Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Suicide Squad and Giant-Man


My favorite era of Suicide Squad is the John Ostrander-penned issues from their 90's series.  I hope that any cinematic sequel will draw from those stories.  I'd love to see characters like Bronze Tiger, Vixen and Nightshade join and the I think that Father Kraemer would be a great addition to the cast.  My guess is that the produceers will prefer to make it Harley-centric again, though.

14 comments:

Simreeve said...

The comics' current storyline, bringing back the latest version of the Squad into contact with the 1950s version (with the recent 'Rick Flagg' revealed as having been a grandson of the original) is interesting...

Anonymous said...

If a Kryptonian was a member of the Suicide Squad, his/her strength would be a match for Giant-Man's size.

Simreeve said...

Anonymous said...
"If a Kryptonian was a member of the Suicide Squad, his/her strength would be a match for Giant-Man's size."

A few months ago, the squad's ranks briefly included General Zod.

Jay Johnson said...

The Ostrander Squad was supposed to be about 'covert' missions, and the movies (or Harley) have absolutely no idea how to do 'covert'.

Cary Comic said...

@Anon and JJ: I bet someone Giant Man's size would cause even the normally unflappable Lord Kobra to be open-mouthed with amazement. If only for a few blissfully silent moments! As to a sequel to SUICIDE SQUAD THE MOVIE?

I'm probably one of the few people who thought the cinematic version of Waller captured her egotistical ruthlessness (from "The Janus Imperative" story arc) almost _too_ well!

Simreeve said...

Cary Comic said...
"@Anon and JJ: I bet someone Giant Man's size would cause even the normally unflappable Lord Kobra to be open-mouthed with amazement."
Well, at least one 'Lord Kobra' [since deceased, thanks to Black Adam] has already met the JSA's 'Atom-Smasher' (ex 'Nuklon'; Albert Rothstein, protegee of the original Atom) who could grow very tall...

FreeLiveFree said...

I've read the first two volumes of Ostrander's Suicide Squad and really enjoyed them. I was a big fan Grimjack so I wanted Ostrander's run.

I'm a bit tired of Harley Quinn. I liked her on Batman:TAS and glad she is part of the DCU proper, but she's being overused. Comics have a tendency to overuse otherwise great characters i.e. Wolverine.

Glenn Host said...

Agree completely with FreeLiveFree on GrimJack (GrimJack has not been in these pages, has he?), on over use of HQ (There are actually 2 in DC universe - the one on Satan Island and the other on the squad and I think one of recent Batman comics explains it with one being her sister with "enhanced" breasts who is little more than a cheerleader). I really wish the SS movie version was more like Ostrander's run.

Anonymous said...

I'm also a big fan of the 90's Suicide Squad. Even so I did enjoy the recent Suicide Squad movie even if most of the characters were very different than the comics. I hope you do more crossovers with the Suicide Squad. I think one good cover would be Suicide Squad with the A-Team. Or maybe you could do one massive new Suicide Squad put together to fight against G.I. Joe's Cobra or some group like that. There are so many possibilities as to who could be recruited that I hesitate to list them. I'll just let everyones' minds select their own team.
Ordinaryguy2

Cary Comic said...

@Simreeve: That's right! I forgot about him. But, apparently, they already have his newborn successor slated for coronation. Said succession evidently being a perversion of how Tibetan Buddhists choose each new Dalai Lama.*


*What Eddie Murphy might call a "tarnished Golden Child."

Cary Comic said...

P.S.---I read it in a recent issue of BANE: CONQUEST.

Simreeve said...

Glenn Host said...
"I think one of recent Batman comics explains it with one being her sister with "enhanced" breasts who is little more than a cheerleader)."

'Batman. White Knight' #2... but that series is outside mainstream continuity, in an alternative reality of some kind, anyway.

Simreeve said...

Actually, I think that the two versions of Harley in current mainstream continuity are best explained as "one person, split into two parallel identities by the Flashpoint event", as was canonically the case for Superman before his pre-FP & post-FP versions got merged back together (and Lois Lane, ditto). Some kind of mental resonance between the two -- perhaps amplified by the fact that Harleys' mind works a bit differently from most people's anyway -- would then explain why each of the two seems to have access to some of the other's memories (e.g. Staten Island Harley remembering that she had served in the Squad, and parts of the origin story that she re-told to new friends; e.g., also, Suicide Squad Harley remembering her alternative counterpart's team-up with Wonder Woman...). Explaining the fact that some other people (e.g. Wonder Woman) seem to see the two Harleys as being a single person would be trickier, unless maybe one invokes a concept of "contagious insanity"...

Anonymous said...

I thought the other HQ was from the Injustice Game-verse.

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