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Jul 27, 2021
| ISBN 9781779514448
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Jul 27, 2021 | ISBN 9781779514448
The classic story that inspired THE SUICIDE SQUAD feature film written and directed by James Gunn now available with a new cover! In the late 1980s, a secret government program designed to neutralize super-powered threats to national security was reactivated. Task Force X had gone through many transformations since it was first created during World War II, but one thing had never changed: its members called themselves the Suicide Squad, and they lived up to their name. Faced with a rising tide of metahuman crime and terror, the program’s hard-headed director Amanda Waller sold the President on her vision of an updated Task Force X: a covert action team composed of incarcerated super-villains who earned time off their sentences for every mission they completed. Deniable, disposable, and deployable to any spot-on Earth, this new Suicide Squad would be the perfect weapon of last resort — as long as they could be kept under control.
John Ostrander is a comics writer who co-created the science fiction series Grimjack with artist Timothy Truman. With his late wife, Kim Yale, he wrote DC’s Suicide Squad and Martian Manhunter. With artist Tom Mandrake, he wrote a lengthy run… More about John Ostrander
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