The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has shown his support for comic book shops and the various writers, artists, and publishers behind the books themselves.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States last year, virtually all businesses were put on hold in order to keep the virus from spreading. This included the distribution of comic books to their retailers, placing the future of the stores in jeopardy. Distribution has since resumed but, like all businesses, getting back to normal has been anything but easy. Luckily, the comic book industry is getting some promotional help from films and filmmakers.
In a recent post, comic book artist Mitch Gerads noticed something interesting on a poster for The Suicide Squad. The poster contained a bit of text that encouraged people to buy the comics that the films are based on from comic book shops and online. Gerads thanked James Gunn for this who, in turn, threw his support behind wanting to help rebuild the comic book industry as well as the film industry:
I was so freaking happy to do that. Post-pandemic I want to support our movie theaters AND our local comics shops AND all the wonderful comic book publishers, writers & artists out there. @DCComics @Marvel @ImageComics @DarkHorseComics @fantagraphics @IDWPublishing @OniPress https://t.co/fzCa12ChHF
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 23, 2021
When was the last time you stopped by your local comic book shop? Have you read any of the latest books in The Suicide Squad? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
You can check out the synopsis for The Suicide Squad below:
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
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