Assembled by the tough-as-nails intelligence expert Amanda Waller and overseen by disgraced military genius Captain Rick Flag, the men, women and monsters of the Suicide Squad-a.k.a. Task Force X-do the jobs that are too dirty for any superheroes to soil their capes with. Their latest mission should be easy enough: recover a powerful cosmic weapon called the Black Vault from enemy hands. The Suicide Squad always gets the job done (mostly) but this time, when the weapon's dark influence spreads and the team is driven to madness and mayhem (more than usual), there's only one person sane enough to save the Squad from destructionÉthe Clown Princess of Crazy herself, Harley Quinn! Legendary artist Jim Lee teams up with writer Rob Williams and artists Philip Tan, Jason Fabok, Ivan Reis and Gary Frank for a new deadly Task Force X mission in SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: THE BLACK VAULT! Exploding from the pages of DCÕs blockbuster Rebirth event and starring the characters you love and hate from the smash-hit movie, this graphic novel is a great jumping-on point for new readers! Collects issues #1-4 and the SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH one-shot.
A New York Times Bestseller! As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics-The New 52 event of September 2011, writer and co-creator of the CW show Supernatural Adam Glass rolls out an all-new team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous-they're sheer suicide! The story begins with the Suicide Squad defeated, imprisoned and being interrogated about their newest mission. Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and company must make it out alive without revealing who's pulling the strings behind their illegal operations. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? More importantly will they make it all out alive? Collects issues #1-7.
Just in time for the highly anticipated 2016 blockbuster film release, this collection is the definitive and explosive introduction to John Ostrander's modern SUICIDE SQUAD. It's up to the government to keep the bad guys in captivity-but Amanda Waller, a tough-as-nails federal agent, has other plans. She's heading up Task Force X (aka, the Suicide Squad) as an ultimatum to the world's most notorious super-villains. These criminals chew on a tricky bargain: either accept her devious, nearly impossible missions in the name of democracy, or rot in jail. And one other thing: most operatives don't make it back alive! Starring some of the most popular villains in the DCU forced into the role of unlikely antiheroes, SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: TRIAL BY FIRE collects SUICIDE SQUAD #1-8 and SECRET ORIGINS #14.
Setting the world’s most dangerous super-criminals against the most insidious threats to national security: that’s the idea behind the elite black-ops unit officially designated as Task Force X. It’s perfect…on paper. But the real world rarely goes according to plan. Threats evolve. Teammates turn on each other. Blood and betrayals flow like rivers. And that’s why Task Force X is better known as the Suicide Squad. Vic Sage aims to change the equation. Replacing Amanda Waller as the puppet-master of Suicide Squad’s motley crew, he’s introducing wild cards like Deathstroke and the Joker’s Daughter to whip the existing team-Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and Black Manta-into shape. But the world’s deadliest assassin and the Clown Princess of Crime have ideas of their own…and no explosive implants to keep them in line. Can this new Suicide Squad survive-or will it implode before it even begins? Find out in NEW SUICIDE SQUAD: PURE INSANITY, the first action-packed chapter of an all new Suicide Squad saga by writer Sean Ryan (BATMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD) and an elite squad of artists! Collects issues #1-8.
Deadshot’s daughter has been kidnapped by Kobra, a group of mutant snake assassins! Amanda Waller uses all her resources to stop his escape, but he won’t allow anything to stand in the way of saving his daughter-not even his Task Force X teammates! Collects issues #41-44, #47-50 and ANNUAL #1.
From writer Rob Williams, superstar artist Jim Lee and Philip Tan comes the new Suicide Squad! The government has once again handpicked the worst of the worst for its Task Force X. Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Katana and Killer Croc. All deadly criminals sent on the most dangerous missions possible by a governement that wants them killed. But their newest challenge? A teammate so powerful that even this group of murderers and thieves can't control. Behind the pencils of Jim Lee and Philip Tan, as well as the pen of writer Rob Williams comes SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1! Collects issues #1-6 and SUICIDE SQUAD- REBIRTH #1. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.
Writer Sean Ryan (Nova) and artist Philippe Briones (Captain America Corps) set villain against villain in an epic battle for the greater good in NEW SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 2: MONSTERS! A splinter sect has broken off from the legendary League of Assassins. Like their predecessors, this new League is made up of some of the deadliest killers on the planet. But unlike RaÕs al GhulÕs followers, these renegade assassins have no plans to remain hidden in the shadows. With countless innocent lives at stake, thereÕs only one team ready to handle this new terrorist threat: Deadshot. Black Manta. Captain Boomerang. Harley Quinn. Reverse Flash. Parasite. ItÕs up to Amanda WallerÕs Task Force X to destroy this terrorist organization from the inside, and that means going deep undercover. TheyÕre being sent far behind enemy lines to face a foe like nothing theyÕve ever encountered. And if they donÕt all make it back? ThatÕs why theyÕre called the Suicide Squad. Collects issues #9-12, Annual #1 and DC SNEAK PEEK: NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1.
Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Killer CrocÑtheyÕre all villains, but as members of the Suicide Squad theyÕre useful villains, taking on AmericaÕs dirtiest and most dangerous covert missions for the good of the countryÑusually against their will. (Remotely triggered brain bombs do wonders for motivation!) But now something has changed. A mysterious organization called the People has enlisted Task Force X leader Amanda Waller into a conspiracy to create dozens of new Suicide Squads around the world. Its goal: to eliminate the threat posed by all metahumansÑheroes and villains alike. When the original SquadÕs members discover the nature of the PeopleÕs plan, will they seize this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take down the worldÕs superheroes? Or will these incorrigible criminals prove to be the unlikeliest of saviors?