on Gotham City.
The Outsiders work together to try and stop Agent Orange and his mercenaries from gathering the chemicals, but the villain manages to drop his deadly bomb. Working together Metamorpho, Geo-Force and Halo neutralize the bomb, making it useless. Agent Orange is subsequenly unmasked and turned over to the police.
- This story continues in the preview of The Brave and the Bold #200.
- The fourth panel on page 12 is a recreation of the iconic cover of Batman #1.
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