With just three months left until Suicide Squad hits theaters, fans have been waiting with bated breath to find out more about this comic book adaptation. We know this big-screen action-thriller brings Task Force X together. Today, a comic book prequel has arrived, which sheds light on The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn’s (Margot Robbie) relationship. This comic is told largely through flashbacks, before Harley Quinn was thrown in Belle Reve.
The comic, dubbed Suicide Blonde, reportedly debuted with a “brand of hair dye,” according to Tumblr user Mad Love. The story begins in Belle Reve, with Harley Quinn mulling over Amanda Waller’s (Viola Davis) offer to join Task Force X. When Waller mentions that she could get back out on the street if she accepts Waller’s offer, she has a flashback to several months ago in Gotham City. While Harley tries to decide what to wear for a night out, The Joker turns his attention to their “guest,” a Gotham crime lord named Don Leo.
Just before The Joker is about to bash his head in with Harley Quinn’s signature baseball bat, Harley offers an alternative, asking if Don Leo will deliver a message for “Mister J” instead. While we don’t know what the message is, The Joker tells Harley in his sports car, the same one we’ve seen in set photos and the trailer, that her alternative was “inspired” as they head to a local nightclub, where the situation escalates even further. The comic ends with Harley back in Belle Reve, pondering Waller’s offer.
It’s worth noting that, while in Belle Reve, Harley is seen hanging upside down from her sheets tied to the cell walls, which we saw in previously-released footage. It’s possible that a version of this story may actually be seen in the movie, given the similarities between the comic and the bits and pieces of footage we’ve seen thus far. Still, it’s too early to tell, but we’ll find out for sure when the Suicide Squad movie hits theaters August 5.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself? Take a look at this Suicide Squad prequel comic below, and stay tuned for more on this comic book adaptation.