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Review: Suicide Squad #35

Overview: Amanda Waller sees her empire falling apart as Hack returns to exact revenge on the Suicide Squad.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens with a media introduction of the US...

Review: Suicide Squad #34

Overview: The Suicide Squad and their newest member, Juan Soria,  face off against an alien invasion.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story picks up from the previous issue, with the Suicide...

Gun Happy New Year: A History of Deadshot (Part 3)

Hi again, and welcome to the final installment of “Gun Happy New Year,” a retrospective on the life and times of DC Comics’ Deadshot. So far, in Part 1 and Part 2, we’ve...

Review: Suicide Squad #33

Overview: The Suicide Squad takes on a new member as they fight off an alien invasion.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The story opens with the Suicide Squad on a mission against an alien menace...

Gun Happy New Year: A History of Deadshot (Part 2)

Welcome to Part Two of our retrospective on DC Comics’ Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot. This continues from the previous Part One. With Deadshot appearing alongside Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman...

Gun Happy New Year: A History of Deadshot (Part 1)

Over the past few years, DC Comics’ chain-smoking master assassin Deadshot, one of Batman’s second-tier rouges, has gained popularity—appearing in more comic books than ever and in...

Review: Red Hood and the Outlaws #16

Overview: After being captured by Amanda Waller, the Outlaws must work with the Suicide Squad on a mission to save the world from the villain Harvest and his colony.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead):...

Review: Suicide Squad #27

Overview: The Suicide Squad launches in to space to investigate a new threat to Amanda Waller.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead): The issue kicks off with Boomerang eating a bucket of chicken and...

Review: Suicide Squad #24

Overview: Batman mounts a rescue of Killer Frost at Belle Reve Prison while Amanda Waller and the Annihilation Brigade put their plan into motion.   Synopsis (spoilers ahead):  The story opens...

Review: Justice League of America #7

(Spoilers ahead) The issue opens at the JLA Sanctuary with Batman and the team’s new engineer, Xenos with Batman questioning the liberties that Xenos is taking with Batman’s instructions in the...

Review: Suicide Squad #17

To catch you up: Amanda Waller stole a gateway to the Phantom Zone, and pulled General Zod out. Using SCIENCE!… she plants a Kryptonite bomb inside his head, of which she received from Lex...

Review: Suicide Squad #15

… To catch you up… Rustam, former leader of the Suicide Squad is seeking revenge on Amanda Waller. So far, he’s had Rick Flag and Katana chained up and beaten. He’s killed...

Review: Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special #1

The Suicide Squad is in trouble. Who can help them? The dirty job falls to the Bubblegum Pop band, The Banana Splits, who bring their own brand of crazy to the party in Suicide Squad/The Banana...

Review: Suicide Squad #11

Synopsis: In the halls of Belle Reve Penitentiary, Amanda Waller is confined to her office. She sits there, by herself, drinking whiskey and trying to figure out where Rustam is. However, it’s...

Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #6

Synopsis: The issue picks up with the few remaining heroes battling the Justice League members trapped by Eclipso’s powers. He floats above the battle remarking at how his darkness will always...

Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #4

We’re past the build-up.  We’re past the initial squabbling.  The parties may still not like each other very much (or at all, actually), but they’ve agreed upon a common threat and the action...

Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #3

Chapter Three opens with Flag and Katana in the Catacombs. Neither have heard of this place and Katana can smell blood in the air. She sheaths her sword saying that the Soultaker will not be...

Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #1

The Suicide Squad and Justice League square off against each other while a villainous gang is assembled for an unknown purpose in Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1.   See several striving...

Review: Suicide Squad #8

Synopsis: We pick up where we left off last issue, with Belle Reve going crazy and General Zod continuing to lay in the tanning booth. Harley has interrupted post-coitus snuggling between Croc and...

Review: Suicide Squad #5

Synopsis: The issue opens with an opening monologue discussing Oppenheimer’s first reaction to the atomic bomb and its comparisons to the first sightings of super beings. In Belle Reve, Task...

Review: Suicide Squad Special: War Crimes #1

Synopsis: Secretary of Defense, Mr. George Carmody, has just finished an interview in New York City, and a team of metahumans are waiting for him in a parking garage. They take out his security...

Review: Suicide Squad #1

Synopsis: We open with Amanda Waller making her way toward Belle Reve on a helicopter, while commenting on how she plans to protect the world from the evil that is in it. Belle Reve is a...

Review: New Suicide Squad #19

Synopsis: Picking up right after the last issue, the team is under attack from the Fist of Cain. Cheetah and Razer attempt to escape but are interrupted by Adam Reed launching into a “villainous...

Review: New Suicide Squad #18

Synopsis: The issue opens with Harley retelling a story about a lunch lady at Belle Reve caught between Deadshot and Captain Boomerang. Despite numerous interruptions from fellow team members, Harley...

Review: New Suicide Squad #17

Synopsis: The issue opens with a flashback three months ago in Moscow. Horus International is helping out with providing supplies to the people there who have been apparently devastated by the...

Review: Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot and Katana #1

Deadshot goes AWOL from the Suicide squad to settle an old score and Katana has a run in with a bad crowd as she tries to discover the secret of her sword in Suicide Squad Most Wanted – Deadshot...

Review: Justice League #47

Opening in Gotham, Batman is arguing with Green Lantern about getting out of the Mobius Chair. Batman tells Green Lantern that the chair has helped him stop much more crime in Gotham than he ever...

Review: Justice League #46

As it has been in previous issues of Darkseid War, Wonder Woman’s opening dialogue centers on a Greek myth. She chronicles the story of Ino of Thebes who gave birth to Zeus’ child and angered his...

Review: New Suicide Squad Annual #1

The “Monsters” conclusion starts with the League overseeing the execution of Captain Boomerang. They have him locked in a cylinder and are filling it with water to drown him for his crimes...

Review: New Suicide Squad #11

“Monsters” continues the next day. Deadshot is on the street and finally finds the League caravan racing to their destination. He calls out asking about Boomerang and Manta. He sees the truck...