We are only two months away from the release of DC Films/Warner Bros. feature ‘Suicide Squad.’ As fans wait in anticipation, the studio has been teasing the film through the various trailers they have released. As the debut nears, expect more promotional campaigns to hype up the opening. The most recent came in the form of a promotion with SPLAT hair dye, a company known for their wildly outrageous dye colors. As an added bonus with your hair coloring, a mini comic prequel was included entitled “Suicide Blonde” which features the backstory of The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn’s (Margot Robbie) relationship.
Thanks to MAD Love’s Tumblr page, we get to see the pages of this limited promotional comic. The comic book takes straight from the ‘Suicide Squad’ film the look of both Harley and Mr. J. The story is comprised of many flashback sequences with Harley prior to her incarceration.
We see Amanda Waller, who resembles Viola Davis, speaking with Harley while she’s practicing her acrobatics in a cell at Belle Reve Penitentiary. Very reminiscent of what we have all seen in at least one of the trailers. And while Waller is attempting to recruit Ms. Quinn as part of her Task Force X, Harley reflects back to when she and The Joker were in Gotham, preparing for a night out. The Joker was preoccupied with a mob boss named Don Leo. Watching The Joker, seeing his interactions, and the way he presents himself, looks like this incarnation of the famed DC Comics villain is a little more twisted, more dark, and more psychotic.
So in essence we have a prequel to ‘Suicide Squad’ through the eyes of Margot Robbie’s Harley. We will have to wait until August 5th to find out if this story answers some questions the new movie poses.
Here’s a look at this ‘Suicide Squad’ prequel comic to give you a little insight into the characters Harley Quinn and The Joker from the film.
Synopsis for ‘Suicide Squad‘:
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?