DC Confirms BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1-3 Orders Canceled, Will Be Resolicited

DC Comics December 2018 solicitations
Credit: DC Entertainment
Credit: DC Entertainment

Updated November 27, 2018: DC Comics has confirmed that pre-orders for Bryan Edward Hill and Dexter Soy's Batman and the Outsiders #1-3 have been cancelled, with the title to be resolicited at an unspecified date.

Series writer Hill previously explained on Twitter that the cancellation was necessitated by changes to DC continuity which conflicted with the issues as produced.

This is the second such cancellation and delay of a series due to changing continuity, as two full issues of Justice League Odyssey were scrapped for the same reason earlier this year.


Original Story: DC Comics has cancelled pre-orders for Bryan Edward Hill and Dexter Soy's Batman and the Outsiders #1, with the title to be resolicited for a later date, according to the series' writer. 

"Outsiders is not being cancelled," Hill stated on Twitter following rumors that the title had been cancelled outright. "The pre-orders are being cancelled because I have to make adjustments (per other DCU events) but it will be re-solicited after the adjustments have been made. As I understand."

If accurate, this would be the second time in recent months DC delayed a title's launch to accommodate for unspecified continuity corrections, with Justice League Odyssey having scrapped two full issues ahead of the series' planned launch earlier this year.

Hill offered no specific details as to what led to the needed changes. Batman and the Outsiders #1 was scheduled for a December 12 release. No new release date has been announced.

Here's the original solicitation for Batman and the Outsiders #1:

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1
written by BRYAN HILL
art by DEXTER SOY
cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
variant cover by JAE LEE
blank variant cover available
When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders!
Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of an organization called the Ark. Now all but one of them has turned up dead...and Batman needs to locate Sofia Barrera before the wrong people get their hands on her—and her surprising power! But it wouldn’t be Batman without a hidden agenda, would it? And when Black Lightning, Katana, the Signal and Orphan find out what Batman is really up to, their every loyalty will be called into question!
ON SALE 12.12.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
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