Being a bad-guy isn't very easy you know. You have to have a cool looking costume. You have to say witty and devilish things. Plus you've got to star in this rather by-polar escapade created by the fledgling creative team of Ales Kot, and Patrick Zircher; Published by DC Comics, in June, 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this STORY entitled 'Light at The End Of The Tunnel'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: The Suicide Squad has to stop a mother-loving cult from controlling those crazy cats living in Las Vegas.
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Floyd gets the horn looking at a billboard poster.  
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With Waller hearing some bad news about the Samsara Serum.

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
As much as I loved reading all of those pieces of witty dialogue scattered throughout this issue, what I loved even more were those zany taglines assigned to each member of the squad. Such as:

'Deadshot: Shooting things'. 
'Unknown Soldier: Party Pooper'. 
'Harley Quinn: Is Having A Good Time'. 
And as for 'King Shark: His name is Trixie. He likes to Party'.

Well? What can I say to that? This was brilliant. Just brilliant. And I honestly feel that this addition gives this tale a touch of old school charm.

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) With hand on my heart I really did enjoy reading this chapter of the 'Suicide Squad'. The story was simple. The characters showed character. The art complemented the tale. Plus it had a joviality behind it that propped it up a notch in my own estimations. Honestly, for a moment I suspected that Ales has taken heed of old school squad fans, because I could tell he consciously attempted to inject some of this passion back into this book as best as he possible could.
(+) With Cheetah on the team, I have a strong inkling that her relationship with Floyd will be a very... errr... passionate one. Ha!
(+) I'm sitting on the fence where the main bad ass villain of this adventure is concerned. 'Mother'. A part of me was intrigued by her. Whilst another part of me felt she was very disposable within the scheme of things. 50 / 50.
(+) OK. So the Samsara Serum is a dud, huh? Thank f*ck for that! It was about time 'resurrection' got kicked into touch within the New52, as I've never been a big fan of this sort of thing. Dead should mean dead, right? Realism needs to be addressed, or otherwise you might as well make this series into Tom and Jerry.  

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) The only thing that confused me about this adventure was how it fitted into the last one. I mean, previously the Squad captured Belle Reve prison, and now they're on a mission as per usual. Hey. Don't get me wrong. I liked the tale in itself. That was smashing. It's just that I was expecting a smoother continuation from what happened before.

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to SOMETHING YOU CAN BUY ON EBAY .
A NAIL GUN AS DEADSHOT: Well, as you can't buy a real gun on ebay, I thought that this more practical yet related item would be a fairly decent comparison. Plus they both do get the job done. Agreed?

A PACK OF BADAGES AS THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER: What? Is this comparison too obvious for you? Too practical? Or too clean? Still. Never mind. At least they're both helpful in a crisis.

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own' -- Aristotle

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
VIVA LAS VEGAS BY ELVIS PRESLEY: Apart from them being rather dynamic and bubbly to follow, the main reason why I'm matching up this tale to this tune is because they're both set in Las Vegas. Viva!!!!

Dear Ales Kot, And Whoever Else Is In Charge Of This Book,

Now the main reason why I'm writing to you, good sirs, is because I'd like you to consider adding Captain Boomerang back to this title. Granted, I know he's had a brief stint a little while ago, when Adam Glass-Jaw was writing this series. But honestly, I don't think this wasn't enough at all. It was a cameo at best, and something that should be explored again in the future.

Well, let's face it; Boomer does add a number of things to the 'Suicide Squad' by default. Firstly, he's Australian, so that adds cultural diversity. Secondly, he's crude, plus it would be fun seeing him interact with the new members of the team. Thirdly, he did have a very adventurous friendship with Floyd back in the day, and I'm pretty damn sure this could be explored in some more depth. And fourthly, he says things like 'Cor', 'Sheila', and 'Blimey', which... errr... speak for themselves really.

Anyway. That's all I have to say on the matter. I hope you consider my suggestion, Ales and company, and that you continue on the same path as you've done so far.

Love, Light, and Peace. The Reviewer.

SUICIDE SQUAD #22 SUICIDE SQUAD #22 Reviewed by David Andrews on July 31, 2013 Rating: 5
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