Who is the Peacemaker?

In case you were asking yourself just who this character is that John Cena is going to be portraying in the new Suicide Squad movie, and apparently also a new HBO series, here is the short of it. The original Peacemaker first appeared in Fightin’ 5 #40 (November 1966) and was created by writer Joe Gill and artist Pat Boyette. The Peacemaker is Christopher Smith, a pacifist diplomat so committed to peace that he was willing to use force as a superhero to advance the cause. He uses an array of non-lethal weapons in his constant fight for peace. Eventually Smith learns that his peace-through-violence crusade was the result of a mental condition brought on by his deep personal shame of having a Nazi concentration camp commandant for a father. He strives to make up for this in the only way he knows how… by making peace.

While I am not a huge fan of the character, even less his design, I will be catching this when I can… probably not directly from HBO though.

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