(1 of 10) Why The Suicide Squad?
Suicide Squad was created from the characters that made up the group of old enemies that had been kinda forgotten in the DC books for ages, but in the hands of writer John Ostrander they became a vibrant, colourful and confrontational group.
The basic concept of the Suicide Squad is that, well, they get sent on suicide missions. They are bad guys who were incarcerated, and offered the chance of a clean record if they helped the government out with black-ops missions. They were perfect for these kind of missions because who would miss a bunch of if they went missing in the field?