In Superman comics, you expect hope and optimism. In Batman comics, you expect grit and darkness. In Suicide Squad comics, you expect gore - and lots of it. The Suicide Squad comics have been around for decades, but only recently have they been thrust into the spotlight thanks to the film adaptation.
But even before the movie, DC Comics have always had a hit on their hands with Suicide Squad, as it focuses on the villains kind of acting as heroes who never shy away from violence. Gory Suicide Squad comics are very easy to find because practically every issue has something incredibly dark and disturbing. The most violent Suicide Squad issues often have a character die in a shockingly brutal and gruesome way. Check out the list below for some of the goriest Suicide Squad comic books ever and vote up the moment you find the most brutal.
As any fan of the series knows, if you join the Suicide Squad you should never trust your teammates - they might eat you if you let your guard down. That's what happens in Suicide Squad Vol. 4 #5 when King Shark devours Yo Yo. There was just something about that gleam in King Shark's eye that made it seem like he saw the elastic Yo Yo as an extra delicious and chewy piece of beef jerky. This brutal moment reinforced that these people are not your everyday heroes and can turn on each other in a moment's notice.
When you join the Suicide Squad, they won't celebrate with a parade or party. But they might have a bullet with your name on it. In Suicide Squad Vol. 4 #2, the team was celebrating their first victory. They had just defeated an evil plague that had also killed a large number of people, but there was a twist: the government was responsible for accidently creating the plague. After the squad killed everyone infected by the plague, Amanda Waller ordered Deadshot to kill fellow teammate Voltaic. This way, Voltaic's body would give the government someone to blame for all the dead bodies, shifting attention away from what really happened.
You don't put "suicide" in a team's title if people won't start dying - and soon. The Suicide Squad made their debut in a 1987 DC Comic Crossover called Legends, and right off the bat, DC wasn't afraid to show that this team would face constant danger. The very first casualty the team suffered was that of Blockbuster. He was a Batman villain with strength comparable to the Hulk, so what could possibly kill him? How about a fire demon named Brimstone? Darkseid sent the demon who promplty picked up Blockbuster and crushed him. Readers can easily see Blockbuster's flaming corpse drop right out of Brimstone's hand.
Suicide Squad recruits loads of dangerous criminals - it's kind of their thing. Which makes Windfall's story weird. She comes from a much more tragic background. She works for a team of villains, but isn't afraid to save lives when necessary. She eventually retires and goes to college. Her happiness is cut short when someone rapes her at a frat party. She kills the men who attacked her with her powers, and is promptly arrested for it. She then joins the Suicide Squad to get her sentence reduced, but when the team is betrayed by one of their own members in Suicide Squad Vol. 3 #7, Windfall pays the ultimate price. A gigantic chemical monster sprays her with acid until she melts and dies.