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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Recap, Episode 16: ‘Suicide Squad’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson will be following along to see how he fares.

This week, a certain unit that's more of a squad makes its TV debut, Ollie turns to Russian mobsters for help, and Dig gets involved in a moral quandary.

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Amanda Waller Creator John Ostrander Writes About Character’s ‘Sexy’ Redesigns

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Of all the redesigns that took place for DC's "New 52" relaunch, the one that was most disappointing to the staff of ComicsAlliance was undoubtedly the one that hit Amanda Waller. Rather than the short, stout, and impossibly tough woman who appeared in the pages of John Ostrander, Kim Yale and Luke McDonnell's Suicide Squad, the redesigned Waller was young, slim and sexy. She was, in other words, just like every other "idealized" body type in superhero comics, and lost a bit of what made her unique.

Well, it seems our disappointment has found us in good company, alongside no less than Ostrander himself. In a column at ComicMix that went up this week, the writer expressed both a love of the character he shaped for over 60 issues, and a dismay at how the character's redesign conflicts with his original intent.

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See The Suicide Squad Lineup Set To Debut On ‘Arrow’

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If you're an avid Arrow viewer, then you'll remember how Amanda Waller (played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson) approached Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) a few weeks ago and asked him to be part of her new unit (which is really "more of a squad").

Well, the makeup of that Suicide Squad has been revealed in some new photos posted to CBR. The members appear to be (from left to right): Bronze Tiger, mad bomber Shrapnel (Sean Maher), Waller, and Deadshot (Michael Rowe). Also present are A.R.G.U.S. agent Lyla Michaels/Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) and, surprisingly, none other than Team Arrow member John Diggle (David Ramsey).

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‘Arrow’ Season 2 Recap, Episode 12: ‘Tremors’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson will be following along to see how he fares.

This week, there are no Graboids or Kevin Bacon, but there is another earthquake machine and Michael Jai White.

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Comics Alliance Recaps ‘Arrow’ Episode 2.6: ‘Keep Your Enemies Closer’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson will be following along to see how he fares.

This week, Thea worries about her associations, business tension reaches new highs, and Team Arrow is going to Russia!

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‘Arrow’ Casts Cynthia Addai-Robinson As Amanda Waller

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It was just last week that we heard rumors about the CW's live-action Green Arrow television series Arrow adding Amanda Waller to the cast, and today, it's been confirmed. Waller is indeed joining the show and she'll be played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson, best known for her role as Naevia in Spartacus: War of the Damned.

In stepping into the role, Addai-Robinson has become the latest actress to play a character who -- probably not surprisingly -- has become one of DC's most prominent fixtures in media outside comics.

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‘Arrow’ May Be Looking For Its Amanda Waller

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The CW's Arrow really seems to be expanding its version of the DC Universe in its upcoming second season, and the newest DC character reportedly joining the fold could really blow the lid off things in terms of making the show's TV world a lot like the one in comics: Amanda Waller, who has been in charge of the Suicide Squad and Checkmate in her illustrious career as a sometimes-evil, sometimes-not government powerhouse.

Although no one has been cast for the role just yet, reports indicate that Waller will appear in this season's sixth episode as the head of A.R.G.U.S., the government investigative agency introduced near the end of the first season by way of Diggle's friend Lyla Michaels, a.k.a. Harbinger.

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Parting Shot: The Full-Figured Amanda Waller Now Skinny in DC Comics Relaunch WTF

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In the newly released Suicide Squad #1, out today, you might notice something very different about the Squad's tough-as-nails leader Amanda Waller: Formerly one of the rarest breeds in the DC Universe -- a full-figured lady -- "The Wall" has apparently transformed into "The Rail," adopting the same interchangeable hourglass figure and 22-inch waist as pretty much every other superheroine. I guess because there ar

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Link Ink: ‘Adventure Time’s’ Jim Woodring Homage, More ‘Beasts of Burden’ on the Way and Hector Hammond’s Creepy Noggin

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Animation: James Kochalka points out a recent nod to Jim Woodring's art on Adventure Time. It's Algebraic!

Viral: Warner Bros. Amanda Waller seems to have launched her own blog, promoting the Green Lantern movie just talkin' about her life

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Is Angela Bassett’s Amanda Waller Set for a Nick Fury-Like Role In the DC Movieverse?

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The seeds of a potential DCU movieverse expansion may have been quietly planted yesterday with the announcement that actress Angela Basset has been cast to play Amanda Waller in the upcoming "Green Lantern" motion picture starring Ryan Reynolds. Of course, it's just as likely that Warner Bros. is using fan service to fuel Internet speculat

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