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Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Trial by Fire

by John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell (Illustrator)

Other authors: Karl Kesel (Illustrator)

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Series: Suicide Squad (2), Suicide Squad [1987] (1-8)

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Just in time for the highly anticipated 2016 blockbuster film release, this collection is the definitive and explosive introduction to John Ostrander's modern SUICIDE SQUAD. It's up to the government to keep the bad guys in captivity-but Amanda Waller, a tough-as-nails federal agent, has other plans. She's heading up Task Force X (aka, the Suicide Squad) as an ultimatum to the world's most notorious super-villains. These criminals chew on a tricky bargain: either accept her devious, nearly impossible missions in the name of democracy, or rot in jail. And one other thing: most operatives don't make it back alive! Starring some of the most popular villains in the DCU forced into the role of unlikely antiheroes, SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: TRIAL BY FIRE collects SUICIDE SQUAD #1-8 and SECRET ORIGINS #14.… (more)

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Amanda Waller wants to reactivate Suicide Squad even though it has had problems in the past with members. An increase in crime by metahumans means Waller needs to sell the importance of the Task Force X to the President. Will the President sign off on Task Force X and can its members be kept under control.
Characters:
Amanda Waller, director of Task Force X
Col. Rick Flag, leader of the Suicide Squad
Metahumans:
Capt. Boomerang, Bronze Tiger, Deadshot, Nightshade, The Enchantess, and many more.
Final Thoughts:
I love the appearance of Vicki Vale and The Penguin. Not as action packed as the other Volumes. Volume 1 is really about the origin of the suicide squad. Best scene of Volume ! was when Waller punched Tolliver right in the face. That had to feel good. ( )
  chevyt03171981 | Oct 4, 2016 |
First couple of stories in this series about a group of people with nothing to lose bribed by the government with lessened sentences. There's a lot of dated stuff but most of it is quite good stories, some of the background stresses are a bit much but I liked it. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Sep 19, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
John Ostranderprimary authorall editionscalculated
McDonnell, LukeIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kesel, KarlIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, ToddLetterersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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