Captain Boomerang gets to star in this issue of Suicide Squad, and it’s a wild ride. We find out that Boomerang really is an agent for the Australian Secret Service, and no one is more surprised by that than Amanda Waller.
Boomerang winds up heading down under with another agent, and gets into a rollickingly silly spy adventure. The dialogue is witty, the scenes are wonderfully outrageous, and there is even a great twist along the way, featuring a new version of a character killed off during Blackest Night.
Boomerang himself provide the narration for this story, and there are a few strong and serious notes along the way. While this is not a full re-telling of his origin, we do get some flashbacks to his unhappy childhood.
Captain Boomerang is always a loser, and such a vile person that it’s fun to make him the butt of jokes. But he is a competent villain, and anyone this screwed up has to have some terrible events in their past, to make them this way.
This story is, frankly, good enough that it makes me want Boomerang to get his own series, even though I know full well that such a book would not be able to sustain itself. All I can hope for is that there will be another Suicide Squad issue that puts the spotlight on him.