Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artists: Jesus Merino, Andy Owens, Alex Sinclair, Jeremiah
Skipper, Rob Leigh
Waller Does it Again
Any book that has Batman in a straight jacket talking smack is going to get a high score from me. This pleasure was short lived since Bats easily fights and frees himself from his restraints and continues on to kickass. Amanda confronts Batman and shows him her brain bomb toy, implying what she could’ve done to the league. She uses this as a super twisted sign of “see you should trust me,” if anyone ever needed therapy it’d be her. The rest of the Squad have just discovered that the rest of the League are captured in locked up in Belle Reve. I guess no shame in mockery and gloating since that is what the Squad does. Superman tries desperately to have a heart to heart with Killer Frost, since she did hesitate before attempting to kill him. It almost seems like it is working until Deadshot interrupts. Who by they way I can now only hear Will Smith in my head whenever Deadshot has Dialogue. He gives the same old same old no one cares about us speech.
On a lonely Island Maxwell Lord and his band of baddies to capture a tool for his plans. The shamans protecting the island meet a regrettable death. Max tortures his way down a path to get what he wants. We soon find out its not a what but a who he wants. I got a bad feeling about this. Waller makes the right decision and lets the League go, but not before she shows both sides what their up
Maxwell’s misfits seriously just look so freaking awesome. Every time they appear in this arc it feels like looking at a piece of art that was always meant to be. As talented as all comic book artists are its very easy to knit pick. But with this series I have no complaints. I love how the panels flow, how the characters are drawn, and how the background rounds everything together. This creative team should work on lots and lots of books together. I also seriously can’t get over Lobo’s hair; I actually have some hair jealously going on.
Unlike in the movie I really love the flash of who each bad guy is with their mug shot in it. It was nicely placed and for people new to these characters was a good quick shot of who they were. Even when I’m in a bad mood, I read this comic and I’m jumping with excitement. I hope this arc exceeds further than six issues because I never want it to end. The plot thickens gracefully with twist that at least I couldn’t have predicted. The cliff hangers make you want to fast forward time so that you can already have the next issue in your hand. A+ DC.
Ariel DuPey | NCR