The first issue starts off with a brutal torture session where someone is trying to get the team to admit who's their leader. There are plenty of interesting panels and the characters are introduced as they are tortured. Harley and Deadshot have their backgrounds explained through flashbacks. The dialogue between the characters and their captors is great because some of it is funny, some of it is deep, and some of it is personal.
How did the end of in this situation? Somehow, they ended up on the team by being “volunteered” to assassinate a guy. During the hit, a bomb goes off, knocking them all unconscious. When they wake up, they’re imprisoned and being tortured. Now, that’s pretty classic, boring story-telling. Flashbacks and torturing until somebody breaks seems clichéd, but the story is action-packed enough and the dialogue is good enough that it keeps you hooked.