Comic Review: Suicide Squad #2 (DC Comics)

Suicide Squad, sorry I mean Task Force X  #2 begins with our plucky ‘heroes’ mid mission while Amanda Waller watches on.   As may be expected it looks as if […]

Suicide Squad, sorry I mean Task Force X  #2 begins with our plucky ‘heroes’ mid mission while Amanda Waller watches on.

 

As may be expected it looks as if the mission is going wrong, in a big way the only person seemingly unaffected by the danger is good ol’ Captain Boomerang forever making wisecracks at his teammates expense. The team complete the first part of their mission and meet up with Hack who employs a pretty novel way to transport them to the next part which inevitably sees them heading from the pan squarely into the fire with disastrous consequences!  We are also treated to a flashback from Captain Boomerang in which he recalls HIS version of his origins leading to quite honestly some of my favourite lines ever from his James bond-esque drinks order “lager,don’t shake it, goes everywhere” to the fact that he is facing the dreaded Australian ‘Drop Bear’.

Its clear to see that the Suicide Squad film has influenced this incarnation of the squad with the sad ommitance of King Shark in favour of Killer Croc, I have nothing against Croc but think King Shark is a great character and has been brilliant in previous incarnations. Harley Quinn’s look is also heavily influenced by the film although I really like the fact that instead of ‘daddys Lil monster’ her top is emblazoned with ‘Rebirth’ im a sucker for the little touches!

The fight scenes are really well done with the team working together, in their own way and Harley shines as she kicks ass while also trying to squeeze a conversation out of Katana.

I really like this issue and im looking forward to seeing where it goes from here

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement