Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Suicide Squad #10 Review

Caught Black Handed

Written By: Robbie Thompson
Art By: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, Dexter Soy, Marcelo Maiolo, Allen Passalaqua
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 7, 2021

When last we left our Squad they were definitely going above their paygrade when they took a ship to Oa and freed a bird-skulled fiend they named Yorick, but soon bit off more than they could chew when a United Federation guard of Thanagarian Wingmen showed up to back up our powerless Green Lantern Corps. Let's jump into this issue and see how our Squad will survive such an onslaught or if they even will. Let's check it out.

For this issue of Suicide Squad we see that freeing this bird-skulled foe of the Corps wasn't our Squad's only mission and in that reveal we get the majority of what keeps me interested in this trek to Oa, but even with my interest, this mission still feels like more than our Squad should be handling, especially with how ill-prepared our members of Major Force, Match, Nocturna, Black Siren, Ambush Bug, Culebra, and Talon are at working as a team or even going up against the threats that find them in this part of our story. That being said though, beyond our main mission and the awesome new reveal of what/who they were after, the book continues to impress me with its character work because while I don't need to know that Major Force is a piece of shit because I've been seeing it for thirty years and because of that it isn't focused on explicitly, what I do need to see more of is the strange romantic turn between Match and Nocturna and if you're like me, you'll want to get this issue to have that spotlighted.

Yeah, I like a lot of this issue but the main story and trek that our heroes go on feels weird and only gets weirder this issue with how our Squad utilizes Culebra's dying to their benefit. It's a strange progression that makes things come off silly/hokey, and hopefully, it won't be used again like this, but I guess the ends justify the means because even though I wasn't happy about this, I'm happy to move forward with the fruits of its labor, not to mention Rick Flag is almost at Task Force X Island and the siege is about to begin against Amanda Waller.

All in all, I continue to love the art in this series and the characters involved..... I just hope that the stories feel a bit more grounded going forward because this whole "insert Squad into other current books" thing feels like a strange gimmick and it's not working for me but thankfully the characters and the way they are written keep me on board and now on top of that we'll be having a new intriguing element added to the series that I can't wait to see. So yeah, this is an issue about ups and downs for me but thankfully the ups definitely outweigh the downs and things look promising going forward...... Also, I gotta see more of that Match/Nocturna romance... What should we call that Matchturna?

Bits and Pieces:

With great art and great character work, not to mention an addition to this series that should get anyone excited we have ourselves a decent issue that I look forward to continuing...... I just hope the situation/scenarios that our Squad finds themselves in feels more natural going forward and that the scavenger hunt aspect of this book plays out in a way that feels satisfying.


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