Amanda Waller, the mastermind behind the Suicide Squad and one of DC’s most ruthless villains, is on a mission to recruit new members for her team. Her search takes her across multiple dimensions where she clashes with some colorful foes, like Batman Beyond!
In the latest issue of DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller is testing her new recruits by sending them on missions with other teams. Task Force X has expanded its horizons and now includes a team across all universes in order to find as many villains who can do what they need done.
In the latest Suicide Squad issue, we got to see what Amanda Waller had been up to. Apparently, she’s building an army of super villains—Task Force Z! She has plans for this task force that seem like they’ll change everything in a very big way (and not necessarily for the better). When her top field commander, Rick Flag, finds out about it and objects loudly enough, he is imprisoned. All hell breaks loose with Task Force Z going rogue on their own missions, as if they are getting revenge against those who locked them away.
Now, Suicide Squad # 5 reveals that Waller has chosen Bloodsport to serve as her multiversal scout. In this issue of the comic book series, it is revealed that she wants him for his scouting skills and martial arts expertise, but also because he’s a morally flexible character who can do some good in certain situations. He will be tasked with exploring new worlds when needed to find people they need or something else useful, while Peacemaker runs things on Earth-1 (aka our world), which seems like an interesting twist given what we know about James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad film!
In the latest issue of Suicide Squad, Bloodsport goes after Black Siren on Earth-3, and it is a dark counterpart to Earth-0’s Black Canary. Although I would love for actress Jurnee Smollett to return as her Birds of Prey character in order to play this darker version, it seems like there might be too much set up that would work better in The Flash movie than in any other films or sequels with more grounded storylines.
Waller’s new Task Force Z and Justice League could all be for nothing if Bloodsport manages to kidnap her assets. Waller is a very powerful woman in the DC universe, but there are still many ways that she could fail or die before reaching these lofty goals of hers.
The battle for Earth’s destiny has been left up to a ragtag group of heroes who have managed not only to save their world, but also other worlds from being destroyed by evil doers. Now it seems as if they must face a god-like figure with his sights set on destroying all that is good in this universe; and he will stop at nothing until these terrible goals are met.