I’m definitely in for these two. I always love my Suicide Squad and I’m really curious to see how it all started for Waller and the whole policing-the-world-of-superheroes game that she got into. Plus, there’s the back story for Dinah (Black Canary).
TEAM 7 #0 Written by JUSTIN JORDAN Art and cover by JESUS MERINO On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • Threads of the entire DC Universe collide in this new series set in the early days of The New 52 from writer Justin Jordan (The Strange Talents of Luther Strode). • As Superman emerges, so too does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind! • Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson are Team 7 – and their story will change everything you know about The New 52!
SUICIDE SQUAD #0 Written by ADAM GLASS Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO Cover by KEN LASHLEY On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • What happened to Amanda Waller after the shocking destruction of Team 7? And how did it lead to the creation of the Suicide Squad?
Top Ten Comics on my Pull List in No Particular Order
8. Suicide Squad
I picked this one up because Harley was going to be in it. I wasn’t expecting much. Ms. Quinn’s new look kind of led me to not expect too much in terms of quality. I figured it could be a laugh or two. I was basically in mourning for Secret Six though. I had no expectations that it would end up being a must read. And yet, it definitely has.
It’s a little fucked up. A little twisted. And it’s basically the Harley Quinn show as far as I’m concerned. (Yeah, there’s good stuff for some other characters too but my priorities are clear.) She is deranged and dangerous and cunning and shrewd. She’s obsessed with her Mister J but also and intimidating presence in her own right. I can’t wait to see how her story unfolds.
The book has a high body count (often from within the team’s own ranks) and if this were a movie it would be one of those ridiculous non-stop action movies that can maybe be silly if you think about them too long but if you catch them when you’re in the mood, you’ll have a ton of fun. I basically am always in the mood for this book.
SUICIDE SQUAD #7 Written by ADAM GLASS Art by CLAYTON HENRY Cover by IVAN REIS and EBER FERREIRA On sale MARCH 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Hunted through the streets of Gotham City, her former teammates on the Suicide Squad in relentless pursuit – Harley Quinn is out of friends, out of luck and out of time. Will Harley find The Joker before the Squad finds her? Place your bets, people: It’s Harley Quinn vs. the Suicide Squad! Plus: Harley’s origin revealed – it ain’t pretty!
SUICIDE SQUAD #6 Written by ADAM GLASS Art by TOM RANEY Cover by PAUL RENAULD On sale FEBRUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T+ “The Hunt for Harley Quinn” starts here! After causing a prison riot and escaping an “escape-proof” supervillain penitentiary, the maniacal Harley Quinn is on the loose! The race is on as Deadshot – leading an all-new Suicide Squad – tracks his former teammate as Harley hunts the love of her life: the Joker! Plus: Don’t miss the unofficial crossover with STORMWATCH #6, tying into the explosive events of that issue!
January 2012 - DC Comics Solicit Covers - 9 Team Books
I’m kind of bored of talking about the covers I don’t like. I can only go on about how much I dislike David Finch drawing women before I fall asleep typing it for the fifty-bazillionth time. So here’s my comments on my top three covers from this group:
Four for you, Mike Choi. You go, Mike Choi. Demon Knights #5 (by, you guessed it, Mike Choi) is great. Just a close up of two faces but filled with tons of detail and character and emotion. I just enjoy everything Mike Choi chooses to do with the covers for this series. He’s an excellent artist.
Justice League #5 (by Jim Lee & Scott Williams). There’s just nothing bad there. Detail and character and strength and five hot people. Seriously… they’re all ridiculously good-looking. It’s enjoyable. There’s also story there. There’s a story being told and I want to know more.
My gal, Harley, may be wearing a far more ridiculous costume than it makes sense to wear but she’s still being drawn as a badass. I really like the style of the cover for Suicide Squad #5 (by Dan Panosian). It’s got a retro movie poster vibe. I think the color and design make for a really interesting image. I actually like it quite a bit.