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Comic Book Review: New Suicide Squad #1

Book: New Suicide Squad #1
Writer: Sean Ryan
Artist: Jeremy Roberts
Colorist: Blond

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Summary from comixology: “New members Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke, and Black Manta join Harley Quinn and Deadshot for a mission in the most dangerous and unpredictable place in the world: Vladimir Putin’s Russia.”

Overview: Ok, seriously, what’s not to love about that summary? Deathstroke? Check. Harley Quinn? Check. Russia? Check. This book was a really solid number one, and might actually be one of my favorite #1’s in a while. I personally really love the characters Black Manta and Deathstroke so I knew I would love this book. And Harley Quinn has really turned into a popular character since she got her own book. I feel that she can become DC’s version of Deadpool.

The Good: This issue was seriously a lot of fun. I’m not sure how else to describe this book rather than fun. I feel like this is going to be a great book IF people don’t take it to seriously. If DC can keep this book light, goofy, and fun, it could have a lot of potential. I think the interactions between Harley and Joker’s Daughter could cause some fun situations and if Deadshot and Deathstroke end up having some sarcastic dialogue back and forth it could add a lot to the book. I also really liked Jeremy Roberts’ artwork. He wasn’t trying to be overly impressive, but his art really fit the book. I absolutely loved Deathstoke putting a gun in Harley’s mouth and later in the book Harley hits a grenade with a baseball bat. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THAT?

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The Bad: I’m going to be a fanboy and say the only bad thing that I found was the lack of Deathstroke. Sure, he’s in a majority of the book, but I would love if he was on every page, but that might just be me. I’m not sure if I like having Joker’s Daughter in the book, but it’s too early to tell for sure. There honestly wasn’t much to not like about this book.

The Final Say: You really need to go buy this book. I give this a great score of 4 out of 4. This book has so much potentially to be a villains chaotic Justice League. You should really go read this book right now, and its only $2.99! Go pick it up before it sells out and let us know what you think about it in the comments section below.

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