DC mocks Suicide Squad’s Enchantress movie costume
The Enchantress outfit in the 2016 film Suicide Squad was controversial for its revealing nature, and DC pokes fun at it in Superman and the Authority.
Spoilers ahead for Superman and Authority # 3!
In the years 2016 Suicide Squad cinema, the Enchantress’ the costume was criticized, and now DC Comics has made fun of him in Superman and Authority # 3, available now in print and digital versions. The film’s central villain, the Enchantress outfit was controversial due to its skimpy nature and inaccuracy compared to her comic book look. Now DC writers are having fun with it too.
The Enchantress first appeared in 1966 Strange Adventures # 187, created by writer Bob Haney and artist Howard Purcell. The Enchantress was once a graduate student, June Moone, who, during a costume party in an old castle, came across a demon who gave her fantastic magical powers. Initially portrayed as a hero, the character quickly turned into a villain. However, in recent years she has been portrayed in a much nicer light; she became an anti-hero and served with the Suicide Squad, Shadowpact, and Justice League Dark. The Enchantress made the jump to live-action in David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide squad, played by Cara Delevinge. The villainous side of the character was fully on display in the film, and the portrayal received mixed reactions from critics and fans alike. Some of the reviews were aimed at the Enchantress costume, which was completely different from her comic book outfit – and that gets a hilarious caption in Superman and Authority # 3, written by Grant Morrison with illustrations by Mike Janin and Travel Foreman, colors by Jordie Bellaire and Alex Sinclair and letters by Steve Wands.
Superman assembles a new version of the Authority and the Enchantress is his new recruit. After the team rescues her from an evil demon, the Enchantress, while grateful, is not interested in joining. However, they manage to convince her to stay, and as they head to their next mission, Enchantress makes a joke about serving in the Suicide Squad “in her underwear” and that this team is “the brady heapNext to the Suicide Squad.
The line calls her movie costume. In the comics, the Enchantress’s outfit generally resembles that of stereotypical depictions of witches, with pointy hats and dark capes. Other times it looks like a traditional superhero costume. The Enchantress movie outfit has been described as resembling a belly dancer outfit and the description is appropriate. Some fans took issue with this portrayal, citing that she was not faithful to the comics, as well as unnecessarily sexualizing a character.
In Superman and Authority # 3, The Enchantress is back in a more classic outfit and she couldn’t help but take an interest in her old look and her old team. The Enchantress’ outfit was one of the many issues plaguing the 2016s Suicide Squad, and now DC doesn’t care and does it right.
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