Sunday, August 3, 2003

Deadshot | Comics

Before he got the claim to fame of being the world's deadliest marksman and before he got enlisted into the secret government project called Task Force X, Floyd Lawton belonged to a rich family and they had family issues that got his father paralyzed and brother killed for his mother and made him leave the house. Lawton seeks assistance of the professional assassin David Cain; who happens to be the trainer of The Dark Knight and father of Cassandra Cain/Batgirl, to hone in marksmanship skills.

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Deadshot | Comics

When Batman and Robin went on a vacation, he took the alias Deadshot and started operating in Gotham City as a vigilante wearing a domino mask and tuxedo. He and Batman have a confrontation that ends up Lawton in jail and changed him into a hardened person. After breaking out of prison years later with a red suit and wrist-mounted guns (during Strange Apparitions) Deadshot starts antagonizing Batman again.

He was later defeated by The Flash and eventually teams up with one of his villains; Captain Boomerang and became one of the forming members of Suicide Squad by Amanda Waller during “Legends”. He grew a death wish for himself but fought against the Jihad and ignored Darkseid's Female Furies invading Belle Reve. Deadshot and Captain Boomerang barely made it out alive from the Manhunters they were sent to kill during Millennium. He was quite instrumental through Nightshade Odyssey, took care of some vigilante business with Green Arrow as well as become a part of General Rock's Suicide Squad.

For more information on Deadshot comics series, you can check out these links below.

Deadshot (Comics) Wikipedia

Deadshot (Comics) DC Wikia

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The Human Arsenal
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History of the DC Universe


Suicide Squad Vol 01 – Trial By Fire


Suicide Squad Vol 02 – Nightshade Odyssey

Deadshot – Beginnings


Suicide Squad – The Phoenix Gambit

Underworld Unleashed

Batman by Ed Brubaker Vol 01

Deadshot – Bulletproof

Suicide Squad – From the Ashes

Countdown to Infinite Crisis – Villains United

JLA – Salvation Run

Secret Six – Six Degrees of Devastation

Secret Six – Unhinged

Debuted on June, 1950, in the pages of Batman #59, Floyd Lawton AKA Deadshot was created as a villain for The Dark Knight by Bob Kane, David Vern Reed and Lew Sayre Schwartz for DC Comics. But in later years, the role of Deadshot has changed into a super-villain to an anti-hero status. Some of the notable stories featuring the character are Deadshot – Beginnings, Suicide Squad – The Phoenix Gambit, Underworld Unleashed, Batman – War Games, Deadshot – Urban Renewal, Villains United, JLA – Salvation Run, Batman – Cacophony and Secret Six – Unhinged.

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The Man Who Replaced Batman

Just like many of the other characters of the DC Universe after “Flashpoint”, Deadshot received an altered setting for himself in The New 52 timeline and also became a part of the Suicide Squad of the Prime Earth. Deadshot is portrayed in the film by actor Will Smith in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad.
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