It’s safe to admit that before the Suicide Squad movie came along, the comics weren’t exactly among the top tier of titles that DC published. But ever since the latest series launched as part of the Rebirth initiative, all of that changed.
For starters, employing superstar creators is one way to get new readers on board. Aside from writer Rob Williams, DC co-publisher and living legend Jim Lee lent his pencils to the first arc of the relaunched series, “The Black Vault.” Uniting characters seen in the film such as Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, it told a much different story than what was seen on the silver screen, yet managed to be wildly entertaining.
It’s no secret that John Romita Jr. will soon be stopping by to illustrate the “Burning Down The House” arc, but what’s especially exciting is the news that none other than Tony S. Daniel will board the title with issue #16 this April. Considering that he drew some of the most visually striking stories to hit Detective Comics, Deathstroke and Superman/Wonder Woman in recent years, we can’t wait to see what he brings to this project.
Whether Lee one day returns remains to be seen, but in the meantime, be sure to check out the solicit and cover art for Suicide Squad #16 below:
Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA • Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“EARTHLINGS ON FIRE” part one! Amanda Waller is used to getting what she wants—but this time, what Waller wants is something only Lex Luthor has. Striking a deal won’t be easy—or cheap! It’s a war on two fronts as Waller leads a smoldering charm offensive in Luthor’s penthouse while her Suicide Squad tries to open the most heavily guarded safe in all of Lexcorp.
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+