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So what’s the STORY morning glory?
If you tilt your head side-ways and then read this suicidal slanted story slowly-slowly -- entitled 'Communication Breakdown' -- you'd get a pain in the neck very-very quickly. Just like the Suicide Squad in fact.
- You see, presently there's a lot of firsts where this team is concerned.
- It's the first time Amanda Waller uses a chair as a choking-device to find out what El' Diablo knows about 'the traitor'.
- It's the first time Task Force X is blown up whilst on transit to there next mission.
- And it's the first time that our suicidal buddies splash across a deserted island populated by a friendly Mayan tribe.
Let's hope that these number ones' don't all turn into number two's, huh?
Plop! To be continued upside down.
Two pieces of dialogue made me laugh in this tale.
Firstly, when Iceberg asked Harley "You guys get blown up a lot?", only for her to then reply back to him with "Yeah. We're very popular".
And secondly, when King Shark said to Harley "I almost ate a clown midget because of you".
Well, they are amusing in a comic book sort of a way.
What was the BEST thing about this issue?
For me, the best thing in this yarn was the unanswered questions? Like: (1) Who is Waller's mysterious boss? (2) Does Deadshot and Waller have an unspoken history together? As it was implied in certain statements he made on the island - like the Shark taking acknowledgment. (3) Is Waller married? (4) Who is the traitor?
What was the WORST thing about this issue?
By in large I really did enjoy this majority of this issue -- it's been the best one for a couple of months now. Though, at a touch, I would have to say that I was not too keen on the forced Squad on Squad battle -- it's felt predictable in many ways.
What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: One of the most charming yet creative things about this story was the manner in which the plot took a back-seat for a moment, and allowed for the characters personalities to shine through. Personally speaking of course, this is the aspect I like the best about this book -- personality -- and we need to see more of it to make this title a more relatable read.
ART: Now there is something about Carlos Rodriguez artwork that reminds me of Jerry Bingham's artwork. Well, Jerry was the chap who illustrated Bruce banging Talia Al' Ghul in the now infamous 'Son of the Demon' bat-tale. Though I have to admit, that Jerry's pencils are much more defined than Carlos' -- his is rather over pronounced in tone.
MAYAN NATIVE: Fair enough, I know that this may sound 'type cast' in more ways than one. But wouldn't Nacho Libre actor, Héctor Jiménez, be the perfect person to play this type of a role? He only believes in science you know!!!!
SUICIDE GIRL: I suppose this one is also a no-brainer, huh? Who else can play this suicidal girl than Ember from the 'Suicide Girls'? They both have that same cheeky smile. Sigh! Well, I think her name's Ember?
If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Who Need Cruising? Get Blown Up And Find Yourself A Nice Deserted
That's The Spirit!!! Desert Island
If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why?
OK, so this story was about a group of mercenaries who have been stranded on an island populated by rustic natives, agreed? Therefore, why not compare it to the Tom Hanks and John Candy comedy 'Volunteers'. Just with a lot less ha-ha and a lot more bang-bang.
Unlike the last couple of issues, I have to say that this one was a right rollicking read. Now the main reason I say this, is because that character, plot, and mystery took centre stage for a change, plus the overall narrative had a much more relevant feel to it too.
Don't get me wrong though, Adam Glass and company still need to pull their collective socks up where the 'bigger picture' is concerned. Plus there needs to be a certain amount of constancy on the art chores as well.
Fingers crossed. Please don't screw it up.
MARKS out of 10? 9