Our Top 5 Graphic Novels to Read Before You See SUICIDE SQUAD

Published July 13th, 2021

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Hey Third Eye Faithful! Are you as psyched as we are for the new Suicide Squad movie? We’re stoked to see what James Gunn can do at the helm with this outrageous cast of characters. Before we jump into the newest big screen iteration of Suicide Squad, we’ve got some awesome graphic novels for you to jumpstart your engine!

August 6th will be here before we can blink, so let’s get a head start on all the explosive Suicide Squad goodness! Here are our top 5 graphic novels to read before you see SUICIDE SQUAD!

1. SUICIDE SQUAD TP CASUALTIES OF WAR

In the aftermath of “Our Worlds at War,” Sgt. Rock—now a general—is back in action to lead the Suicide Squad to victory, or to death. But can the new Squad’s leader come up with a plan to take on a biological weapon that’s gone out of control? Uncover who is really behind this new Suicide Squad in these tales. Can Rock’s hastily formed team of Deadshot, Killer Frost, Major Disaster, Reactron, and Blackstarr stop trying to kill each other long enough to prevent the end of our entire planet as we know it? Collects Suicide Squad #1-12 (2001).

2. SUICIDE SQUAD BAD BLOOD HC

In this new collection, the Suicide Squad is assigned to neutralize a group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries—and the survivors are forced into joining the Squad! Who can Harley Quinn and Deadshot trust when their new teammates are the very people their crew was assigned to kill? This Squad might survive their next mission, but they may not survive each other—and with a “team” like this, the body count starts high, and only gets higher. Tom Taylor, the acclaimed writer of DCeased, delivers his flair for high-octane mayhem to the Suicide Squad in this new series where quite literally no one is safe. Bruno Redondo, Taylor’s collaborator on Injustice, illustrates this deadly new take on DC’s dysfunctional villain team. Collects Suicide Squad #1-11.

3. SUICIDE SQUAD TP HELL TO PAY

Amanda Waller has her “Get Out of Hell Free” card, but why did she go to such lengths to acquire it? Setting her Squad loose on the high seas, will the Wall regret her decision to lead this mission? Back on dry land, Deadshot returns to Waller’s service. Jason Blood promised aid to Waller’s team, but his idea is surprisingly unhelpful. Now that Scandal knows one of Waller’s secrets, whose side is she on? Collects the 12-chapter digital-first series.

4. SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 1 KICKED IN THE TEETH

HARLEY QUINN, DEADSHOT, KING SHARK and others are a team of death-row Super-Villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they’re sheer suicide! • After a prison riot at BELLE REVE PENITENTIARY, the hunt for the escaped HARLEY QUINN is on! • Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #1-7!

5. SUICIDE SQUAD CASE FILES TP VOL 1

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad film gathers the weirdest and wildest cast of characters in superhero movie history, from Squad veterans like Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang to the downright bizarre King Shark and Polka-Dot Man. Discover the legacy of the film’s eclectic characters in this first of two collections featuring their stories from throughout DC history! The Suicide Squad Case Files 1 features debuts and key appearances of Bloodsport, Mongal, Polka-Dot Man, King Shark, Weasel, the Thinker, Peacemaker, and Amanda Waller herself, the government agent behind Task Force X. This volume collects their stories from Detective Comics #300; The Fury of Firestorm #38; Suicide Squad Vol. 4 #25; Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1; Superboy #9; Superman #4, #170; and Vigilante #36.

Alright Third Eye Faithful, that’s it! A great way to kickstart your misfit summer with a wild group of villains just trying do their best. All of these graphic novels are available at your local Third Eye location!