Amanda Waller (Character)


Amanda Waller

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Len Wein, John Ostrander and artist John Byrne

1st appearance: Legends #1, 1986

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Suicide Squad

Legal Status: Unknown

Height:  5’7           Weight: 210 lbs (Fat)    120 (Slim)

Eyes: Brown          Hair: Black

Relatives: Joe Jr. (Son, deceased), Damita (Daughter, Deceased), Joe (Husband, deceased), Three unnamed children (Status Unknown)

Skills and abilities: Military training in armed and unarmed combat, natural leader

Powers: None


Originally a widow from Chicago after her husband, daughter and son were killed. Sometime later she received a doctorate in psychology and Political science. This landed her the job of congressional aide. Here she learned of the Suicide squad and convinced her superiors to restart the program, it was and she was placed in charge of this unit. As leader of the squad she would butt heads with Batman and others about the validity of her team and the use of villains to fill their ranks.

New 52

A much younger Amanda Waller has appeared with a military background and slim frame. She still leads the Suicide Squad which now includes the Black Spider. She also has a past with Team 7 which is currently unfolding.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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