Issue: Batman and the Outsiders #8
Subtitle: The Hard Way
Date: August 2008
Feature Characters: Batman (Bruce Wayne), Batgirl (Cassandra Cain), Grace Choi, Geo-Force (Brion Markov), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro), Metamorpho (Rex Mason)
Supporting Characters: Thunder (Anissa Pierce), Dr Francine Langstrom, Dr Salah Miandad, REMAC, Nightwing (Richard Grayson)
Guest Appearances: Alfred Pennyworth
Other Characters: Dragonfire, Angry Wizard, Barefoot Tiger
Batgirl frees the captured team in the execution range, taking the Chinese general hostage to buy them time. Meanwhile in space Metamorpho witnesses the destructive power of the unknown space installation and relays the info back to Dr. Langstrom.
Back in china Batman's rescue crew arrives via a JLA teleport tube. While REMAC, remotely controlled by Dr. Miandad in the Batcave, distracts the chinese army and engages Dragonfire, Angry Wizard and Barefoot Tiger, Nightwing and Thunder meet with the escaping team. Mission completed and no casualties on either side they return to Gotham City via teleportation to meet with Batman.
Metamorpho, meanwhile, establishes contact with an international space station in a bid to return to earth.
"Do not shoot! I order you! The first man to fire will be himself executed!"
— Chinese General
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