Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Suicide Squad #3 Review

Written by: Sean Ryan
Art by: Tom Derenick, Jeremy Roberts and Rob Hunter
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date; October 8, 2014

The Doctor is In

New Suicide Squad has been a fun ride so far.  Yes, it's far from perfect, but isn't that the point of a book featuring villains on crazy missions with micro bombs ready to blow up their heads when and if (usually when) they disobey orders?  Sean Ryan continues the fun this month and even takes a few more steps towards me actually tolerating Joker's Daughter.  I will never like her, but Ryan is doing wonders.

This issue is all about "team".  The New Suicide is far from one at this point and it all starts at the top.  There is a power struggle between Vic Sage and Amanda Waller.  Sage calls the shots, but Waller holds the head blower upper button (that is the official name, right?)  While all hell breaks loose, these too just keep on bickering and posturing.

The Hell breaking loose in this issue is Joker's Daughter versus Harley Quinn and it is pretty awesome.  Joker's Daughter is just pure rage fueled by the need to have the Joker (and his face) all to herself.  The funny thing is, Harley doesn't want him.  She gets her point across with kicks, punches and pointed words.  In the end, it seems like Harley is trying to help JD from making the same mistakes she did.  Dr. Harleen Quinzell is in the house!

The only one in the whole book with a good head on his shoulders is Black Manta.  He must know this whole thing is screwed up, but he's a man of honor and goes by the "no man left behind" philosophy.  That means he wants to save Deadshot.

It's not going to be easy since Deadshot is captured and being tortured.  The book ends by going from bad to worse to Oh Shit! when a familiar face shows up.  I won't spoil it, but this is the last person Deadshot wants to see in his current situation.

This was another fun issue.  Sean Ryan does a good job of keeping brutal action light enough to laugh at.  He continues playing everyone against each other which is the early identity of his run.  If this continues, I'll continue enjoying it each month.

The art was also good again this month.  With Jeremy Roberts and Rob Hunter on art (with Tom Derenick on layouts), everything looked fine.  There was no transition problems between the two and I enjoyed the character work and action

Bits and Pieces:

New Suicide Squad #3 may not advance the story much, but it was a fun and action filled ride.  The team is a mess and it's only getting messier.  Maybe it's because I didn't expect too much, but I've enjoyed Sean Ryan and Jeremy Robert's run so far and am looking forward to seeing more.


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