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Posted by G-Man (19160 posts) - - Show Bio

Last month we saw Ales Kot first issue of SUICIDE SQUAD. He's back for more and he's ready to shake things up for the Squad. Turns out they've finally reached their limit with Amanda Waller. Is there any way this could possibly go well?

DC Comics has given us an exclusive look at the next issue, on sale June 12, 2013.

SUICIDE SQUAD #21

The Suicide Squad takes over Belle Reve! When the team decides they’ve had enough of Amanda Waller’s manipulations, they turn the tables on their boss. But Waller still has a few tricks up her sleeve—or more accurately, a bomb in everyone’s neck!

Written by: Ales Kot

Art by: Patrick Zircher

Cover by: Jason Pearson

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Jun 12 2013

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#1 Posted by Fhiz (477 posts) - - Show Bio

Great preview.

#2 Posted by k4tzm4n (35184 posts) - - Show Bio

This is glorious.

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#3 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

Can this become the new status quo? I honestly can't stand Waller.

#4 Posted by gothicshieldagent (49 posts) - - Show Bio

Between all the Suicide Squad members,you'd think they could disarm the neck devices and take over or just escape.

#5 Posted by FlashDamn (947 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn I love both unkown soldier and deadshot

#6 Posted by TommytheHitman (3557 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn. A hand to hand between Deadshot and Unknown Soldier would have been awesome! I love both those guys. I'm also wondering why this book isn't in my pull list. "Stands up. Walks down to the comic book store"

#7 Posted by Saren (25451 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic.

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#8 Posted by wisesonAC (162 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Edited by zachkastner (188 posts) - - Show Bio

I think I'm back on board with Suicide Squad now. This was just too good of a tease.

#10 Edited by Billy Batson (58595 posts) - - Show Bio

Reads very well. Now I'm even more interested reading Kot's run.

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#11 Posted by TDK_1997 (15251 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks interesting but I still don't know if I should try this out.

#12 Posted by Dernman (16046 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone else think that was kind of a long preview?

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#13 Posted by dondave (38979 posts) - - Show Bio

Very Good Preview

#14 Edited by The Stegman (26561 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice

#15 Edited by Ares94 (41 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Waller being so unlikeable is part of the character.

#16 Posted by blkson (785 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow that was a really fun read for a preview.

#17 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

@ares94 said:

I think Waller being so unlikeable is part of the character.

It is. I completely understand who she is and such, but I'm just saying that I despise her and she's a big reason I haven't been able to get behind Suicide Squad or JLA. I get why people like the series but it rubs me the wrong way that the "good guys" use blackmail and death threats to get things done. It'd be one thing if some villain had captured them all and were doing this, but the idea of the government strapping a bomb to its citizens' throats -- even criminals -- and forcing them to do things is just really repulsive to me.

#18 Edited by hyenascar (194 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: I agree I stopped a while ago reading this because I COULDN'T STAND HER. Maybe, now is the time to come back. (I know it was a bad reason to leave)

#19 Edited by SupBatz (1887 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like Harley's psychoanalyzing Waller. Perhaps I'll start picking up Suicide Squad again.

#20 Edited by gothicshieldagent (49 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to read Unknown Soldier as a kid,years ago,the neck bombs remind me of The Running Man.

#21 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: I agree I stopped a while ago reading this because I COULDN'T STAND HER. Maybe, now is the time to come back. (I know it was a bad reason to leave)

Yeah, she kind of makes the book in a way.

I will say though, that as much as I hate the premise, I did go ahead and buy the most recent issue and it's definitely enjoyable. So long as the book doesn't get too grim I could probably put up with the blackmail thing, but overall I do get the sense that this just isn't a book I can stick with long term.

#22 Posted by Teerack (7623 posts) - - Show Bio

Hope Harley kills her.

#23 Edited by The_Tree (8180 posts) - - Show Bio

Really loving the incorporation of James Jr. and the Unknown Soldier. Unknown Soldier is f###in' brutal.

#24 Edited by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

How strong is that door if cheetah can't get out

#25 Posted by Mucklefluga (2605 posts) - - Show Bio

Thought that was Hush for a sceond :( Oh well Didio said they have big plans for him in the future...

#26 Posted by longbowhunter (7983 posts) - - Show Bio

Last issue was my first endeavor into the New 52 Suicide Squad. Liked it a lot. I'll be picking this up next week.

#27 Edited by Dabee (2399 posts) - - Show Bio

Is the last issue a good jumping on point? I really like the idea of Suicide Squad, but I was just never able to put it on my pull list. (Various reasons, nothing to do with its quality. I loved what little I read.)

