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"Manhattan Massacre!": The Suicide Squad goes to New York to beat The Jihad and each member of the Squad are sent to fight their respective opponents. Nightshade joins in the battle as she used her powers to transport herself to New York.


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Suicide Squad #18 is an issue of the series Suicide Squad (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1988.

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Synopsis for "Manhattan Massacre!"

The Suicide Squad goes to New York to beat The Jihad and each member of the Squad are sent to fight their respective opponents. Nightshade joins in the battle as she used her powers to transport herself to New York.

Captain Boomerang gets left at the top of a World Trade Tower to battle Ifrit, who is a computerized version of the deceased Suicide Squad member Mindboggler.

After dropping off Captain Boomerang, Rick Flag battles Rustam on one of New York's bridges. Both of them fall off of the bridge and only Rick Flag emerges alive. Flag can not find Rustam's body but only his coat and a device which controls Ifrit.

Vixen is sent to fight Badb at Grand Central. Badb uses her powers to dominate Vixen but Nightshade arrives and uses her shadow and teleportation powers to blindside Badb and takes her as a prisoner.

Shade battles mind-controlled civilians who move by the use of technology. The dead people are able to speak and state they are the army of Koshchei the Deathless. Koshchei is never seen but all of his mind-controlled puppets are neutralized by Shade's M-Vest.

Duchess fights and eventually kills the Manticore using his ripped off tail in the Lincoln Tunnel.

Bronze Tiger finds Ravan who is trying to assassinate New York's Mayor at Gracie Mansion. Due to the pair's previous encounter, Ravan needs an exoskeleton to move. Bronze Tiger disables the exoskeleton's power supply which incapacitated Ravan's movement. Bronze Tiger starts to convince Ravan that he may want to join the Suicide Squad.

Deadshot is sent to fight Jaculi and after shooting her leg so she can't move, he then he kills her.

Captain Cold fights against Agni in a subway station and eventually traps him in a block of ice. It is assumed he will be alive when he is thawed out.

The vengeful Ifrit tells Boomerang that The Jihad had shown her surveillance tapes of Boomerang's decision to not save her life when he had the chance. Before Ifrit can make her move on him, Flag saves Boomerang's life by using Rustam's device to turn off Ifrit. After Flag hears the news of the Squad's success against The Jihad, he makes his intentions to reprogram Ifrit.



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