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Suicide Squad #23

by Hussein Wasiti on August 09, 2017

Writer: Rob Williams

Artist: Gus Vasquez

Colourist: Adriano Lucas

Letterer: Pat Brosseau

 

This was a really down issue. The last issue was alright but I was not expecting this level of quality.

 

The dialogue was really off, and the art had some really bad dips. I don't understand why Amanda Waller is intent on killing Batman and Killer Frost, as it's obvious Director Karla did something to her in the time between her imprisonment and her escaping his custody. It's still not explained however, so her actions in this issue and the ending of the last one are still up in the air.

 

In addition to this, Rob Williams revisits the contrived story surrounding Batman, Killer Frost, and Waller. He even goes so far as to have the artist directly life pages from the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad event, as well as the Killer Frost Rebirth issue that came out in January. I wouldn't have minded a line of dialogue here or there to quickly explain it, but two whole pages are wasted.

 

Yes, Batman is in this issue. And I don't think Williams can write Batman to save his life. His dialogue was absolutely awful and he said things Batman would never say, and made mistakes Batman would never make, which infuriated me and only came about in order to wrap things up in the issue. It made no sense and I expected better of Williams.

 

Gus Vasquez's art was also down as I mentioned. His art in general is OK but here it got excessively line heavy, with Batman especially looking off in the final few pages of the issue.

 

I recommend everyone to stay away from this issue. Skip it and the events depicted here will definitely be summarised in a few lines in the next issue. The art looked bad at times and the dialogue was completely out of character.

Our Score:

5/10

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