This issue is a variant of Batman and the Outsiders (DC, 1983 series) #12 [Direct]. There exist further variants.
Some Newsstand Editions came with the glossy 4-page color M.V.P. Sports insert.
1st time Aparo did not ink his own pencils in 15 years.
Letters of comment from Charles D. Brown, Michael Eury, Kevin T. Brown, Russ Gonder, Susan M. Murrie, Al Turniansky and Conrad P. Felber.