DC Deploys "New Suicide Squad" in July with Ryan & Roberts

Wed, April 9th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT

Comic Books
Albert Ching, Managing Editor

One day following the news that DC Comics will bring "Teen Titans" back in July comes word that the publisher is quickly relaunching another soon-to-end series: "Suicide Squad" will also return in July with the title "New Suicide Squad," as first reported by IGN.

The creative team on "New Suicide Squad" is writer Sean Ryan, a former editor at both DC and Marvel who wrote the upcoming "Suicide Squad" #30, the finale of that volume of the book; and artist Jeremy Roberts, winner of last year's "Harley Quinn" Open Talent Search and the artist of this month's "Stormwatch" #30. The new series will feature the additions of Deathstroke, Black Manta and Joker's Daughter -- who based on the cover look to have definite power over holdovers Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Amanda Waller.

"This is one of the most exciting projects I've ever been a part of, and I think that excitement really translates to the page," Roberts told IGN. "It's going to be a great jumping-on point for new readers, and long time fans of this series are going to be very happy!"

This news follows a month after the well-received live-action debut of the Suicide Squad on CW series "Arrow." The current volume of "Suicide Squad" is set to end with #30, scheduled for release in May.

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