Suicide Squad #1 - Trial by Fire [First Printing]
(2011)

DC, 2011 Series
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Volume
1
Price
19.99 USD
Pages
236
On-sale Date
2011-02-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
?
Barcode
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers, glossy interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Collects Suicide Squad stories from Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #14 and Suicide Squad (DC, 1987 series) #1-8.

Interior color restoration by David Tanguay.
Publication Design by Robbie Biederman.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Suicide Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Drew Moore
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Mindboggler]
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Indexer Notes

Cover image is from the cover of Suicide Squad (DC, 1987 series) #2, but it has been enhanced and re-colored.

Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire (Table of Contents: 1)

Suicide Squad / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rick Flag; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Immortal Man
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Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #14.

Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire (Table of Contents: 2)

Suicide Squad / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
?

Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]]

Indexer Notes

Title and credits. Illustration taken from Suicide Squad (DC, 1987 series) #?

[Indicia page] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire (Table of Contents: 5)

Suicide Squad / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Mindboggler; Plastique [Bette Sans Souci]]
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Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the splash page of Suicide Squad (DC, 1987 series) #2.

[Secret Origins #14] (Table of Contents: 6)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Colonel Richard M. Flag; Suicide Squad [Rick Flag, Jr.; Bronze Tiger; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Blockbuster [Mark Desmond]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Enchantress [June Moone]]
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The Secret Origin of the Suicide Squad (Table of Contents: 7)

Suicide Squad / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Job Number
G-2803
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller (origin); Colonel Richard M. Flag (flashback, introduction, dies); Mission X [Colonel Rick Flag, Jr. (origin); Karin Grace; Dr. Hugh Evans (dies); Dr. Jeff Bright] (flashback, origin); Suicide Squadron ["Bashful" Benjy (introduction); Lt. Carson (introduction)] (flashback); Sarge Steel; Sharon Race Flag (flashback, introduction, dies); Joseph Waller (flashback, introduction, dies); Joseph Waller, Jr. (flashback, introduction, dies); Damita Waller (flashback, introduction); Martin Waller (flashback, introduction); Jessie Waller (flashback, introduction); Coretta Waller (flashback, introduction); Control of the OSS (flashback); Ace Morgan (flashback); President Ronald Reagan; President Harry S. Truman (flashback); Justice Society of America [Atom; Black Canary; Green Lantern; Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Flash; Dr. Mid-Nite] (flashback, disbands); Steve (flashback, introduction, dies); Marvin Collins (introduction); Jeb Stuart (flashback); the Forgotten Heroes [Dolphin; Cave Carson; Congo Bill; Animal Man; Rick Flag, Jr.; Immortal Man](cameo flashback); Suicide Squad [Deadshot; Bronze Tiger; Rick Flag, Jr.; Blockbuster; Enchantress; Captain Boomerang] (cameo flashback, origin); War Wheel (flashback, villain); Candyman (flashback, introduction, villain, dies); The Sportsmaster (flashback, villain); Brimstone (flashback, villain)
Synopsis
A look at the history of the Suicide Squad and Task Force X. The JSA is shown to have disbanded in 1951.
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Indexer Notes

This story takes place after LEGENDS #6 and before SUICIDE SQUAD #1.

[Suicide Squad #1] (Table of Contents: 8)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Inks
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Enchantress [June Moone]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Plastique [Bette Sans Souci]; Rick Flag; Mindboggler]
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Trial by Blood (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-2939
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Mindboggler; Plastique [Bette Sans Souci]; Nemesis [Tom Tresser; undercover as Colonel Mushtaq]; Nightshade [Eve Eden; undercover as Chimera]]; Karin Grace; Briscoe (first appearance); Flo Crawley (first appearance); John Economos (first appearance; the warden at Belle Reve); Simon LaGrieve (first appearance; a psychiatrist); Marnie Herrs; Vicki Vale; VILLAINS: Jihad [Djinn (first appearance); Jaculi (first appearance); Manticore (first appearance); Ravan (first appearance); Rustam (team leader; first appearance)]; President Marlo of Quarac; Parasite [Rudy Jones]
Synopsis
Amanda Waller organizes a mission to take down the Jihad before they can attack the U.S.
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[Suicide Squad #2] (Table of Contents: 10)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Enchantress [June Moone]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Rick Flag; Mindboggler]
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Trial by Fire (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-2940
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Mindboggler (dies); Plastique [Bette Sans Souci]; Nemesis [Tom Tresser; undercover as Colonel Mushtaq]; Nightshade [Eve Eden; undercover as Chimera]]; Briscoe; VILLAINS: Jihad [Djinn; Jaculi (dies); Manticore (dies); Ravan; Rustam]; President Marlo of Qurac
Synopsis
The Squad goes to Qurac to put an end to the Jihad before they can go on their first mission. One of them doesn't come back.
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[Suicide Squad #3] (Table of Contents: 12)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell (signed)
Inks
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]; Nemesis [Tom Tresser]]; Female Furies [Bernadeth; Lashina; Mad Harriet; Stompa]
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Jailbreak (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3015
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Floyd Lawton [Deadshot]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Nemesis [Tom Tresser]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]]; Plastique [Bette Sans Souci]; Karin Grace; Flo Crawley; John Economos; Dr. Moon; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (cameo); VILLAINS: Female Furies [Bernadeth; Lashina; Mad Harriet; Stompa]; Darkseid; Desaad; G. Gordon Godfrey
Synopsis
Most of the team survived the first mission and now they come back to Belle Reve for some rest. However, the rest won't last for long because Darkseid has decided it's time for G. Gordon Godfrey to come home. To free him from custody, he dispatches the Female Furies. [per next issue box]
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[Suicide Squad #4] (Table of Contents: 14)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell (signed)
Inks
Bob Lewis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Rick Flag]; William Hell [W. James Heller]
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William Hell's Overture (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3117
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Black Orchid; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Chronos [David Clinton]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]]; Karin Grace; Marta Williams (first appearance); VILLAINS: William Hell [W. James Heller]; James Heller (first appearance; flashback); Stevens (first appearance); The Aryan Empire
Synopsis
The Squad is sent in to discredit a white supremacist.
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[Suicide Squad #5] (Table of Contents: 16)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell (signed)
Inks
Bob Lewis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]]
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The Flight of the Firebird (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3139
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Amanda Waller; Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Nemesis [Tom Tresser]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]]; George Harkness [Captain Boomerang; also as Digger]; Simon LaGrieve; Premier Mikhail Gorbachev; Zoya Trigorin (first appearance); Urt (first appearance); Spassky (first appearance): Major Zastrow
Synopsis
The Squad is sent into Russia to bring back a now-famous dissident. To get in and around the USSR is no easy deal, especially when they will have a wanted prisoner with them so they need some extra-special planning. Amanda produces the one person who can do it with cunning and an understanding of the Russian winter - The Penguin. [per next issue box]
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

