Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Suicide Squad #2 Review

Looking For The Exit To Arkham

Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 6, 2021

It's time to get back to the new Suicide Squad as they try to break William Cobb, aka Talon out of Arkham Asylum, during "A Day" of all times, where the Joker supposedly gassed out the entire facility, killing a mess of fools in the process. So yeah, things aren't really working out for Peacemaker on his first mission as team leader....... you know, since everyone on his team was essentially killed. Let's jump into this issue if we can get Conner Kent, Superboy into the asylum for some backup. Let's check it out.

In our previous issue we essentially laid out the team and what the new status quo for our favorite task force was going to be....... before we murdered all of them but the big thing we did the last issue was see the assault on Arkham Asylum and if you enjoyed that....... well, I hope you enjoyed that because that's what you'll continue getting in this issue. The big difference that we have going on here is that Superboy shows up with a new squad of baddies to help Peacemaker get William Cobb out of the poison-filled facility. That new team, which like the last one doesn't last all that long is made up of Nocturna, Mindwarp, Culebra, and Exit.

This new team is there to get Peacemaker and Talon out while leaving a body double in his place so that they don't get Batman on their tale and this is done in a great way that really connects the events of "A Day" altogether from other stories we've seen and even though our team believes they got out clean, it looks like Batman may be on the Suicide Squad's tail as this series continues. On top of that, we set up the dynamic between Peacemaker and Superboy, where you know they're going to continue to butt heads as we move forward and that seems like an interesting story that I can't wait to see, not to mention that we still have to catch up to where we were in Future State and it looks like Amanda Waller plans on getting the Teen Titans Academy student Bolt recruited onto her team.

All in all, I loved the art in this issue and while we essentially have another issue of an assault on Arkham, this continued to work in my mind because of the new characters introduced, not to mention that we get to see what the relationship between Peacemaker and Superboy is going to be going forward, not to mention that we continue to see Amanda Waller's obsession in creating the perfect Task Force X and the extreme lengths she'll take to achieve her goals. This is a fun and interesting title that has become something that I really look forward to and I hope that it continues to be as good as this as it continues.

Bits and Pieces:

The art and character dynamics are strong in this issue as we continue to watch everyone in Arkham Asylum die during "A Day" and while we do a lot of what we did in the previous issue, this does enough to make sure this is interesting and just different enough to make it feel fresh, not to mention that I love seeing new characters brought in to fill out the Squad as they're needed. Another fun issue to a series that is on its way to being one of my most anticipated series each month.


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