General Zod Joins The Suicide Squad This May

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General Zod Joins The Suicide Squad This May

When DC launched Rebirth’s new Suicide Squad series last August, it was no coincidence that it debuted alongside its cinematic counterpart and, quite wisely, featured a lineup that reflected the one seen on film: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Enchantress, Katana, and Captain Boomerang, among others.

But even though some clever synergy has been at play, I’ve admired the fact that writer Rob Williams never felt the need to mirror what occurred in the movie. For example, we all remember that Enchantress turned and ultimately served as the main villain in David Ayer’s flick, but here, she’s part of the team and has even since developed a romance of sorts with Killer Croc.

The next addition to the mythos is set to arrive this May and should excite any potential reader upon hearing that none other than General Zod will be the next to join Task Force X. Knowing that he was previously seen in an antagonistic role in the earlier issues of the current run, it should be quite intriguing to see how Amanda Waller gets him to comply. Will he have a bomb implanted into his brain thanks to some Kryptonite-tipped surgical tools? Or will his goals somehow align with The Wall’s? Quite frankly, we can’t wait to find out.

For now, you can study solicits for both issues of Suicide Squad shipping in May and formulate your own theories:

SUICIDE SQUAD #17

Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA • Cover by TONY S. DANIEL • Variant cover by WHILCE PORTACIO

“EARTHLINGS ON FIRE” part two! Driven to extreme measures by the globe-spanning conspiracy known only as the People, Amanda Waller has done the unthinkable: made General Zod a full-fledged member of Task Force X! His first mission? Destroy the Annihilation Brigade, the People’s own, much deadlier version of the Suicide Squad!

On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

SUICIDE SQUAD #18

Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA • Cover by TONY S. DANIEL • Variant cover by WHILCE PORTACIO

“EARTHLINGS ON FIRE” part three! The moment SUICIDE SQUAD has been building to from the beginning is here! The Suicide Squad has everything they want. Deadshot is reunited with his daughter. Harley Quinn and Rick Flag’s mutual attraction is becoming a true romance. And Amanda Waller has defeated all her enemies. Or has she? Sitting in a Belle Reve prison cell is the biggest gamble the Wall has ever played, and it’s one for which the entire world will pay.

On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, Each $2.99 US • RATED T+

General Zod Joins The Suicide Squad This May