DC Comics Announces Justice League vs Suicide Squad Crossover
DC Comics is making a killing these past few months with a string of hits and fan favorite titles thanks to their DC Rebirth initiative. Now, its time to cash in the diligence by creating the first official “event” for the DC Rebirth-verse – Justice League vs Suicide Squad.
Check out the first official image for the project below:
The story is set after the Justice League discover the existence of Task Force X aka Suicide Squad and the complications that arise from Amanda Waller’s deception. But to make things interesting and in true comic book trope kissing form, there’s a second “shadow” team lurking in the shadows and they’re even a bigger threat because they have this chance of exposing a lot of dark secrets in the Universe. Even more interesting, this other strike force also knows more things about REBIRTH.
Longtime enemies such as Batman and Deadshot, the Flash and Boomerang, and Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn will have to put aside their differences when an evil threat once thought lost to the DC Universe makes their return.
The story will span two months in real time and will begin with a six-issue weekly miniseries that will first appear in SUICIDE SQUAD # 8. For that same month SUICIDE SQUAD # 9 and #10 as well as JUSTICE LEAGUE # 12 and # 13 will be tie-in books in January.
Issues # 1 and # 2 of Justice League vs Suicide Squad will be written by Joshua Williamson with art by Jason Fabok and Tony S. Daniel. Issues # 3 to # 6 will be released weekly throughout January.
Meanwhile special Suicide Squad tie-in books will be written by Rob Williams while Justice League tie-ins will be written by Tim Seeley.
DC Entertainment President and CCO Geoff Johns states:
This story is another building block to REBIRTH. With all of our heroes back on the board, it’s the super-villains turn. And the events within will set the stage for REBIRTH Phase 2 as a surprising team emerges and another piece of the puzzle of the future of the DC Universe, and the past, comes into focus
I’m really excited about writing this story,” said Williamson. “This is a great opportunity to remind fans that, outside of Batman, the DC Universe isn’t aware that Task Force X or Amanda Waller even exists. To ultimately bring these villains to light for the entire DC Universe to see should make future Suicide Squad stories that much more interesting. And by the end of the story, both teams may discover that they have more in common than they thought, whether they like it or not.
So what do you guys think of Justice League vs Suicide Squad? I’m all for this crossover and I hope they don’t end it the way they ended Trinity War or Forever Evil.