Written by: Sean Ryan
Art by: Philippe Briones, Blonde and Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 13. 2016
Well, this is the end of Sean Ryan and Philippe Briones' run on New Suicide Squad and I am one unhappy camper. Actually, I'm always an unhappy camper because I hate camping, but I'm also upset that Ryan and Briones are leaving this book. The two of them kicked ass and took names and I don't care what anyone says, I know in my heart of hearts that they were screwed out of finishing a story that they deserved to finish. Sean Ryan focused on character development and took every shitty character thrown at him (Reverse Flash and Joker's Daughter come to mind) and did the unthinkable...made it work and made it work good. Philipe Briones added his part and made it all look great. What did they get for their efforts? A pink slip and the door! Bullshit!!! As a fan of DC Comics, I shouldn't be surprised, but I can still be pissed off. So, I am writing this review in a sour mood, but I won't let that affect things...much. Was this issue a good send off to one of my favorite creative teams? Let's find out...
The issue opens with Bonnie (who I never realized was the assistant warden...way to go Bonnie!) trying to find Vic Sage. She seems worried about him even though we all know he's a real piece of shit. He proves that fact once again when we see him giving information to Black Manta that will ruin Amanda Waller. I know it's the same type of thing that Waller is trying to do to Sage, but I don't like Sage and I am a fan of "The Wall". Sage also must want to prove he's vying for super-villain status because he explains his entire plan to take down Waller, but unfortunately, Bonnie hears the whole thing. Unfortunate for Bonnie, that is.
Bonnie is another character that I've made fun of in my reviews and on the podcast. She's been pretty much useless and a waste of panel space...until now. Sean Ryan spins his black magic and makes her a hero...and then something else. Poor Bonnie.