Like so many comic book titles, the current version of The Suicide Squad that is so popular in the modern DC line up did not begin with the intriguing premise and compelling cast that it has today. Even now, when a Suicide Squad story is guaranteed to have likable supervillains doing morally questionable work for the US government, there is still a lot of interesting developments in a story designed to have a rotating cast.
Despite never feeling like the focal point of DC Comics, The Suicide Squadhas carved out an impressive legacy and is responsible for bolstering some of the biggest names in DC, while still managing to make readers feel as if they are the scrappy underdogs in way over their head.
This initial lack of mainstream characters along with the unique premise allowed for The Suicide Squad to become popular enough to be the third movie released in the DCEU, with a sequel/reboot fast on its way.
Since the team's re-imagining as 'Task Force X' in 1987, the Suicide Squad has gone from a fringe team within the DC line-up to one of the publisher's most important elements. That's a lot for one property to go through, and so it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of fascinating facts you may not know about the team...