Since Harley Quinn became the field leader for the Suicide Squad, I have envisioned her in other areas of work. She’d get everybody’s name wrong on purpose simply to write horrible words on the cups. Fifteen minutes of Midtown traffic, she’d be breaking windshields along with clavicles with her oversized hammer. No, I believe the only tasks Harley Quinn will be best suited to are those that need a lot of killing, such as the one she holds at Suicide Squad #22, of which you may read my review, correct here!
We last left the Suicide Squad four moments from being dismissed by means of a time bomb, somewhere in the snowy Bulgarian mountains. Killer Croc, having only been shot in the head by Deadshot (and on requests from Harley Quinn), is located motionless. Sounds bad for the ol’ Squad, except that the Enchantress has awakened from her nap and stopped time, because her fan Killer Croc seems lifeless. Deadshot must have used a .22 bullet since he comes to later on, however for now, Enchantress goes Dark Magic on his own bum and puts him during interminable pain while Harley and Katana, the only other ones dangling around, have to find out how to defuse the bomb. She finds a family cruising along the street and hitches a ride to the nearest military base (that, in Alaska, is likely within five miles) while reminiscing on her time with Karla.
He posited that the two of them need the same things: to keep the planet safe by nullifying metahumans. And they have both cajoled supervillains into doing for their origin. So why don’t they work together and take these flying capes out, the Waller Way? Back in Bulgaria, Harley accesses The People’s pc and finds that Captain Boomerang, who is now about six-hundred yards running and away, is the one that murdered Hack. Only then, Killer Croc wakes up thus the Enchantress stops torturing Deadshot. Harley says she can’t defuse the bomb, therefore Enchantress just teleports everyone out of The People’s secret headquarters and directly to Captain Boomerang. Harley defeats Boomerang brutally–and I mean brutally–with her hammer and threatens to possess Katana cut off his hands, but rather they simply leave him there to die of exposure in Bulgaria. We know he won’t die, but that’s how they left it. Seems she likes the cut of Direktor Karla’s jib.
Again, another fast and fun read. I enjoy the way this story is going and I thought the characterizations of those members of the Squad were so great. I didn’t cite it, but there’s a lot of funny exchanges between Deadshot and the Enchantress as she extracts her pound of flesh for his transgression. I was happy to visit Captain Boomerang get his comeuppance, as well, although I know we will see him again. Ultimately, my only issue with this comic is that it is such a breeze to get through. It’s still worth your three dollars, but only if you’ve got a fantastic time with goofy, violent comics. Should you require seriousness and pensive dialogue, the Batman comic is to the left.
Suicide Squad #22 Review
Story: Rob Williams
Art: Augustin Padilla
Colors: Adriano Lucas
Lettering: Pat Brosseau
Cover: Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira & Adriano Lucas
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: July 26, 2017
Bits and Pieces:
This is a quick read, but it’s a solid matter. I think this series has actually found its groove, but obviously you have to want high-action, silly conversation comic books. Think 90s action film type stuff. It’s a good time, twice per month for six bucks.
Score : 7.5/10