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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 ›
The recent Suicide Squad movie trailer (with the Queen song playing in the background) has got very interested into checking out this series again. Liked Vol I so much I have already ordered Vol II and can't wait. As soon as Vol II comes in I will order Vol III and so on.
The squad features Black Spider (DC's murderous version of Spider-Man, apparently), Deadshot (a guy who wears a skintight costume and an impractical mask that doesn't protect him from gas attacks), El Diablo (a gang leader covered in tattoos that unleash fiery blasts), King Shark (a giant, man-eating, humanoid shark), Harley Quinn (a stripperific version of Harley inspired by her video game portrayal), and Voltaic (shoots lightning).
Leading this team is the slimmed down, glammed-up Amanda Waller. Given that Amanda's nickname was "The Wall" the change is disappointing -- Amanda has been replaced with a younger, svelte model type who mostly communicates by threatening to blow the team's heads off. She's low on witty banter and doesn't even get any good one-liners in.
The team's makeup is curious. Deadshot, with the most military experience, makes sense as the leader. King Shark is pure muscle, the tank of the group. El Diablo and Voltaic are blasters, which can come in handy. Black Spider qualifies as the sneaky type, which leaves a question mark over Harley. She's practically impossible to disguise (King Shark is too, but the trade-off is understandable). Her lone contribution is running around with a hugely impractical hammer. And oh yeah, she's nucking futs.Read more ›
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I ordered this comic for my brother. He loved it and has already requested Vol. 2!Published 11 hours ago by Amazon Customer
The first volume of Suicide Squad, was satisfying story and a lot of fun from beginning to end. The writer takes these interesting characters and put them in interesting... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Vote4ian
Not as good as other comics I have read, but still entertaining and fun. I am looking forward to the movie.Published 4 days ago by Cory Coffey
This book came in PERFECT condition. There was no damage done by moving around in the truck. It is amazingly detailed and the cover is vinyl so it is more durable.Published 9 days ago by Jaclyn
Not sure how I feel about this incarnation of Harley, though... I always loved the sassy/funny/crazy version in Batman: the Animated Series. Read morePublished 10 days ago by tiny librarian