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So what’s the STORY morning glory?
I had a lecturer at university who reminds me quite a lot of this instalment of Suicide Squad, labelled 'Judas Rising'. The pug-faced git thought that he knew bloody everything, which made me want to dump him in the garbage.
- Just picture the scene if you will; the Squad are sent on a mission to stop a 'Basilik' Agent named Tyler Reese, from killing a number of corporate big-wigs, only for them to discover:
- Doctor Harleen Quinzel.
- That this mission is an easy one for them to complete.
Spider is crap at telling a story - especially about a previous encounter
he had with a 'Basilik Agent' in
. Gotham City
- Diablo and King Shark are good a burning and eating respectively.
- Meanwhile, back at Belle Reve Prison, Amanda Waller discovers a number of other things as well - a Yo-Yo plus the presence of a traitor.
OK, I know that it was not meant to be funny, but I thought El Diablo's threatening
saying to him 'No eating! Or else Waller will slice you into sushi' whilst
ripping a suicide pill out of his mouth very amusing.
Well, the sentiment behind this remark is redundant if you think about it, huh?
What was the BEST thing about this issue?
There were two things in this issue that I did like very much. Firstly, seeing Yo-yo back in the book again was a nice addition, as it makes me wonder what might come up next between him and Killer Shark. And secondly, I did not mind reading Black Spiders 'flash-back', because it inadvertently answers a question relating to his current or possible knowledge of Basilik's operations.
Psst! I bet you he's the traitor.
What was the WORST thing about this issue?
For me, at the moment, Amanda Waller is nothing like her previous incarnation at all. I'm not talking about her visual aspect. I could not give a toss about that. I'm taking about the way that she comes across as a bad-ass woman whose personality is non existent. Amanda was always rude and sassy and smart. But she has never been a heartless 'know it all' with as much charm as a haddock.
This need's rectifying. Please Adam Glass, give Amanda something more than a nice behind.
What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: As much as it was a very groan-worthy revelation, I thought that yo-yo's re-emergence was very creative, in the way that it 'hulked' him out, plus the manner in which his ability's now imply that he's indestructible.
ART: The one thing that seems to be getting better and better per issue, is the art on this book. I personally find Fernando Dagnino the best artist on this title so far, because he can do action, character, and dynamic splash pages, without it seeming too murky or contrived.
TYLER REESE: Just take a look at '300' actor, Michael Fassbender, and tell me that his appearance doesn't scream to you 'I am a cheesy villain who will most probably kill oneself with his own filling'? No? Must be my medication then.
THE EXECUTIVE WITH THE MOUSTACHE WHO GETS SHOT IN THE FACE: Although he only had two panels in this issue, this disposable character looks a lot like Peter Parkers pain in the pen, J Jonah Jameson, to me. OK, I know he's a comic book character as well. But so what? Could work.
If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Take Two Suicide Tablets Into
Same Here. I Just Chew And Go... ARRRrrrrghhhhh!
If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why?
So this story is about a mission that goes slightly wrong, plus a master-mind who is not always as straight forward as they seem. Therefore, why not compare this comic to 'Police Academy 3: Back in Training'!
Now have you read the answer the question above? About this issue being like 'Police Academy 3'? Well, I said this for a very specific reason. You see, over the last couple of issues or so, this series is starting to turn slightly too predictable and pat as a concept and as a formula. Some of the characters are unsympathetic. Some of the stories are very trite. And all in all, there is a fumbling quality about this title that is starting to faultier and wane - like 'Police Academy 3' did with that series of films. '
Personally speaking, I feel that Adam and company can turn this all around if they're willing to glean some inspiration from John Ostrander's run on this book.
No offence implied chaps. I just want the best for this title.
MARKS out of 10? 8