Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our new video series. You think you know comics? Well here’s a few things you might not know!

With more and more teases being released about their forthcoming feature film, this week we're taking a look at DC's most famous task force of plausibly deniable, expendable super-villains, the Suicide Squad. Find out how a senator from Wisconsin was indirectly responsible for the Squad's creation, which real-life comics celebrity was killed within the pages of the book, and just how many clown people is apparently the right amount of clown people, as well as several other equally interesting facts.

Show notes:

  •  The first print collection of the Ostrander/McDonnell run on Suicide Squad is here, or get the whole series digitally here.
  • The 2001 Giffen/Medina run is available digitally here.
  • The 2007 mini-series is available digitally here.
  • The first New 52 series collection is in print here, or digitally here.
  • If you are down with the clown, the first New Suicide Squad collection is in print here, or digitally here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.

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