By Philip Schweier
Nov 8, 2017 - 4:34
That brings us to Amanda Waller and her infamous Task Force X – the Suicide Squad. This particular iteration includes Killer Croc – wait, didn’t he kill Jason’s parents way back in Detective Comics #525? – Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn – Wait, isn’t she currently running for mayor of NYC in her own book? – and Deadshot.
Waller sends the Squad and the Outlaws on a mission to the Colony, an arctic outpost of Harvest who attempted to recruit second-generation meta-humans for his own personal army. Otherwise, it’s power source may lead to the destruction or the planet.
I can appreciate the direction this particular storyline may take. The Outlaws may expand its roster beyond three. However, I am somewhat uncomfortable with Bizarro’s new intellect. Moving past the monosyllabic speech pattern, he has adopted a syntax reminiscent of Raymond Reddington of NBC’s the Blacklist. I couldn’t help but read the dialogue in James Spader’s voice. But wait – didn’t he already do the voice of Ultron in the Avengers sequel?
Regardless, the storyline is fine and agreeable, but some tweaking of dialogue and character seems to be in order.