I've said it before, I like Suicide Squad a lot more than I thought I would. It has it's flaws, but then again, what book doesn't? Generally speaking, I've found it to be entertaining.
The tie to Gotham in this book is none other than Harley Quinn (you could argue Deadshot I guess) who, despite a controversial costume change, has really been a highlight of the book. She's brought the humor, with a side of flat out crazy, and for the last few months has been in the center of the conflict at hand, as she's been the first Squad member to ever go AWOL.
Want to get the full run down? Hit the jump.
|Suicide Squad #1|
If you're not familiar with what the Suicide Squad is, it is a secret group of (primarily) villains lead by Amanda Waller, in order to accomplish tasks where you can't exactly get permission to do legally. How does Waller keep all the Squad members in line? By implanting small bombs into the back of their necks, which she can detonate at any time. Yeah, ask new Green Arrow villain Lime how that went. But I digress.
|Suicide Squad #4|
The Squad shows up in Gotham, and after fighting off a army of Joker thugs, still loyal to Harley in their boss' absence, they realize where Harley is going, to get the one thing that is left of the Joker, his face. Now, if that doesn't make any sense, you probably didn't read Detective Comics #1, where the Joker's face was skinned off prior to his disappearance. Long story short, Deadshot is the only one to make it to Harley, who gets the best of him, tying him up. At this point, it's entirely clear that Harley has lost it, as she puts the Joker's face onto Deadshot's and starts speaking to him as he's the Joker. Deadshot plays along, and as Harley startles him to kiss the "Joker," he manages to get a hand free, and shoots her in the gut.
And that's where we're at with Suicide Squad thus far.
|Suicide Squad #7|
So, check back in tomorrow when I'll cover Justice League.