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Have you ever been involved in a riot? It is like being on an all lettuce diet! Your stomach goes round - plus it makes a lot of sound - whilst deep inside you want it to be quiet. Or better yet, why don't you read this tale Written by Adam Glass; Drawn by Federico Dallocchio; and Published by DC Comics in February 2012.

So what’s the story morning glory?
In 'Abandon All Hope', we see everybody's favorite suicidal team, try to squelch a prison riot within twelve minutes, or else they will all be blown to smithereens for the sheer hell of it.

However, are they able to do this?  

  • Now Yo-Yo does try his best to do whatever he can - but I am afraid to say that Killer Shark has him for a snack, CHOMP!
  • An infirmed Black Spider tries his best likewise - not that it does him any good, THUD!
  • As for Deadshot on the other hand - well - he's running out of bullets by the second. Plus in addition to this, what ever he does attempt to do to curb this situation down - just leaves him injured on the floor, BOING!
  • But thank God for El'Diablo - as he warns the inmates of his fury if they don't return to there cells - and when they don't comply with his request - he shows them, BYE-BYE-RIOT!

Next, in the aftermath of this rambunctious turn of events, Amanda Waller does three things. (1) Thanks Floyd for his help, by allowing him to see his daughter. (2) Figures out that Harley Quinn was behind this prison riot. And (3) Begins forming a new squad to track her down as soon as possible. 

What is the most memorable sentence spoken in this issue?
I loved it when Waller realized who was behind the prison riot, and said "Quinn? Her! She did this. Wrap up Deadshot's visit and pull files for a new squad now".

Dramatically phrased, isn't it?

Was the story any good?
Now a part of me wants me to say that I did not like this story, because basically it was an all action issue. But I can't! I loved it! It did tell a story - it spun some character - and it was just a riotous read from beginning to end (excuse the pun).

Honestly, it was as if this story sucked me into its pages, and gave me that extra thrill within its four colour format. How it has done this is news to me though? As in essence, it is just a rescue ploy story with great personality.

Bless you Adam Glass -  you done it again - class in a comic.

Was the art any good?
Like last issue, the only problem I had with Ferderico's art, was the way in which it did come across as slightly too highly contrast on the page. The foreground was vivid - and the background was sparse.

However, his pacing, his layouts, and his 'cinematography', really did aide in the chronicling of what is just one massive fight scene. Good on you pal.

What is the best thing about this issue?
I enjoyed three things in this issue very much. Firstly, I liked the diametric paring of Deadshot and El Diablo - it's always good to see two characters who are not a match band together. Secondly, I liked the nice little personal touches scattered through out - Black Spiders stand-off - Deadshot with his daughter - El Diablo with his hesitancy - and Waller with her bravado. And thirdly, I liked the idea that Harley Quinn was the one who stated the riot to begin with, and is now the person wearing the jack-boots/

Ha! Can't wait for next issue.  

What is the worst thing about this issue?
Why the f*ck did they have to kill Yo-Yo for? Moreover, why did it have to be Killer Shark for apparently no reason what so ever? Killing for the sake of killing p*sses me off at times - especially when there is no need for it.

Though, for the time being, I will see where this is going, and just light a candle for Yo-Yo instead. Bless him.

Oh! And bring back Floyds moustache please!!!!

If you could sum up this issue in a phrase or saying, what would that phrase or saying be?
Because of the way that the prison riot was put to rest, I would have to say that the phrase 'Better the Devil You Know' is appropriate, don't you agree?

If this issue were a movie, an object, or a piece of music, what would that be and why? 
This one is a no brainier for me - Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues - nuff said.

What do you think would have made this issue better than it was?
Nothing really. Well, maybe if Killer Shark ate before the riot started, then maybe he would not have snacked on Yo-Yo.

Wait a minute? Isn't 'Snack on Yo-Yo' a protein shake?

Final thoughts...
Harley - Harley - Harley - Yeeeeahhhh-Haaaaaaa! I can't wait for next issue. It looks like it is going to be a blast. Well, the prospect of a new squad and a ruthless reunion does sound like its going to be a rascal of a read, doesn't it. 

Marks out of 10? 9

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