The Suicide Squad: What Should You Read?

By Matthew Klein | July 14 2021 | Graphic Novels

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.

Suicide Squad: Trial By Fire (New Edition)
978-1-77951-444-8
The classic story that inspired THE SUICIDE SQUAD feature film written and directed by James Gunn now available with a new cover! 
$19.99 US
Jul 27, 2021
Paperback
232 Pages
DC Comics

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad
978-1-4012-7478-8
Now in paperback, the Justice League and Suicide Squad collide in the first major event of DC Universe Rebirth!
$24.99 US
Dec 26, 2017
Paperback
312 Pages
DC Comics

Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Give Peace a Chance
978-1-77951-275-8
The Suicide Squad enters a brand-new era as they encounter fresh foes and threats at every turn!
$19.99 US
Nov 23, 2021
Paperback
208 Pages
DC Comics

Suicide Squad: Bad Blood
978-1-77950-395-4
There's no "love" in "team"!
$29.99 US
Apr 27, 2021
Hardcover
288 Pages
DC Comics

Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth (The New 52)
978-1-4012-3544-4
This title is part of the acclaimed DC Comics - The New 52 event of September 2011, collecting the all-new SUICIDE SQUAD!
$14.99 US
Jul 10, 2012
Paperback
160 Pages
DC Comics

Harley Quinn Black + White + Red
978-1-77950-995-6
Black, white, and now READ for the first time in print! One of the crown jewels of the DC library is the inimitable, Harvey Award-nominated Batman Black & White—innovative short tales of the Caped Crusader, told purely in primal black and white. Unfortunately, now Harley Quinn wants in on the action...and she's got her red pen, and some notes.
$19.99 US
Jun 01, 2021
Paperback
232 Pages
DC Comics

Harleen
978-1-77950-111-0
New York Times Bestseller! Dr. Harleen Quinzel has a theory: mental illness is a survival mechanism. As she seeks to help the broken souls of Gotham City piece together their sanity she will become the one thing she fears the most: one of them. A bold new retelling of the tragic origin of Harley Quinn told through the eyes of the only person who knows her better than anyone: Harleen.
$29.99 US
Feb 11, 2020
Hardcover
208 Pages
DC Comics

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass
978-1-4012-8329-2
Mulitple Eisner Award Nominee, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass features the outspoken, rebellious, and eccentric fifteen-year-old Harleen Quinzel. With five dollars to her name, she's sent to live in Gotham City after battling a lot of hard situations as a kid. But everything changes when Gotham's finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in.
$16.99 US
Sep 03, 2019
Paperback
208 Pages
DC Ink
Age 13-17 years