If youâ€™re anything like me, you canâ€™t wait to see Suicide Squad this weekend in theaters. In recent years, we have become accustomed to cheering on the bad guys and the anti heroes. Suicide Squad brings some of DCâ€™s best villains together to do some good in the world. If youâ€™ve never read a Suicide Squad comic before, you can easily jump right in with Suicide Squad Rebirth, in stores now.
DC Comics has been slowly releasing new stories for all of their greatest heroes, and anti-heroes in this case. Rebirth is essentially giving a starting point to comic book lovers new and old. So if youâ€™re looking for some new reading material, hit up your local comic book show and pick up DCâ€™s Rebirth issues.
<<Warning: Spoilers from Suicide Squad Rebirth below!>>
It looks like Rebirth is going to have some correlation with the Suicide Squad movie at least in terms of characters. In the Rebirth issue, Amanda Waller is speaking with The President. You have to love that Waller isnâ€™t afraid of anyone. Iâ€™m not sure that anyone could intimidate her. While she may not really be one of the good guys like she claims, no one can deny that sheâ€™s badass. So Amanda Waller convinces The President that her Task Force X, her Suicide Squad, is doing enough good in the world to keep them in business. The President begrudgingly agrees when Waller shows him their new leader, Rick Flag.
Of course, Flag is a decorated soldier. Heâ€™s as moral as they come and will make a great leader. Thereâ€™s only one problem. Heâ€™s locked up in Guantanamo Bay. Waller didnâ€™t mention that to the President.
Flag is reluctant at first to become the Suicide Squadâ€™s leader, but the choice of freedom was too promising for Flag. Meanwhile, the Squad is on a mission to extract a bomb that could create thousands of meta-humans. These people would be infused with super powers for 36 hours at a time. The bomb can also remove super powers from any current meta-humans. This could be used as a weapon against even the Justice League of America. So itâ€™s up to the Suicide Squad to retrieve this bomb and get out alive.