Suicide Squad #10
Written By: Rob Williams & Si Spurrier
Art By: Giuseppe Cafaro
Colors By: Hi-Fi
Cover Art By: Cafaro & Hi-Fi
Release Date: January 25th, 2017
By: James Portis
With the “Heart of Darkness” back under lock and key, the Justice League has given a pass to Task Force X to continue their work, and the original Suicide Squad out on the loose, (with the exception of Lobo) what could possibly happen next for these hardened criminals? Well we find out in issue 10. Is it a good read? Let’s find out.
Disclaimer: This book takes place after the events of Justice League Vs Suicide Squad. So as a reader it’s a good jumping on point, but you will still wonder who the villain is. Also, I have been keeping up with Suicide Squad Rebirth since its launch, however, rather than kick off my reviews of this book with a 7-issue arc review, I felt it more efficient to begin from here However, I do recommend picking up the Trade Paper Back of Suicide Squad Rebirth in stores now.
Now for the review. The story starts with the swordsman Rustam breaking into a high security facility…to leave a photo? That’s right the photograph left behind is of Amanda Waller’s children. This is shocking to me because frankly, there wasn’t any mention of her having kids. Not even in her skinny New 52 iteration before Rebirth. So, this a shock to me as a long-time fan. The story then cuts to these kids, Coretta, Martin, and Jessie who are walking somewhere discussing Blade runner of all things. When a man bumps into Coretta, and out of nowhere, the three of them are grabbed by people in riot gear and put in a truck. When they turn around after seeing Killer Croc, they are startled to see their mother with her team of criminals. A mess of family drama occurs that I will not spoil that leads to them all taking refuge in a warehouse. After a message from Rustam is delivered by a currier, a startling secret is revealed that shakes Waller making her somewhat regret her decisions in life. Her children leave and Waller realizes with Rustam’s departure, that his revenge wasn’t a physical death, but an internal death. A resurfacing of the mistakes she’s made throughout her life. She even says, “This feels like losing…but I won.”
Suicide Squad #10 is a short but good epilogue to the crossover event this title just came off of but, also gives some backstory about Amanda Waller. The art is…a little odd. Not bad but there were random things. Like excess crying from Coretta, Deadshot’s hair being the longest I’ve ever seen it that if Waller wouldn’t have called him Deadshot I would have thought it was a different villain all together. So, the art was average to me. One big thing that I’m concerned with is that yes enchantress was not in this issue, but besides Harley, Deadshot, and Captain Boomerang, the rest of the squad should be expendable warriors. We’re getting to a point that Task Force X is having a staple cast when it shouldn’t. So hopefully this changes as the comic Continues. I feel comfortable giving this book was a very good read and it expanded the story with some okay artwork. Catch you folks next time.