As far as Suicide Squad is concerned, DC's big Rebirth event couldn't have happened at a better time. Right as there's a big budget Hollywood movie out featuring Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and Harley Quinn, the entire universe is giving readers the chance to hop back in on the ground floor with a brand new Suicide Squad #1.

And in Suicide Squad's case, that ground floor is on the bottom level of a maximum security prison somewhere in the swamps of Louisiana, featuring some of DC's deadliest criminals.

It's all brought to you in a new first issue from Rob Williams --- the man who rebuilt the Martian Manhunter into a super-soldier powered by ancient martian blood magic --- and artists Jim Lee and Jason Fabok, who I'm guessing you've probably heard of already.

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Here's the solicitation:

 

SUICIDE SQUAD #1

Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO

“The Black Vault” part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller’s strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this “Suicide Squad” only handles missions they’re not expected to survive. An insane new era of SUICIDE SQUAD begins here with superstar artist Jim Lee and red-hot writer Rob Williams (UNFOLLOW, MARTIAN MANHUNTER).

On sale AUGUST 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+