Justice League Book Club Week 29: The Suicide Squad is Here!

Happy Suicide Squad Day/Week, League!
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This week, I’m serving a buffet that is full of delicious treats, be they titles starring the Justice League, or books starring characters that have been in a Justice League at some point. The thread linking all of them? They all feature characters seen in The Suicide Squad.

You don’t have to read all of the books in this literary buffet. Pick one or two that star a character from the movie that you may not know much, if anything, about and go from there. Then choose a few more. This is one buffet that you can come back to again and again wherein you will always find something new to sink your teeth into.

Read :books:

Comics starring the Suicide Squad:

  • Justice League International #13
  • Suicide Squad #13 (Note: This issue and JLI #13 told the tale of the first time the Justice League and Suicide Squad rumbled, long before 2016’s Justice League vs. Suicide Squad mini-series. A special thanks to @CaptainYesterday for highlighting these two issues some time back.)
  • Justice League of America (2006-2011) #'s 17 and 18
  • Checkmate #'s 6 and 7

Comics featuring King Shark:

Comics featuring assorted members of the Suicide Squad:

Comics featuring Starro:

Discuss :speaking_head:

  • This week features two different takes on the Justice League and Suicide Squad duking it out: The two-parter from Justice League International #13 and Suicide Squad #13, along with 2016-2017’s Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event mini-series. Which of these tales featuring a titanic tussle of The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes™ and The World’s Unlikeliest Heroes™ was your favorite?

  • Who from The Suicide Squad movie would you place in the ranks of the Justice League (be it a comic-based League, or the DCEU iteration)? Surely there’s one person on Amanda Waller’s team that could be amongst the proverbial angels of the League…right? Anyone? Bueller?

  • Which of this week’s picks do you feel best captured the tone, characters and aesthetics of The Suicide Squad?

  • Finally, which books did you select, and what was it about them that caught your discerning attention?

That’s your mission, League! Again, you can read any of the books above that you want. Don’t rack your brain thinking you have to read all of them, because you don’t. This is just a medley of schtuff featuring some of our latest big screen superstars that you can pick and choose from at your leisure.

I mean, heh-heh, it’s not like Amanda Waller is overseeing this or anything…

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Read the comics. ALL of the comics. :anguished: :grimacing: :sunglasses:

Have fun League, and enjoy The Suicide Squad, both on-screen and (of course) on the page!
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coughs, comically

Didn’t anyone hear about a certain movie that opened a week ago, and these reads which fit it to the letter (and then some)? :wink:



I have the main books in my rotation in the very near future. I have been sidetracked with dwindling down the books on my physical shelf. Eek, those stacks of floppies are still scaring me!


Floppies? Oh, yes, single issues. :wink:

Don’t let those singles scare you, mon frere. You lead House of Horrors, so you should scare them! :slight_smile:


I might have stacks dating back about 2-3 months. They are not small piles of comics. I did get some triangle era in tonight. Fun fact, Action Comics 661 is on DCUI but is not on the Triangle Era vol. 1 list. (AC 661 is Triangle 3)


I know the feeling.

I remember having stacks date back half a year in the mid-'00s, when I read nearly everything DC and Marvel in singles, along with manga and non-DC/Marvel titles.

Good thing my social life was nearly non-existant then, so as to have time to eventually get caught up with some of those books, at least. :joy:

That’s nice to hear that you got some Triangle Era in! You know, the FDA says that at least one or two Triangle Era books a day will keep the “I haven’t read any good comics lately.” blues away, and I fully believe them.


I do have a couple reading projects, club reading which mainly HoH, Modern Supes, JLBC, and BoP with hopes of fitting in JSA club and maybe Batman club. Then I have the goal of reading books I have purchased in single issue or collected formats. I did organize all of my single issues last night so they are in an easy to read stack. Then there is the Identity Crisis to 52 reading list that I have been making along with Triangle Era.

While I can read comics on the clock in between calls, I can’t really read DC books because of things so I am slowly getting through my Comixology and bundle backlogs during the day. I am almost done with InSEXts and the first arc was really good but the second arc…not so much.


If only smart phones existed back when I worked in a call center in the mid to late '00s.

Incoming caller: “Uh, hello?”

Me: “Yeah, I’m here. Just a second please. I’m finishing the latest issue of Batman, #655, and man, what a read!”

Incoming caller: “O-okay. I’ll just finish some stuff while you read, then.”

Me: “Great, thanks! I’ll be right with you!”

If only…:joy:


Why settle for a phone when I can use my tablet. I do, however, promptly put my tablet up once I hear the first beep for a call.


I wouldn’t take my tablet to work, but if it was on a work-provided tablet, then…

…yeah, still wouldn’t do it. Too many potential peeping eyes, where with a phone, you can guard it from unwanted attention.

This said by a guy who decked out his cubicle with DC and Marvel stuff from one end to the other. :wink:


Working from home does have its benefits, along with not sitting in a Petri dish and wearing sweat pants and shorts every day. I have not worn jeans since I have started this job.


It is nice to wear shorts to work (I’m rockin’ my tan cargos, ATM).

The last time I wore pants to work in a non-meeting capacity was…months and months ago. When I get a new gig, I’ll have to re-acclimate myself to the worlds of jeans, gabardine dress pants and/or slacks, once more! :sob:

What about footwear? I’m barefoot during my work day. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty rad to stretch the 'ol tooties whenever the need arises.

stretches out toes

Oh, yeah. As Groundskeeper Willie once said, “That’s the schtuff!”

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What is footwear, again? The most is my trusty Teva sandals. It is a shame because I just got a set of Justice League socks that I have barely worn. Winter will be here and I guess that is when I will be rocking those. It is sounding more and more that my permanent “office” is about 3 feet away from my comic collection. The only upside to COVID? I think so.


You know, I bought some Superman socks, once.

“One size fits all.” my ass. They were too snug for my brawny feet and lower legs. I guess nobody at that apparel company knows what its like to have six-inch wide calves.