Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Suicide Squad #27 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Matt Kindt
Art By: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 15, 2014

In The Company Of Strangers

The Squad isn't looking so good lately.  Two issues ago Harley Quinn betrayed the Suicide Squad, consisting of Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and herself.  She also screwed over a team that was put together by a fake Amanda Waller who sent them after O.M.A.C.  That team consisted of Steel, Power Girl, Warrant, and The Unknown Soldier.  Oh.  How did she screw them over you ask, well she used OMAC to drop a mountain on top of their heads.  So yeah, screwed over pretty bad.  Harley then gave OMAC over to the Thinker, who sent him after Amanda Waller, who just released King Shark's father Kamo.  You following so far?  So with all that said, we're going to take a peak into how the two teams are doing after having a mountain dropped on them.

Explain It!:

So this rag tag team is stuck underground, and the only way to get out is to work together.  The team splits off in groups of two, and they search the collapsed mountain complex for a way out.  the groups consist of Power Girl and Unknown Soldier, Steel and Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot and Warrant.  Weird thing here is they keep just referring to Captain Boomerang as Boomerang.  I don't know if this is something new for the New 52, or if recently they decided to drop the Captain, but I don't like it, and I'm not going to do it.  Hell I might promote him to Major to spite everyone else.  So yeah.

Now the middle of this book is filled with origins, and to find out what characters have been up to.  So the skinny of it for those that might not know, Power Girl was Supergirl of Earth 2, and Unknown Soldier lost his family, and now he's a top secret killing machine.  Steel left Metropolis, and has been protecting a village in Australia until it was destroyed, and he was recruited by the fake Amanda Waller.  Captain Boomerang is a psychopath who's good with a boomerang.  Deadshot recounts his Villain's Month issue, and Warrant is a super assassin for Israel, who's next target is actually Deadshot.  So there you have it.  Everything you need to know.

While Deadshot and Warrant are searching for a way out, the floor collapses beneath Warrant and he almost falls down a sewer tunnel full of raging waters, but he's able to grab a piece of wood and suspend himself above the water.  Deadshot not wanting to lie if asked did he kill Warrant, shoots the piece of wood, and let's Warrant be taken away by the current.  Honesty is the best policy.  Finally the group finds a way out of the mountain, and Unknown Soldier plans on them working together to take back Belle Reve.  Minus Warrant of course.

In the end, back at Belle Reve, OMAC is fighting King Shark and his father Kamo.  Amanda Waller thinking that all is lost, is planning on using Bell Reve's self destruct system, when she's interrupted by a plea for help on the computer screen.  Apparently OMAC's host Kevin Kho is still trapped within OMAC, and needs help.  Hopefully he gets what's coming to him after making Blue Beetle be in Threshold.  I miss Blue Beetle.

Bits and Pieces:

Most of the issue feels like filler, full of information we already know.  But somehow I found this story fun, and at times delightfully surreal.  I don't know how to really describe it but halfway through the issue I didn't like it, but by the time I got to the end I did.  Possibly it's just what the book might be leading to that got me excited, but be the judge.  With April's solicits calling issue 30 the end, get your Suicide Squad fun while you can.


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