In this week's Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller revealed that a team of supervillains led by Max Lord were actually the first iteration of the Suicide Squad. In the present day, Lord has reunited the team with plans to take over the world.
Lord's "secret" Suicide Squad joins a long line of superhero teams that have somehow preceeded their modern day incarnations. From hidden members to early prototypes, these teams usually remained secret until a villain or mystery surfaced with convenient ties to that team.
Here's a look at some our favorite "secret" teams and superheroes: