Who Is Mongal? A Look At The Suicide Squad Characters
The Suicide Squad trailer dropped earlier this year and the movie is premiering in a little over a month, so fans everywhere are hoping to learn more about some of the new characters that were introduced. We’re here to help! I’m continuing my series of posts looking at each of the new characters in The Suicide Squad and in today’s post I’m going to investigate: who is Mongal?
Who Is Mongal And What Are Her Powers?
Mongal is a supervillain hailing from the planet Debstam IV. She lives there with her warlord father, Mongul, and her twin brother, Mongul the Younger. She possesses superhuman strength (as in she could throw a bus without breaking a sweat), as well as agility, durability, speed, and invulnerability. Similar to her brother, Mongal has an energy cannon attached to her chest allowing her to fire beams of energy at her enemies.
The Beginnings Of Mongal
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Mongal first appeared (unnamed) in Showcase #8 in 1995, which was written by Peter Tomasi and penciled by Scott Eaton. She had a relatively short story arc and only later in 2001 did she get a proper introduction in Superman (vol 2) #170 (her and Mongul the Younger decided to pick a fight with Superman after hearing him talk badly of their father). While Mongal appears in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, she had always been a supervillain to Superman rather than a member of Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad.
In other comic issues, specifically the Our Worlds At War storyline, Mongal teams up with Starfire, Grayven, Darkseid, Adam Strange, Massacre, Maxima, and others to face the threat known as Imperiex. She later takes over the Crown of Almerac from Maxima, who had perished in the war, and becomes the new warrior queen to the Almeracian people.
The Suicide Squad debuts in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6, 2021
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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane.