Exclusive Q&A with Sean Ryan for "New Suicide Squad #1"
Sean Ryan: None of them would be that great to meet in a dark alley. I'd probably have to say the one I'd least like to meet would be Harley. She might not be the most deadly member of the team, but she's certainly the one that is the hardest to figure out what she's gonna do next.
Q2: Let’s say the Suicide Squad started a band, who’s on what instrument and why?
SR: Hmm...let's see...Harley on vocals because she's certainly the talker of the group. Deadshot on bass. I think because his trigger fingers seem perfect for the bass. Deathstroke on lead guitar because he'd probably demand it. Black Manta on keyboards because...I'm running out of instruments. And Joker's Daughter on drums, mainly cause you can call drums, skins, and she's wearing someone's skin on her face.
Q3: Are there any villains you think would be an excellent addition to the Suicide Squad?
SR: Certainly. I think the majority of folks from the Flash's rogue’s gallery would fit in real nicely with the Suicide Squad. Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, Trickster, and Weather Wizard. The police just need to put them in Belle Reve instead of Iron Heights.
Q4: On the flipside, which villains do you think would be unable to play nice on the Squad?
SR: Most of your big time villains wouldn't be able to play nice, they're so used to doing their own thing that being on a team, especially on a team where bombs are implanted into your neck, isn't going to be their cup of tea. Guys like the Joker, or Luthor, or Darkseid. They could never be a part of these ranks.
Q5: What can reader’s look forward to with the introduction of Joker’s daughter? How is Harley Quinn going to react to her presence?
SR: Joker's Daughter is definitely a massive wild card. She's so new and so unpolished, there's really no telling what she'll do. The one thing you can count on is that her and Harley are not going to get along. I mean, Joker's Daughter is wearing the Joker's face. You can't be too surprised that Harley would be unhappy.
Q6: Deathstroke is usually a one-man team, how will he get along with the other members of the Suicide Squad?
SR: Not well. Deathstroke is a mercenary and is doing this for the money. Deathstroke is probably one of the best fighters in the entire DC Universe. He really looks down on the rest of the team, cause he knows he's better than all of them.