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.

Suicide Squad (2016)

Will Smith
Margot Robbie
Jared Leto
Jai Courtney
Joel Kinnaman
Cara Delevingne
Viola Davis
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Adam Beach
Jay Hernandez
Karen Fukahara
David Ayer
David Ayer
Charles Roven and Richard Suckle; executive producers Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson, and Geoff Johns

DC All Access - Suicide Squad Comic-Con Trailer Breakdown

By now you’ve surely seen the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer. In fact, you’ve probably seen it more times than you can count. Now, go deeper into this early look at next summer’s blockbuster with this special DC All Access trailer breakdown. What connection does Rick Flag’s father have to the Squad? What’s the deal with Katana’s sword? And who the heck are all these guys? Answers await!

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Suicide Squad – Comic-Con First Look (Official)

David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD is in theaters August 5, 2016.

DC All Access - SDCC Day 4: BvS Cast Signing with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill & Gal Gadot + Flash & Arrow

It's the final day of San Diego Comic-Con, but did you really think we'd finish small? No way! In this exclusive SDCC clip, we discuss the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer that stole the show and look in on the cast as they meet with fans in the DC Entertainment booth. After that, we switch from the large screen to the small as we talk to some of the stars of #DCTV, including Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, Brandon Routh, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin and Rahul Kohli, and witness the animated splendor of the brand new Vixen trailer! Plus, learn about the newest Earth One graphic novels to be announced, check out our Harley Quinn Cosplay Showdown and stick around for our final look at SDCC exclusives. It's an extra-sized finale to our Comic-Con coverage. We'll see you next year, San Diego!

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DC Sneak Peeks: Batman Beyond, Grayson, Martian Manhunter, Gotham Academy and More!

Can't wait for our new June comics? We don't blame you, which is why we're giving you a sneak peek of each and every one of them in all of this month's Convergence comics and right here on! Below, you can read original, eight-page standalone stories from ten of our eagerly awaited upcoming comics. These aren't excerpts from the June issues—these are original short stories that set up what awaits you next month. Enjoy!




After the death of her husband at the hands of the Yakuza, martial arts expert and samurai master Tatsu Yamashiro journeyed to America, where she became the vigilante hero known as Katana.

However, Katana's quest for justice isn't a solo affair—the souls of her dead husband and countless others currently reside in her sword, the mystical blade known as the Soultaker.

Trained in martial arts and swordsmanship from a young age, Katana possesses vast combat skills and tactical expertise. She has served as a member of the Outsiders, Birds of Prey, the Suicide Squad and most recently, the Justice League of America under Colonel Steve Trevor and Amanda Waller.

Despite her commitment to her heroic duties, Katana still seeks to free the souls trapped her in sword, attempting to resolve their personal conflicts in order to grant them peace—desperately hoping one day the soul she frees will be that of her husband so he may finally be at rest.

Amanda Waller

Someone has to do the dirty work. Well, in the DC Universe, that someone is Amanda Waller. She's intimidating, formidable and downright ruthless. She uses those traits to her advantage, and anyone who goes up against her quickly learns how she earned her nickname, “The Wall.”

Waller pulled herself up from rough beginnings to serve her country as a covert agent before becoming Director of the Advanced Research Group for Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.). In this role, she created a highly classified team of super-villains known as Task Force X. The members of this specialized covert team are forced to go on whatever assignments Waller deems will serve the greater good. Refuse and members learn that the risky missions aren’t the only reason the team’s commonly referred to as the Suicide Squad.

As the Squad’s leader, Waller often acts coldly and doesn't hesitate to put the team in near-impossible situations. She doesn't follow any standardized moral guidebook but instead operates by her own rules. The missions she assigns to the team serve a higher purpose…in theory. Being compassionate isn't an asset in Waller's line of work, but acting without emotion means she's not always so different from the villains in the Squad. In leading them, Waller has to be careful not to become one of them. If it’s not already too late.

DC All Access - Ep 313 - Suicide Squad Revealed + CM Punk's Strange New Comic

Tiffany and Jason are back with an all new episode of DC All Access, and it's a strange in Strange Sports Stories! Yes, Jason talks with the one and only CM Punk about his story in this week's issue of Vertigo's Strange Sports Stories and how the former wrestler got into comics in the first place. After that, it's time to finally reveal our finalists in our Convention Correspondent Search. Did you make the cut? Watch and find out, and then be sure to visit Machinima ETC tomorrow to learn what challenge our finalists will have to tackle first.

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