Suicide Squad 14 – 18

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Suicide Squad (Volume 5) #14
Written by Rob Williams
Art by John Romita Jr. and Eddy Barrows

Big shocker…Amanda Waller is not really dead. Actually, no one in this series ever stays dead so why call it Suicide Squad? I can’t say I enjoyed this issue all that much. It was just the Suicide Squad for some reason going after that Rustam guy and I don’t buy at all that they would stick together after being released from jail. This makes me miss how good Gail Simone’s Secret Six was. Remember when Deadshot had actual characterization?

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Suicide Squad (Volume 5) #15
Written by Rob Williams
Art by John Romita Jr. and Eddy Barrows

Okay I have to give it to Rob Williams he did write some funny Harley Quinn dialogue in this issue. At one point she yells a command, “Suicide Squad attack! Make defamatory comments! Use Sarcasm.” That gave me a chuckle. This was a much better written issue. Amanda Waller’s evil is always fun to read in a weird way. That being said, Romita and Barrows have very different art styles and it is jarring to see them both in one issue.

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Suicide Squad (Volume 5) #16
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Tony Daniel

Tony Daniel drawing an entire issue of Suicide Squad is a sight for sore eyes! This book hasn’t had an artist draw the whole issue in a while and I always enjoy Daniel’s work. It vastly improved this book in one issue as I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. This issue has the Suicide Squad trying to break into a vault under LexCorp Tower that has some kryptonite. I think the best parts are the conversation between Amanda and Lex. Williams shows he can get deep into the heads of these two characters at least. And the idea of putting a Kryptonite bomb in General Zod’s brain…that is comic book brilliance.

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Suicide Squad (Volume 5) #17
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Tony Daniel

Cosmonut is the coolest yet goofiest looking supervillain I have seen in a while with his hammerhead. I hope he shows up somewhere else! Emelia Harcourt is killed by Captain Boomerang – apparently she was spy for Russia or The People or something the whole time. This was another good issue, a lot of which has to do with having a talented and coherent artist at the helm.

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Suicide Squad (Volume 5) #18
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Tony Daniel

Zod pulls the kryptonite bomb out of his brain in this issue himself by lazering his head up. I am sorry but how in the hell is he possibly walking around – Kryptonian or not – with an open head wound and part of his brain missing. That is where I draw the line at my suspension of disbelief. Did Tony Daniel just make it worse than it was suppose to be. It would make sense only if he was an expert surgeon but he is not. I don’t buy this at all.

 

 

 

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