Thursday, November 7, 2013

Movie Poster: Flight of the Firebird

"Movie Poster: Flight of the Firebird" from Suicide Squad vol.1 #5 (DC, 1987) by John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell and Bob Lewis
I have a deep abiding love for John Ostrander's Suicide Squad, and firmly believe it's one of the very best titles of the 1980s, well ahead of its time, and looking at the Squad or Squad-like series that followed it, still unmatched. It took villains (and heroes!) who were ciphers or jokes, and made them fan favorites. It had a natural hook for introducing guest stars in an unusual format. Even its original supporting cast was memorable and worth following. Wonderful stuff, and despite the fact the Cold War still raged in the early stories, it feels as modern as anything published today. More so.

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