Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Suicide Squad #11 Review


Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 25, 2020

It's such a shame this book has to end.  It's one of the few bright spots in my DC Comics reading and review list, but I get it.  It wasn't a huge seller (shame on those who didn't buy it!), and the team doesn't resemble the movie Squad, so why not end it now as DC heads for a two-month Future State break and then who knows what.  Still, it's a bittersweet feeling when you have to review a finale to a book you've been enjoying, but here goes...

The issue opens with something so crazy that I won't spoil it here in my review.  I want to think it's Tom Taylor giving the middle finger to all those critics who say he only kills people, and that makes me laugh.  It also might be carrying on into Future State, which would be pretty damn cool if that's the case!  It's also going to be hard to explain what happens in the book without spoiling it, but I will give it a go.

Tom Taylor continues to show the Revolutionaries as a family of misfits and while I would have loved more info on some of them (Chaos Kitty), seeing them work together is awesome.  They also have a huge set of brass balls on them when Ted Kord's "help" arrives, and they tell them what's what.  I am glad that Taylor had the Revolutionaries save the day and not the usual suspects.

We also get the feels moment between Harley and Deadshot's daughter, Zoe, that I was hoping we'd get.  It's not forced or over the top, and that made it more emotional overall.

The issue ends with the Revolutionaries taking it to the streets and gathering up everyone responsible for their troubles and warning them to stop or else.  The issue does end with a bit of open-endedness that hints at a possible Revolutionaries book in the future, which would be crazy, but I am down for it if it happens!

This finale was a nice way to end the series.  Tom Taylor puts the Squad front and center, shows they are family (including a reunion), and makes me want to see more of them.  Bruno Redondo makes everything look great, and if you haven't read this series, you should give it a try even if you wait for DC Infinite to do so.  It's well worth it!

Bits and Pieces:

Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo end their Suicide Squad run by showing how kickass the Revolutionaries are while hinting at a possible future.  They are just as much a family as a team, and I have enjoyed the short time I've spent with them.  Hopefully, we will see them soon!


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