"Watery Grave, Part 1: Suicidal Tendencies": Deadshot tracks down Knockout at the strip club she works at and offers her amnesty for stealing the Spear of Lona in exchange for joining the Suicide Squad, which
- Finally got all the way through that 'Death of Superman' video game...as Steel. Play Superboy and you're history by level three, right? But Steel...
- -- Superboy
Appearing in "Watery Grave, Part 1: Suicidal Tendencies"
- Mack Harlin
- Rex Leech
- Roxy Leech
- Suicide Squad
- Tana Moon
Synopsis for "Watery Grave, Part 1: Suicidal Tendencies"
Superboy, meanwhile, is taking his proficiency exam under the careful eye of Mack Harlin. When he hears a commotion outside, he insists on investigating, even though he has not finished the test and Harlin warns him that he will only be graded on what he's done so far. Superboy finds Captain Boomerang fighting with some agents of the Silicon Dragons, having stolen some info from them. The Kid rounds them all up for Sam Makoa, but catches wind of something going on between Boomerang and Makoa. SB threatens to have Tana Moon expose that he is working with a felon unless Makoa lets him in on what's happening. Makoa reluctantly agrees, reiterating more than once how serious a job is lying before them.
Before he meets with Makoa, the Kid makes time for Tana at the compound, completely oblivious to the fact that Roxy is making plans that involve a one way plane ticket.
Superboy and Makoa go aboard a freighter with Amanda Waller and her Suicide Squad: Knockout, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Sidearm, and King Shark are part of this incarnation. Makoa is not pleased about having King Shark along, and even less pleased to now that the Shark's presence is conditional on an explosive belt that goes off if Makoa dies. Waller argues they will need all the help they can get.
The frigate is scuttled, leaving the Squad in a small pod sinking down to the ocean floor where the lair of the Dragons is located. Lady Dragon and her soldiers are waiting, and they retrieve the pod and dump the Squad into a pool of water inside the base--surrounded by an army of the Dragons lead by none other than Stinger.
- No special notes.
- This is the first reappearance of Stinger since he battled Superboy in Metropolis back in Adventures of Superman #502.
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