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DC Comics First Look: Spurrier & Campbell’s ‘Suicide Squad: Blaze’

Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark have been assigned to corral, nursemaid, and if necessary execute five deadly new recruits…

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DC Comics has revealed new details for DC Black Label miniseries Suicide Squad: Blaze. The three-issue Prestige Plus format series is written by Simon Spurrier, with art by Aaron Campbell, color by Jordie Bellaire, and letters by Aditya Bidikar. It’s the same creative team behind John Constantine: Hellblazer, which we loved, and it’s set for release on February 8th in comic book shops. Comic shops have till January 9th before the final order cutoff.

“You’ve never seen The Suicide Squad like this before. Suicide Squad: Blaze is brutal and beautiful, smart and sick, philosophical and funny,” said Spurrier. “It’s a book about love, loss, obsession, and mortality; but also about cannibalistic superhumans and exploding nobodies. It inspects a heroic world through a lens cracked by pure terror. It is a horrible, wonderful, horrible book, guaranteed to grab readers right by their spinal cords. Unmissable.”

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Campbell added: “Suicide Squad: Blaze is a chance for me to venture into territory I’ve never tread before. How do you hold onto yourself when the rules no longer apply? What do you do when the greatest among us fail? How do you combat absolute madness? How do you find your way forward when you can’t even discern your own hands in the chaos?”

So what’s Suicide Squad: Blaze about?

The attacks begin without warning. Brutal, sudden…cannibalistic. A metahuman with all the power of Superman but none of his humanity. An unstoppable being ruled only by hunger and instinct, striking at random across the world. To stop this threat, Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark have been assigned to corral, nursemaid, and if necessary execute five deadly new recruits: the expendable products of a secret government procedure called BLAZE. They’re ordinary prisoners, endowed with incredible power…in the certain knowledge that it’ll burn through them like wildfire. They have six months to live, maximum. If you’re staring down life in prison, maybe that’s a good deal—especially if you’re Michael Van Zandt, desperate to reunite with the mad lover who forsook you after your Bonnie-and-Clyde crime spree.

But that power? It’s surprisingly transferrable. As each member of the Squad dies…the others get stronger. What would a hardened criminal do with that knowledge? Worse yet: What would a desperate, lovesick idiot do with it? One thing’s certain: this time the Suicide Squad’s bitten off more than it can chew. Win or lose—they all burn.

Check out a preview of the first issue below.

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For more on this news read the press release below.

Writer Simon Spurrier, Artist Aaron Campbell, Colorist Jordie Bellaire and Letterer Aditya Bidikar the creative team behind the critically acclaimed John Constantine: Hellblazer, have been turned loose on the one DC title even more horrific and blackhearted than that one! SUICIDE SQUAD: BLAZE #1 is a three issue, Prestige Plus format comic from DC Black Label that will be available at local comic book shops on Feb. 8.

“You’ve never seen The Suicide Squad like this before. Suicide Squad: Blaze is brutal and beautiful, smart and sick, philosophical and funny,” said Spurrier. “It’s a book about love, loss, obsession and mortality; but also about cannibalistic superhumans and exploding nobodies. It inspects a heroic world through a lens cracked by pure terror. It is a horrible, wonderful, horrible book, guaranteed to grab readers right by their spinal cords. Unmissable.”

Campbell added: “Suicide Squad: Blaze is a chance for me to venture into territory I’ve never tread before. How do you hold onto yourself when the rules no longer apply? What do you do when the greatest among us fail? How do you combat absolute madness? How do you find your way forward when you can’t even discern your own hands in the chaos?”

The attacks begin without warning. Brutal, sudden…cannibalistic. A metahuman with all the power of Superman but none of his humanity. An unstoppable being ruled only by hunger and instinct, striking at random across the world. To stop this threat, Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark have been assigned to corral, nursemaid, and if necessary execute five deadly new recruits: the expendable products of a secret government procedure called BLAZE. They’re ordinary prisoners, endowed with incredible power…in the certain knowledge that it’ll burn through them like wildfire. They have six months to live, maximum. If you’re staring down life in prison, maybe that’s a good deal—especially if you’re Michael Van Zandt, desperate to reunite with the mad lover who forsook you after your Bonnie-and-Clyde crime spree.

But that power? It’s surprisingly transferrable. As each member of the Squad dies…the others get stronger. What would a hardened criminal do with that knowledge? Worse yet: What would a desperate, lovesick idiot do with it? One thing’s certain: this time the Suicide Squad’s bitten off more than it can chew. Win or lose—they all burn.

Fans can order their copy of the first of three issues at their local comic book shops by Sunday, January 9, 2022. Issue #1 will be available on February 8, 2022.

SUICIDE SQUAD: BLAZE #1

Written by SIMON SPURRIER

Art and cover by AARON CAMPBELL

Variant cover by MATIAS BERGARA

Colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE

Lettering by ADITYA BIDIKAR

Ages 17+

$6.99 US | 48 pages | 1 of 3 | Prestige Plus | 8 ½” x 10 7/8″

On sale 2/8/22

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