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Mission Accepted: 'Arrow' Recruits the Suicide Squad

Written by Zechs on Friday, February 21 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Mission Accepted: 'Arrow' Recruits the Suicide Squad

The popular team of villains recruited by Amanda Waller to go on "suicide" missions will be showing up on Arrow March 19th.

Source: EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Waller Unleashes the Suicide Squad on "Arrow"

The moment fans learned that Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White) and Amanda Waller herself (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) would be showing up on Arrow this season, they were frothing at the mouth in anticipation. Well, thanks to the EXCLUSIVE (sigh) reveal on CBR, we know that on March 19th the Suicide Squad will debut on Arrow! Here's the team line-up:



From left to right you have: previously mentioned White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, Sean Maher as Mark Scheffer/Shrapnel, Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller, Michael Rowe as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot, Audrey Marie Anderson as Lyla Michaels, and David Ramsey as John Diggle.


The episode will be written by Keto Shimizu and Bryan Q. Miller (who is most recoginized for his work on Batgirl Volume 3 and for writing some later episodes of Smallville and who is currently still writing the ongoing comic based on that show). It'll find Diggle recruited by Waller to go on a mission, and she gives him this team to assist him.


As for those who don't know much on the team, the short summary is this: they were created in the Silver Age and became extremely popular in the late-80s with an ongoing book under John Ostrander, who used Deadshot, Waller, and Tiger as the main fixtures of an ever revolving cast on the book. This seems to be a current theme in DC's multi-media empire, as the Squad's formation were a bridge between the Batman: Arkham Origins games that came out last year (Waller and other Squad allum Rick Flagg recruited Deathstroke, Deadshot, and Bronze Tiger in the various ports of the game).


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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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