Suicide Squad #27 [Direct]
([May] 1989)

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Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1989-03-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Robert Greenberger

Issue Notes

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]
Reprints

The Janus Directive, Part 2: Scattermove (Table of Contents: 1)

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); Kobra (villain, behind the scenes); A Kobra Cult agent (villain)
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert 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.

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Series Information
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. [no title indexed]
    Suicide Notes
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