Monday, June 1, 2020

Suicide Squad #5

Suicide Squad #5 opens in mid-battle in Australia with the Squad kicking the shit out of Captain Boomerang who some want to recruit and some want dead. Returning to base with Boomerang doesn't clear things up as, after being ordered to execute the same target they just risked their lives to retrieve, Deadshot leads a mutiny beginning with ending Lok's short run with a bullet to the face.

This was my first check-in with the series since it's premiere issue. Overall the comic feels a bit bloated with extra characters (although, in the tradition of Suicide Squad, you would expect many of these to be cannon fodder at some point). With everyone now after them, I'd expect some causalities in the issues to come.

There are two big takeaways here. First, the crew appears to be setting out on their own. Second, we discover the man behind the curtain pulling Lok's strings is... Ted Kord? Well, that's certainly surprising (and pretty out of character for the former Blue Beetle). The motives of the very Maxwell Lord-ish Ted are going to take some explaining.

[DC, $3.99]

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