Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad face off against General Zod, the Eradicator and the Cyborg Superman in this issue. Barely seems like a fair fight, does it?
The three villains seem barely able to refrain from fighting amongst themselves, but that makes the situation no easier for the Squad members.
It certainly makes for an action packed issue, though Williams does manage to inject a bit of humour, and a lot of nobility, into the story before things are done.
Not everyone makes it to the final pages alive. Although, it has to be said, this run of the Suicide Squad does tend to tease the readers, making us think major characters are dead, then turning around and bringing them back a few issues later. I have mixed feelings about it in this case. I don’t really want to lose this character, and yet I don’t want yet another quick return from the dead.
I do enjoy the rare moments when, as in this issue, Amanda Waller stands up for her team. So often she comes off as completely cold and manipulative, so it’s always good to see that, in her own twisted way, she really does care about, and take responsibility for, the people she forces to work for her.
Art wise the issue is good. Not great. Edwards does a fine job, and the battle scenes are dynamic. He doesn’t seem too strong on faces, though, particularly for characters who are not the main focal point of the panel.