Everyone feels guilty about something. For some, that guilt becomes a burden and a gnawing presence—one that can rip a person in two and drive them to seek vengeance. That vengeance becomes their very existence, consuming them and motivating their every move. People like this have likely suffered unimaginable loss and they feel responsible. Or they may be suffering from the curse of El Diablo…
When gang leader Chato Santana was left severely wounded after being betrayed by his second-in-command, he found himself sharing a hospital room with the comatose gunslinger Lazarus Lane. The nearly dead Santana traveled to the spirit world, where Lane passed the El Diablo curse he had been suffering from on to him. It wasn’t a gift. The El Diablo curse is rooted in revenge and punishment. It drives the afflicted to seek right for any wrongs that have been done, regardless of the cost. It bestows its host with a variety of abilities, most notably pyrokinesis and extreme resistance to injury, as well as supernatural skills such as seeing a person’s sins written on their soul and communicating with spirits in the great beyond.
Chato used his newfound pyrokinesis when going after a rival gang. He set the gang’s home ablaze and accidentally killed an innocent woman and children in the process. Remorseful over his crime, Chato didn’t resist arrest and found himself calling Belle Reve Penitentiary home. Proving his loyalty under extreme duress, he was soon inducted into the Suicide Squad. Though his repentant attitude often runs counter to the devil-may-care approach of his teammates, Chato’s abilities as El Diablo have helped the Squad’s success rate tremendously.
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• After a torturous few missions, the team resets under Amanda Waller’s watch.
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Super-Villain prison riot! After returning from a string of hellish missions, the surviving members of the Suicide Squad are forced to undertake one last task: stop an all-out riot inside Belle Reve Penitentiary, the roughest Super-Villain prison on the planet!
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What happened to Amanda Waller after the shocking destruction of Team 7? And how did it lead to the creation of the Suicide Squad?
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• A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in!
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The body count rises! Another Squad member falls – but not the way you might expect! Betrayal follows betrayal as Captain Boomerang joins the Squad in a smash-and-grab against the terrorist organization Kobra, and Harley Quinn shows why you should never, ever recruit Squad members from Arkham Asylum. Brace yourself for a last-page shocker the likes of which the Squad has never faced before!
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“THE BLACK VAULT” part six!
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• Behold, Regulus!
• The traitor among the team revealed!
• Basilisk fights the Squad on two fronts – and one is Amanda Waller’s own home!
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They're a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they're sheer suicide!Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! Defeated and imprisoned, they're being interrogated about their mission – and about who's pulling the strings behind this illegal operation. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure?