At this point it’s common practice for comic book companies to put out new content or release new editions of old content that are based around properties of theirs that are hitting the big screen, and DC Comics Suicide Squad won’t be any different.
DC Entertainment announced that they’ll be pumping out plenty of new fresh Suicide Squad content in August just in time for the blockbuster film debut. Part of the content is the already announced Suicide Squad title by Rob Williams, Phillip Tan and Jim Lee ongoing series, as well as the Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1 that kicks it off, but the big news is a brand new miniseries and the return of writer John Ostrander to the squad.
Ostrander will write Suicide Squad for the first time in a decade in the Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1, which DC describes as his “boldest and bloodiest stories ever.”
DC’s new miniseries will be done differently than many others as there will be a main story across the six issues by Jai Nitz focued on El Diablo but the second feature story will rotate characters and writer every two issues and the title will change as well. Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1 and #2 has a second story focused on Boomerang by Michael Moreci, Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Killer Croc #3 and #4 has a Killer Croc story by Chris Sebela and Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Amanda Waller has an Amanda Waller story by Vita Ayala.
All three of the back up story writers are graduates of the inagural class of DC’s Writers Workshop.
SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by PHILIP TAN and JONATHAN GLAPION • Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
Soldier. War hero. Traitor. Captain Rick Flag was one of America’s greatest military commanders before he was banished to a secret military prison. But after years of isolation, Flag’s life changes forever when a woman called Amanda Waller offers him redemption in exchange for taking on the single most dangerous job in the entire DC Universe: keeping the Suicide Squad alive!
On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
SUICIDE SQUAD #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
“The Black Vault” part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller’s strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this “Suicide Squad” only handles missions they’re not expected to survive. An insane new era of SUICIDE SQUAD begins here with superstar artist Jim Lee and red-hot writer Rob Williams (UNFOLLOW, MARTIAN MANHUNTER).
On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
SUICIDE SQUAD: WAR CRIMES SPECIAL #1
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER • Art by GUS VAZQUEZ • Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
When a retired American politician is taken to Europe and tried for alleged war crimes, the USA must recover him from an allied nation before terrible truths are revealed. Enter the Suicide Squad, who storm the Hague itself to save America from her own dark secrets. The writer who started a revolution, John Ostrander returns to the Suicide Squad for the first time in a decade to tell one of his boldest and bloodiest stories ever.
One-shot • On sale AUGUST 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG #1
Written by JAI NITZ and MICHAEL MORECI • Art by CLIFF RICHARDS and OSCAR BAZALDUA • Covers by MIKE HUDDLESTON
From the pages of SUICIDE SQUAD comes an all-new series featuring two of the team’s most infamous heroes, El Diablo and Boomerang! First, a sudden pardon frees the fiery El Diablo from Belle Reve prison, much to the shock (and irritation) of team leader Amanda Waller. Chato returns to his old neighborhood to reunite with his family, but when he’s attacked by a heavily armed local gang and their leader, the deadly, super-powered Bloodletter, will his freedom and his life get cut dramatically short?
Meanwhile, in the first chapter of two-part tale written by Michael Moreci (from DC’s Writers Workshop program) with art by Oscar Bazaldua, Boomerang and the Squad embark on a mission to take down a ruthless dictator within a small, unstable Central American nation, but when the mission goes awry, the Squad must jump in a helicopter and flee as all hell breaks loose. But amid the chaos, the team realizes one of them was accidentally left behind: Boomerang! How can he stay alive long enough to be rescued when a whole army wants him dead?
On sale AUGUST 10 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+