Peacemaker Revisits His Backstory in Violent One-Shot Written by The Boys’ Co-Creator

Next year, DC Comics’ Peacemaker stars in his own one-shot from writer Garth Ennis, co-creator of Preacher and The Boys, and artist Garry Brown.

Peacemaker: Disturbing the Peace #1 is a 40-page prestige format one-shot set to hit comic shops on Jan. 25, 2022. In addition to a main cover by Juan Ferreyra, the issue features variant covers by the aforementioned Garry Brown, as well as by Ryan Brown and Amanda Conner. The comic is set long before Peacemaker joined the Suicide Squad, as Christopher Smith meets with a psychiatrist to explore his troubled childhood and military service. However, when Peacemaker discovers that his psychiatrist is taking too great an interest in his past, he realizes her obsession could prove dangerous.

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Currently, Peacemaker is part of the ensemble cast of DC’s monthly Suicide Squad comic. Written by Robbie Thompson, the series has focused on Amanda Waller building her own Justice League to take over Earth-3, with Peacemaker playing a pivotal role in gathering and recruiting new members. Outside of that, he has also been featured teaming up with Swamp Thing, setting the anti-hero up for a new mission of his own.

Outside of this one-shot, Peacemaker is set to have a big year in 2022. Though The Suicide Squad proved to have mixed box-office success, John Cena will be returning as the character for his own HBO Max series. Written and co-directed by James Gunn, Peacemaker makes the titular anti-hero an untrustworthy force for good under the thumb of the U.S. government. The character will also be the centerpiece of a series of variant covers in January, drawn by the likes of Dan Mora, Kaare Andrews, Jorge Fornes and more.

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Cover to Peacemaker Disturbing the Peace 1 by Juan Ferreya

Cover to Peacemaker Disturbing the Peace 1 by Garry Brown

Cover to Peacemaker Disturbing the Peace 1 by Ryan Brown

Cover to Peacemaker Disturbing the Peace 1 by Amanda Conner


  • Written by Garth Ennis
  • Art by Garry Brown
  • Cover by Juan Ferreyra
  • Variant by Garry Brown
  • 1:25 variant by Ryan Brown
  • 1:50 variant by Amanda Conner
  • Long before joining Task Force X, Christopher Smith, code name Peacemaker, meets with a psychiatrist—a woman dangerously obsessed with his bizarre and violent past. From his tragic childhood to his military service overseas to his multiple missions with Special Forces, Smith has more than his share of skeletons in the closet. But who’s actually analyzing whom? And will this trip down memory lane result in yet more fatalities?
  • $6.99 US | 40 pages | One-shot | Prestige
  • ON SALE 1/25/22
  • 17+

Interior art from Peacemaker Disturbing the Peace 1 by Garry Brown

Interior art from Peacemaker Disturbing the Peace 1 by Garry Brown

Interior art from Peacemaker Disturbing the Peace 1 by Garry Brown

Written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Garry Brown, Peacemaker: Disturbing The Peace #1 goes on sale Jan. 25, 2022 from DC Comics.

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Source: DC Comics

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