Suicide Squad (1987)
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Publisher: DC Comics
Publication Date: May 1987 - March 2010
Country: United States
Perhaps the most famous and best-reviewed version of the Suicide Squad--a name used to describe several different groups in DC history--this John Ostrander creation was a kind of riff on The Dirty Dozen. The basic concept was that it was a covert ops team of super villains, pressed into service-on-parole for the US Government. They were typically sent on extremely high-risk missions where the chance of survival was low. Code-named, "Task Force X", the team's government liaison was Amanda Waller and its field leader was generally Rick Flagg, Jr. Flagg's father, Rick Flagg, Sr., had been a part of the original Suicide Squad, which never attained its own title, appeared in only six issues of The Brave and the Bold. During the "Blackest Night" crossover, this series was temporarily revived with a single new issue in 2010.
Number of issues cataloged: 86
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