Four Collectible ‘Suicide Squad’ Entertainment Weekly Covers on Sale

Keep the hype bus going. It was inevitable. With only a month left until we fnally see the Suicide Squad on the big screen, we’re seeing them on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Like Batman v Superman before it, the print edition of EW is doing a feature on Suicide Squad, but because there are so many characters in this upcoming film, we’re getting four collectible covers.

Check them out below:

There’s nothing particularly interesting about the majority of them. Just three various members of the cast; two standing in the background, while one appears in the middle, more towards the foreground. The only interesting one seems to be the Joker and Harley one as it bears a similarity to Alex Ross’ iconic cover featuring the Joker clad in a tuxedo holding Harley Quinn.


The digital article advertising the print copies (currently on newsstands as of Friday), briefly discusses the plot of the flick. Intent to find a contingency plan lest another alien presence arrives on Earth, government intelligence official, Amanda Waller, assembles a squad of criminals with abilities and powers. After nabbing Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, Midway City is threatened by a “powerful mystical enemy.” Rick Flagg and Katana are leading the motley crew, enforced by WayneTech Enterprises’ explosive collars.

The article starts with a quote from writer/director David Ayer, who comments on the sudden explosion of popularity for the band of antiheroes. He says:

“Two years ago ­Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property]. No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie. Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.”

It’s interesting to think that Entertainment Weekly can remain so relevant despite the slow languishing of print media. I remember eagerly consumig an issue featuring a cover story on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

If you’re a fan of those covers, they’re available now on newsstands everywhere.

Suicide Squad will hit theatres on August 5th.

Adam Poncharoen​sub

Adam Poncharoensub is a blogger, movie critic, and Born-Again Batman fan. When he’s not chained to his desk writing, he likes to spend his days spreading the gospel of the Dark Knight in the treacherous suburbs of Miami or working under Dropping Loads Productions, where he co-hosts a comedy podcast and produces sketches.