Exclusive preview: Jim Lee teases us with pages, reveals from Suicide Squad #5

If you thought it was bad enough for Amanda Waller to rely on a team of villains to do her dirty work, just imagine how much worse it's about to get when they bring, in the words of Rick Flag, "the equivalent of a super-powered nuke to American soil."

After the events of Issue 4, where the contents of the Black Vault were released, and caused the members of Task Force X to turn on one another, the new installment of Suicide Squad opens with a heckuva foreboding comparison between super powers and the atomic bomb. And did I mention that General Zod appears tucked away inside the vault? As Flag predicts that a new powers-based Cold War is looming large, Amanda Waller decides she needs some Kryptonite -- and the only place to get it is from Lex Luthor.

Basically, things are not good. But don't take my word for how nasty things are getting in the pages of Suicide Squad #5, available Oct. 26, 2016. Check out our exclusive five-page preview of the issue below.

The official word:

"The Black Vault” part five! Amanda Waller needs Kryptonite, and only Lex Luthor has it! But for the Metropolis mastermind, a deal like this won’t be cheap—or easy. It’s a war on two fronts as Waller leads a smoldering charm offensive in the Lexcorp penthouse while the Suicide Squad attacks the most heavily guarded subbasement on the entire planet.

Suicide Squad #5 is published by DC Comics, and available Oct. 26, 2016. It is written by Rob Williams, with art and covers by Scott Williams, and Jim Lee. Variant cover is by Lee Bermejo.

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