The Outsiders is a fictional DC Comics superhero team. As its name suggests, the team consists of superheroes who allegedly do not fit the norms of the mainstream superhero community, namely the Justice League.
They have had three different incarnations over the years. They were founded by Batman, whose ties to the League had become strained. In its most recent formation, the group's leadership was relinquished by Nightwing to Batman, who recruited former members as well as new additions. He has stated his intent to use the team as a black ops version of the Justice League, able to take the proverbial "fall" in public opinion where the League cannot. After Batman's apparent death in Final Crisis, he posthumously charged Alfred Pennyworth with recruiting a new team of Outsiders for a forthcoming mission of "great importance."