Usually I wind up whining about the lack of politics in Suicide Squad stories in my reviews. Overall, that is still, in my opinion, the main weakness in Williams’ run. But in this case, I didn’t really care. We have Suicide Squad members new and classic fighting red wave monsters on the Moon. That’s good enough for me.
And I have to admit, this arc has been really well crafted. The King Faraday back-ups have now worked their way around so that the connection between events in the main story and Faraday’s tale are coming clear. And, being a fan of old comics, I love how Argent and the original Squad members are utilized in this tale.
Father and son Rick Flags each have great moments in this story. By and large it’s the classic team members who get to shine in this one, more than the newer players on the team.
I knew Rick Flag Jr would have to return, and I am glad of it. Looking forward to seeing how his relationship with Harley Quinn will now develop. I haven’t much cared for how she has been handled since his apparent death.
The art on this one is ok, but nothing to write home about. I am not sure why there is such difficulty getting a regular art team on this title, and the quality varies widely. True, the mood remains intact despite the change, that’s a positive thing. But I long for better visuals.