SUICIDE SQUAD - Task Force X
WHY THE'RE COOL
This time the supervillains are the good guys. In comicbooks the badguys always lose. So it's hard to tell how tough and cool they are, as they are always getting beat. In the Squad, the villains work for the government, performing black ops missions to keeping the world safe. So fans can finally see them kick @$$ and win.
Created by Amanda Waller, and officially called Task Force X, the Government denies the exists of them. The Wall, as she is called for being so damn tough, recruits incarcerate super-villains. Exchanging time off their sentence for their service. She also plants micro bombs in their necks to ensure loyalty. If the Squad ever fails in a mission, or succeeds really, the Government can deny they had anything to do with it: “Who can fathom the mind of a supervillian?”
Their field leader is an army captain, Rick Flag, and it's never an easy job. As even with the bombs, the villains often have no loyalty, don't work well together, and do as little as they can. Often times villains will lose their life on a mission, which has given them the nick-name, the Suicide Squad.
The Squad operates out of Belle Reve, a maximum security prison located in a Louisiana swamp. A special stealth helicopter, Sheba, transports them to mission drop sites. Common Suicide Squad members are: Good Guys: Rick Flag, Bronze Tiger, Nightshade, Nemesis, Katana. Bad Guys: Dead Shot, Captain Boomerrang, Enchantress, Plastique, Captain Cold, Count Vertigo, Harley Quinn, El Diablo, and King Shark. Members who have died: Blockbuster, Mindboggler, Slipnot, Doctor Light, Mad Dog.
The biggest change in the movie is the team's mission statement. Instead of black ops, the Suicide Squad was created to fight other supervillains and/or any superheroes gone bad. The movie paints Rick Flag and Amanda Waller as more amoral than they are in the comics. Meanwhile the villains are shown to be more human and likable than they are in the comics. Rick also had a relationship with the Enchantress, which is not in the comics.
This is a great and colorful coffee table book any fan of the movie will go crazy for. Lots of charater notes and behind the scenes artwork. This will make 'em happy. GOOD FOR KIDS
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This is one that will surpise the heck out a diehard fan who owns everything, Harley Quinn's baseball bat from the movie. It's going to look mighty good up on the wall. And smashing watermelons in the back yard!
Every fan of the Suicide Squad has this one on their bucket list, the original adventures from the 1960's! Now this isn't the supervillains, but a military team that fought monsters led by Rick Flag senior! They will marvel when they see this! GOOD FOR KIDS