pretty much what I was expecting so far...a lot of fun, and making a better job of the awkward main plot of the movie. all that crazy, zigzag, herky-jerky, "keep filling in the blanks with a million ill-placed flashbacks" crapola has been erased, and we have a clean narrative. of a main storyline I don't think was the best choice in the whole wide world. regardless, Marv Wolfman has done novels before, so I know he's never Shakespeare, but he can handle himself well (when he isn't being an insensitive dick with phrases like "beat-up beautiful", which understandably set off Grimlock just when things had been going alright...). Marv Wolfman is actually my favorite comic-book writer ever; he gave me Nova, Blade, Vigilante, The New Teen Titans, my all-time favorite Spider-Man run (Amazing Spider-Man #s 182-202ish, especially #s 193-200), an underrated run on Fantastic Four (attempted a grand crossover with Nova just as they canceled that series, but what got published was certainly worthwhile--Human Torch fans take note). what else?...oh Marv co-created Bullseye ("co-created" means the artist was in on any character creation and should at least be acknowledged in that manner), Night Force (reunited with Gene Colan, from their classic days on Tomb OF Dracula), then there's Deathstroke, The Omega Men, wrote some Werewolf By Night, there was Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), I think he was in on the original Ms. Marvel launch, wrote some Batman tales including Batman: Year 3...you get the picture.
if you're thinking "okay, that's everything BUT Suicide Squad", well, you're right! that's what's so cool--I get to see Marv Wolfman handling Deadshot, finally. in a way I would not have predicted, say 5 years ago. so I'll read this out of adoration for both my favorite team, and my favorite comic-book guy doing the novel. (I...I just wish they'd filmed the "Dragon's Hoard" storyline, or something).