As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, writer and co-creator of the CW show Supernatural Adam Glass rolls out an all-new team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous–they're sheer suicide!
The story begins with the Suicide Squad defeated, imprisoned and being interrogated about their newest mission. Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and company must make it out alive without revealing who's pulling the strings behind their illegal operations. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? More importantly will they make it all out alive?
As the surviving Squad members attempt to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, we learn a dark secret that has been festering in the team since issue #1: a traitor stalks the Suicide Squad! The saboteur's mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad and leave Task Force X in ruins! The Basilisk strikes!
At least, that's the theory. This new series begins with a mission in Russia that features two red-hot Batman villains: Harley Quinn and Joker's Daughter, plus Deadshot, Deathstroke the Terminator, Black Manta and more"--
THE WALL HAS FALLEN
Amanda Waller has lost her iron grip on the Suicide Squad, pushed aside in favor of a new commander. While she lays plans to take back Task Force X, a supernatural secret society is quietly moving in for the kill.
But an even more powerful enemy awaits—and it’s an enemy within. A traitor in the ranks is scheming to use the Squad as cannon fodder in a bloody power struggle. And the battle won’t take place in the war-torn Middle East, the shadowy streets of Gotham City or anywhere else on Earth. It’s happening someplace even deadlier, even darker.
Now the home of Darkseid, the embodiment of all evil, will be the scene of the greatest fight the Squad has ever faced. The full fury of his most merciless minions will be unleashed against Waller and her team—including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Poison Ivy and more. And by the time it’s all over, the Suicide Squad will live up to its name…
Collecting the classic storyline by writers John Ostrander and Kim Yale and a squad of talented artists including John K. Snyder III, Luke McDonnell, Geof Isherwood and Grant Miehm, SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 5: APOKOLIPS NOW takes the DC Universe’s favorite twisted team to the most dangerous destination yet! Includes SUICIDE SQUAD #31-39.