DC Comics has announced that long-time Suicide Squad writer John Ostrander will return to the team he helped build (and tear apart numerous times) in August's Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1. Additionally, The Squad will get another spotlight in the Suicide Squad's Most Wanted anthology series, featuring a six-part el Diablo main story, with back-ups featuring other Squad members.
Here are the solicitations for August's Suicide Squad titles, released in advance of the DC's full August solicitations:
SUICIDE SQUAD #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
“The Black Vault” part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller’s strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this “Suicide Squad” only handles missions they’re not expected to survive. An insane new era of SUICIDE SQUAD begins here with superstar artist Jim Lee and red-hot writer Rob Williams (UNFOLLOW, MARTIAN MANHUNTER).
On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
SUICIDE SQUAD: WAR CRIMES SPECIAL #1
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER • Art by GUS VAZQUEZ • Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
When a retired American politician is taken to Europe and tried for alleged war crimes, the USA must recover him from an allied nation before terrible truths are revealed. Enter the Suicide Squad, who storm the Hague itself to save America from her own dark secrets. The writer who started a revolution, John Ostrander returns to the Suicide Squad for the first time in a decade to tell one of his boldest and bloodiest stories ever.
One-shot • On sale AUGUST 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG #1
Written by JAI NITZ and MICHAEL MORECI • Art by CLIFF RICHARDS and OSCAR BAZALDUA • Covers by MIKE HUDDLESTON
From the pages of SUICIDE SQUAD comes an all-new series featuring two of the team’s most infamous heroes, El Diablo and Boomerang! First, a sudden pardon frees the fiery El Diablo from Belle Reve prison, much to the shock (and irritation) of team leader Amanda Waller. Chato returns to his old neighborhood to reunite with his family, but when he’s attacked by a heavily armed local gang and their leader, the deadly, super-powered Bloodletter, will his freedom and his life get cut dramatically short?
Meanwhile, in the first chapter of two-part tale written by Michael Moreci (from DC’s Writers Workshop program) with art by Oscar Bazaldua, Boomerang and the Squad embark on a mission to take down a ruthless dictator within a small, unstable Central American nation, but when the mission goes awry, the Squad must jump in a helicopter and flee as all hell breaks loose. But amid the chaos, the team realizes one of them was accidentally left behind: Boomerang! How can he stay alive long enough to be rescued when a whole army wants him dead?
On sale AUGUST 10 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+