SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #1-5 (Barr, Nitz / Briones, Eaton)


  • written by MIKE W. BARR and JAI NITZ
  • cover by FRAZER IRVING
  • Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: “REVENGE OF KOBRA” by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his un-dying hatred, and that’s what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a supernatural world where he will steal from her everything that she has—including her very soul!
  • And in “SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK,” by writer Jai Nitz and artist Scot Eaton, Sebastian Faust, the U.S. government’s top arcane operative, has gone rogue! To track down America’s most dangerous magician, Amanda Waller assembles a special-ops team unlike any other: an expendable coven of dark-arts experts including El Diablo, Enchantress and Gentleman Ghost. They are Suicide Squad Black, and they will take you to places where even the dead can die!
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J’aimais bien Kobra (encore une création de Kirby.)

Très bien réutilisé dans Checkmate, jadis.

Pour ceux que cela intéresse, je dit tout le bien que pense de ce premier numéro [Pour en savoir +] sur mon blog. Du moins la partie écrite par Jai Nitz, un scénariste de seconde division, que pour ma part j’aime bien. Surtout lorsqu’il travaille avec Greg Smallwood [Pour en savoir +]. Mais pas seulement.

J’y développe aussi la cuisine interne de cette série, dont la sortie avait été annulée l’année dernière. À cause d’un personnage, inventé par Nitz.
C’est d’ailleurs sa marque de fabrique, ainsi Suicide Squad Black Files est-elle l’occasion pour lui d’apporter au cheptel de DC Comics sa contribution, quand bien même celle-ci deviendra propriété de l’éditeur.

Il faut dire que sa réinvention d’El Diablo lui a été pécuniairement très profitable. Alors même que la mini-série qui a vu apparaître Chato Santana alias El Diablo, aurait-elle été un four.

Je me disais bien que ce titre me disait quelque chose mais je n’ai pas eu le temps de fouiner. Merci pour ce billet toujours aussi complet, Artie !



Written by: Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz.

Art by: Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton.

Cover by: Cliff Richards.

Description: Trapped inside her Soultaker sword, the soul of Katana is torn between staying with her murdered husband or rejoining the world of the living. Meanwhile, Kobra’s Queen, Eve, makes nefarious use of Katana’s body as she infiltrates the Suicide Squad. Also in this issue, Suicide Squad Black tries to leave its deadly first mission in the past and get one step ahead of the apocalypse warlock, Sebastian Faust. To beat the sorcerer, this magically fueled task force needs something he covets. But like all things Suicide Squad, their next mission is no ordinary smash-and-grab, but rather a jewel heist on Gemworld!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: December 5.

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Suicide Squad: Black Files #3

Written by Jai Nitz and Mike W. Barr
Penciled by Scot Eaton and Philippe Briones
Inked by Wayne Faucher and Philippe Briones
Colored by Guy Major and Gabe Eltaeb
Lettered by Dave Sharpe

“KATANA: REVENGE OF KOBRA” part three! Trapped in the mystic dimension within the Soultaker sword, Katana and her husband, Maseo, fight the forces of the mad swordsmith Muramasa, who has amassed an army to invade the world outside—our world!

“SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK” part three! Suicide Squad Black comes face to face with Sebastian Faust, who naturally makes Amanda Waller’s supernatural enforcers an offer they can’t refuse. Will the Suicide Squad make (another) deal with the devil?

january 9th



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In part four of “Revenge of Kobra,” Katana finally escapes the deadly dimension of the Soultaker, only to find herself trapped in the body of Lady Eve! Now she must save Halo and the Suicide Squad from King Kobra and his wife, the impostor Katana-—even though the Squad and Halo see her as a mortal enemy!

Also in this issue, the heist on Gemworld got the entire Suicide Squad Black team killed. With her new squad dead, Amanda Waller is out of magic bullets. Things go from bad to worse when Waller sends the regular Suicide Squad to catch Sebastian Faust. Can their technology possibly stand a chance against a foe whom magic couldn’t defeat?

Suicide Squad: Black Files #4 will be available in stores and online on Wednesday.

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Suicide Squad Black Files #5

Suicide Squad Black Files #5 hits your local comic book store on March 6, but thanks to DC Comics, Monkeys Fighting Robots has an exclusive five-page preview for you.

The book is written by Mike W. Barr, with art by Philippe Briones, colors by Gabe Eltaeb, with Dave Sharpe’s letters. Will Conrad and Pete Pantazi worked on the cover.

About the issue:
Katana’s spirit is still trapped in the body of the evil Eve—and now she must combat the schemes of Kobra with the Suicide Squad and Halo in hot pursuit! But will Halo recognize the real Katana in time? Plus, back from the dead and behind the eight ball, the magic users of Suicide Squad Black return to Earth, and the situation is worse than ever before. Sebastian Faust is on the cusp of eliminating all magic and has possessed Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc to do his bidding. Waller has to pull out all the stops to save the world and avoid losing both her teams. Not everyone will make it out alive.

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