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Zoya Trigorin is a dissident Russian who has written a book – The Firebird, and she has been promptly thrown in the gulag for it. A meeting with top generals and what is clearly supposed to be Mikhail Gorbachev goes over what to do with her.

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This is decidedly progressive decision making for Russian villains in 1987. Meanwhile in Belle Reve, Amanda Waller has drafted Batman villain the Penguin to help with the planning for rescuing Ms. Trigorin.

The mission isn’t the only problem.

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June Moone and the Enchantress are too different beings, beings that no one knows a lot about. And its getting hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. I’d be interested to see how the upcoming movie handles this character.

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Captain Boomerang is enjoying his apartment in New Orleans, although the thoroughly institutionalized Deadshot is indifferent. But Boomerang can’t help feeling a little bored. He wouldn’t mind pulling a caper or too. This is a bad idea but that is what Captain Boomerang does. He has bad ideas.

So they go to Moscow.

Flag goes as…Colonel Flag and the rest of them are members of his staff or his team.The Russians have recently taken the United State’s ambassador’s staff and they are posing as the replacements.

Nemesis speaks Russian, as it turns out and does Deadshot.

Deadshot.

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They get to where they’re supposed to and then they learn part of Penguin’s plan.

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The Enchantress comes out, but she is just barely able to be controlled. They break into the jail, deceive the guards and secure Zoya. Enchantress is able to imitate her, as they are similar in height. The plan goes smoothly until-

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And then they get caught.

I think this is when it started to sink in for me that this was a special comic. The setup is like every 80’s action movie ever, but nothing is quite the way it should be. The Russians are smart and flexible, the ‘victim’ doesn’t want to leave, and the Squad is sort of unpredictable.

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