Are you ready to join the Squad?
Get set for the upcoming new feature film helmed by James Gunn by deep diving into some of the stories that inspired what you’ll see on the silver screen. The Suicide Squad is based on a simple premise: Supervillains doing jail time are given an opportunity for a reduced sentence. All they have to do is go on suicide missions for the U.S. government. Survive the mission and they’re that much closer to freedom. Fail? Well, there’s a lot of turnover on this team. Almost always under the careful and controlling eye of Amanda Waller, this squad of villains trying to do right under duress has some of the wildest adventures you’ve ever read. But which characters should you get to know? Which stories are closest to the new movie? What are the classics you must read? Here’s a helpful list of incendiary titles to dive into.