Membership: Agni, Babd, Chimera, Dahak, Dervish, Djinn, Ifrit, Jaculi I, Jaculi II, Koschei the Deathless, Manticore I, Manticore II, Manticore III, Ravan, Rustam
Base of Operations: Jotunheim, Qurac
First Appearance: Suicide Squad I #1 (May, 1987)
History: (Suicide Squad I #1, 2) - The Jihad was a team of super-powered terrorists for hire operating out of the nation of Qurac. Qurac’s President Marlo assembled the initial team of Chimera, Djinn, Jaculi I, Manticore I, Ravan and Rustam and their first mission was to assassinate the U.S. President. Unknown to them they had been infiltrated from the very beginning by Suicide Squad member Nightshade, who was posing as member Chimera. The Suicide Squad made them the target of a pre-emptive attack, killing Jaculi I, Manticore I and crippling Ravan.
(Suicide Squad vol. 1 #17, 18)-The second formation of the Jihad consisted of Ravan, Rustam, Manticore II, Agni, Babd, Ifrit, Jaculi II and former Suicide Squad ally Koschei the Deathless. They launched a series of terror attacks against America, but were brought down by the Suicide Squad. Manticore II was killed in this battle, and Rick Flagg later blew up Jotunheim, killing Rustam.
Comments: Created by John Ostrander & Luke McDonnell
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