The art was, at times, embarrassing. Like mouths don't move that way embarrassing. The storylines were okay, but that was about it. The characters were, for the most part, uninteresting. And seeing as this had DC's version of Deadpool and Lady Deadpool, how could it go wrong?
In so many ways. Harley bounced between being semi-sane and batshit crazy for no reason. Pretty much, the writer took 'insane' to mean she didn't have to have a consistent character.
Death stroke was just an uninteresting version of Deadpool.
I didn't care for any of the others, although Joker's Daughter reminded me of Daken. Who is an asshole for no good reason other than Marvel thought a psychopath who was Wolverine's son would sell.
Um, yeah, no. Did not like. Oh, right, this also brought Victor Sage into the mix. Except he was boring, brutish, and a government tool. Nothing at all like what I was expecting or hoping for. Blah, blah, blah.
Will not be reading anymore Suicide Squad books at all in the near future, this is how much I've been soured on this. Two stars because the art was inconsistent, meaning it was okay to good at times. Also, for trying to make a bad idea work on the author's part. Look, the purpose of the Suicide Squad is that they go into super dangerous situations and do what the government can't admit to doing. They're psychopaths knowing for pulling these stunts, so it looks like this is a team of villains doing what comes naturally.
Except if you've got so much infighting that the missions don't get completed, well, what's the point. The one single panel explaining that the government liked it, because it looked sloppy and more realistic was such a bad attempt - although an actual attempt - at explaining why this wasn't being shut down made me roll my eyes. Because, yeah, that's exactly what politicians want: the job not getting done to make it look good. What now?
Look, everyone tried. They just failed miserably in my opinion.
Just because this lessens the blow a little.