Monday, March 8, 2021

Suicide Squad #1

For the second time in a calendar year, DC relaunches Suicide Squad with a new team. Notable here is the inclusion of the Peacemaker, the character who John Cena will play in the upcoming 2021 film The Suicide Squad (although the rest of that team bares little resemblance to what we see here). Amanda Waller is back in command, in full-figured form, as is Rick Flag (although he's far from pleased with the new direction the Suicide Squad is headed, starting with the recruitment of a new member inside Arkham Asylum).

The rest of the team is made up of Bolt, Film Freak, and Shrike - all of whom die in Arkham while attempting to kidnap and recruit Talon to the Squad.

It's always hard any volume of Suicide Squad on a single issue because you aren't sure what the team will look like after the smoke clears and several characters are killed. This version looks neither better or worse than last year's model, although it foreshadows the possibility for more meaningful missions.

[DC, $3.99]

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