"William Hell's Overture": William James Heller founded a racist organization called the Aryan Empire. Secretly, he acts as the hero William Hell who only arrests black, Asian or Latino criminals, always freeing the white ones. The mission of the Squad is to expose the secret identity of William
- You're decent folks. You work hard. You sacrifice for your family and your country. You respect and obey the law. No one ever gave you nothing. You made what you got. You struggle to keep it. Only one way to do that. You got to stick together. And I mean all together -- black, white, latino, what have you! The only power you got comes from your numbers! Those in charge know that! And what's the best way to keep you under control? Hate! Keep you separate from those with which you should have something in common! And you fall for it... every time! Get this through your heads -- black, white, whatever; You're all the "little guy." And anything -- any right, any freedom -- they can take from the next guy they can take from you. And that's a fact.
- — Deadshot
Appearing in "William Hell's Overture"
- Suicide Squad / Task Force X
- William Hell (First appearance)
- Aryan Empire (First appearance)
- James Heller (Flashback only)
- Marta Williams (reporter)
- Stevens (William Hell's butler)
- Truscott (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "William Hell's Overture"
William James Heller founded a racist organization called the Aryan Empire. Secretly, he acts as the hero William Hell who only arrests black, Asian or Latino criminals, always freeing the white ones. The mission of the Squad is to expose the secret identity of William Hell and discredit him before the public. The mission is accomplished successfully thanks to the Black Orchid that had infiltrated in the Aryan Empire and provided all the information necessary for the Squad to elaborate his plan of action.
- This story is reprinted in the trade paperback Suicide Squad: Trial By Fire.
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