"Thrown to the Wolves": The Suicide Squad are given thirty minutes by the US government to surrender themselves to the Russian government. Flag propose their alternative is to make a desperate escape out of Russia. Trigorin knows one route is the Black Sea; as winter is setting, the sea is froze
- I hate places like this! There's no room here for entrepreneurs such as myself! They don't respect individual rights here like they do in America! At home, no one has their rights more carefully considered than a convicted felon. Gives you something to exploit! Here they'd just turn the key and forget it! Russia is no place for a bird like me.
- -- The Penguin
Appearing in "Thrown to the Wolves"
- Suicide Squad / Task Force X
- Soviet Union
- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Thrown to the Wolves"
The Suicide Squad are given thirty minutes by the US government to surrender themselves to the Russian government. Flag propose their alternative is to make a desperate escape out of Russia. Trigorin knows one route is the Black Sea; as winter is setting, the sea is frozen solid and the Squad could make the 250 mile crossing at Balaklava where they will be extracted by Task Force X. The Squad disguise themselves as tourists by appropriating the clothes and passports from the real tourists. Nemesis elect to stay behind to stand guard over the detained tourists to prevent them from blowing the Squad's cover. After the Squad make their departure, Nemesis is captured by the People's Heroes.
The People's Heroes gleam from Nemesis about the Squad's escape route and intercept them at Balaklava. Task Force X's rescue team consisting Bronze Tiger, Black Orchid, and Captain Boomerang arrives to assist the Squad against the People's Heroes. They manage to defeat them, but the Soviet military start to appear on the scene. Trigorin is fatally shot and Nemesis is captured. The Squad are forced to leave without Nemesis.
- This story is reprinted in the trade paperback Suicide Squad: Trial By Fire.
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