I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The New 52! Suicide Squad Volume One: Kicked in the Teeth by Adam Glass (Writer), Federico Dallocchio (Artist), Clayton Henry (Artist), Ransom Getty (Artist), Andrei Bressan (Artist), Cliff Richards (Artist), Ig Guara (Artist), Scott Hanna (Artist), Val Staples (Colorist), Allen Passalaqua (Colorist), Jared K. Fletcher (Letterer)

This reimagined Suicide Squad opens with them being sent out to deal with a plague centered in a football stadium. The members are Deadshot, Diablo, Harley Quinn, Savant, Spider, Voltac, and King Shark.  After killing everyone in the stadium except a baby which is the package they are sent to get, they leave and await evac.

But instead of evac their implants inside their necks which can be triggered to explode at any time by Waller, the head of the Squad who works for the government, are recalibrated for another thirty-six hours so they can do another job.  They are criminals and are working off their sentences by doing dangerous jobs no one else wants to do.

Added to the Squad are YoYo and Boomerang, who has been put in charge of the group and given a switch for everyone's implants.  Boomerang and Deadshot have a bad history together and he can't believe that Waller put him in charge of this mission.  But Deadshot got infected at the stadium and he's in no shape to lead. Hopefully, the baby will provide a cure.

Just what is Waller playing at here with putting Boomerang in charge and having them go out on another mission so soon?  And when Harley finds out the Joker's dead there will be hell to pay.  Deadshot just wants to keep going for his little girl and the visitation he gets and Diablo wants to make amends.  The rest want to get out as soon as possible. The use of color is bold and slaps you in the face especially when it comes to Harley Quinn and Diablo's letterbox is black with red letters which fit him and is very cool, if at times hard to read.  The plot is really quite great and sets up a very interesting series that I can't wait to continue.  

Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Suicide-Squad-Vol-Kicked-Teeth-ebook/dp/B008RNK76E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502456645&sr=8-1&keywords=suicide+squad+the+new+52+volume+1

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