Suicide Squad Adorns Dynamic New Entertainment Weekly Covers

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With less than a month until the theatrical release of Suicide Squad, promotion for the the film is really kicking into high gear. TV spots are gracing the airwaves, toys are now making their way into stores, and Hot Topic continues to be flooded with all things Harley Quinn.

But perhaps one of the greatest harbingers of a comic book movie’s release is that of the inevitable gracing of the cover of Entertainment Weekly. I confess that I collect these whenever I can and many folks reading this article can likely relate. If you’re champing at the bit to add Suicide Squad to your collection, you’ll be pleased to know that the July 15 issue will see the Worst Heroes Ever span four connecting covers – and you can check them out via the gallery below.

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The first, which has to be my favorite and an absolute must buy, sees The Joker and Harley Quinn no doubt paying homage to Alex Ross’s now classic painted cover for Batman: Harley Quinn, a one-shot that introduced the Clown Princess of Crime into DC comic book continuity proper. Said image has even adorned t-shirts, so it won’t be surprising if this one flies off shelves.

As for the other three, Deadshot takes front and center as he is flanked by Enchantress and Rick Flag; Amanda Waller looks confident between Slipknot and Killer Croc; and the final one features Boomerang, El Diablo, and Katana, three characters who could possibly steal the show.

Aside from recent appearances on Arrow, Task Force X hasn’t had much mainstream exposure, something that isn’t lost on director David Ayer, who had the following to say to the publication:

“Two years ago ­Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property]. No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie. Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.”

Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5. Check out the EW covers below and let us know which one you like best by leaving a comment.