Suicide Squad (vol. 1) #1 (May 1987):
“Trial by Blood”
by John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell, Karl Kesel

Suicide Squad (vol. 1) #1

Title: “Trial by Blood”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 1987

Publisher: DC
Written by: John Ostrander
Art by: Luke McDonnell, Karl Kesel

Number of Pages: 22

8 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Ravan Ravan villain
CBR Scale: M Hindu (Kali worshipper/Thugee)
Jihad; The Suicide Squad DC 22
Jaculi villain
CBR Scale: M Sunni Muslim (Bedouin)
Jihad DC 4
Rustam (Raza Kattuah) villain
CBR Scale: M Muslim
[named for legendary Persian hero]
DC 12
The Djinn villain
CBR Scale: M Muslim
Jihad DC 7
Manticore (Anastasio Corvo) villain
  Homicide Squad; Jihad DC 8
Briscoe supporting character
  [piloted Suicide Squad's helicopter "Sheba"] DC 14
Simon LaGrieve Simon LaGrieve supporting character
  The Suicide Squad (staff)
[counselled Suicide Squad members]
DC 35
The Suicide Squad The Suicide Squad villain hero group
  [villains conscripted by govt. to be superhero team] DC 238