John Ostrander's 80's Suicide Squad gets the trade paperback treatment!

In DC’s announcement of Spring 2011 collected editions it was revealed that February 2011 brings with it John Ostrander’s opening Suicide Squad arc from 1986/87 in trade paperback form. And, it also comes with Secret Origins #14 which explained the team’s secret history. Sweet!

SUICIDE SQUAD: TRIAL BY FIRE TP
Writer: John Ostrander
Artists: Luke McDonnell, Dave Hunt, Bob Lewis and Karl Kesel
Collects: SUICIDE SQUAD #1-8 and SECRET ORIGINS #14
$19.99 US, 232 pages

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Suicide Squad 2 (1986/87)


One Fan’s Thoughts

Hopefully, if sales warrant, this will be the beginning of many trade paperbacks of this excellent comic book series. While I have all the issues, I imagine the colour touch-ups in the trade paperbacks will be worth the price of admission…. Well, I hope the colours will be remastered.

This is also a nice show of confidence from DC since this run was originally planned to get the phonebook-sized black and white “Showcase” treatment.

This offering also flows nicely from Gail Simone and John Ostander’s recent collaboration on Secret Six which also including a heavy Suicide Squad presence.

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Secret Origins 14 (1986)

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