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Suicide Squad #16

by Hussein Wasiti on April 26, 2017

Writer: Rob Williams

Artist: Tony S. Daniel

Colourist: Tomeu Morey

Publisher: DC Comics

 

This might've been the best issue of the series. Rob Williams perfectly blends the expected humour and conflict between the Squad members with Amanda Waller's manipulative games with Lex Luthor.

 

This issue picks up directly where the last issue ended, with Waller talking to Lex while the Suicide Squad breaks into LexCorp. While the story had some filler dialogue and scenes, the interactions between the characters were still fun, with the Enchantress playing a larger role in the mission. Croc had nothing to do, though, as did Katana. In fact, many members of the Squad were just standing there. The main interactions between Rick Flag, Boomerang, and Enchantress were the only necessary ones, as Harley felt simply contrived whenever she spoke. Williams should consider not having every single member of the Squad on call for every mission. Croc and Harley were not necessary at all, so have them sit this one out.

 

The main draw of this issue for me was Tony S. Daniel's art. Daniel is a legendary artist and one of the best. This arc would sing if he did every issue. In what might be a first for this series, there isn't a back-up by a different artist, which lent to the strength of the art.

 

The ending, which tells us what we already know, was fantastic and got me excited for this storyline.

 

With strong art and a great ending, Suicide Squad gets out of the rut it's been in for the past few months and tells a fun, simple story starring Lex Luthor.

Our Score:

8/10

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