Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Suicide Squad #6 Review

What's Up With Superboy?

Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Dexter Soy, Alex Sinclair, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 3, 2021

In our last issue of Suicide Squad we saw that Bloodsport has been traversing the Multiverse looking for new recruits for Amanda Waller and when he landed on Earth-3 and saw the evil version of Black Canary, Black Siren, he knew that she was perfect for Task Force X. It's just too bad that he got into a confrontation with Ultraman and decided to try some Kryptonite on him..... So yeah, we have a beefed-up Ultraman and our squad this issue is on their way to Earth-3 to try and collect one of theirs. Let's jump into this issue and see if the mission to Earth-3 is a suicide mission. Let's check it out.

So in this issue, we spend some time to try and collect a baddie from our world who has the power to vibrate through things, and while I thought that we were initially trying to get a new member on the team, what I didn't realize is that this is the start of perpetuating the idea that if we have characters go to another world, they need to vibrate at the same frequency and while I know that we've seen different things in the past, where you get sent back to your own world if you don't or like in Future State: Suicide Squad, the vibrations will kill you, I just don't like this idea because it keeps people from having Multiversal fun....... not to mention we see people going to different worlds all the time and they're fine. That's not the case here though and we have to tap into frequency jibing technology to keep our team on Earth-3 while they hunt for Bloodsport.

On Earth-3 though, which I'm happy to be back there, especially since we ended out Crime Syndicate mini this week as well, we see our Suicide Squad try and take on Ultraman...... but pretty much just Superboy is the one going after the evil doppelganger of our Man of Steel and that's fine. Superboy vs. Ultraman is a main event that I want to see but there's more going on in this that we don't understand with our Teen of Steel and while the fight is cool, it's surrounded some mystery that we don't fully understand and while it's cool to see Conner hold his own, the cliffhanger is by far the reason that you'll want to keep reading the Suicide Squad because while this Earth-3 jaunt wasn't what I wanted it to be, we're getting to the point where some of the mystery of what's wrong with Superboy will be revealed..... and I can't wait.

All in all, I continue to love the art in this series and the continued mystery of what's going on with Superboy keeps me interested in every issue, which is great because that ramps up completely here, but I still find myself wanting more in Amanda Waller's quest to achieve the greatest Suicide Squad she can, not to mention that the path to Future State we're on is one I'd like to detour around, but that being said there's still fun to be had here even if the pages are filled with ways to get to Earth-3 then to get to Earth-3 and then only fight Ultraman a bit before leaving. I mean, it's enjoyable for the most part because it's something that you don't normally get to see but there's not a ton of substance behind it and I hope that the substance flows continuously in the next issue because for the badass cliffhanger that we got here, I want to drink in all the exposition we can get.

Bits and Pieces:

While Suicide Squad continues to be fun and divvies out enough mystery and intrigue to keep me wanting more, I can't help but feel that I wish we were getting a little bit more substance in the majority of the book because while I love Earth-3 and the idea of Superboy fighting Ultraman, there wasn't a lot to it overall. Thankfully the art is amazing, the cliffhanger is fantastic and there are enough smaller moments that keep a smile on my face throughout the issue.


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