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    Default REVIEW: Suicide Squad, #20

    Ales Kot and Patrick Zircher arrive onto "Suicide Squad" #20, and their debut issue holds a lot of promise, although the sudden creative team switch has some rough transitions here and there.


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    I like the art, the story looks interesting ( forgetting the details of the last issue as stated) but the one thorn in my side is James Jr. Perhaps a good fit except that in the last issue of "Batgirl" James fell off a pier, presumed dead, after quite the build up over many issues. Soooo that was fast. I guess we're to assume waller used the serum on him like had been done to deadshot...hmm magic life juice, maybe Damian could get some of that sweet elixir. I feel Im gong to be bitter about this for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR News View Post
    Ales Kot and Patrick Zircher arrive onto "Suicide Squad" #20, and their debut issue holds a lot of promise, although the sudden creative team switch has some rough transitions here and there.


    Full review here.
    Gr8 start.

    As much as dis all sounds gd.....WHERE D HELL IS BLACK SPIDER?


    We/SZ heavily applaud A.K(Alex Kot) 4 getting rid of dat hideous Iceberg xcter but dammit d SS wud b much betta & kooler with Black Spider on d team as a regular ongoing member(equal 2 Deadshot & Harley).

    Black Spider wud b gr8 on d team bcuz...

    1) Dis a d xcter who's is a combination of:

    a) Punisher(all his family was killd/murderd den he resorts 2 enforce ultimate vigilante justice(by way of supreme ninjustu brutality) on all crimedoer...dat is dishing-out death 2 all baddies)

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    b) Snake eyes(add Ninja Assasin movie & Sho Kosugi)...Black Spider is supposed 2 b a supa-ninja of d 21 century, d ultimate assasin & murderer of badguys)

    Hw wud any writer fail 2 find anything amazing is dat.....other dan d terrible Adam Glass.

    2) With d entire current line-up of d team being a collection of mentality demented & psykologically afflictd individuals, der is a need 4 @ least 1 person more & most sane dan d rest of dem which is where Black Spider cums in....of course Black Spider can still hv his unresolved, unbroken & unshakable revenge issues being hauntd by d death of his family.

    3) Waller wud also nd sum1 more reliable dan a team collection of unpredictables with ONLY a bomb in their heads as Wallers ONLY advantage gv or take manipulating Deadshot &/or Unknown Soldier 2 suit her needs but Waller is smart enuff 2 know dat d team still has a heavy aura of unpredictability even those she may b manipulating cud easily turn of her. Dis is where Black Spider cums in, a vigilante superhero who kills, can very much handle himself even against most of d SS members & doesnt require coercion. Hek Black Spider can b d teams silent bak-up who cums-n when d team gets in a jam or very triky situation...add 2 dat Waller can hv Black Spider following d team unknowing 2 d members(ALL OF DEM....not sum b.s dat Deadshot, Unknown Soldier or Harley say "We knew u(Black Spider) hv been following us d entire time" cliche nonsense...) while reporting bak 2 Waller.

    4) Motivation:Black Spider probably accepts such work in search of sum clarity in terms of whether or not he/ Black Spider is a same as murderous criminals he h8s so much perhaps as a wrangle in his conscience of "By proactively & brutally killing so many criminals & 'badguys' does dat mk him exactly as same as d monsters who ferociously murdered his family" & whether der is such a thing as a gd criminal.

    And of course it wud b gd if Waller & Black Spider had workd 2gthr b4....not necessarily a luv relationship but work(inter-agency collaborations, missions, etc) which may explain y Waller sought him out due 2 d trust she has him.

    Yeah, we/SZ know Adam Glass shat allover Black Spider with d whole Regulus thingy & y'all r tinking dat such a story can no longer b adoptd BUT alas der a solutions.

    a) Black Spider was captured & cloned by Regulus's crew sumthing ago after he joind Waller & he SS program & d clone is who tried 2 kill Waller(& her mum)& betrayd d team....so d Black Spider dey hv lockd-up is not d real Black Spider. Waller shd b able 2 pik-up on dis after a few more interrogations(under A.K's/current writer's pen) , l8r using torture 4 d clone 2 reveal whr d real Black Spider is. She kills d clone(4 trying d kill her motha) & sends d SS on a rescue mission. Tada...Black Spider is bak in d fold. Of course such as plot can b written in all kinds of variations ending with Black Spider bak on d team, Black Spider revealling 2 Waller wat Regulus's ultimate goal is & y.

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    "it doesn't show much respect for the readership to so blatantly events from one issue prior."

    Is this irony?

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    Yeah, I don't think anyone who was still reading Suicide Squad by the time Glass got finished necessarily cared that Kot isn't following his ideas to the Tee. In fact I think more people are glad he's sort of abandoning most of the stuff altogether.
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    OK. This looks interesting. A new writer showing promise is always good news. I am wondering why DC editorial let the writer just dump so much ongoing plot for the restart. Maybe they are loosening up a bit in an effort to help struggling franchises. At any rate, I will jump in here to see how it goes.
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    I read the issue and it really reads like a first issue as much as anything else. It is there to reset the story and the characters for readers. I will probably give it a few issues to see how it goes. Since Deadeye and Harley are pretty interesting characters already. James, Jr. showing up gives the book a grade A creepy psychopath. I don't know the others as well but the writer is clearly setting up his own world for a team book. It has the makings of being pretty interesting.
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    So this issue was awesome, hopefully more people pick it up. Definitely adding it to my list.

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