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Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth (The New 52) Paperback – July 10, 2012
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It is defenitly for adults, as there is some strong sexual situations, and this series is one of the more violent in the DC universe, with people getting eaten alive or ripped into two. Many people die in this series in amazingly terrible ways, I cant help but love it.
I felt this book is less about the actual missions, and more about the interactions between the squad. It takes a uber-mega-boss to get the Justice Leauge together, and then all the focus is on defeating the bad guy, but this series is more focused on the teams needs and personalities. I really liked getting to know more about Deadshot, and the relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker (Chick is crazysauce!)
A overall fun read, and I would and have, recommended this book to my friends. Amazing art and a story full of twists and turns is a great combination!
And, you know what, I actually mostly enjoyed it.*
It has its problems, and they aren't small. Writer Adam Glass shows a huge improvement here over his Flashpoint: Legion of Doom miniseries, but he still needs to work on some basic areas like pacing, dialogue and general set-up/payoff plotting, all of which are, at various turns, fairly uneven throughout the title. For example, #2 ("When the Levee Breaks") has some terrible dialogue - "Zombies?!? I'm going to squeal! I love zombies!" - and the pacing is flawed, jumping from getting the mission to fighting hordes of faceless enemies, but it does set-up/payoff pretty well, getting Deadshot infected here, reminding us periodically over the next couple issues, and then finally bringing it back in a huge, climactic firefight.
But what Glass does VERY well is the conceptual stuff. You have six hours to kill an entire football stadium worth of infected, prevent the infection from spreading beyond the walls, and retrieve the cure. You have 20 minutes to put down a riot at Blackgate Prison before the bombs in your neck go out.Read more ›
I expected the book to be edgy, but it is also gory, brutal and twisted as befitting these characters and their missions. The first mission involves a stadium of civilians infected with some kind of cyber zombie virus. The Squad is tasked with cleaning up the situation by killing everyone in the stadium! This is the sort of mission that no superhero would be willing to undertake. This book is overflowing with violence, but also has a heightened level of unpredictability. Characters die while the plot twists and turns without warning. It’s like a thrill ride.
During the first mission, Harley learns that the Joker is dead. He was skinned alive. Normally, she’s “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs,” as one character describes, but with this information she takes her insanity in a new direction. Along the way, readers get to see how she met and fell in love with her puddin’.
Overall, I really enjoyed this first volume of the series. The stories are exciting and don’t hold back. And though this is a team series, Harley is most certainly the star. And I like it that way. Highly recommended.
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great volume. lots of action smooth dialog and as always amazing graphicsPublished 2 days ago by chad metzger
I like it but I find it hard to figure out how it fits in with the rest of New 52. Given the amount of characters that are casually killed off, I assume its a stand alone series... Read morePublished 12 days ago by joshua burns
The introduction to DC's New 52 Suicide Squad is the best volume in the series. The introductions to each character as well as the old ultraviolence is both entertaining as well as... Read morePublished 21 days ago by paul noles