blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Suicide Squad 3 (January 2012)

Okay… I’m going to say it.

This issue of Suicide Squad is nearly okay. The issue’s plot is fantastic–the Squad has to pretend to be normal people for two hours until they get evacuated by Amanda Waller. In that time, friendships are formed, Harley and Deadshot almost get it on, that idiotic Mad Dog character shows up.

New artist Cliff Richards is probably better than the last guys, but he’s still not any good. But he’s not bad enough to ruin the issue.

Instead, it’s Glass’s dialogue. Even when he can plot out a fun issue, he can’t write the darned thing. Maybe Deadshot and Harley’s dialogue is all right (they’d do better in their own series, à la Bonnie and Clyde, than part of this one).

The issue starts crumbling with the arrival of Captain Boomerang, but good will carries it. Glass’s been reading Jeff Parker’s Thunderbolts apparently.


Last Chance; writer, Adam Glass; artist, Cliff Richards; colorist, Val Staples; letterer, Jared K. Fletcher; editors, Sean Mackiewicz and Pat McCallum; publisher, DC Comics.

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