A new “horrific and blackhearted” Suicide Squad comic book series coming in 2022

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DC continued to show their love for Suicide Squad with a new mature-reader title for the team in 2022. gecko’s den, three points Prestige Plus Series Suicide Squad: Blaze reunites creators of the recent John Constantine: Hellblazer series — writer Simon Spurrier and artist Aaron Campbell — for a title that DC calls “more terrifying and blackhearted” than its previous team-up .

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“Instead of being those who are putting their necks on the line [the Squad are] Playing mentoring a bunch of new characters is actually totally expendable,” Spurrier says.

Check out this illiterate, uncoloured preview from Suicide Squad: Blaze #1 by Spurrier and Campbell.


In Suicide Squad: Blaze, Harley Quinn, the Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, and the team of King Shark are tasked with “corral, nursemaid, and if necessary execute” (as DC describes it) five men who volunteered. To become a metahuman from a secret thanks to a US government process called ‘blaze’. The good news is that he has the powers now, but the bad news is that it will kill him in a maximum of six months. And as each dies (or is killed), the remaining recruits get stronger.

These new ‘Blaze’ recruits are like a souped-up version of Suicide Squad (and in some ways similar to Spurr’s X-Force running from 2014 and 2015).

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Together, these two units are tasked with mitigating an unknown threat that DC describes as someone “with all the might of Superman but none of his humanity.”

“If you had a superpower who wanted to kill people all over the world, what would you do?” Spurrier says. “I think the answer is that you will find people who are willing to die to stop them.”

Suicide Squad: Coming right after the current Suicide Squad Explosion: Get the Joker! Work is set to finish creating a ‘Shadow’ second Suicide Squad comic on shelves in addition to the main DCU Suicide Squad book. This coincidentally comes at a time when interest in the team is high due to the recent The Suicide Squad movie and the upcoming Peacemaker TV series and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game.

Suicide Squad: Blaze #1 goes on sale on February 8, 2022 as part of DC’s Black Label imprint.

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