Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Gracing the cover of SUICIDE SQUAD #19 is the new leader of the team: but who is he? The 2-page cover features Deadshot, and the other members of the Suicide Squad in pretty bad shape after being shot by a certain man whose face is wrapped in bandages. Check out the cover below as well as the solicit for the upcoming issue which is set to hit stores on April 10th, 2013.

This is part of DC's gatefold cover reveals for April. We've seen the surprise from the BATMAN #19 cover and our exclusive reveal for STORMWATCH #19 last Friday. You can also check out what new SUICIDE SQUAD writer, Ales Kot had to say about taking over this series in our interview earlier this month.

SUICIDE SQUAD #19

There’s a new leader for the Suicide Squad—but will the team stay or die?

Written by: Adam Glass

Art by: Henrik JonssonSandu Florea

Cover by: Travel Foreman

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Apr 10 2013

#1 Posted by Tellumo (511 posts) - - Show Bio

Hush?

#2 Posted by ironshadow (1470 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tellumo: It's the Unkown Soldier, it says so on the cover.

#3 Posted by inferiorego (25613 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddd......

I'll now be reading this.

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#4 Posted by ptigrusmagus (492 posts) - - Show Bio

I've consistently enjoyed this book. So I see the bodies strewn around all over the place but they can't be killing off Amanda, WTF Certified? Hush? PS.

#5 Edited by Psycho_Soldier (122 posts) - - Show Bio

What clue??? 
 
it is the Unknown Soldier he was in the back up for G. I. Combat 
 
tho there's a possibility that he/she thinks it's the Joker as both have mentally/personality issues

#6 Posted by longbowhunter (7127 posts) - - Show Bio

DC seems to always be looking for a place for the Unknown Soldier. I hope he's a good fit here.

#7 Posted by The Mighty Monarch (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

" As for the identity of the mysterious figure, well, Harley might be our clue"

-Facepalm- Gee, I don't know, maybe it's THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER?

#8 Posted by AWeekInGeekdom (229 posts) - - Show Bio

That's an awesome way to use characters from cancelled books. I think he's a cool addition to the team.

#9 Posted by Tellumo (511 posts) - - Show Bio

@ironshadow: Do you understand humour?

#10 Posted by ptigrusmagus (492 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like I need to wiki GI Combat =)

#11 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Unknown Soldier that Palmiotti and Gray wrote so I am extremely excited for this. I'm glad they're keeping the character current.

#12 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tellumo said:

@ironshadow: Do you understand humour?

Can you make better humor?

#13 Posted by Tellumo (511 posts) - - Show Bio

@doordoor123: Can you make better humour regarding the similarities between the two characters?

#14 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

Next...

#15 Posted by Big_Nasty (343 posts) - - Show Bio

Hush and the Unknown Soldier should really meet .

#16 Posted by inferiorego (25613 posts) - - Show Bio

@doordoor123 said:

I love the Unknown Soldier that Palmiotti and Gray wrote so I am extremely excited for this. I'm glad they're keeping the character current.

It was the best part of of GI Combat by far. Such an awesome character.

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#17 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3556 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego
These gatefold covers are a lot more interesting gimmick I've seen in a long time for comic covers. Now, if they could just get The New 52 off the covers.
#18 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

@FoxxFireArt said:

These gatefold covers are a lot more interesting gimmick I've seen in a long time for comic covers. Now, if they could just get The New 52 off the covers.

In a startling change of pace, I'm agreeing with something Foxx is saying.

#19 Edited by ccraft (5308 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

@doordoor123 said:

I love the Unknown Soldier that Palmiotti and Gray wrote so I am extremely excited for this. I'm glad they're keeping the character current.

It was the best part of of GI Combat by far. Such an awesome character.

I seen a preview of the character awhile back, he seems very interesting, and a perfect fit in SS.

It's definitely not Hush guys

#20 Posted by Mezmero (937 posts) - - Show Bio

He wants to become more than a joke but the idea of a joke. His greatest foe has always bested him. How? He lived two lives. The life of a man and the life of a bat. Achieving a level superior to his nemesis requires becoming his equal. He is the forgotten foe, he is the grin in the shadow, he IS THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER. This has been Tales From Bizarro World.

#21 Posted by SpitfireINK (242 posts) - - Show Bio

This definitely looks promising - glad they haven't given up on the Unknown Soldier.

Big Fan of the older stuff (Kubert) and the most recent G.I.Combat.

