Thursday, January 21, 2016

Is it really a Suicide Squad without Boomerang? Or Deadshot? At least they have a Firestorm villain...


From 1998, Chase #2, "Letdowns" Plot and script by D. Curtis Johnson, pencils and plot by J. H. Williams III, inks by Mick Gray. The titular agent Cameron Chase is the one looking unthrilled to be there. She was an up-and-comer in the Department of Extranormal Operations, with an as-yet unknown superpower. Her early successes have put her on the radar of Amanda Waller, who gives her a new assignment: take the Suicide Squad to Peru to destroy the artificial intelligence (and occasional JLA villain) the Construct.

Bolt, Copperhead, or Sledge were never core members of the Squad; but Killer Frost would turn up on the team a few times. She would appear in the animated movie Batman: Assault on Arkham with the Squad as well.

I think this may have been reprinted in the DC Comics Presents collection for this series, and I have to dig it up to see what happened the next issue.

4 comments:

SallyP said...

It's just not the Suicide Squad without Deadshot.

Dale Bagwell said...

Damn, that is a scarce looking Suicide Squad. Copperhead looks like he's seen better days, only Bolt looks like a legit member although I know Sledge was a legit member too until his death. Poor Chase, she really does look like she wants to be anywhere but there. The Construct. Obscure JLA Villain, they name is the Construct. So did they win?

googum said...

Well, the end of this issue, the Squad gives up and goes home; but not before throwing Chase off a cliff! I thought I had a reprint with the next issue...

Dale Bagwell said...

Ha! Now that's how you end a story:)