12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Deadshot
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
This week we're taking a look at Floyd Lawton, aka the fresh prince of the Suicide Squad, Deadshot. Originally a one-off villain in a top hat and tails from a Golden Age Batman story, Deadshot was resurrected in the Bronze Age and went on to become the breakout star and emotional center of Amanda Waller's team of expendable misfits. Check out this video to learn the origins, tools, and surprising political affiliation of DC's can't-miss marksman.
- Probably the best place to start with Deadshot if you can't find the unfortunately out of print Marshall Rogers spotlight book is the first volume of the Ostrander/McDonnell Suicide Squad.
- Or if you're like, "Okay, I want Deadshot, but also Harley Quinn needs to be there like in the movie or else no go," then this first volume of the New 52 Suicide Squad exists.
- Or maybe you're like, "Getting warmer, but that doesn't feel NEW enough." In that case, here's the first volume of New Suicide Squad.
- The first Deadshot miniseries that outlines his background and childhood is here.
- This other Deadshot miniseries is pretty rad.
- The most recent Deadshot mini is available for preorder.
- Deadshot joins the Secret Six here.
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