Suicide Squad crashes Teen Titans Academy in first DC Infinite Frontier crossover

Teen Titans Academy #3 cover
(Image credit: Philip Tan (DC))

The first inter-title crossover in DC's upcoming 'Infinite Frontier' era will be a story arc that occurs between the third issues of new series launches Suicide Squad and Teen Titans Academy. How does it all start? Amanda Waller wants to recruit one of the Titans' newest members into her squad.

"Task Force X finds a new target, and it leads the clandestine team right to Teen Titans Academy," reads DC's description of Suicide Squad #3. "The devious and driven Amanda Waller continues her quest to form a more powerful Squad, and next on her list: the Titans' new speedster, Bolt. But when the mysterious Red X gets in the way, he becomes Waller's next target."

Robbie Thompson and Eduardo Pansica's Suicide Squad #3 then passes the crossover baton to Teen Titans Academy #3 by Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval.

"Hunted by the deadly Task Force X, the new students of Titans Academy will have to grow up fast or risk losing one of their own even faster," reads the description of Teen Titans Academy #3. "Why has the Squad put a target on new speedster Bolt's back? And why, in its charge on Titans Island, is Amanda Waller's team of villains being led by the mysterious Red X?!"

That's right - somehow Red X will become the field leader of Task Force-X. Given the 'X' in their names, it seems kind of apropos, but there's got to be more to it than that.

Suicide Squad #3 goes on sale on May 4, with Teen Titans Academy #3 following May 25.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)