#22 Posted by tahmidk (283 posts) - - Show Bio

So they still kept the skank version of Harley?

#23 Posted by dondave (37973 posts) - - Show Bio

Picking This Up

#24 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3556 posts) - - Show Bio
@Grey56
Do I know you?
#25 Posted by The Stegman (24640 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been really digging Suicide Squad...however... 
 

 
 
Also, I love the dig they made against the Avengers in issue #18
#26 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

@FoxxFireArt: Personally? I seriously doubt it, sir. However given all other post iterations that we've shared an interest in, we rarely see eye to eye. This was a refreshing change of pace.

#27 Posted by DonFelipe (1107 posts) - - Show Bio

@FoxxFireArt said:

These gatefold covers are a lot more interesting gimmick I've seen in a long time for comic covers. Now, if they could just get The New 52 off the covers.

Yup! It's been long overdue to get this off the covers.

#28 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

Catman? Bane? Oh, no? Ok.

#29 Posted by ccraft (5308 posts) - - Show Bio

@tahmidk said:

So they still kept the skank version of Harley?

Hasn't she always?

#30 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

@tahmidk said:

So they still kept the skank version of Harley?

Hasn't she always?

How was pre new 52 Harley a skank?

#31 Edited by ForeverMan (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh, might go ahead and check this book out again. Dropped it after the first abysmal issues 1-4. Maybe I've had time by now to calm down over Stipper-Harley, Halle-Waller and most egregious of all No-Stache-Deadshot.

Edit - I like what I'm hearing re: the linked interview. Looks like I'll be checking out #20.

#32 Edited by TheJokerha (161 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so glad this is an established classic character like Unknown Soldier.. But a thought occurred to me. Just my idea, nothing confirmed or official spoiler.. But I'll put it in spoiler blocks just in case.

My first thought is it is really The Joker. His face healing and wrapped up and pretending to be The Unknown Soldier to get into the Squad and take it over /execute every one. Harley's clinging to him and laughing, and everyone else being shot, just reinforced that feeling. Of course, that could be what they want us to suspect.

#33 Posted by Kiddevil (7488 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheJokerha: I would hope your wrong and Harley in 52 will hang on every one.

#34 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow...with Unknown Soldier I actually am motivated to gt this. Amazing...

#35 Posted by crazed_h3ro (1000 posts) - - Show Bio

It is great to see the unknown Solider back in comics, but I am not too familiar with this version (this one being the original). I have only read the Unknown Solider from Africa which was an amazing series by the way.

#36 Posted by End_Boss (738 posts) - - Show Bio

@FoxxFireArt: I'll be more excited when I don't have to look at those horrendous "Arrow" banners anymore.

I'M NOT GOING TO WATCH YOUR SHOW, ARROW. GO AWAY.

#37 Posted by Perfect 10 (1073 posts) - - Show Bio

no idea who he is. wouldnt be caught dead reading something called g.i. combat. seriously they couldnt come up with someone more interesting? so many great villians havent been introduced yet. catman???? he and deathlock always bounced well off of each other even when they werent getting along

#38 Posted by iaconpoint (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Mighty Monarch said:

" As for the identity of the mysterious figure, well, Harley might be our clue"

-Facepalm- Gee, I don't know, maybe it's THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER?

You have zero sense of humor, huh?

#39 Posted by ThomasElliot (362 posts) - - Show Bio

Completely unrelated and random... but face wrapped in bandages just made me realize... there is NO Thomas Elliot in the New 52, is there? Phooey.

#40 Posted by Joygirl (20040 posts) - - Show Bio

*twitch*

*twitch*

*twitch*

*TWITCH*

*twitchtwitchtwitchtwitchtwitchtwitchtwitch*

#41 Posted by save.me.now (207 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheJokerha said:

I'm so glad this is an established classic character like Unknown Soldier.. But a thought occurred to me. Just my idea, nothing confirmed or official spoiler.. But I'll put it in spoiler blocks just in case.

My first thought is it is really The Joker. His face healing and wrapped up and pretending to be The Unknown Soldier to get into the Squad and take it over /execute every one. Harley's clinging to him and laughing, and everyone else being shot, just reinforced that feeling. Of course, that could be what they want us to suspect.

That prediction's pretty scary because it could totally happen, and would definitely fit with the tone of this book. I really hope that's not it though, I'm BEYOND tired of that guy.

#42 Posted by Zblayde (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Guess what, nobody cares. Seriously, how has this comic not been canceled already?