"Ghosts and Shadows": Amanda Waller details this information to the Suicide Squad. Years before the modern day, Control of Argent is waiting in the office of of William H. Martin of the C.I.A. Mr. Martin is surprised at Control's waiting in Martin's room. They talk about the assassination of Pre
- If I can deal with family, I can deal with anything.
Synopsis for "Ghosts and Shadows"
Amanda Waller details this information to the Suicide Squad. Years before the modern day, Control of Argent is waiting in the office of of William H. Martin of the C.I.A. Mr. Martin is surprised at Control's waiting in Martin's room. They talk about the assassination of President Kennedy. Control tells the CIA agent that his decision to attempt to assassinate an ally of the U.S.S.R. caused a retaliatory assassination of the U.S. president. William Martin attempts to kill Control but Control had a man hide behind a curtain and had him kill William Martin. Control keeps this information secret to keep a third World War from happening. He orders people loyal to him to delete and destroy all traces of Argent from the government's knowledge.
Manhunter had rescued Anna-Marie Vere from Argent agents and he decided to take her to the Suicide Squad. She tells them that Argent lives in a Peterson State College. Amanda Waller doesn't allow Nightshade on this mission but she has other plans for her. During the day, the Suicide Squad attempts to get as much information on the place as possible by being in undercover but the whole team is kicked off of university grounds after meeting the college president Mr. Feldspar.At night, the team plans to sneak into the college. After they infiltrates the college, they find that this college was a hidden Kobra Cult base. They were able to escape due to a specially designed plane.
During night raid, Amanda Waller needs to leave for Washington. Argent agents collect Anna-Marie and assassinate Amanda Waller on the road to Washington. It turns out that Amanda Waller was Nemesis in a bulletproof vest and Nightshade has been following Anna-Marie as a shadow.
The Suicide Squad follows where Nightshade is and they find Argent's home in London. Control has been dead for 5 years, Anna-Marie has been secretly in control of Argent. It is implied that Argent will disband due to the knowledge of Control's death.
Appearing in "Ghosts and Shadows"
- Suicide Squad / Task Force X
- C.I.A. (Flashback only)
- William H. Martin (Only appearance; dies)
- Jeb Stuart (Flashback only)
- Justice Society
- Mr. Beemer (Single appearance)
- Mrs. Feldspar (Single appearance)
- President Kennedy (Flashback only)
- President Truman (Flashback only)
- Sportsmaster (Flashback only)
- Peterson State College
- Dallas, Texas (Flashback only)
- London, England
Synopsis for "Family Duty"
Amanda Waller goes home in preparation to go to Washington DC. She begins to hallucinate Tolliver in her car. She goes home to her apartment and notices signs that someone has gone in because matches were not properly hidden in the doorway. Amanda Waller brings out a gun and enters her house and finds her daughter Sareetha. Sareetha goes to her mom's home because she does not like her husband anymore. Sareetha's husband R.J. enters the apartment to get his wife back. Sareetha mentions she will live with Amanda but Amanda refuses because Amanda is making her own life. Amanda Waller will not get into this lover's quarrel. She gets the two to leave her apartment and Sareetha says a loving goodbye. Before Amanda Waller leaves to Washington D.C., she thinks about how Tolliver is "Dead Meat".
Appearing in "Family Duty"
- R.J. (Sereetha's husband)
- Derek Tolliver (Flashback only)
- The main story is set up from Manhunter #6. Mark Shaw/Manhunter and Anna-Marie Vere were last seen in that issue. This issue occurs between Suicide Squad #19 and Suicide Squad #20.
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