Comic Review: Justice League VS Suicide Squad #1 (DC Comics)

“How can we ensure any kind of justice if criminals are being given a hall pass?” Within the span of recent months, Waller’s actions with the Suicide Squad have been […]

“How can we ensure any kind of justice if criminals are being given a hall pass?”

Within the span of recent months, Waller’s actions with the Suicide Squad have been under the radar. That is until Batman finally discovered her secret task force and decides that this dangerous operation must end. The Suicide Squad may be in way over their head once the Justice League has discovered their existence. What will Amanda Waller do now that her operations are in the light? Who is running the show behind the scenes? Will the Suicide Squad evade the Justice League, or will they be brought in to pay for their illegal crimes?

I like Joshua Williamson’s current run on the Flash. It’s fun. Jason Fabok, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his justice league run with Geoff Johns during the Darkside War arc (prior to DC Rebirth). Alex Sinclair is usually a colorist that works closely with Jim Lee most of the time, and Rob Leigh has been doing good lettering Action Comics and other titles of the like. Seeing all 4 of these guys all under one book is impressive.

With that said, I love when there is consistent continuity. The events within Tom King’s “I AM SUICIDE” Batman arc has to lead to this event. To see Batman speak to the league about his mission in Santa Prisca where he combated against Bane is a rewarding thing to anyone who has been reading these books. Joshua Williamson seems to be off to a good start in terms of writing this first major crossover event for the Rebirth era. The characters are written characteristically to their individual personalities. Thankfully no one is written out of character (at least not yet). It’s interesting to see Williamson write a large set of characters since for his current DC work is primarily focused on The Flash. It’s refreshing to see how he manages to keep the tone of each character exactly to the tones that other writers like Tom King (Batman), and Dan Jurgens (Action Comics) are doing for their solo title characters. Even though it’s a first issue, it shows more promise than Bryan Hitch’s current Justice League title. Not to knock Bryan Hitch because I love his artwork, it’s just that his writing is not as strong at the moment.

The cliffhanger reveal illustrated by Fabok looks fantastic simply because a certain “Main Man” finally has that classic iconic 90s look that many fans of that said character missed when the new 52 first started. Sinclairs colors are vibrant, but I will admit, it can be a bit too bright, but it’s still beautifully rendered accompanying Fabok’s art flawlessly. It’s a solid first issue. I’d give it a 8 out of 10. It seems to have a promising premise due to the writer/artist team on this title.

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