Today, DC Comics has published five comic books that have heavy-relevance to the release of The Suicide Squad movie in cinemas this past week. Three in shops, one on the DC Universe App The first, Swamp Thing #6 wears its movie-relevance heart on its sleeve, with Peacemaker now looking just like his m0vie counterpart, leading a team into the swamps to find Swamp Thing, as those two titles crossover.
While in Suicide Squad #6, which has seen Amanda Waller look into parallel worlds to recruit new members for Task Force X, we see a Bloodsport now looking more like his movie counterpart as well.
While also reprising the scene in Swamp Thing, cementing the continuity between these DC Comics Infinite Frontier titles, as well as between Suicide Squad, Teen Titans Academy, and Crime Syndicate as well in recent months.
While also confirming that, just as in the movie, Amanda Waller is working with (at least) two Suicide Squads on different missions.
Keeping that continuity tight!
Even if the teams are rather disparate in looks and appeal.
DC Comics continuity is not something two other titles out today have to worry about. Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1 is happening in its very own continuity, even if the details seem very familiar.
It does allow something closer to the movie in terms of being to kill anyone at any time, as the mood takes them.
While Harley Quinn, who doesn't appear in the DC Comics continuity versions of Suicide Squad right now, has other continuities to consider, popping up in Batman #111…
And in Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour #1, spinning out of the Harley Quinn TV show, and working as a direct sequel to the previous season, she gets up to, well, pretty much what she gets up to in The Suicide Squad movie as well, just with someone who it stands a much better chance of working out with.
Note the placement of flowers behind the kind of figure placement that is usually used for a fight scene, but here is a lot more positive. It's a gorgeous comic book, and maybe the only comic that channels the batshit craziness of The Suicide Squad movie as well. But just as Brits goit the movie first, so Americans get this first, non-North Americans will have to wait until September or, as do as I did and have a US IP address and a US credit card linked to a US street address…
SUICIDE SQUAD #6 CVR A EDUARDO PANSICA
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Dexter Soy, Eduardo Pansica (CA) Eduardo Pansica
Bloodsport's first mission with the Squad goes pear-shaped as the Crime Syndicate captures Amanda Waller's agent on Earth-3. By sending in a team to bring Bloodsport home, Waller may also be able to extract another Suicide Squad member for her new team, if she plays her cards right and doesn't care who else she loses in the process. As part of the team heads into the Multiverse, Peacemaker gets a new assignment to track down and eliminate Levi Kamei—the new Swamp Thing!
Retail: $3.99 In-Store Date: 08/03/2021
SWAMP THING #6 (OF 10) CVR A MIKE PERKINS
(W) Ram V. (A/CA) Mike Perkins
With Prescot's bio-agent set off in the Kaziranga wetlands, the Green summons Levi back to the land of his making. With Levi unable to access his powers as Swamp Thing, he finds himself trapped in the dense forest and stalked by a group tasked with retrieving his alter ego at all costs. Will he recover his powers before he is hunted down by the Suicide Squad?
Retail: $3.99 FOC Date: 07/11/2021
HARLEY QUINN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: THE EAT. BANG! KILL. TOUR #1
Hey, do you wanna be the first to see Harley and Ivy go on a road trip and make out??? Then you'll want to subscribe to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE to read this new DIGITAL FIRST title when it makes its exclusive debut there on August 3rd! Picking up directly from the cliffhanger ending of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series, Harley and Ivy are on the run after narrowly escaping Ivy's ill-fated wedding to Kite Man. But who is chasing them, and where will this Thelma-and-Louise journey end? It all starts here!
Art by:Max Sarin
Written by:Tee Franklin
SUICIDE SQUAD GET JOKER #1 (OF 3) CVR A ALEX MALEEV (MR)
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth (CA) Alex Maleev
Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Eisner Award-winning art legend Alex Maleev (Batman: No Man's Land) collaborate for the first time in this three-issue, oversize, Prestige plus format Suicide Squad series pitting Red Hood, Harley Quinn, Firefly, and more of DC's most villainous criminals against The Joker. When Task Force X's Amanda Waller sets her sights on Batman's greatest foe, she enlists the Dark Knight's former partner Jason Todd to track down the Clown Prince of Crime and put an end to his mad reign of terror.
BATMAN #111 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (CA) Jorge Jimenez
Mayor Nakano announces a crackdown on masked vigilantes just as the Magistrate moves against the Unsanity Collective. Batman attempts to avert a bloodbath, while the Scarecrow makes his final move…Fear State is about to begin! Backup: Ghost-Maker faces his most gruesome adversary yet…the horrific Razorline!
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 08/03/2021