Next week the world goes Suicide Squad crazy with the release of the much promoted feature film starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. DC Comics is capitalizing on the buzz by launching a number of new Suicide Squad titles to coincide with the film's release, including a brand new volume of the titular series, and we've got a preview of Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 by Rob Williams, Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion.

The new series looks like a back-to-basics approach for the team, synthesizing everything great about the film, the more recent volumes, and the classic John Ostrander run from the late '80s. The preview shows a more classic looking Amanda Waller given one last chance to make Task Force X work, and to do so she needs to recruit none other than Col. Rick Flag Jr.

Check out the preview below:

 

Amanda Conner

 

Here's the full solicitation:

SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS • Art and cover by PHILIP TAN and JONATHAN GLAPION • Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Soldier. War hero. Traitor. Captain Rick Flag was one of America’s greatest military commanders before he was banished to a secret military prison. But after years of isolation, Flag’s life changes forever when a woman called Amanda Waller offers him redemption in exchange for taking on the single most dangerous job in the entire DC Universe: keeping the Suicide Squad alive!
On sale AUGUST 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+