Most of the latest issue of Suicide Squad is devoted to Batman and Deadshot, on a mission to rescue Deadshot’s daughter from the clutches of Kobra.
It’s a good story. When written well, Deadshot and Batman have more in common than either man would care to admit. They also have a level of respect for each other, which they are more likely to grudgingly concede.
Williams does a very good job with their team up. It’s fraught with tension, both due to Kobra and to the difficulty they have working together, but that just makes it all the more engaging.
Amanda Waller and the other members of the Squad do appear, as Captain Cold joins the team. He really is a natural for this grouping, and made a couple of quick appearances back in the Ostrander run. Here, he is given a chance to squabble with Captain Boomerang, as neither is keen on sharing the same “title.” Considering how little time Cold is actually given in this issue, he really comes off as a commanding presence, and a welcome one.
Of course, none of this would be as good without the excellent art by Luis and Tarragona. They really get to have fun with the Kobra scenes. I am not a huge fan of the recent trend towards Kobra turning his followers into giant snake men, but it looks damn good in this book.
A really fun issue, setting up a promising one to come.