#28 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (402 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great

#29 Posted by Sifighter (95 posts) - - Show Bio

DeadShot Vs Unknown Soldier and Harley Quinn Vs Amanda Waller? Where did I put my wallet. But seriously this looks like a great issue and It looks like Ales Kot will have a great series on his hands.

#30 Posted by blkson (785 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert said:

@ares94 said:

I think Waller being so unlikeable is part of the character.

It is. I completely understand who she is and such, but I'm just saying that I despise her and she's a big reason I haven't been able to get behind Suicide Squad or JLA. I get why people like the series but it rubs me the wrong way that the "good guys" use blackmail and death threats to get things done. It'd be one thing if some villain had captured them all and were doing this, but the idea of the government strapping a bomb to its citizens' throats -- even criminals -- and forcing them to do things is just really repulsive to me.

I guess that's one way you could look at it. But I never got that impression about Waller while reading this book. These are people who have done great horrors against humanity-- serial killers and mass murderers and hardened criminals-- who, probably would've received the death penalty. If they were petty thieves or jay walkers, then I'd agree.

#31 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

O_O Wow I need to start reading this again XD I still buy the issues, i just lost interest a few issues back lol I love when Harley gets to play

#32 Posted by Jake Fury (19532 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like a great preview..

#33 Posted by longbowhunter (7983 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee: I've read the Squad from the 80's but never the current stuff. I didn't have any trouble getting into last issue. I think it's a good jumping on point.

#34 Posted by dementedtheclown (744 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like shit, I miss the REAL Harley

#35 Posted by jwalser3 (5289 posts) - - Show Bio

DeadShot vs Unkown Soldier looks epic!

#36 Edited by StMichalofWilson (4237 posts) - - Show Bio

"That's what my first wife said. Bye!" LMAO!!!

#37 Edited by RoseFairchild (47 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who loves Harley psycho analyzing Waller? I dunno, this is one of those things that really makes me love new 52 Harley.

#38 Posted by MyNameWasDeleted (679 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like shit, I miss the REAL Harley

-is it just my eyes or did Harley look a bit like Uma Thurman?

#39 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1179 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

Is the last issue a good jumping on point? I really like the idea of Suicide Squad, but I was just never able to put it on my pull list. (Various reasons, nothing to do with its quality. I loved what little I read.)

Yeah, last issue was a good starting point because it was actually the first issue of a new creative team, a very good one at that.

#40 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1179 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one who loves Harley psycho analyzing Waller? I dunno, this is one of those things that really makes me love new 52 Harley.

Yeah, I actually have to say that New 52 Harley is a much more interesting character. She's a lot more independent of the Joker than I remember her being pre-Flashpoint. Its awesome.

#41 Posted by BR_Havoc (1342 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

Is the last issue a good jumping on point? I really like the idea of Suicide Squad, but I was just never able to put it on my pull list. (Various reasons, nothing to do with its quality. I loved what little I read.)

Yeah its as good of time as any.

#42 Posted by BR_Havoc (1342 posts) - - Show Bio

@zeeguy91: I found the Harley in Gotham City Sirens to be pretty independent from Joker (Well other for the story were she was going to kill him). I still am not fond of the new 52 look for Harley but I think Kot has a much better understanding of the deadly/fun and playful balance of Harley then Glass did.

#43 Posted by akbogert (3234 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

Is the last issue a good jumping on point? I really like the idea of Suicide Squad, but I was just never able to put it on my pull list. (Various reasons, nothing to do with its quality. I loved what little I read.)

I started on the last issue. I plan to buy this one. I guess I'd say yes.

#44 Posted by Dabee (2399 posts) - - Show Bio
#45 Posted by TheCowman (461 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, still can't get past "Stripper-Harley".

The two-toned hair and eye makeup are giving me terrible '90s flashbacks.

#46 Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking great here! Definitely like to see Unknown Soldier vs. Deadshot!

#48 Posted by entropy_aegis (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

@zeeguy91 said:

@rosefairchild said:

Am I the only one who loves Harley psycho analyzing Waller? I dunno, this is one of those things that really makes me love new 52 Harley.

Yeah, I actually have to say that New 52 Harley is a much more interesting character. She's a lot more independent of the Joker than I remember her being pre-Flashpoint. Its awesome.

For once I actually agree with you.

I dont recall the last time a preview entertained me as much as this one,well done Kot.

#49 Posted by bladewolf (925 posts) - - Show Bio

Dat cover...dat art....dat writing...definitely glad for the direction of SS now!

#50 Edited by hamlet33 (75 posts) - - Show Bio

@gothicshieldagent: Probably because Waller has some kind of sensor or something so if they even reach for it they blow or something. She psychotic like that.