Suicide Squad #1 [Direct]
(May 1987)

DC, 1987 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1987-02-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
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.

On-sale date from DC Releases #36.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Suicide Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These 8 people will put their lives on the line for our country. One of them won't be coming home!
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Suicide Squad [Enchantress; Captain Boomerang; Bronze Tiger; Nightshade; Deadshot; Plastique; Rick Flag; Mindboggler]
Reprints

Trial by Blood (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
John Ostrander
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Carl Gafford
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.
Reprints

Suicide Squad (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Greenberger
Pencils
Luke McDonnell
Inks
Karl Kesel ?
Colors
Carl Gafford ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2683
Characters
Amanda Waller; Suicide Squad [Enchantress; Captain Boomerang; Bronze Tiger; Deadshot; Rick Flag]

Indexer Notes

Bob Greenberger talks about how this series was developed.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["These 8 people will put their lives on the line for our country. One of them won't be coming home!"]
    Suicide Squad
  2. 1. Trial by Blood
    Suicide Squad
  3. 2. Suicide Squad
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