Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Suicide Squad #24 Review and *SPOILERS*

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Patrick Zircher
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 9, 2013

Talk About Rag Tag

Well I've missed the Suicide Squad, and I'm glad we're back in the groove.  We got Matt Kindt starting out with his first issue, and I can see why he was writing so many Villain's Month issues.  This issue was full of characters.  Alright lets jump right into it.

Explain It!

We start the issue with a Belle Reve in shambles.  Turns out that after Amanda Waller got a hold of Deadshot, and Harley Quinn she stayed inside the rioting prison.  But Amanda knows things about this prison that others do not, and found herself a nice little secret office to hold up in.

We find out that Amanda ordered Deadshot to find more team members to go to Colorado, to find a weapon.  She wants the weapon brought back to Belle Reve so she can keep it from the Crime Syndicate.  But we also find that this isn't the only team Amanda Waller has put together to do this.  On one end we have the Suicide Squad, consisting of Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and Captain Boomerang. (missed him.)  On the other team we have a character I'm not familiar with named Warrant, Steel, Unknown Soldier, and Power Girl.  Wow.  Just wow.  Who could of seen these characters as a team?

Another part of the story going on at Belle Reve, we see Jimmy Gordon Jr. watching a bunch of inmates putting together a satellite for an inmate called The Thinker.  The Thinker's lieutenant King Shark makes sure that the inmates are continually working.  At first in this issue I thought they were referring to King Shark as the Thinker.  Man did I laugh. 

When the rag tag team of superheroes show up to the complex in Colorado they find the weapon they were looking for, and also they find that they are to late.  The Suicide Squad are already there, and trying to control the weapon.  Whats the weapon you ask.  Well we finally find out what happened to OMAC after Justice League International Annual.  Omactivate!  So Waller's playing both sides against each other, and in the end we find out that she may be being controlled by The Thinker.  In the last panel we see that she is wearing a head blowing up collar.  Oh my.

Bits and Pieces

So much going on in this issue.  Matt Kindt certainly jammed his first issue of Suicide Squad full of awesome.  I was really hoping at this new start we wouldn't be seeing James Gordon Jr.  Man I hate him.  But with all the extras thrown in I really can't complain that much.  I'm really interested in seeing where Mr. Kindt will take us on his journey, and already can't wait for next month.  Only downside isn't really a downside.  This is a book full of characters, and it has always been, it just might be too many for one issue, especially if it continues to be this chock full.  But it was a fun issue, check it out.



  1. I've become a huge James Gordon Jr fan since he's shown up so personally I'm happy he's around and love his role as this force in the shadows who is smart enough to realize he shouldn't try to fight any of these people straight on.

  2. When i first read the issue, I had no clue what was going on, them read it again and kinda understood but after the review it really cleared it up! Now I see what a great issue!

  3. Glad the review helped. This is a title that has great promise, but seems to have been passed over by most people. Hopefully with Matt Kindt on writing this book will find a larger audience.