Written by: Jai Nitz
Art by: Cliff Richards
Two weeks have gone by since El Diablo had joined the secret organization Checkmate and he honestly feels like he's making a difference. That changes when on his most recent mission, Parasite comes in to fight. However, this isn't the usual power hungry metahuman we know, but just a puppet for Amanda Waller to try and talk to her ex-squad member in an attempt to bring him back. Will El Diablo believe Amanda Waller's claims of Checkmate's dark side? Probably not.
I will say that while this may not be the emotional story I was hoping for like Deadshot's, I still find it an enjoying story that gives people a taste of Chato Santana. It does it's best to show off the character of El Diablo, even adding a fascinating new take on his powers, but the cost is slowing down the main plot. In the grand scheme of things, we have two fight scenes, one of which is within a mindscape, and when he wakes up, were done. Despite it feeling bogged down, the ending does make me curious about where this story is heading. Just like the story, the art was also a mixed bag. While there are some fantastic designs for characters with great colors, there were other times where the character's eyes looked like they were going to pop out of their head, especially on El Diablo.
Overall, I thought it was entertaining, and I can't wait for next month's chapter.
Boomerang: What Goes Around Comes Around
Written by: Micheal Moreci
Art by: Oscar Bazaldua
With the promise of being guided home, Boomerang joins forces with South American children who have been experimented on to fight against their oppressor, El Jaguar. What's in his way? An army of mind controlled metahumans! Will Boomerang finally get his chance to be a hero? Or will he be crushed... and burned... and electrocuted... Oh who are we kidding, he's dead meat.