Deadshot

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.

This Just Happened: Suicide Squads and Murder Mysteries

Amanda Waller’s been shot!

Hold on just a moment because I’m not quite sure the significance of what I said there has struck you. Or maybe you’re all just in shock. But either way, go on ahead and read it again…

AMANDA WALLER HAS BEEN GUNNED DOWN!

This Just Happened: Justice is Eclipsed

If you care even one iota about the DC Universe, then this week’s JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #4 is an absolute must-read. It’s exciting, fun, surprising and packed with twists and details that will be felt throughout the pages of Rebirth for months to come. And it’s not even the final issue of the miniseries. There are still two more issues to go!

Ten Moments that Mattered in 2016

To make your mark on the future, it helps to take stock of where you’ve been. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for DC and its fans, but before we celebrate the new year, we thought we’d look back on 2016 and consider some of the places we’ve been. DC made some bold choices in the worlds of comics, film and TV, and many of them set our course for the months and years ahead. The past year was full of memorable moments, but some of these moments held real significance. Some of them really mattered. So as we do every year at this time, we thought we’d discuss a few of them.

This Just Happened: Showdown in Santa Prisca

Look, who doesn’t like a good rematch? And we got an absolutely great one this week in BATMAN #13, the final issue in Tom King and Mikel Janín’s taut “I Am Suicide” storyline. For the past two months, Batman and his own personal Suicide Squad have infiltrated Santa Prisca, the island prison that’s home to Bane—the brilliant, powerful bruiser who is one of the only villains to ever defeat Batman in hand to hand combat.

Ten Moments that Mattered: Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn Capture Imaginations

To make your mark on the future, it helps to take stock of where you’ve been. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for DC and its fans, but before we celebrate the new year, we thought we’d look back on 2016 and consider some of the places we’ve been. DC made some bold choices in the worlds of comics, film and TV, and many of them set our course for the months and years ahead. The past year was full of memorable moments, but some of these moments held real significance. Some of them really mattered. So as we do every year at this time, we thought we’d discuss a few of them.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad: The Dirty Half-Dozen

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD is nearly upon us, so it’s time to take a closer look at the bad guys. No, not those bad guys—the other bad guys. After all, the Justice League and the Suicide Squad may have their differences, but it would take more than just a little disagreement to really set them off against each other.

DC Comics Art Academy: Alex Sinclair Colors Suicide Squad

Welcome to the DC Comics Art Academy, a series of art tutorials recorded at Comic-Cons featuring many of the gifted and unique artists working for DC today. In today's installment, Suicide Squad colorist Alex Sinclair demonstrates how he preps for coloring a page on an iPad Pro using Procreate while discussing what it's like to collaborate with his longtime friends and partners Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

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