In an unusual bit of scheduling, DC has launched a Digital First Suicide Quad comic that’s a sequel to an animated film… but they’ve launched the sequel BEFORE the actual movie comes out.
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay the movie comes out on DVD/Bluray next Tuesday (3/27). Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay the comic came out today on the usual digital comics platforms. I suppose that assures the sequel is ready for purchase if someone wants it IMMEDIATELY after watching the movie, but it sure is amusing to look at the dates next to each other.
The comic will be a 12-part weekly series “written by Jeff Parker, beginning with illustrations from Matthew Dow Smith, with future chapters from artists Agustin Padilla, Stefano Raffaele and Cat Staggs.”
I will leave the plot description in the actual PR because it sounds like it has some SPOILERS for the film.
Official PR follows:
Today, DC kicks off a brand-new Digital First series with SUICIDE SQUAD: HELL TO PAY, a sequel story to the upcoming animated film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The comic series from writer Jeff Parker (BATMAN ’66) will follow Amanda Waller as she looks for an escape—from death. The first chapter is available now.
“Our story picks up immediately after the Hell to Pay animated film, and Waller is still on a personal mission to save her soul—and she’s willing to put the Suicide Squad through hell to do it,” says Parker. “This time, the Squad goes way out of their element and around the world to face supernatural and ancient forces—and yes, Harley is in there too!”
Amanda Waller’s Task Force X has completed another mission—and in her opinion, the prize was worth the price they paid. But with the Spectre closing in to take Waller’s soul, she must find a new means of escaping death. Now looking to Jason Blood as a possible ally, Waller may face a revolt from her own team for this latest addition to the Squad. Is membership in the Suicide Squad really better than imprisonment at Belle Reve?
The weekly series will run for 12 chapters, written by Jeff Parker, beginning with illustrations from Matthew Dow Smith, with future chapters from artists Agustin Padilla, Stefano Raffaele and Cat Staggs.
About the movie:
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is the next film in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Movies from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The new, original story finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay arrives March 27 on Digital and April 10 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.