No sooner has this issue of Suicide Squad begun than we are warned not to expect a happy ending. That’s playing fair.
Scot Eaton does the art on the final chapter of Rob Williams tale, which resolves the Squad’s battle against the Red Wave on the Moon, as well as making use of the original members of the team. In terms of achieving their goal and preventing the Red Wave from making it to Earth and destroying the world, well, they succeed. Is that a spoiler? It shouldn’t be, unless one had never read a comic book before.
The not happy parts of the ending are far more personal, and thus much more heart wrenching. You know there is no possibility of the original Rick Flag and Karin Grace winding up peacefully in retirement, but what does happen is certainly not what I was expecting.
The reader also gets cued pretty early on that things are not going to pan out well for Croc and Enchantress. And they don’t. Not spoiling anything, but I realized, reading this, how much I had come to enjoy the weird relationship this pair had. And yes, I am using the past tense in that sentence for a reason.
I wish Eaton had been on board for this entire storyline, but I am glad, at least, that they had a strong artist suited to the strong finale this tale comes to.