An assassin, expert marksman and lethal DC Universe villain, Floyd Lawton lives by a simple code: do the job that you're hired for with the least amount of casualties possible—after all, you're not being paid to waste bullets.
Part of Gotham City's long line of rogues, Deadshot is obsessed with precision, firmly believing that the target who’s been paid for should be the only one taken down. In the midst of a successful career, Lawton was taken down by the Dark Knight and sentenced to life in prison for the countless assassinations he committed. However, a man of Lawton's skills earns a reputation.
Given a chance to earn his freedom, Deadshot joined the Suicide Squad—a team of villains recruited by Amanda Waller to carry out covert (and highly illegal) missions. Often the de facto leader of the team, Deadshot always aims to complete the mission at hand... even if it kills him.
Along with his ability to "never miss" his target, Deadshot possesses an unfulfilled death wish. He cares less about earning his freedom than he does about dying in a spectacular fashion. His reasons for this are unknown—many speculating family upbringing, loss of a loved one or simply not having anything left to live for. However, this complete disregard for his own life, along with his commitment to the job, make Deadshot one of the most dangerous assassins in the world.
THE NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #8
It’s a bloody superhuman revolt – and Deadshot and Harley are at ground zero! Is the Suicide Squad done for?
Breaking News: The Suicide Squad is Cast!
As revealed not too long ago on The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming Suicide Squad movie has announced not only which villains will be a part of the Squad, but which actors will be playing them. And whoooa boy, what a list!
updatedNEW SUICIDE SQUAD #6
Harley Quinn takes center stage!
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #5
A super-powered arms race could mean the end of the world – so the Squad is sent into China to stop the creation of a militarized Justice League!
ARROW SEASON 2.5 #6
Task Force X (a.k.a. Suicide Squad) goes up against Onslaught, a deadly network of religious extremist militants led by a mysterious figure calling himself Khem-Adam.
updatedNEW SUICIDE SQUAD #7
As Deadshot recovers from serious injuries in Belle Reve prison, Black Manta struggles to keep the team’s current mission in China from imploding.
DC All Access - Bonus Clip - Top 10 Batman Villain Origins
With the premiere of GOTHAM now only a few days away, we decided to celebrate their upcoming origin stories by listing off our Top 10 Batman Villain Origins as seen in the comics. Did your favorite make the list?
All of the comics on our list are available for digital download:...
Futures End: The Seven Biggest Surprises...So Far!
This week we hit the halfway point of Futures End, our September event that sees all of our monthly New 52 titles flash forward five years. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been given...