Nerdlocker Reviews – Suicide Squad #1

Steven – With the new 52 many people are hoping that the first issue will have something in it that will make them feel the reboot was worthwhile. Something that would make this entire thing feel like a new adventure rather than a new chance to make more money. Suicide Squad delivers. It is extremely well written, has beautiful art, and a great story. Of course, if you know about Suicide Squad, it’s about a group of super villains working for the government to shorten their sentence by having to do crazy jobs, and it delivers the crazy you would expect. Without going into too much detail, and to prevent spoilers, the story does exactly what you want it to do and so much more. This comic will definitely stay in my pull box and I can’t wait for the next issue. I give it 4.5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

Jazmin – What the hell, what the hell, what the hell? Am I surprised this book was terrible? No. But the amount of things wrong with this book almost gave me an aneurysm. The biggest issue I have with it is the change up they did with Amanda Waller; all 200 lbs of it. Also, while she was always a hard ass, she never compromised her integrity. There is a difference between changing a character and slapping a whole new character in and leaving her old name. That’s just poor writing. If Batman can still stand for justice, then so should Amanda Waller in her own way. I can see how some people may like this book, or at least want to know what happens next, but in my opinion it was awful. Especially bad is the addition of Harley Quinn who gets a brand new start with this book, yet is still written as a hopeless, love-bug-bitten harlot and psycho killer. She is also someone who apparently doesn’t feel cold, donning a corset and hot pants combo that literally ruins decades of well drawn, playful stories about the lovable sidekick. 0.5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

Jim – I will state this with every review I write for the DC Relaunch, I’m a Marvel guy so I know very little of the DC world beyond the heavy hitters (Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, etc.), and even to that end I have not kept up with their latest story lines. I found the recent relaunch extremely enticing in that I might find a better connection with these characters. As for Suicide Squad, interesting. I’m not really sure what to think of this book. A group of misfits, most well known of which definitely being Harley Quinn, are tested to ensure they can overcome an awful scenario and manage as a team. Okay. I found this to be a pretty quick and interesting read, which is sort of why I’m not sure what to think about the book. Obviously it was interesting enough for me to keep flipping the page until the end, but upon completion I wasn’t left with anything awe inspiring. In the end I would recommend it for a touch of the darker side of DC, but if you are low on cash and must get other New 52 books, I completely understand. I give this book 2.5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

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