(W) Rob Williams (A) Diogenes Neves (CA) David Williams
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
Beneath the ice of the Siberian seas, a final reckoning awaits the Suicide Squad. Amanda Waller has been implanted with her very own brain bomb-with Rick Flag’s finger on the trigger. While Deadshot, Katana, Boomerang, Harley and Croc fight tooth and nail for their very survival, they must also uncover answers to a host of life-and-death questions: What’s the secret hidden within Temho Me4ta prison? Who are the Vets? And who, ultimately, will be the Squad’s final judge, jury and executioner?
(W) Rob Williams (A) Scott Hanna, Diogenes Neves (CA) David Williams
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
“SQUAD ON TRIAL” starts here! When Amanda Waller awakens in prison, brain bomb implanted in her head in an ironic twist, there’s only one man who can save her-but does Rick Flag WANT to? Even if Rick could climb out of the whiskey bottle he’s hiding in, swimming in guilt for allowing his former teammates to die, why would he save Waller, when the Task Force X mastermind might be responsible for those very teammates’ deaths? All this while Killer Croc contemplates if life is even worth living…
(W) Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz (A) Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton (CA) Frazer Irving
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: “REVENGE OF KOBRA” by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his undying hatred, and that’s what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now, Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a supernatural world where he will steal from her everything that she has-including her very soul! And in “SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK,” by writer Jai Nitz and artist Scot Eaton, Sebastian Faust, the U.S. government’s top arcane operative, has gone rogue! To track down America’s most dangerous magician, Amanda Waller assembles a special ops team unlike any other: an expendable coven of dark arts experts including El Diablo, Enchantress and Gentleman Ghost. They are Suicide Squad Black, and they will take you to places where even the dead can die!
(W) Rob Williams (A) Philippe Briones (CA) Dan Panosian
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
While the rest of the Suicide Squad is busy with their undersea exploits in Atlantis, Amanda Waller ships Captain Boomerang down under on a mission to save his home country! Someone’s planted nukes all across Australia, and it’s up to Boomerang to hunt them down with an old friend from the Australian Secret Service. It’s one last mission as Captain Boomerang: Agent of Oz, and he’s got a license to give a bloke a right kicking!
Warner Bros. apparently doesn’t care about trolls as they’ve opened up their arms to James Gunn who will write and possibly direct the sequel to Suicide Squad.
Gunn was fired by Disney as trolls set their sites on the outspoken director over tasteless jokes he made about rape and pedophilia in the past. Gunn apologized and said he had grown as an individual. Disney caved to pressure firing him, though keeping other problematic individuals on staff both behind the scenes and starring. He had been working on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The film will reportedly still use his script.
Suicide Squad revolves around a group of supervillains recruited by the government in a Dirty Dozen type situation. The first film starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie and earned $746.8 million worldwide on a $175 million budget. Gunn’s sense of humor and action shown off in both Guardians of the Galaxy films can easily translate to the property. The property also allows reinvention and recreation with a rotating cast of characters which opens it up even more for Gunn to play with.
This isn’t the first director Warner Bros. has poached from Marvel Studios. Joss Whedon who was behind the first Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. worked on Justice League. Can we hope for a Joe Johnston directed Superman?
Dave Bautista who played Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy and has voiced his displeasure over the firing has already said he wants to sign up for what comes next. Can you say the next Bane?
Where do I sign up! James Gunn Boards ‘Suicide Squad 2’ To Write And Possibly Direct – Deadline https://t.co/OwdDbAm1Ks
(W) Rob Williams (A) José Luis (CA) Rafael Sandoval
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SINK ATLANTIS Part 3-The Aquaman crossover continues in part three of “Sink Atlantis”! The squad slinks deeper into Atlantis on their mission to sink the risen undersea kingdom. But when Harley reveals that they’ve got a nuclear bomb in tow to get the job done, the team might just tear one another apart before they’re able to complete the task at hand. Aquaman confronts the Squad with a gang of his own just as Mera’s coronation begins, and the moment you’ve all been waiting for arrives: Killer Croc versus King Shark!
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Paul Pelletier, Mick Gray
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
Thrown together to apprehend an escaped inmate, Solomon Grundy, Rag Doll and Merlyn head into the muck surrounding Belle Reve, but no one is prepared for a meeting with the Swamp Thing. Bodies decay quickly in the bayous of Louisiana, and the avatar of the Green doesn’t care if the Squad makes it out alive.
(W) Rob Williams, Dan Abnett (A) José Luis, Jordi Tarragona, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Rafael Sandoval
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
Don’t miss part one of “Sink Atlantis,” continuing in AQUAMAN #39, also on sale in August! After Aquaman’s undersea kingdom rises to become a world power of the surface, the Suicide Squad must infiltrate the city and send it back to the depths or die trying. But sinking Aquaman’s city isn’t Task Force X’s only objective in Atlantis. There’s something buried there that Amanda Waller wants, and this is her chance to claim it.
(W) Rob Williams (A) Joe Bennett, Mick Gray, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
Guest-starring Batman! The noose tightens on the Squad in part four of “Constriction,” and someone may be dancing at the end of a rope before it’s all said and done. The murderous Kobra is looking to put the squeeze on Deadshot’s daughter, Zoe. Even with the Dark Knight’s backup, will the Squad be ready for Kobra’s bait-and-switch?
Joe goes over his top picks for comic books and trades for the week of July 11th 2018.
UPDATE: I missed mentioning Relay #1
Comics I Pull: Amazing Spider-Man #1
The Punisher #227
Other Comics Featured:
Suicide Squad #44
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #48
Ms. Marvel #32
New Mutants #5
Old Man Logan #43
Plastic Man #2
Black Science #37
Oblivion Song #5
Bloodshot Salvation #11