Synopsis: The story opens with an attack by unknown assailants on an airport. Their target is an airplane containing the President of the United States. We learn that the attack was a training session for a group called Jihad. We are then introduced to the current Suicide Squad… Rick Flagg, Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Enchantress, Captain Boomerang, Plastique, Mindboggler and several support personnel. After a briefing they leave on a mission to preemptively strike at this Jihad group at the Jihad’s own headquarters.
Notes: Originally published in Suicide Squad (1987) #1
Synopsis: We learn that two more members…Nightshade and Nemesis have infiltrated the Jihad and help Suicide Squad plan and execute attacks on the individual members of Jihad. One of the Suicide Squad members doesn’t exactly follow the plan and Jihad is alerted to the Suicide Squad’s plan earlier then hoped. Fulfilling their mission the Suicide Squad returns to their headquarters minus a member.
Notes: Originally published in Suicide Squad (1987) #2
Synopsis: The Female Furies are dispatched by Darkseid to retrieve Glorious Godfrey, who is being detained at Belle Reve prison, secret headquarters of the Suicide Squad. During the teams down time we see several instances of members taking issue with tactics employed by both the squad and its director Amanda Waller. The furies are ultimately successful in their mission and return to Apocalypse.
Notes: Originally published in Suicide Squad (1987) #3
Synopsis: In this issue we are introduced to William Hell, a costumed adventurer. Black Orchid, uncover op for the Suicide Squad, discovers that Hell isn’t what he appears to be. Bronze Tiger, Enchantress, Nightshade, Captain Boomerang, Flagg and Chronos are directed to expose Hell for whom and what he really is.
Notes: Originally published in Suicide Squad (1987) #4
Synopsis: The Squad… Flagg, Penguin, Enchantress, Deadshot, Nemesis, Nightshade and Bronze Tiger are sent on a mission into Russia to retrieve a Russian dissident author from prison. Things become unduly complicated when the Squad finds that the woman does not want to be ‘rescued’ then they are discovered far too early in their mission.
Notes: Originally published in Suicide Squad (1987) #5
Synopsis: Now discovered the Squad must contend with Russian authorities as well as an out of control Enchantress. With a several key assists from Deadshot, the Squad attempts to stay within the confines of their escape plan and must rely on a weakening Nightshade for their very survival. They too soon realize that they may be on their own.
Notes: Originally published in Suicide Squad (1987) #6
Synopsis: We see that Russia has sent the People’s Heroes to stop the foreigners who have unlawfully abducted the dissident author. Cast from the American embassy, that was their safe house, the Squad must rely on their own and Dept. X’s resources to complete their latest mission. With some timely intervention from Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang and Black Orchid the Squad completes the mission but lose their target and leave a member alive behind enemy lines.
Notes: Originally published in Suicide Squad (1987) #7