DC has announced that DCeased and Injustice: Gods Among Us writer Tom Taylor will helm a reboot of the Suicide Squad title.
The new ongoing series, illustrated by Bruno Redondo, will feature a roster of both new and returning characters: Harley Quinn, Deadshot and King Shark are coming back, while Zebra Man, Cavalier and another female character will round out the cast. Taylor previously teased a Suicide Squad relaunch with a new character named Thylacine, but she does not appear on the first cover of the new series.
The series will see the Suicide Squad face a group of super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries, whose members will end up joining the ranks of Task Force X for all manners of explosive results.
"Truly, no one is safe, there’s a new regime, and this regime sees this team as assets and nothing more," Taylor told The Hollywood Reporter. "They don’t care if they lose them in the field, they can always get more, and they DO get more."
"Bruno and I have been working together for around eight years and he’s one of my favorite artists in the world," he added. "We speak the same storytelling language and we have the same storytelling values. Getting to create all new characters with Bruno for DC is a bit of a dream."
Notably, the team will not operate under Amanda Waller, whose absence may end up being tied to the developments of the soon-to-conclude Event Leviathan.
Written by Tom Taylor with art by Bruno Redondo, a cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and a variant cover by Francesco Mattina, the 40-page debut of the new Suicide Squad series goes on sale Dec. 18 from DC.