The Suicide Squad is a fictional super hero team appearing mainly in American comic books released by DC Comics. The original version of this super team debuted in The Brave and the Bold Magazine and the second and final version, designed by John Ostrander appeared in the Justice League comics. The Suicide Squad is known to be a group of villains that are formed to oppose super hero efforts.
The original members of the suicide squad were named Crazy X, Boots, Fish, Stick androvirus. They have been portrayed as the bad guys in many different versions of their comic book histories. In the original version of the Suicide Squad, they were given this name due to their tendency to engage in high-risk activities and taking extreme risks. These members were to be placed into prison camps where they were to work their way out by participating in dangerous assignments and missions to earn their freedom. After several of their members were incarcerated, they were given a new name which was based on their jail tattoos and where they were placed in the center of a square in the middle of a desert. Their assignment was to clear the area and if they failed, they would have to go back to their jail cells.
In the late 1990s, the Suicide Squad was revamped as the squad known as the X-Men. There were new additions made to the team in the form of Ghost Rider, Psylocke, Storm, and Wolverine. There were also some changes made to the characters including Cyclops' inclusion into the team. He is one of the older X-Men that remained a founding member of the X-Men throughout the years. His healing abilities were one of his many powers granted to him by the Phoenix Matrix. His ability to control weather was enhanced due to his mutant power.
Recently, there has been much speculation that Cable will become the new leader of the Suicide Squad. Some have even suggested that Cable may have more control over the group then Deadshot or The Riddler. Should Cable succeed in this role, he will be joined by the young X-Men member Wolverine, who has proven to be a great team player and can shoot bullets out of his arm. The X-Men are an all-star bunch and make for an interesting dynamic duo in the upcoming movie. It will be great to see them on the big screen together.
It is also known that the writers for DC Comics had many suggestions for the characters of the Suicide Squad. Several of those suggestions wound up becoming the basis for some of the characters we know today. For instance, Green Lantern was originally thought to be a green lantern whose only job was to put out fires. But, writer Curt Swan found out that there was more to the role; and that Green Lantern actually had a long history as a soldier before he became a Lantern. This is just one of the many changes that has been made to the Suicide Squad over the years.
The latest version of the Suicide Squad movie has brought some new additions to the group. In this movie, Deadshot, who was played by Oscar Isaac, has become the team's leader. He is an ex-con who was given super human abilities by a scientist, who also gave him a second chance at life after his tragic death. He was ruthless, but was willing to go to great lengths to protect his Earth. He had a strange sort of faith in himself and set out to find those who he thought were his friends.
The character of Joker was introduced as well, and he was the leader of the villainous gang known as the Joker clan. He was mentally unstable and obsessed with death. He was the main factor behind all of the chaos that was caused in the book. After an intense and lengthy battle with the characters of the Suicide Squad, the Joker lost his hold of control over the Joker clan and was taken away from earth. It was later revealed that he survived, and resurfaced in New York City, plotting ever more elaborate ways to take over the city.
There have been other guest stars such as Amanda Waller (Green Lantern) and Jason Todd (Deadshot). There are other characters that have appeared on the show as well. DC has a long list of characters that you can choose from if you like, and I would recommend getting some of them. It is interesting to see how DC Comics has expanded their comic book universe. They are not afraid to do so, and it leaves the door wide open for more exciting storylines. There are also a lot of high quality books that you can choose from to keep you entertained.