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So what’s the STORY morning glory?
This part of the Resurrection Man cross-over event called 'Dead Man Walking', is in fact like a Dead Man running, punching, zapping and jumping for his very life. To elaborate...
- Amanda Waller had her suspicions that something might be off with the Suicides Squads next mission. You see, all they had to do was kill some schmuck called Mitch Shelly, before transporting him and his girl-pal, Kim, back to headquarters.
- Now at first this plan goes according to plan. Deadshot shoot's Mitch in the head, BANG! And Black-Spider transports both himself and Kim back to home base. ZAP!
- However, Mitch suddenly becomes reborn in death, and his second coming isn't very pleasing to our friendly pack of hired killers. He has electromagnetic powers!!!
- As soon as Mitch comes back from the dead, he decides to go biblical on the Suicide Squads ass. Prompting one and all to run like f*ck, or else get f*cked.
- Strangely enough, Harley is reborn as well back at HQ too. She's now Doctor Harleen Quinzel.
To be continued in Resurrection Man #9.
I laughed at the exchange between Deadshot and Iceberg at the beginning of this tale.
DEADSHOT: Iceberg, I need a vehicle.
ICEBERG: I think that I can be better used than that. You know that I can turn anything I touch to ice.
DEADSHOT: I'll remember that when I need a cold beer. Meanwhile, fetch me something that does not scream 'Superman, come get us'.
What was the BEST thing about this issue?
As ever with this series, a tonal thing happens to me whilst I am reading it. Where this issue is concerned, my mind is thrust back to those seventies pursuit movies, where the bad guys and the good guys all meld into one. Making black and white merge into shades of grey. A nice grey though.
What was the WORST thing about this issue?
This story started off with a bit of a jolt in its execution. It was as if began somewhere else (which it most probably did) and was just continuing the motion. Not a massive gripe - sure. And it did not hinder the story at all. But one worth mentioning all the same.
Moreover, I wasn't too sure about that Iceberg chap. He came across as a disposable villain. Plus Amanda Waller's new character comes across more stubborn than she did previously - narrow minded even.
What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: There were two things that I did love about this tale. Firstly, Yo-Yo is back, Yippee! And secondly, I am not sure if Light snuffed it in this issue or not. It didn't feel as if she did, and left a question hanging in the air.
I like questions.
ART: The Suicide Squad splash page (as seen above) should be made into a poster. Fernando is a great artist, and I hope that he can stay on this title for as long as he can. He does 'dynamic' very well.
MITCH: Just give Patrick Dempsey from 'Greys Anatomy' a 'new-do', and he would make for a really great man who can not die. Can't you see him now, zapping all of the nurses with his intense glair?
ICEBERG: Shemar Moore from TV's 'Criminal Minds' has that alternate yet brooding look which screams - 'I can turn you into ice without breaking a sweat'. And he goes not even need to use a gun!
If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Question: How Do You Kill A Man That Does Not Die? Answer: Run Away!!!!!!!
If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why?
In many ways this tale reminds me of one of those quiz shows that keep's you guessing. You know the type of thing, right? Something like 'What's My Line'. Where the contestants have to surmise what is going on one step at the time.
As a crossover goes this one was a lot better than average. I did not really feel that I missed a lot of plot somewhere else. Also, don't think that I was kept in the dark where 'the bigger picture' was concerned.
However, I would have liked the overall tale to have had a bit more story to it. Plus for Waller to act without seeming too unsympathetic. Waller was never unsympathetic.
MARKS out of 10? 9