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So what’s the STORY morning glory?
If you've heard the age old expression about jumping from the frying pan into the fire, then you'd have a pretty good idea how this suicidal issue called 'Killin' Time' plays out, won't you?
- Well, you would have thought that when Captain Boomerang rescued the Suicide Squad from the cast of 'Home Alone 10: This Time It's Physical', that this would have been a good thing for them, right?
- But no. The bad Captain is in the employ of flamboyant cross-dressing Basilisk agent -- named Regulus -- who wants to turn everyone's favourite team with an X at the end of its name, into the JLI -- soon to be cancelled.
- Boy-Oh-Boy! Let's hope that something very-very-very surprising and revealing happens soon, or else a hidden mole won't come out of hiding, prompting a traitor to show his real face! Right kids?
To be continued just before a big fat black woman with a knife held to her throat gets a visit from her Granddaughter, Amanda.
Just read this and tell me what's not to like...
HARLEY: The U.S. Embassy is right
is a dangerous
place for Americans [whilst hung upside down over a hot cauldron]. Iceberg,
FLOYD: So, let me get this straight. We're on our way to attack Basilisk, when our plane explodes, and we fall thousands of feet into the ocean. Somehow we survive that. Only to be captured by the last living group of sacrificing Mayans known to man?
ICEBURG: Yeah. Sounds about right.
FLOYD: I couldn't get those odds in Vegas.
Ha! Personally I love it.
What was the BEST thing about this issue?
Apart from the strange zinger at the end of this issue -- which I'll get to later -- I did like the fact that: (1) I was correct with who the trailer was. (2) Captain Boomerang is back on this book again. Hopefully. Plus (3) The strange comment made by Regulus about King Shark has got me very intrigued about his fishy felon quit a bit. Is he a God or a mutant? Hmmm.
What was the WORST thing about this issue?
The whole 'sleeper agent' scenario was a groan worthy ploy if ever I saw one. To me it came across at a time in the tale where things started to overlap in places, inadvertently diluting the 'traitor revelation' by default.
What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Although I am a Deadshot fan, I did like the scene where Boomer was dragging him along the ground in his Boomer-cycle. Not only was this segment funny, but it also substantiated their love / hate relationship too. Double bubble. Perfect.
ART: If I may, I have three requests for artist, Fernando Dagnino. Firstly, please grow Floyd a moustache, because with out one he comes across like Rick Flag Junior. Secondly, why does Harley need a cape for? Feel redundant for a rock chick, huh? And thirdly, keep up the good work, your clean style and bold depictions are really great for this series.
REGULUS: Maybe it's just me, but I thought that this very colourful villain looked a lot like actor, Viggo Mortensen. Well, they do both go to the same hairdresser.
GENERIC HENCHMAN: For this type of a role you need an actor who has a nice voice, but at the same time can blend into the background. So why not, Michael Rosenbaum? Huh? He was a voice over artist on the Justice League animated adventures don't you know.
If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Never Sleep With A Sleeper Agent. You Never Know When They Might Wake Up. Hint-Hint!
If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why?
OK, so this story has a lot of ups and downs to it, right? So what else do you know in the real world that has a lot of ups and downs? Yes. Paris Hilton is someone I could mention. But I would prefer to say a rollercoaster ride instead.
Make sense, huh?
If you don't want any spoilers, bugger off now, OK?
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Was that fat 'Grandma' at the end of the issue Amanda Waller or not? Granted, I know that the skinny young lady is supposed to be Amanda Waller presently. But what if this skinny-Amanda is being told what to do by the fat-Amanda behind the scenes?
Please let this be the case, Adam Glass. I promise that I won't send you any more pornographic images of Scooby Doo and Mary Poppins! I'm not a cosmetic comic book junkie. Honestly I'm not. But since Amanda's turned foxy, not only had she lost some weight, but she has lost some of her appeal too.
Fingers crossed. Amen.
MARKS out of 10? 8.8