Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Suicide Squad covers

I've been reading some old issues of the late 80's version of the Suicide Squad and loving ever minute of it. John Ostrander had a strong handle on every character and the stories were always engrossing- even when partially derailed by the annual pointless crossover events that plagued the late 1980's and 1990's. I need  to lay hands on the entire 66 issue run. Here's the Wikipedia info -

The modern Suicide Squad (created by John Ostrander in the aforementioned Legends #3) is an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. The group operates out of Belle Reve Penitentiary, under the directorship of Dr. Amanda Waller. Thus, the Suicide Squad's existence helps to explain why many convicted villains in the D.C. Universe roam free without having heroes tracking them down—until they, inevitably, attempt or commit another crime.

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