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Suicide Squad Black Files #4 Review
By Deejay Dayton

Mar 2, 2019 - 16:06

Publisher(s): DC Comics
Writer(s): Mike W Barr, Jai Nitz
Artist(s): Phillipe Briones
Penciller(s): Scot Eaton
Inker(s): Wayne Faucher
Colourist(s): Gabe Eltaeb, Guy Major
Letterer(s): Dave Sharpe
Cover Artist(s): Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes
$4.99, 48 pages

I am growing to like the Katana story in Suicide Squad Black Files more and more with each issue. And I am very glad about that, since I am loving the Suicide Squad Black story. Much better to enjoy both of the tales in a book, and not just one.

The Katana story is almost situation comedy, although it doesn’t play out as such. But we now have Lady Eve in Katana’s body, passing herself off as one of the Squad, while Katana is trapped in Lady Eve’s body, and hunted by them.

Kobra knows what is really going on, but both the Enchantress and Halo sense that something weird is going on.

Halo is getting built up very nicely in this story arc. Despite Katana having the starring role, the purpose behind the story really seems to be the re-introduction of Halo. Honestly, I am fine with that. It’s being done very well, and the character always had unused potential.

As for the Suicide Squad Black story, well, Sebastien Faust has wreaked havoc with Amanda Waller’s plans, and her magical team has mostly been defeated or lured over to the other side.

As a result, the main line up of the Squad gets some play in this story, forced to battle against Faust and his minions, while the soulless villain tries to get El Diablo onto his side.

There are good twists along the way, and the art is just perfect on it. I still really want to see more of this magical group once the story is done.

But I guess most of all I am glad that Katana’s story has grabbed my interest. I was giving the comic positive reviews just based on one of the two tales, so I am glad I can now honestly endorse both of them.

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