Fan Expo Canada / Baltimore Comic Con / Diamond Summit Spoilers: DC Comics Rebirth Delivers Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad First New Era Mini-Series

This is a HUGE weekend for comic book and pop culture fans with both Fan Expo Canada happening in Toronto and the Baltimore Comic Con going on at the same time. Plus, there was the Diamond Retailer summit to open the weekend which is also a hot bed of comics and pop culture news! Check out the latest news below!

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DC Comics has announced a surprise, but well-received, new mini-series which bits Batman’s Suicide Squad against Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad.

This fits with with the post credit scene in the latest Suicide Squad film that had Bruce Wayne threatens Amanda Waller that if she didn’t shut down Task Force X / Suicide Squad, Batman and his friends would. It was also a classic encounter in the 1980s that took place in each titles 13th issues.

Anyhow. This one is DC Comics Rebirth’s first real mini-series event! Key facts about this event:

  • It is a six-issue weekly miniseries between December 2016 and January 2017.
  • Begins with a prelude in SUICIDE SQUAD #8.
  • Cross-over tie-in issues include SUICIDE SQUAD #9 and #10 plus JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 and #13.
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD is written by Joshua Williamson with art by Jason Fabok and Tony S. Daniel.
  • The New JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA series will spin out of this event as revealed during the summit.

Looks like fun. News release follows with more details.

However, if you’re interested in the classic comics where the Justice League and Suicide Squad check them out below and see if you pick them at either the Fan Expo Canada in Toronto or the Baltimore Comic Con!

Justice League vs Suicide Squad classic Suicide Squad #10

Justice League vs Suicide Squad classic Suicide Squad #13

Justice League vs Suicide Squad classic Justice League International #13

Now, here we go, DC Comics Rebirth spoilers filled news release for their 2016-17 event mini-series is below.

      JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD: DC ANNOUNCES FIRST EVENT OF THE REBIRTH ERA

      The World’s Greatest Heroes Face Off Against Belle Reve’s Worst Villains in December-January Saga

      Justice League vs Suicide Squad #1 mini-series A

      BURBANK, CA – With a record-setting 12 million copies sold this summer, DC Entertainment has set the comic book world on fire since REBIRTH launched in June. With 21 of the initial 30 monthly and twice-monthly titles going to press multiple times, comic book fans are already asking, “What’s next?”

      The answer arrives this December, as DC announces its first major event of Rebirth: the Justice League facing off against the Suicide Squad. This two-month event will pit DC’s two greatest super-teams against each other in a six-issue weekly miniseries, beginning with a special prelude in the pages of SUICIDE SQUAD #8, and with issues of SUICIDE SQUAD (#9 and #10) and JUSTICE LEAGUE (#12 and #13) serving as tie-ins during January.

      The prelude issue sets the stage for issues #1 and #2 of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, written by Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, Vertigo’s FROSTBITE) with art by Jason Fabok (JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR) and Tony S. Daniel (JUSTICE LEAGUE, DEATHSTROKE). Issues #3 through #6 debut weekly throughout January, along with the special tie-in issues of SUICIDE SQUAD written by Rob Williams and JUSTICE LEAGUE by guest writer Tim Seeley (NIGHTWING, GRAYSON).

      The day that Amanda Waller has long dreaded has finally come to pass: the Justice League has discovered the existence of Task Force X! America’s paragons of truth and justice won’t take well to a government-sponsored team of black ops super-villains (with bombs implanted in their heads), but before the Justice League can shut down the Suicide Squad, a bigger problem looms: another deadly strike team is lurking in the shadows, one that could expose dark secrets throughout the DC Universe, with ties to the hidden truths of REBIRTH. Longtime enemies such as Batman and Deadshot, the Flash and Boomerang, and Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn will have to put aside their differences when an evil threat once thought lost to the DC Universe makes their return.

      “This story is another building block to REBIRTH. With all of our heroes back on the board, it’s the super-villains turn. And the events within will set the stage for REBIRTH Phase 2 as a surprising team emerges and another piece of the puzzle of the future of the DC Universe, and the past, comes into focus,” said Geoff Johns, President and Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment.

      “I’m really excited about writing this story,” said Williamson. “This is a great opportunity to remind fans that, outside of Batman, the DC Universe isn’t aware that Task Force X or Amanda Waller even exists. To ultimately bring these villains to light for the entire DC Universe to see should make future Suicide Squad stories that much more interesting. And by the end of the story, both teams may discover that they have more in common than they thought, whether they like it or not.”

      About DC Entertainment:

      DC Entertainment, home to the iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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