Wielder of the fearsome Soultaker Sword, Tatsu Yamashiro escaped a tragic past to fight alongside the Outsiders and the Suicide Squad.
While there are many great warriors in the DC Universe, there is simply no one more proficient with a sword than the hero known as Katana. Born in Japan and trained in the ways of the Samurai, Tatsu Yamashiro had a wonderful life, a loving husband and two wonderful children. Sadly, one fateful night, it was all taken away from her when a jealous suitor she once spurned murdered her entire family. Seeking revenge, she took possession of the mystical Soultaker Sword, a legendary blade that housed the spirts of those who lost their lives to it, including Tatsu's husband.
Calling herself Katana, named after the sword she now wielded, Tatsu embarked on a mission to bring to justice those who had harmed the innocent. First finding a home under the guidance of the Batman as a part of his team the Outsiders, Katana eventually served as a part of the Suicide Squad, and later, became a member of the Birds of Prey as well the Justice League of America. Forever marked by the tragedy that created her, Katana is one of the most formidable superheroes in the DC Universe and a living weapon of justice that all evildoers should fear.
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BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #8Queen takes rook in this master’s game of chess played by the Demon’s Head himself, Ra’s al Ghul, as he cultivates more of the Outsiders for his taking. Cassandra Cain is caught in the middle between friendship, family, and her own moral judgments. Meanwhile, Black Lightning continues to make his moves while Batman seems to be away on “Bruce Wayne” business.
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #2Sofia Barrera is on the run from an enforcer for the Ark, the program that gave her powers—but in the process, she’s fallen into the hands of the mystery man called Kaliber! He claims he wants to protect her...but who’s paying his bill? And is Katana already questioning Black Lightning’s leadership on their very first mission? Or is she just pushing him in a direction he’s not willing to go?
BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #9Ra’s al Ghul and his army of assassins have turned their attention away from the Dark Knight-and toward Black Lightning! They’ve done something terrible to him that can never be fixed, and Black Lightning will need the Outsiders to stop him from crossing a line that could change his life forever.
BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #7Unable to cope with Black Lightning and Batman’s methods, Duke Thomas finds refuge in the philosophy of Ra’s al Ghul, becoming the latest acolyte of the Demon, as Ra’s at last begins to rebuild his empire!
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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.