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review 2017-08-26 23:25
Loving this series again!
Suicide Squad (2016-) #24 - Rob Williams,Eddy Barrows,Eber Ferreira,Adriano Lucas,Agustin Padilla

This is one that has highs and lows for me: I thought it had to go somewhere more quickly at one point, but when it's at it's paranoiac best, it really just works.   It gets super creepy, all the while explaining why Waller is acting so out of character, furthering Katana's character, and pulling the Suicide Squad together as a team again. 

 

Yay!

 

Also, some epic Batman fighting Killer Croc here. 

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review 2017-08-21 01:06
My co-worker warned me this went downhilll
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad (2016-2017) - Joshua Williamson,Rob Williams,Tim Seeley,Jason Fabok,Riley Rossmo,Tony Daniel,Jesus Merino,Fernando Pasarin,Robson Rocha,Howard Porter,Giuseppe Cafaro,Christian Duce

I liked the first issue, but not enough to pay like four or five bucks for every issue.   (And then I'd have to buy the Justice League tie-ins, too.)   Also, I think said co-worker was right: this went downhill.   It because a convoluted mess with an unsatisfactory ending. 

 

Perhaps if they'd done some solid character work, but they didn't do that, either. 

 

The art was pretty, though, and the Killer Croc fight against Aquaman was funny.  I also didn't hate it.   Most of this made sense up until it didn't, up until it became a sprawling mass of why is this happening?

 

Glad it's over!

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review 2017-08-13 20:15
Better
Suicide Squad (2016-) #23 - Rob Williams,Eddy Barrows,Eber Ferreira,Adriano Lucas,Agustin Padilla,Gus Vazquez

Less directly said about the Croc/Enchantress relationship, and more focus on getting things done. In this case, Waller orders the team to go after Killer Frost and Batman - and they start with Frost.   Still, they all know this will get Batman's attention.   There's more about Killer Frost and Diablo, too, especially since Waller forces Diablo to go after Frost when he claims to be, and genuinely seems to be, sick.   

 

Katana, and how loyal she is, why she isn't chipped, and what she wants to do for the team versus what she will do if pushed are all in here as well, and that's more exciting character development, even as a bigger storyline unfolds - a storyline that ties directly into the last storyline, and will have some big implications in the larger DC world. 

 

Looking forward to the next issue. 

 

 

 

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review 2017-08-13 19:59
Harley proves that she's not a terrible leader
Suicide Squad (2016-) #22 - Rob Williams,Eddy Barrows,Eber Ferreira,Adriano Lucas,Agustin Padilla

In fact, she might have convoluted, terrible plans on how to get her team out of convoluted, terrible things happening to them, but she had a plan.   A plan that, shockingly, worked, even if it ended up pitting a couple of her team members against each other for a while.   That seems very Harley: practical for the time. 

 

And the only reason this isn't five stars is that this takes the Killer Croc/June Moon relationship to a new, really weird place.  Like I'm okay with them dating, and even having sex, but having Croc and Enchantress verbalize why they care for each other skeeves me out, mostly because Enchantress gets really fucking weird.   In that two/threesome I vote that only June Moon gets to actually talk about the relationship.   Period.   

 

I think it was meant to be played funny, but I got disturbed, rolled my eyes by the third time because hitting me over the head, and then I got embarrassed for that relationship and where this comic is going with it. 

 

On the other hand, I love what Williams says about the relationship in other ways: the fact that Enchantress was willing to kill a teammate over Croc tells me much more than the fact that she burbles about how great him being a carnivore, cannibalistic, and psychopathically violent are. 

 

I'm excited about where this series is going as far as the metahuman threat, so there's that, too.   This is a hit and miss series for me: mostly hits, but there were some times when it needed to find it's legs a bit.   It's hitting another strong point and I'm glad about that fact!

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review 2017-07-20 17:48
Feels like this needs a more solid direction
Suicide Squad (2016-) #21 - Rob Williams,Adriano Lucas,Eddy Barrows,Eber Ferreira,Gus Vazquez

One of the things I loved about the original suicide squad was how political it was.   How it created strong female characters.   It had things to say, and it said them, and I think this might be why it felt so directed.  Pointedly so.  

 

I'm loving this incarnation of the Squad, but I think parting Flag and Harley up was a mistake.  It's things like that which make me feel like this has no direction.  I see the purpose of it narratively, but there seems to be no larger direction, no larger statement about the world and its politics, and that makes it feel like a bit like a ship at sea with no rudder to me. 

 

I'm hoping this pulls together soon.

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