New Suicide Squad title by Thompson + Pansica launches in March

Peacemaker, Bolt and more will form a new Squad next year.

At its DC Future State panel at CCXP yesterday, DC Comics announced that writer Robbie Thompson and artist Eduardo Pansica will team up on a new Suicide Squad title that will launch in March. Pansica will be joined by inker Júlio Ferreira, and colorist Marcelo Maiolo.

Thompson is the writer of the DC Future State Suicide Squad miniseries, which will run in January-February as part of the big DC event. While the Future State title focuses on a future version of the team, the new title will be set in the current DC Universe.

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Giffen, Lemire working on ‘Inferior Five’ series with ‘Peacemaker’ back-ups

Two 1960s comic creations make a return in a 12-issue miniseries.

On the last day of the New York Comic Con, DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio invited a surprise guest to join him on stage during the publisher’s “Sunday Conversation” panel — legendary comics creator Keith Giffen, who announced he’s working with Jeff Lemire on a new Inferior Five miniseries.

This isn’t the first time the duo have worked together, as both were part of the four-man team that wrote the weekly Futures End series for DC. Lemire and Giffen will co-plot the series, which Lemire will write and will feature artwork by Giffen. In addition, Lemire will write and draw a back-up for the comic starring the Charlton Comics character Peacemaker. Lemire will work with his Sweet Tooth collaborator, colorist Jose Villarubia.

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