New Suicide Squad Comic Series to Be Released Before the Upcoming Film

Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 8:01PM
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Thursday, 01 October 2015 - 8:01PM
New Suicide Squad Comic Series to Be Released Before the Upcoming Film
Batman v Superman is now officially less than 6 months away, but surprisingly, it seems like David Ayer's Suicide Squad is the one getting all of the attention! And to capitalize on the increased familiarity with what used to be a relatively unknown title, DC Comics has just announced a new 6 issue miniseries that's set to be released before the film, entitled 'Suicide Squad Most Wanted.'

The official synopsis for the series reads as follows:

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Two of Amanda Waller's most lethal weapons get their time in the spotlight with this six-issue miniseries coming in January 2016!

In a story written by Brian Buccellato with art by Viktor Bogdanovic and Richard Friend, Deadshot is on the run after escaping Belle Reve Penetentiary, taking on a series of new contracts and reestablishing himself as the world's deadliest marksman. But things are about to get complicated for Floyd Lawton when a figure from his past threatens to expose a dark secret… and Deadshot gets word of his next target : Lex Luthor!

Writer Mike W. Barr returns to the character he co-created in "Cult of the Kobra," with art by Diogenes Neves! In this new tale, Katana endeavors to save an entire nation from takeover by the mystical threat of Kobra. But first, she's going to have to learn the origin of her sword Soultaker, if she's to maintain control over it instead of falling under its influence.
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The premise for the series is definitely intriguing, as it looks like each issue is going to focus on two members of the Suicide Squad each, with different authors and artists working on the title throughout its run. It's especially exciting to see that Buccellato will be working on the first issue; he's come up with some pretty interesting stuff in Detective Comics over the past year. Seeing one of the original creators of Katana come back to the character is going to pretty awesome as well.

It'll be interesting to see what characters are featured throughout the series. With two characters per issue, fans are going to get a closer look at a total of 12 villains and antiheroes who've made up the team over the years. It's probably safe to bet that many of the characters that will be featured in the movie (Harley Quinn, El Diablo, Captain Boomerang, Slipknot, etc.) will end up being a part of the series, but it wouldn't be surprising to see characters like King Shark or Poison Ivy (who also have a history with the team) make an appearance as well.

If DC releases issues on a monthly basis, this new miniseries will finish up just a short while before Suicide Squad hits theaters. Those who want to get a closer look at some of the characters starring in the movie should definitely make sure to put Suicide Squad: Most Wanted on their list!
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