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.
Written by Adam Glass, Suicide Squad hit their fourth outing in DC’s big The New 52 relaunch campaign, the first issue debuting a very different team, never mind a very different Harley Quinn!
Whilst Federico Dallocchio and Ransom Getty handled the interior art, the ever talented Ryan Benjamin was tasked with coming up with the particularly eye-catching first issue cover art, showing the new look Quinn at her finest!
In the post-Flashpoint continuity (New 52), Oliver Queen is Green Arrow and he balances his own breaking of laws with his efforts to bring outlaws to justice across the globe. Queen runs Q-Core, a communications technology company that is part of Queen Industries, through which he funds and armors himself as Green Arrow. He makes scarce allusion to his former partnership with Roy Harper, but Roy’s memories in Red Hood and the Outlaws establish that the pair fell out badly, leading Oliver to expel him from Q-Core, and prompting Roy’s own downward spiral.
He is based once again in Seattle and supported in his vigilante activities by a small team of close friends who are tech geniuses. New mysteries concerning Oliver’s original time on the island where he was shipwrecked are brought to the fore, a central mythology concerning the ancient Arrow Clan is introduced, and new antagonists, including Komodo, who Oliver learns was his father’s archer apprentice and murderer emerges from the shadows!
Italian comic book artist Andrea Sorrentino puts together this chilling view of a very distraught and battered Green Arrow with some pretty threatening helicopters rapidly closing in!
The Batman saga takes place primarily in the fictional municipality of Gotham City, a city overrun with crime, graft, and corruption. Its citizens live in perpetual fear from the vast number of criminals, gangs and common thugs. In an effort to combat the cancerous infection of crime, billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne creates the costumed persona of the Batman to prey on the superstitious and cowardly criminals’ fears.
Wayne, a young socialite who witnessed his parents’ murder during a mugging when he was a small child, used his trauma and vast personal wealth to travel the world and gain the skills needed to wage his war on crime. Batman utilizes his keen analytical mind and sophisticated technology and gadgetry, as well as outstanding physical agility, power and stamina to ensure that criminals never feel safe in Gotham, and are always afraid of the dark at night.
In the eyes of the public, the Batman is believed to be both an urban legend and something more than human: an indeterminable black specter that represents terror. Wayne reasoned that fear was his weakness as a child, but as a man, it became his weapon.
Canadian comic book artist Jason Fabok brings us this particularly menacing take on the ever growling Dark Knight:
DC’s New 52 version of Katana sees her joining Black Canary and Starling as the third member of the Birds of Prey. Katana is described as a lethal fighter who has spent the last year waging war on the Yakuza clan that is responsible for the death of her husband. She is rumored to be mentally unstable due to her belief that her husband’s soul, whom she often converses with in Japanese, resides in her sword.
After a number of adventures with the Birds of Prey, Katana leaves the group in order to keep an eye on a cult of assassins known as the Daggers. She later accepts membership in Amanda Waller’s new Justice League of America in exchange for information on her husband’s murderers.
This time around, Spanish comic book artist Juan Jose Ryp dips into his artbook and produces this fantastically detailed depiction of a rather battered Katana seemingly in a rather fragile predicament.
DC Comics’ Blue Beetle stands tall in this fantastic looking piece of comic book art, courtesy of Toronto-based comic book artist Meng Tian Zhang.
The Birds of Prey are definitely under attack, and by the looks of it, Batgirl doesn’t have much other choice than to surrender, in this wonderfully detailed piece of comic book art by the art team of Indonesian native Ardian Syaf and Spanish resident Vicente Cifuentes.
American cosplayer Molly McIsaac visits DC’s pantheon of supervillains for inspiration and then decides to go for a knockout with this awesome Knockout cosplay. Bam!
Knockout is a fictional character, a supervillainess in the DC Comics universe. She first appeared in Superboy vol. 2 #1 (February 1994), and was created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett.
Knockout is a former Female Fury from Apokolips. She first appeared shortly after Superboy moved to Hawaii. Using her superstrength, she fought and flirted with Superboy just for the fun of it. Her hidden identity was that of a super strong stripper who worked at a club called the BoomBoom Room.
Later, she was recruited to join Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad for an attack against the international crime cartel Silicon Dragons. She joined Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Sidearm and King Shark on the Suicide Squad. The Suicide Squad had to overcome betrayal and overwhelming enemies, and in the end, Knockout was supposedly killed when the Squad left her and King Shark in the exploding base.
She later returned alive, and assisted Superboy in a battle against Valor, although she and Superboy did spar. She turned up shortly thereafter and teamed up with Superboy in several of his adventures.
Knockout is a highly trained warrior and is also a master of hand-to-hand combat. She has superhuman strength, durability, and endurance. She also possesses a healing factor.
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knockout_%28DC_Comics%29
Turkish comic book artist Mahmud Asrar (M.A.Asrar) first grabbed attention through his work on the independent anthology Digital Webbing Presents, before moving onto much bigger and better things in both the American and non-American comic book markets.
For this particular piece of comic book art, he goes for an awesome stylized Supergirl in action shot, with a rather menacing figure keeping watch!