Comics / Comic Reviews / DC Comics

Suicide Squad #20 Review

By Deejay Dayton
Jun 29, 2017 - 22:18


So Rick Flag is dead. At least for now. Who will Amanda Waller pick to lead the Suicide Squad? The story is very simply structured, but that’s not such a bad thing. Amanda considers each member of the team as a possible leader, and then makes her decision.

There are a couple of things that make this issue work much better than it might have. First of all, I really have to commend the art. Stjepan Sejic does a really exceptional job from start to finish. This entire issue looks just great.


And, as always, Rob Williams shows that he has a firm command of the diverse personalities that make up the team.  As each character gets their moment of consideration, each one also gets a chance to show exactly why they are on a team of maniacs and backstabbers. Early in the run of the book there were some wonderful scenes featuring the Enchantress. She’s been on the back burner for a while, but not in this issue. Her bizarre romance with Croc, and her desire to succeed as a graphic artist, come together for both the high drama, and the high comedy, in this one.

I have to admit, though, that the person chosen as leader was exactly the person I thought it would be, even before reading the story. I felt it was sort of broadcast in the previous issue. And I guess part of the lack of surprise is that the groundwork for it had been laid in earlier stories. Can I rightly criticize an author for making sure that an unusual decision can be backed up by earlier events? I don’t think so.

Support this writer on Patreon

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018 - 9:28

Join the discussion:

Add a Comment

     Support Deejay Dayton on Patreon         Deejay Dayton's Twitter        RSS       Mobile       Contact        Advertising       Terms of Service    ComicBookBin

© Copyright 2002-2018, Toon Doctor Inc. - All rights Reserved. All other texts, images, characters and trademarks are copyright their respective owners. Use of material in this document (including reproduction, modification, distribution, electronic transmission or republication) without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Toon Doctor ® is registered trademarks of Toon Doctor Inc. Privacy Policy