SUICIDE SQUAD #4

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There once was a lady called Amanda Waller. Who is now considerably quite taller. I remember when she was fat – and also an old bat – that liked to play games with a sexual caller. Now if you want to know what the f*ck I am talking about, then you best read this comic book Written by Adam Glass; Drawn by Ferderico Dallocchio; and Published by DC Comics in January 2012.

So what’s the story morning glory?
In this issue of the Suicide Squad – entitled ‘Bad Company’ – we are presented with such topics as Death, Surprise, and Betrayal, plus, a cliff-hanger that is a right b*stard.

DEATH – Whilst the Suicide Squad searches for some bigot called ‘Coil’, whomever they ‘ask’ about this cock-a-spaniel ends up dieing on them – by either Squad hands or their own.

SURPRISE – Harley Quinn is shocked to hear from Captain Boomerang that the Joker is dead – a piece of information that is quickly confirmed by Deadshot.

BETRAYAL – Once in the lair of Grey Lora, Deadshot turns the tables on Captain Boomerang, and offers him up to her on a plate – freedom and information for the life of the person who killed her lover. She agrees.

A RIGHT B*STARD – As soon as the Squad are back in Wallers custody, she throws them into a holding cell (minus Harley), until they are needed a couple of minutes later – save Belle Reeve prison from the rampaging inmates, or else, BOOM!

What is the most memorable sentence spoken in this issue?
Fair enough, this may be because I have not heard ‘Digger’ say it in quite a while, but I did get a buzz when he said ‘Sheilas’.

For your knowledge, this is a colloquial Australian term for ‘ladies’ of a common disposition. 

Was the story any good?
Yes – I did not mind this issue at all. Well, how could I hate it? Waller treated her team like gits – Deadshot got his own back on Captain Boomerang – and my Harley Sweey Harley, is primed and ready to cause trouble with a single devilish look.

Also, I did like that new chap, Yo-Yo, I just hope that he isn’t the person who dies next issue.

Was the art any good?
Now to be perfectly honest with you, I felt that this issues artwork was a tad too repetitive at times. You see, the deep contrast and the bold colours do come across as a bit outré and murky in places, even though regular artist, Ferderico Dallocchio, is fairly consistent. Moreover, I found the gradient background filler overly used as well.

However, to also juxtapose this view a tad, the more ‘hard core’ scenes were all sinisterly composed – which I felt aided the tone of this book quite a lot.

What is the best thing about this issue?
The two things that really stuck out for me in this issue was Harley ‘ominous poses’ (very revealing), and I enjoyed the mess at the end (very D-Day for next issue, huh?).

What is the worst thing about this issue?
OK, this may just be a plot thread that writer, Adam Glass, will pick up later, but I hope that this is not the last we will see of Captain Boomerang – he’s one of those ‘git-faced’ characters that really aides the personality in a covert book such as this one.

Plus, I was not too keen how Deadshot appears to be everybody’s patsy all of a sudden – he’s not Rick Flag, he Floyd Lawson, God damn it!!!

If you could sum up this issue in a phrase or saying, what would that phrase or saying be?
Now I cannot really remember at the moment were this quote came from, and on top of that, I cannot really remember the whole quote. But it was something like ‘Hold on to your socks or you might get chicken pox’ – or something of a similar nature.

If this issue were a movie, an object, or a piece of music, what would that be and why? 
Whilst reading this issue, a song popped into my mind straight away. It’s a heavy song, it’s a rocking song, and it is a song which reminded me of the reckless abandonment presented in this tale.

So take it away Motorhead, ‘Ace of Spades’.




What do you think would have made this issue better than it was?
Personally speaking, I would have liked this issue to have been slightly more focused, as it did feel like a grungy children’s tale full of bad guys and b*stards, who were strolling through a kingdom comprised of ‘evil people’ and idiots.

Slightly too loose – more concentration next time please. 

Final thoughts...
Seriously speaking, I am wondering what my mate David, from suicidesquadtaskforcex.blogspot.com, will think of my review. And in addition to this, I just am happy that this series seems to be just hitting its stride now, and becoming one of my most favourite reads each and every month.

Viva la Suicide Squad!!!!!

Marks out of 10? 8.5