SUICIDE SQUAD: the Complete Ostrander Run (1st time post)

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SUICIDE SQUAD: the Complete Ostrander Run (1st time post)

Fiffe
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Joined: 04 Jan 2014, 20:01

04 Jan 2014, 20:01 #1

 

Hi, Michel Fiffe here; long time lurker, first time poster. Well, by long time I mean last fall when Greg Matiasevich told me about this forum. I had been looking for such a place online & could only find a few personal blog entries here & there. Anyway, I'm glad Greg told me because I wanted to share my recently completed Suicide Squad bound set. 



I've had a few artist-centric collections bound before, but never a series, and certainly never this detailed. I crammed everything I could into 3 thick volumes (instead of 4 slimmer ones; the flow worked better for me that way)... every issue, every crossover, every letters page, every Who's Who entry, every pertinent sheet of Squad related newsprint or baxter paper is included here (ending with the final issue #66, of course. Anything after that just gets in the way of the best ending this series could hope to have). I spent a while compiling these books, putting them in a very specific order. Having these comics bound in such direct, no frills hardcovers made reading & storage so much more enjoyable & practical, but I also loved the idea of a curated collection of essentials. For this specific set of books, I got the idea to hit up a few of the related artists to put their own touch on the inside covers...

Luke McDonnell


Karl Kesel 


Geof Isherwood
 

These busy gentlemen were kind enough to honor my character requests & deal with book shipping (since none of these were convention commissions). Their efforts and patience remain appreciated.I really like the way these books turned out (thanks to Houchen Bindery Ltd). Took me years to plan and assemble and I loved every second of it. I can see how one can get swept in the excitement of binding everything, but I think it's safe to say that there are not many titles I feel this passionately about. 


These photos were taken from a larger post of Suicide Squad related stuff (the books being the majority of the post). I have maps for two additional Squad books, but here are the maps for these three...

BOOK ONE
  • Legends 1, 2
  • Firestorm 55, 56
  • Legends 3 - 6
  • Secret Origins 14
  • "Wanted" house ad
  • Suicide Squad 1 - 4
  • Firestorm 62 - 64, Annual 5
  • Suicide Squad 5 - 8
  • Millennium 4
  • Spectre 10
  • Captain Atom 11
  • Detective Comics 582
  • Suicide Squad 9, 10
  • Doom Patrol & Suicide Squad Special 1
  • Suicide Squad 11, 12
  • Checkmate! 1
  • Justice League International 13
  • Suicide Squad 13
  • Secret Origins 28
  • Suicide Squad 14 - 16
  • Who's Who entries: Amanda Waller, Suicide Squad (old & 2 new), Nemesis, Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Nightshade, Vixen, Duchess, Black Orchid, Blockbuster, Enchantress, Forgotten Heroes & Villains, Privateer, Batgirl, Belle Reve,Checkmate, Jihad, Quarac, Female Furies, Justice League, Brimstone, Stalnoivolk, plus covers
 BOOK TWO
  • Suicide Squad 17, 18
  • Manhunter 1
  • Checkmate! 8
  • Deadshot 1 - 4
  • Suicide Squad 19, 20
  • Manhunter 6
  • Suicide Squad Annual 1
  • Manhunter 7
  • Suicide Squad Bonus Book (from #21)
  • Suicide Squad 21, 22
  • Invasion! 1 (last 6 pages)
  • Invasion! 2 (pgs 1 - 12, 19 - 52, 61 - 80)
  • Suicide Squad 23
  • Invasion! 3 (pgs 1 -38, 47/48, 63/64, 73 - 80)
  • Suicide Squad 24,25
  • Justice League America 27
  • Suicide Squad 26
  • Checkmate! 15 (Janus Directive pt 1)
  • Suicide Squad 27
  • Checkmate! 16
  • Suicide Squad 28
  • Checkmate! 17
  • Manhunter 14
  • Firestorm 86
  • Suicide Squad 29
  • Checkmate! 18
  • Suicide Squad 30
  • Firestorm 87 (unofficial tie-in)
  • Captain Atom 30 (pgs 1 - 4; last Janus Directive chapter)
  • Suicide Squad 31
  • "10 reasons" half house ad
  • Who's Who entries (most from (from Update '88): Suicide Squad, Bronze Tiger, Nightshade, Nemesis, Shade the Changing Man (I & II), Captain Cold, Punch & Jewelee (I & II), Count Vertigo, Poison Ivy, Doctor Light, Force of July, Manhunter, Dumas, Firestorm (I & II), Parasite, Captain Atom (I & II), Major Force, Black Thorn, Peacemaker (I & II), O.S.S., War Wheel, Wade Eiling, plus covers
  • DC Direct Currents #6 - Luke McDonnell interview
  • DC Direct Currents #14 - Paul Kupperberg interview / Janus Directive article
 BOOK THREE
  • Suicide Squad 32 - 58
  • War of the Gods 3 (select pages)
  • Suicide Squad 59 - 66
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Marvelbunny
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Joined: 27 Jun 2014, 03:00

08 Jul 2014, 22:07 #2

Wow


Gorgeous. Am thinking of doing this
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Guga
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Joined: 29 Oct 2016, 21:57

29 Oct 2016, 22:01 #3

It seems pretty interesting, but I can't see the pictures.
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