Thanks to David Ayer’s latest movie, the Suicide Squad has become a household name, and that really is something that I never thought I’d say! Suddenly people who have never picked up a comic book before are talking about Deadshot, Killer Croc, Katana, and others – it’s so cool seeing people interested in these characters. Now that we’ve seen what Warner Bros. and DC’s big screen direction is for Task Force X, it’s time for DC to flesh out a brand new adventure for the team where it all began: the comics!
Suicide Squad #1 is totally new reader friendly. It doesn’t matter if you’ve read every Suicide Squad comic before or if the movie was the very first time you saw this deadly group of characters – this comic has what it takes to keep dedicated and new fans entertained.
Two teams enter, one team wins a poll. Well, unless there’s a tie, then… everybody’s a winner. Yay!
Deadly and unpredictable or skilled and coordinated? Do you think the Suicide Squad’s lethal and intimidating ways will allow them to overcome the new team in Detective Comics? Or do you think the combination of tactics and talent will allow Batwoman’s group to take down Task Force X? To make things as simple as possible, assume everyone is acting in character and they’re facing off in a city that has no interference from other heroes, villains, and law enforcement. So, which team do you think should earn the victory? Think it through, vote in the poll, and then maybe elaborate a bit in the comments! When all is said and done, don’t forget to read their respective DC Rebirth titles, too! Seriously, it’s good stuff.
Batwoman’s Boot Camp
We’re looking to really step up the amount of content on the blog, so if this performs well enough, we’ll make this a weekly segment, and maybe even include video of the Midtown Comics staff sharing their thoughts on the brawl. As always, we’re open to hearing what YOU want to see, so please share your feedback with us!
Star reading DC’s Rebirth titles, including Suicide Squad and Detective Comics, here: http://bit.ly/2bitVBp
There are Suicide Squad spoilers in here! You’ve been warned. Politely warned, that is. Not like, Amanda Waller “you’re in for it” kind of warned.
I’ve seen David Ayer’s Suicide Squad twice now. Say what you will about the movie, but I had a great time during both viewings. I’ve had a full weekend to really absorb Suicide Squad, and now I’m left thinking about where Warner Bros. and DC could go next with the cinematic version of Task Force X. There’s a lot I’d love to see, but I’ll be practical and stick to four requests. After you’ve read what I’d like to see in a potential Suicide Squad sequel, you’re obviously welcome to chime in with your own suggestions – you know, assuming they aren’t silly like, “Make a better movie.” Be constructive with your criticism, people!
Note: this article is assuming Harley Quinn will be back in Belle Reve by the time a potential sequel rolls around, and that Joker received plenty of attention in the Batman solo movie.
Gregg and Gavin take a deep dive in Suicide Squad, as Gregg gives his review after attending the US premiere! Plus, they chat DC’s upcoming films Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as Supergirl’s new Superman and Legends of Tomorrow’s Commander Steel. All that and Telltale’s Batman and top picks!
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The Suicide Squad is one of the coolest concepts in all of comics. An elite group of crooks and convicts forced to the dirty work for the government. It combines the thrills of The Dirty Dozen with the guilty pleasure of focusing on the villains of the DC Universe. David Ayer’s film adaptation had a lot of hype to live up to, both from the comic book community and the summer blockbuster crowd. Luckily, Suicide Squad not only lives up to the hype, it surpasses it in many ways. It is a strong entry in the emerging DC Cinematic Universe and exposes fans new and old to some of the best villains that DC has to offer.
After a whole lot of anticipation, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad has finally arrived! Some of the employees here at Midtown Comics legitimately enjoyed the film and now they want to explain why! Above, we have a video review, and below we’ll provide links to our other reviews of the film. As you can imagine, there are A LOT of comic fans here at Midtown Comics (shocking, right?) so we’re going to offer plenty of opinions! Keep checking back for more coverage, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy the three videos!
Also, friendly reminder that Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1and Harley Quinn #1 – which are both jumping on points – are now available! Click the names to get your copies, or else we’re going to tell Amanda Waller that you’re totally interested in joining Task Force X.
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