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Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, so we've been digging through our comic book collections and laying out the history of the team members for those that haven't delved into the DC Universe quite yet.

This is a strange — and often obscure — group of characters, so get all the background you need to know before you enter the theater.

Amanda Waller

First Appearance: Legends Issue 1 (1986)

Check out the entire comic book history of Amanda Waller.

Rick Flag

First Appearance: The Brave and the Bold Issue 25 (1959)

Check out the entire comic book history of Rick Flag.

Harley Quinn

First Appearance: Batman: The Animated Series — "Joker's Favor"

Check out the entire comic book history of Harley Quinn.

Deadshot

First Appearance: Batman Issue 59 (1950)

Check out the entire comic book history of Deadshot.

Killer Croc

First Appearance: Batman Issue 357 (1983)

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Katana

First Appearance: The Brave and the Bold Issue 200 (1983)

Check out the entire comic book history of Katana.

Captain Boomerang

First Appearance: Flash Issue 117 (1960)

Check out the entire comic book history of Captain Boomerang.

El Diablo

First Appearance: All-Star Western Issue 2 (1970)

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Slipknot

First Appearance: Fury of Firestorm Issue 28 (1984)

Check out the entire comic book history of Slipknot.

Enchantress

First Appearance: Strange Adventures Issue 187 (1986)

Check out the entire comic book history of Enchantress.

Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5.

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