Suicide Squad (Volume #1) Comic Book Review

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics--The New 52 event of September 2011, writer and co-creator of the CW show Supernatural Adam Glass rolls out an all-new team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous-they're sheer suicide.
The story begins with the Suicide Squad defeated, imprisoned and being interrogated about their newest mission. Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot and company must make it out alive without revealing who's pulling the strings behind their illegal operations. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? More importantly will they make it all out alive?

Eh, this was a trip. Mainly trippy. I was hoping that I would fall in love with Suicide Squad fairly quickly, simply because a band of supervillians on various missions sounds bloody awesome but this volume really, really fell short of expectations.

I gave it 2 stars rather than 1 simply because of Harley Quinn. She's the strongest character, largely because she's the only character the writers cared out. She's the only one with real backstory and has the most page time, too.

The other characters are pretty generic and I'll forget about them tomorrow. Deadshot is your typical jock type, there's a man with a shark head that likes to eat people (reason unknown) and various other characters that are quickly killed and replaced.

This choice to throw a load of characters out there without getting to know them first really killed the story and when they started added more characters after killing off the last ones I just got bored. I didn't feel like paying much attention to a character that would be gone by the next page.

I may continue this series but it's unlikely - I think I'll move on to Rebirth instead to see if that is executed better.

5/5

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