Rainbows and Bloodshed
Written By: Brian Buccellato and Mike W. Barr
Art By: Viktor Bogdanovic and Diogenes Neves
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 22, 2016
Well, it's been a long war, but its time for things to come to a close. The last time saw our sword wielding warrior of virtue, Katana had learned what Kobra was trying to harness as a weapon: The Aurakale! He used these colorful beings to create the metahuman Halo! Deadshot, on the other hand, learned that his replacement had kidnapped his daughter and has challenged him to a duel to see who is the better Deadshot. While it's made perfectly obvious that this comic was made just to boost interest for the movie, I won't say that it's completely a waste of space sell out. There were fun action scenes in Katana's half of the book while Deadshot's story alone carried the series. So does this series close properly or will it fall back into the trope of lame sell out issues? Let's find out...
Katana: Death and Redemption
Written by: Mike W. Barr
Art by: Diogenes Neves
Deadshot: Night of the Hunter
Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Viktor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend, Michael Spicer
Lawton gets challenged to a duel by Will Evans for the true title of Deadshot. If he doesn't follow the rules, he will kill his daughter. That's basically the whole story of the issue, but hot damn is it a good one. The duel takes place on an abandoned lighthouse island with a forest, making the whole scenario feel like the Most Dangerous Game, and the way each character plays it fits what we've learned over the series. Will is a sniper who feels that there are rules and regulations to this game; an unseen order. Lawton knows better and cheats to gain the upper hand. I won't say how because it's something that really should be read. The art team is able to pull out a great looking final issue, especially during the duel. This story has proven time and time again it can carry the book, and it proved it one last time here.