Monday, October 29, 2007

Classic Cover of the Week



My introduction to the character actually took place in the pages of Suicide Squad #1, which I picked up because of the "Legends" crossover blurb on the cover.

This series though, by Ostrander, Yale and McDonnell, took Floyd Lawton's character which they'd been building in the main title and cemented it. The four issue mini-series was a perfect exploration of the character's history and motivations.

For me, and the way the selective continuity in my brain works, the original 1988 Deadshot mini-series is on par with, and DC's answer to, Marvel's original Wolverine mini from Claremont and Miller.

As far as I know, the series has never been collected but if you can find the issues is the dollar bins grab them. You won't be sorry.

Oh, and remember "DC Comics aren't just for kids", in case you needed that reminder while reading a story about a suicidal contract killer with mother issues who dresses up in orange and silver tights.

3 comments:

Siskoid said...

Too true. Deadshot was the coolest Suicide Squader, and this series by the very same people who made SS a classic is basically missing issues from the series.

Just as great.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

i wasn't crazy about the art but story wise this was a great read and Deadshot at his best. interesting you mentioned DC comics and kids in the posting given what happened to Floyd's son. i think they should deal with all sexual predators in that same kind of "Deadshot" manner.
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