The Suicide Squad has always been held in check by their leader Amanda Waller. But it becomes clear that Waller is sending her agents on missions in the pursuit of her own private agenda called The Janus Directive. Soon other governments and super-villain teams become involved and all-out chaos errupts. Who controls the one who controls the super-villains? Collects CHECKMATE #15-18, SUICIDE SQUAD #27-30, MANHUNTER #14, FIRESTORM #86, CAPTAIN ATOM #30.
John Ostrander is a renowned comics writer who co-created the science fiction series Grimjack with artist Timothy Truman. With his wife, the late Kim Yale, he wrote DC's SUICIDE SQUAD. With artist Tom Mandrake, a frequent collaborator, he wrote a lengthy run of DC's THE SPECTRE.