Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Suicide Squad #41 Review and **SPOILERS**

Deadshot-Daughter Day

Writer: Rob Williams 
Pencils: Eduardo Pansica 
Inks: Julio Ferreira 
Colors: Adriano Lucas 
Letters: Pat Brosseau 
Cover: David Yardin 
Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
Editor: Mike Cotton 
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham 
Cover Price: $2.99 
On Sale Date: May 9, 2018


That “Hack hates Waller” business now behind us, it looks like we’re going to revisit a member of the Suicide Squad that’s been overlooked for the last three or four story arcs: Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot! Yep, that one-handed trick-shootin’ assassin is getting the spotlight again, and it looks like Batman’s the one shining it. So let’s check out my review of Suicide Squad #41, right here!

Explain It!

So it looks like the evil secret organization that is not as evil or secret as the League of Assassins, known as Kobra, has kidnapped Deadshot’s daughter. And of course, he needs some time off from Belle Reve prison so he can rescue her from the clutches of whatever freaky deaky shit they’re into. Of course, Amanda Waller won’t give him furlough—even though she just endangered everyone for ten issues over protecting her own family—but in her defense, Deadshot is in prison. Still, folks like Katana know he’s got a spark of nice guy in him, and he deserves this break from the barred walls—but her pleas fall on deaf ears.
Waller’s got bigger fish to fry, anyway. With Enchantress off the table, and Killer Croc proving useless without her steadying influence, Amanda’s got a new position or two to fill on the team. While she mulls that over, Batman breaks into Belle Reve silently and frees Deadshot, so they can go off and face Kobra together, and rescue Deadshot’s daughter. This incenses Waller, even moreso because Katana lets them get away at the end in exchange for having chopped off Deadshot’s forearm many moons ago. I’m sorry, but I think you owe him a bit more than that! Disillusioned by Katana’s betrayal, Waller reveals the new member of Task Force X—all the way from Iron Heights Prison, it’s Captain Cold!
And that pretty much wraps it up for this issue. Looks like Batman and Deadshot are gonna team up to take down Kobra in the coming issues, and I just bet that the new Suicide Squad Lite team of Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Captain Cold. Wait, two captains on the team? This is gonna get ugly. For three bucks, this isn’t a terrible amount of story, but it’s certainly not value-added. And didn’t we have an entire issue of Batman breaking into Belle Reve before? They should just give the guy a key. Combine all of this with some decent but not fully-polished artwork, and what you have is an issue of Suicide Squad you could probably do without.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue sets the stage for an unlikely team-up that is revealed on the front cover. That team-up may come to something interesting, but this issue certainly didn't. Task Force X gaining a new member is probably the most exciting thing in the issue, and it happens on the last page.



  1. really hoping that Captain Cold stays a member and we see more of a roster shake-up