SUICIDE SQUAD #7

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Gotham is a very violent City. It's like a dodgy mattress which is a little bit gritty. The Suicide Squad agrees - especially when they got those flees - from that woman with a funny looking titty. True story, just ask Writer: Adam Glass; Artists: Clayton Hendry and Ig Guara; and Publisher: DC Comics in April 2012.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
In this final part of 'The Hunt for Harley Quinn', we are presented with a set-up, an origin, and a resolution, which is as nutty as the Joker himself.

THE SET-UP: Under Amanda Waller instructions, the Suicide Squad has to infiltrate Gotham City Police Departments Headquarters, and nab Harley Quinn before she spills the beans on who they are.

THE ORIGIN: Now it is pretty safe to say that Dr Harleen Quinzels first date with the Joker all those years ago, was a very memorable date indeed. Firstly, Harley helped him escape from Arkham Asylum. Next, the Joker took her to the place of his birth, a dip-tank full of chemicals, and then dipped her into it. And finally, both Harley and the Joker... errr... cemented their union together.

THE RESOLUTION: Regrettably, all the member of the Suicide Squad, are having a tough time capturing Harley. King Shark has to go into the sewers because Lime and Light can not shield his presence. Savant gets trapped by Harley in a cell. Lime looses her head when she gets captures by the police, care of Amanda Waller. And as for Deadshot - well - Harley traps him too, before he gives her a kiss with his shotgun, BOOM!  

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
For me, I liked it when Harley cut Floyds lip with her knife, and he shouted at her by saying "Lady, you just picked sides on 'Dead or Alive'", because it had a touch of Clint Eastwood to it, huh?

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
There was a lot to this issue that I really did like. For example: (1) Harleys origin sequence was similar in vein to last issues attempt, but was slightly more retroactive in its execution - the same yet different, if you catch my drift. (2) Lime is dead. (3) The twist at the end of this issue was a nice touch all in all, because it does ask the question - what next?

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
I suppose my biggest gripe with this story was that it was too quick a read, and I did feel that the action took over from the story in places.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: I did get a kick out of the Joker dipping Harley in the chemical tank, because I don't think that this was a part of her origin before. Moreover, the way that Harley came across like a reluctant stooge in her own origin recap, does make her conceptually appear like a bad girl with a good center also. Maybe.

ART: Now to be completely honest with you, I did not realize straight away that two different artists worked on this comic book - Clayton Hendry and Ig Guara. OK, I don't know if this says more about my observational skills or their work. However, I do know that their paneling and penciling did mesh together very well, considering that their overall work was very clean cut and nice to show.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
HARLEY QUINN: Listen, I am positive that many of you out there do have a very specific person in mind, when you are thinking about this nice looking nutter. And for me, she has always been English actress, Anna Friel, because I know that she can do a very good New York accent. 

SAVANT: If Kevin Smith's pal, Jason Mewes, had a hockey mask and an itch to scratch, he would be a dead cert for this pain in the plumbs.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
F*ck On-Line Dating, Go To Arkham Aylum and Pick Up A Loon Today. Must Posses Own Hammer Though. 

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
By in large this story was a resolution and an ending that entailed a lot of tragedy and heart ache. So why not compare it to something like Sinead O'Connor's soppy ballad "Nothing Compares 2 U".




FINAL thoughts...
If I finish reading a comic book and say to myself "What next?" - that means that I liked it - period. And do you know what? That is what this series has done to me month in, month out, because I cannot wait to see what Adam Glass is going to do with this series in the future.

Though, I do hope that he curbs the killing from time to time, and makes it more about the story and less about the deaths. 

MARKS out of 10? 8.5