Suicide Squad #27 [Newsstand Edition]
([May] 1989)

DC, 1987 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
07098931202927
Editing:
Robert Greenberger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Janus Directive, Part 2 of 11: First Blood! (Table of Contents)

Suicide Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Karl Kesel (signed)
Inks:
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Suicide Squad [Duchess; Captain Boomerang; Bronze Tiger; Punch; Jewelee]; Force of July [Major Victory; Lady Liberty; Silent Majority]

The Janus Directive, Part 2: Scattermove (Table of Contents)

Suicide Squad / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ostrander; Kim Yale
Pencils:
John K. Snyder III (layouts); Pablo Marcos (finishes)
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Todd Klein

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Amanda Waller; Suicide Squad [Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Count Vertigo [Werner Vertigo]; Duchess [Lashina]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light]; Jewelee; Punch; Ravan; Shade, the Changing Man [Rac Shade]; Vixen [Mari McCabe]]; Checkmate [Harry Stein; Harvey Bullock; Checkmate Knight [John Reed]]; Project Peacemaker [Peacemaker [Chris Smith]; Dr. Bridgette D'Abo]; Oracle (behind the scenes); Dr. Heinrich Megala; Babylon; Wade Eiling; Force of July [Major Victory; Lady Liberty; Silent Majority; Abraham Lincoln Carlyle (dies); Mayflower (dies); Sparkler (dies)]; Flo Crawley; Cherie Chase (first appearance); John Chase (first appearance); VILLAINS: Kobra (behind the scenes); A Kobra Cult agent
Synopsis:
Waller introduces the leaders of Task Force X to a secret operation known as the Janus Directive whereby either the Force of July or Project Atom is going to turn on them and try to seize power in the covert intelligence community. Waller tells her allies that she wants to strike first and take out the two teams. She sends the Suicide Squad after the Force of July and tells Bronze Tiger that she wants them dead. Ben is uncomfortable with this, especially as Oracle can't confirm that the Janus Directive even exists. The Squad battles the Force and wins.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Checkmate (DC, 1988 series) #15 and continues in Checkmate (DC, 1988 series) #16.

Suicide Notes (Table of Contents)

Suicide Notes / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Greenberger
Pencils:
Karl Kesel (signed)
Inks:
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-3643

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Chris Hines, Anthony R. Cardno, Uncle Elvis, Joe Decker, Scott R. Pyle, Jacob Gilbert, Marson Fedrick and George Gustines - and responses from Bob Greenberger. Preview of cover to SUICIDE SQUAD #28.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Janus Directive, Part 2 of 11: First Blood!
    Suicide Squad
  2. 1. The Janus Directive, Part 2: Scattermove
    Suicide Squad
  3. 2. Suicide Notes
    Suicide Notes
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