Wednesday, July 9, 2014
COMIC BOOK REVIEW: "New Suicide Squad #1 (New 52)"
Writer: Sean Ryan
Art: Jeremy Roberts
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Roberts & Blond
Variant Cover: Ivam Reis, Joe Prado & Rod Reis
Assistant Editor: Amadeo Turturro
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
I'll be quite blunt: I only bought New Suicide Squad #1 because of Deathstroke. I like Deadshot and Harley Quinn, but with my limited budget, I cant read all that I want to.
But when I saw a few months back that DC was adding Slade to the roster, I knew I had to be at my local store on New Comic Book Day!
I wasn’t sure what to expect, aside from gratuitous bloodshed.
What I got was a whirlwind of a comic, with Deathstroke shoving his pistol into Harley's mouth just three pages in. I was unsure if adding Joker's Daughter would just make it more fluff, the kind of stuff that might make more younger girls pick the book up, but their rivalry is only one layer to this deep story.
There's murder, jealousy, threats and conspiracy begins the scenes.
I don't know if they'll keep Slade here after he gets his own series come October, but I do know that I'll keep reading New Suicide Squad! (By the way, I'm hoping for a New Suicide Squad/Teen Titans crossover sometime soon!)
5/5--DC is getting better in the New 52!
Purchase New Suicide Squad #1 via:
Barnes and Noble (NOOK)
Your local comic shop!