Rob Williams continues the havoc in Suicide Squad 3, as the team faces off against General Zod, after he emerged from the Phantom Zone in the previous issue, and fried Captain Boomerang.
As seems to be the case in this book so far, the story moves at a breakneck pace. The Enchantress, who has been filler so far this plot line, finally gets to do something. But not enough to really warrant her inclusion.
Katana and Harley Quinn prove to be the showstoppers, in very different ways. The two are so very opposite, the extremes of the team, which is likely why they get the great moments.
The narration provides some insight into Amanda Waller, but as seems to be the format of this book, most of the depth lies in the back-up story. I’m not displeased by that. Fun action to start with, and a darker core to back it up, makes for an enjoyable issue.
It’s Katana who gets the focus in this issue, with a re-telling of her origin.
Katana has never been one of my favourite characters, and though I have read a couple tellings of the death of her husband, and how she claimed the sword that now holds his soul, it had never really moved me. Maybe I’m just a cold hearted bastard. This telling of it I found far more engaging and emotional than earlier ones I had read, and it concludes with a decent tease at a bigger picture.