Whether you liked the Suicide Squad movie or not, no one can deny the great cast of characters that make up the Squad. Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, El Diablo, Killer Croc, and Captain Boomerang, amongst others, continue to rise up the ranks of import in DC comics.
One signal for the new status of the Squad is the fact that DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee is supplying art on the twice-monthly published book, and that’s big news, even if it is just 12-to-13 pages of a lead story in each issue. British scribe Rob Williams is looking to take the book back to its roots to the original run in late '80's to early '90s, tethering the book more into the core DCU as opposed to being more of an outlier.
After a successful Rebirth special, Suicide Squad #1 has arrived, and I spoke to Williams at this past San Diego Comic Con about what his approach to the Rebirth treatment will entail, the increased footprint and appeal of the Squad and, if you haven’t checked out his creator-owned title, Unfollow, he gives a great rundown of what that book is about. It's one of the year's most underrated titles. By the way, those who are currently reading Unfollow, I did ask him about the talking leopard ,and he’s would not budge on giving me any clues about it.
Check it out below and share your thoughts on the Suicide Squad comic and/or Unfollow.