Justice League vs Suicide Squad #2 review
Justice League vs Suicide Squad Chapter Two
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Tony S. Daniel
Colorist: Sandu Florea
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Publisher: DC Comics
The Justice League interrupts the Suicide Squad’s mission in Badhnisia. Waller tells the team Rick Flag is 10 minutes out for extraction. If any member surrenders or gets captured by the League, she’ll blow the bombs in their necks. So the Suicide Squad fight the Justice League as if their lives depended on it, because in fact it does. Meanwhile, what role does Maxwell Lord play into this story? Does his prison break last issue have anything with the tampering of this universe which he knows ALL about?
I really thought any actual fight between the JL and SS would be complete P.I.S. (plot induced stupidity for the uninitiated) but it was actually a believable fight and more closely matched than I thought it would be. At the end of the day, the Suicide Squad are still villains, and they use that advantage over the good guys. I also do feel that the Suicide Squad were a little TOO tactically efficient, but hey you have to bend the rules somewhere.
The most devastating blow? Harley Quinn vs Wonder Woman. When Harley asks Diana if she’s going after her because Batman, Superman, and Harley are the new Trinity…that one hurt. That definitely felt like an inside joke on who’s DC’s most popular female character.
I do have a problem with Batman telling Deadshot he’ll never be more than a killer in his daughter’s eyes. If Batman never believed he could change criminals then why do what he does?
The issue ends on actually a few cliffhangers, so I’m bought in on the series. It’s also pretty fun that most of these characters already know each other, and use that knowledge their personal backgrounds to gain a psychological advantage. What is Waller really planning? What is Maxwell Lord really planning? We’ll have to tune in to find out.