Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 – Review
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Penciller: Andy Owens
Inker: Andy Owens
Colorists: Alex Sinclair and Jermiah Skipper
Rob Leigh: Letterer
Publisher: DC Comics
“Chapter Three” Rick Flag and Katana make it to the Death Valley prison called the Catacombs, but they don’t find a single person left alive, but they’re only here to bring Waller back the security footage. Meanwhile Batman is confined to a straight jacket surrounded by six heavily armed guards. They just forgot one thing: he’s Batman. He and Waller have their usual staredown, and he wants to know why the Justice League are locked in Belle Reve. Batman knows Waller must be desperate to bring them here.
So the plot thickens. Yes the story so far has been very predicable, but I’m invested because of the interaction between the JL and SS. Deadshot commenting Batman and Waller have sexual tension is something I’ve been saying since JLU when he broke into her bathroom while she was taking a shower. I remember Killer Frost being an insane killer with no conscious, not a conflicted anti-hero. For some reason I think her appearance on the CW Flash show may have some influence on this change.
Also Superman’s reaction to finding out Maxwell Lord is back is EXACTLY how I thought it would be…and that alone was worth the money. I’m still waiting to see if and how this entire arc ties into the overall Rebirth arc, but at least we’re one step closer.
This issue is really just set up for the real fight, which is Superman vs Lobo (the REAL Lobo, not that new 52 crap version). The entire book is really promo material for new readers to jump in. You don’t need an extensive knowledge of these characters, or even how Superman knows Maxwell Lord. Don’t expect some deep introspective story that will change your perspective on life, just read it and enjoy it.