[Suicide Squad #6] (Table of Contents: 18)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luke McDonnell (signed)
Inks
Bob Lewis (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]]
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Hitting the Fan (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3161
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Nemesis [Tom Tresser]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]]; Zoya Trigorin; Leonard Twilliby; VILLAINS: Yulanov; Mishka
Synopsis
Okay, so the team is in Russia and now they know their subject does not want to be rescued. What could possibly complicate things more? Well, for starters, how about Enchantress going bonkers or the entire Russian army being mobilized against them? It's a wild ride across the vastness of Russia as the team seeks asylum. [per next issue box]
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3.

[Suicide Squad #7] (Table of Contents: 20)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Bingham
Inks
Jerry Bingham
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]]; The People's Heroes [Hammer; Sickle; Bolshoi]
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Thrown to the Wolves (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3218
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Black Orchid; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Nemesis [Tom Tresser]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]]; Briscoe; Zoya Trigorin (dies); Premier Mikhail Gorbachev; Dudley DuReiht; Mrs. DuReiht; The People's Heroes [Hammer; Sickle; Molotov; Bolshoi; Pravda]; Major Zastrow
Synopsis
The Squad is trapped in Russia. The US Embassy wants nothing to do with the team. The Russians have called out the army. The Suicide Squad is on the run, Enchantress has lost contact with reality and Nightshade is hurt. what could possible complicate matters? It's time for the Russians to send in the People's Heroes to aid the army. [per next issue box]
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

[Suicide Squad #8] (Table of Contents: 22)

Suicide Squad / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Bingham (signed)
Inks
Jerry Bingham (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Captain Boomerang [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]]; Simon LaGrieve
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Personal Files (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Carl Gafford (original series); David Tanguay (color restoration)
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-3267
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Rick Flag; Ben Turner [Bronze Tiger]; Captain Boomerang (disguised as Mirror Master) [George Harkness; also as Digger]; Floyd Lawton [Deadshot]; Enchantress [June Moone]]; Amanda Waller; Dr. Simon LaGrieve; Dexter Tolliver; Karin Grace; Marnie Herrs; Flo Crawley; Madame Xanadu; Privateer [Mark Shaw]; Ruth LaGrieve
Synopsis
It's time for a breather. Everyone is feeling terrible. Flag argues with Amanda with disastrous results. Enchantress causes June enough troubles that Bronze Tiger takes her to New York and Madame Xanadu for some serious, mystical help. Deadshot and Marnie spark. Captain Boomerang starts a new hobby. And Nemesis is still in Russia. So, it must be time to collect notes for the "Personal Files" of Dr. LaGrieve. [per next issue box]
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[They Were Expendable] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Suicide Squad / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Suicide Squad
  2. 1. Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire
    Suicide Squad
  3. 2. Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire
    Suicide Squad
  4. 3. [Indicia page]
  5. 4. [Table of Contents]
  6. 5. Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire
    Suicide Squad
  7. 6. [Secret Origins #14]
    Suicide Squad
  8. 7. The Secret Origin of the Suicide Squad
    Suicide Squad
  9. 8. [Suicide Squad #1]
    Suicide Squad
  10. 9. Trial by Blood
    Suicide Squad
  11. 10. [Suicide Squad #2]
    Suicide Squad
  12. 11. Trial by Fire
    Suicide Squad
  13. 12. [Suicide Squad #3]
    Suicide Squad
  14. 13. Jailbreak
    Suicide Squad
  15. 14. [Suicide Squad #4]
    Suicide Squad
  16. 15. William Hell's Overture
    Suicide Squad
  17. 16. [Suicide Squad #5]
    Suicide Squad
  18. 17. The Flight of the Firebird
    Suicide Squad
  19. 18. [Suicide Squad #6]
    Suicide Squad
  20. 19. Hitting the Fan
    Suicide Squad
  21. 20. [Suicide Squad #7]
    Suicide Squad
  22. 21. Thrown to the Wolves
    Suicide Squad
  23. 22. [Suicide Squad #8]
    Suicide Squad
  24. 23. Personal Files
    Suicide Squad
  25. 24. [They Were Expendable]
    Suicide Squad
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