The Return of Suicide Squad: Black Files – With or Without Doctor Endless?

Posted by August 20, 2018 Comment

Once upon a time, writer Jai Nitz sent a message to a bunch of comic book retailers promoting new characters he was creating for the Suicide Squad: Black Files series. The historical Aladdin, revealed to be a Green Lantern; a monstrous character who evolved into something stronger, Pokémon-style; and the non-binary character Doctor Endless, whose appearance was based on the Endless of the Sandman.

Except no one had told Neil Gaiman, who maintained a control over the Sandman properties at DC Comics and with whom DC Comics were the planned Sandman Universe series with plans for Sandman’s appearance in Metal – all being jeopardised by this Suicide Squad mini-series. A week before publication, it was cancelled.

One-and-a-half years later – it is finally being published. Here’s the new solicitation.

SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #1
written by MIKE W. BARR and JAI NITZ
art by PHILIPPE BRIONES and SCOT EATON
cover by FRAZER IRVING

Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: “REVENGE OF KOBRA” by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his un-dying hatred, and that’s what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a supernatural world where he will steal from her everything that she has—including her very soul!
And in “SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK,” by writer Jai Nitz and artist Scot Eaton, Sebastian Faust, the U.S. government’s top arcane operative, has gone rogue! To track down America’s most dangerous magician, Amanda Waller assembles a special-ops team unlike any other: an expendable coven of dark-arts experts including El Diablo, Enchantress and Gentleman Ghost. They are Suicide Squad Black, and they will take you to places where even the dead can die!
RESOLICIT
ON SALE 11.07.18
$4.99 US | 1 of 6 | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

And the old ones from 2017.

SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #1 (OF 6)
(W) Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz | (A) Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton | (CA) Frazer Irving

Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: “REVENGE OF KOBRA” by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his undying hatred, and that’s what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now, Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a supernatural world where he will steal from her everything that she has-including her very soul! And in “SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK,” by writer Jai Nitz and artist Scot Eaton, Sebastian Faust, the U.S. government’s top arcane operative, has gone rogue! To track down America’s most dangerous magician, Amanda Waller assembles a special ops team unlike any other: an expendable coven of dark arts experts including El Diablo, Enchantress and Gentleman Ghost. They are Suicide Squad Black, and they will take you to places where even the dead can die!

SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #2 (OF 6)
(W) Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz | (A) Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton | (CA) Frazer Irving
Trapped inside her Soultaker sword, the soul of Katana is torn between staying with her murdered husband or rejoining the world of the living. Meanwhile, Kobra’s Queen, Eve, makes nefarious use of Katana’s body as she infiltrates the Suicide Squad. Also in this issue, Suicide Squad Black tries to leave its deadly first mission in the past and get one step ahead of the apocalypse warlock, Sebastian Faust. To beat the sorcerer, this magically fueled task force needs something he covets. But like all things Suicide Squad, their next mission is no ordinary smash-and-grab, but rather a jewel heist on Gemworld!

SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #3 (OF 6)
(W) Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz | (A) Philippe Briones & Various | (CA) Frazer Irving
“KATANA: REVENGE OF KOBRA” part three! Trapped in the mystic dimension within the Soultaker sword, Katana and her husband, Maseo, fight the forces of the mad swordsmith Muramasa, who has amassed an army to invade the world outside-our world!
“SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK” part three! Suicide Squad Black comes face to face with Sebastian Faust, who naturally makes Amanda Waller’s supernatural enforcers an offer they can’t refuse. Will the Suicide Squad make (another) deal with the devil?
RATED T+

Look at that third cover, on the left…that looks very much like the now-defunct Doctor Endless:

the black files

suicide squad comic

Aladdin green lantern

(Last Updated August 25, 2018 2:22 pm )

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