Suicide Squad: The Silver Age

Suicide Squad: The Silver Age

by Robert Kanigher


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The exciting origins of the original Suicide Squad are revealed in this Silver Age comics tale SUICIDE SQUAD: THE SILVER AGE.
When a large wave appears carrying an object capable of destroying anything in its path, the authorities try everything they can to stop it from making landfall. With all other options exhausted, the U.S. calls in their new team, Task Force X, led by Rick Flag! But what’s this? An island in the South Pacific inhabited entirely by giant dinosaurs? A line of brave soldiers is all that stands between civilization and their giant deadly claws. Can the Suicide Squad save humanity from these oversize monsters?

Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #25-27 and #37-39 and STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES #110-111, #116-121, #125 and #127-128.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401275167
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Born on June 18, 1915, Robert Kanigher has long been recognized as one of the most prolific and innovative writers and editors in the comic book field. After writing for magazines, theater and radio during the 1930s, he began his comics career at Fox Features Syndicate in 1940, working on such features as Blue Beetle, Samson and the Bouncer. Hired as a scripter by DC Comics in 1946, Kanigher was quickly promoted to editor and given the responsibility of editing and scripting the iconic character Wonder Woman, whose creator and writer, William Moulton Marston, had recently died. More assignments followed, and over the next four decades Kanigher would eventually write stories for nearly every major DC character in addition to creating many new ones. In 1952, Kanigher became the editor on DC's four main war titles (OUR ARMY AT WAR, OUR FIGHTING FORCES, ALL-AMERICAN MEN OF WAR, and STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES). His run on these books—which included the introduction of Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, the Unknown Soldier and the Haunted Tank—would become legendary. Kanigher retired from editing in 1968, but over the next 20 years he continued to script Sgt. Rock, the Haunted Tank and countless other features in nearly every genre of the medium, ensuring his legacy as one of the most productive comic book writers ever to work in the industry. He passed away on May 6, 2002.

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