Oh, I get it. Sometimes we’re all bad guys. Oooohhh.
by Thom Yee
“That looks stupid”, I thought to myself. “A comicbook about a group of people gathered together to kill themselves?” That was my first exposure to the weird little team called Suicide Squad. I didn’t buy it. Not that first time and not even years later after I’d either found out or figured out that the “Suicide” in Suicide Squad referred to the nature of the missions the team went on rather than each team members’ propensity for ending their own lives.
Suicide Squad is one of those rare “big two” (i.e., DC or Marvel) comicbook properties that I’m not very familiar with, probably because its origins lie squarely in the 1980s and almost definitely because it’s a book about bad guys. You see I’m one of those weird eggs that’s never found the bad guys more compelling than the good, and while that might be an odd thing to hear, at least for comicbook kids like me back in the ‘90s, it was only natural. Continue reading