Artists: Jason Fabok, Alex Sinclair, Rob Leigh
Squad Vs. League
A highly anticipated book despite the criticism their own runs are receiving. We begin with some very graphic panels that begin the book with a tone of darkness. A sense of mystery flows through the first couple pages as your not quite sure who the narrator is. But you can tell right away that he has some sinister plans on his mind. This is easily turned over when the Suicide Squad emerges and Harley’s quirkiness is displayed against a bright blue sky. Always not far Amanda Waller is playing the strings on her puppets to orchestrate this elaborate escape. You can’t help but smile as Captain Boomerang lays his flirtation skills on Killer Frost. She of course turns a cold shoulder to him. You wonder why these skilled killers are so apt to follow orders. Then you are reminded that they have explosives in their neck, yeah that’d be a good motivator.
Batman always not far from the hidden truth reveals to his team all that he knows about the suicide squad. Maybe they should put Waller down, that’d save them a lot of problems in the future. The dialogue between Squad and League were entertaining and something I’d love to see play out on the big screen. This squad’s personality and form was very reminiscent of the movie and that may be to bring in more readers. I could almost hear Will Smith every time Deadshot spoke. I liked the art a lot there was a good balance between the realistic structure and playfulness a Suicide Squad issue should contain. The ending was a twister and should play well to long time fans.
The dynamic between the Justice League and Suicide Squad was really great and looked awesome on the splash pages. There were definitely some twist and turns I didn’t except that will make this run really interesting. Having so many characters at play will hopefully be done with a tasteful balance. I was excited about the Justice League in this book and wish they were more like this on their own book. The Suicide Squad were very similar to their movie counterparts which was kind of a let down. I really like when the books go in their own direction.
High Blessing: ✭✭✭✭✭✭✩✩✩✩
Ariel DuPey | Nerd Church Radio