Chato Santana was the ruthless and powerful leader of a dangerous street gang in Los Angeles who gained pyrokinetic powers following an encounter with Lazarus Lane. After a rival gang sold drugs on his turf and refused to give him a cut, Chato attacked them at their home, setting the building ablaze. Entering the building, he found that not only the gangsters, but also a woman and children, had died in the blaze. Distraught, he allowed himself to be taken into custody.
- ComicVine (recommended)
- DC Wiki
- Suicide Squad – Who is El Diablo? (video)
- Character Bios: El Diablo (Chato Santana) (video)
- Comic Book Origins: El Diablo (video)
- Suicide Squad: El Diablo’s Powers & Backstory Explained (recommended)
El Diablo written by Jai Nitz and art by Phil Hester
The haunted horseman returns to the DCU in a six-issue miniseries! Who is Chato Santana? A ruthless ganglord or a modern-day Robin Hood? Caught between the law and a power struggle in his gang, Chato meets Lazarus Lane, an impossibly old man with a possessed past. Witness this tale of rebirth, revenge, betrayal, justice, Hell, comeuppance, curses, and consequences.
New Suicide Squad – #17 – 21
Following the events of Forever Evil, the US Government is aware of Amanda Waller’s “Task Force X” project, and co-opts the Suicide Squad to act in the interest of the US in situations that seem like the villains are just committing standard acts of villainy.
Suicide Squad N52 – #1 – 5, #8 – 16
A “New 52” initiative book featuring a reformed Suicide Squad. Team members include Harley Quinn,Deadshot, King Shark, El Diablo, Black Spider, and more. As with previous incarnations of the team, the Squad is run by government agent Amanda Waller.
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG #1
From the pages of SUICIDE SQUAD comes an all-new series featuring two of the team’s most infamous heroes, El Diablo and Boomerang! First, a sudden pardon frees the fiery El Diablo from Belle Reve prison, much to the shock (and irritation) of team leader Amanda Waller. Chato returns to his old neighborhood to reunite with his family, but when he’s attacked by a heavily armed local gang and their leader, the deadly, super-powered Bloodletter, will his freedom and his life get cut dramatically short?
From Around the Web:
- Hard NOC Live from SDCC 2016: Jai Nitz
- Suicide Squad star Jay Hernandez: Diablo is ‘exception’ to Latino stereotypes
- ‘Suicide Squad’: Jay Hernandez humanizes fiery role as El Diablo
- The ‘El Diablo Interview’ with Jai Nitz and Phil Hester by Michael Alan Carlyle
- Suicide Squad: 15 Things You Need To Know About El Diablo
- SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG #1
- Review: SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO AND BOOMERANG #1
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