*DC: “What?” you youngsters incredulously cry. “There was a Suicide Squad without Harley Quinn in it?” Oh yes, ye of little faith. Travel back with us to the early days of Brave & Bold, wherein a team of non-costumed specialists – astronomer Hugh Evans, physicist Jess Bright, medic and intermittent psychic Karin Grace, and manly leading man Rick Flag Jr. – tackled meteor storms, dinosaurs, giant lizards, giant monsters – actually, mostly just freakishly big critters – in exotic locales. Written by Barking Bob Kanigher, the stories were short on logic but heavy on the pulse-pounding action, sleekly illustrated by the team of Andru & Esposito, and are fondly remembered today – particularly since Flag and Grace popped up in significant roles in later incarnations of the Squad. Three of the six original Suicide Squad adventures – beginning with ‘Mission 3’ in Brave & Bold #27 (GD p £27 pictured) – are now back in stock.