Earlier this week DC Comics unveiled a new project being masterminded by DCeased‘s Tom Taylor.
The writer, alongside artist Bruno Redondo, is bringing Suicide Squad back to monthly comics are a short hiatus. At the time DC unveiled the news we didn’t have a look at any artwork for the series, but now we’ve got our first look at the newest incarnation of Task Force X.
Above is the cover artwork for the series’ first issue and is by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. This latest version of the team will act without the leadership of its usual leader Amanda Waller. Fan-favorite characters Harley Quinn and Deadshot will remain on the roster alongside new characters Thylacine and Wink.
Taylor has also name dropped more obscure villains — including King Shark, Magpie and Zebra-Man — as being part of the team at launch.
“For a long time, there’s been a sense of safety around the Suicide Squad. The anti-heroes and villains have gone out on the mission, fought dirty, won dirty and most of them have come home,” Taylor told The Hollywood Reporter. “In our book, that’s not the case any more. The team we send out in issue one won’t all live through the first mission. DC characters with years of history are going to be confined to history after issue one. Truly, no one is safe.”
The 40-page, $4.99 debut issue of Suicide Squad is scheduled to release December 18, 2019, written by Tom Taylor with art by Bruno Redondo, cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, and variant cover by Francesco Mattina.