Suicide Squad #20 debuts a new creative team, with Ales Kot and Patrick Zircher taking over as writer and artist respectively. Does this herald a new direction for DC’s most devious super team? This Major Spoilers review will point you the right way.
April is WTF month at DC Comics, and part of the gimmick is a gate-fold cover that features something so shocking, the only thing you’ll be able to say is, WTF!? We’re starting to see some of those covers surface, and the latest is for the Suicide Squad, and its new leader.
Or – “I Wish “All The Good Names Really Are Taken” Wasn’t Such A Cliché.”
The best thing about comics in the New 52/Marvel NOW! era is that many of the oldest properties in the comics world are getting new takes, and new fans. The worst part is that no one in their right mind can be following ALL the new books at once. Because of that paradigm, I haven’t read Suicide Squad in… Um… At least a year, I think. Have the adventures of Harley Quinn and her amazing friends held up? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Tonight on Suicide Squad… It’s the Amanda Show! More after the Jump!
With their fist mission successfully completed, Waller spares no time sending Task Force-X onto their next mission. With Captain Boomerang as the new leader, the power struggle begins between him and Deadshot. They are now facing the terrorist group Basilisk, where they fight to survive not only the mission, but bombs in their necks counting down.
DC Comic’s team of nasties and ne’er-do-wells returns with Suicide Squad #1. Will this relaunch accomplish its mission or will it make readers want to… um, yeah…
DC has quietly given a couple of the larger, more cooperative comic book websites (i.e. not Bleeding Cool or Major Spoilers), a sneak peek at two more number one books set to debut during the relaunch.
The Sony PlayStation 2 game, “Shadow of the Colossus” is being turned into a movie, according to Variety.
Project, which proved a big seller for PlayStation and was produced internally by Sony Computer Entertainment, will build upon the vidgame’s fantasy setting of a solitary world with few characters other than the 16 enemies.
Justin Marks, the guy who is writing the remake to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is also writing the big screen tale of the Suicide Squad, and recently wrapped the Green Arrow: Escape from Supermax scripts for Warner Bros.Â Marks looks to be all over comic book adaptations as he’s also got Hack/Slash for Devil’s Due and Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
Seems all those meetings Warner Bros. held all those months ago have finally pumped the company into taking its properties more seriously, as it is diving into the DC vaults to pull out properties to exploit into films.Â Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Justice League, Flash, Super Max, Wonder Woman are all in production — okay, probably not Wonder Woman, but there will be another Superman and Batman film for sure, because, well, that last Superman film did so well in the theaters…Â The latest series to get the movie treatment is the government sponsored Suicide Squad.
“Suicide Squad” will feature a mix of well-known and unknown villains recruited by the government to accomplish a task deemed too dangerous for superheroes. The historically independent operators must bury their own interpersonal conflicts and agendas to form a cohesive unit to take on a singular task.
If Warner Bros. uses the Amanda Waller era Task Force X, does that mean we’ll get to see at least some of the people on this list in the film?
- Amanda Waller
- Black Orchid
- Bronze Tiger
- Captain Boomerang (Digger Harkness)
- Captain Cold
- Count Vertigo
- Doctor Light (Arthur Light)
- Duchess (Lashina)
- Karin Grace
- Major Victory (William Vickers)
- Nemesis (Tom Tresser)
- Poison Ivy
- Punch and Jewelee
- Rick Flag, Jr.
- Shade, the Changing Man
The Variety report has producer Dan Lin working this up into a franchise, so if all goes well, we could see everyone on this list eventually.
Okay Major Spoilers Legion, who do you want to see in the Suicide Squad movie, and who do you want to play those roles?Â I know, it’s a topic that ends up being a lot of fan masturbation, but don’t you all want to see Whoopie Goldberg playing Amanda Waller on the big screen?Â Come’on you know you do…