Monday, December 30, 2019

Suicide Squad #1

DC launches a new version of the Suicide Squad pitting a makeshift team against a group of super-powered terrorists known as the Revolutionaries. There are a few familiar faces in Deadshot and Harley Quinn but the rest of the team, chosen not by Amanda Waller but by her replacement Lok, features questionable members like the Cavalier, the Shark, Zebra Man, and Magpie.

As we've seen in several previous versions of the series, not all of the members will make it through the first issue alive. The twist here is that most are used as nothing more than cannon fodder in order for Lok to recruit the Revolutionaries as their replacements. My trouble here is that most of the Revolutionaries don't seem much more interesting that the Squad members who they are replacing (at least the D-Listers were worth making fun of).

There's not a big enough draw here for me to return anytime soon, although fans of more recent versions of Task Force X may find enough here to keep their interest. That said, I did enjoy Zebra Man's inclusion here, and Harley's questions about his gimmick. Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $3.99]

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