Suicide Squad is engaging more than just another box office run.
The Squad to Include Superboy? What Is Going On?
Coming from the Infinite Frontier line of DC books comes a new SS series, picking up where Future State: Suicide Squad left off. DC offers this synopsis:
“Things have changed for Task Force X. As Peacemaker takes over as field leader, there will be no more avenging or defending for the government’s top-secret task force of killers, thieves, and criminals! From the pages of Future State: Suicide Squad comes a new Suicide Squad ongoing series by Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo and Wes Abbott! The story begins next Tuesday!
Amanda Waller—now back in control of the Squad—sends a new Squad into Arkham Asylum to “recruit” the deadly Court of Owls assassin Talon while she interviews another new candidate: Superboy.
Why Conner Kent? Amanda Waller is Tired. Of. Losing. Who else will Waller recruit for this new team of losers?
Suicide Squad #1 by Robbie Thompson (script), Eduardo Pansica (pencils), Julio Ferreira (inks), Marcelo Maiolo (color), and Wes Abbott (letters), with a Peacemaker variant cover by Gerald Parel, hits shelves on March 2.”
Conner Kent had been resurrected by former Superman writer Brian Michael Bendis during his run on Young Justice, and successfully brought him in to the “House of El” story that concluded his take on The Man of Steel. Pre-Flashpoint fans remember him as Superman’s teenage clone introduced in “The Death of Superman” epic of 1992. Since that time, he had been revealed to be the clone of both Clark Kent and Lex Luthor. He also is a founding member of Young Justice, as well as a Teen Titans. Although rebooted in The New 52, the character didn’t have that same draw, and the book was canceled while he was killed.