SUICIDE SQUAD #1
WRITER: ADAM GLASS
ARTISTS: FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO & RANSOM GETTY & SCOTT HANNA
So, as the resident Secret Six fan, I took it upon myself to use one of my “draft picks” to grab Suicide Squad, the former’s “replacement” book in the New 52.
The writer is Adam Glass, who has written episodes of Supernatural, The Cleaner and… Monster Island?
But I found myself pleasantly surprised. Borrowing some of it’s narrative style from Resevoir Dogs, we see how the Squad was formed and how they ended up in a horrifying torture chamber.
Also, there’s some controversy about the “new look” for Amanda Waller and the appearance of Savant. Personally, I don’t think Amanda needs to be fat. Being fat doesn’t make her “The Wall”, it’s her attitude. As far as Savant goes… well I didn’t come here to read about Savant.
I’m going to say something that I know a lot of people are going to be upset with. I love Harley Quinn in this. Finally free of The Joker (and in the hands of a writer who wants to see how her character can develop on her own), we see someone who’s just as strong a character as anyone else. I’m looking forward to seeing how she develops under Glass’ writing.
THE GEEKS GIVE IT FOUR RAT WOUNDS OUT OF FIVE