COMIC TITLE: Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1
Rob Williams– Writer
Jonathan Glapion and Philip Tan – Artist
August 3, 2016
As we announced yesterday, we are celebrating Women’s History Month here on 365 Comics by showcasing all of the awesome characters from any universe whether it be DC, Marvel, Dynamite, etc. The last three days we covered some great issues from the Marvel Universe so now it’s time to kick back and check everybody’s favorite villainous commando squad known as the Suicide Squad which features Harley Quinn, Katana, and Amanda Waller as the master of puppets. What we have for you today is the very first Rebirth issue of Suicide Squad. Amanda Waller is trying to convince the president that Task Force X a.k.a. the Suicide Squad is a very important thing that he shouldn’t pull the plug on. After convincing him that she may have the right guy to do the job, she now has to convince said guy Rick Flag to lead her team which proves to not be easy, but someone has to do it. If you would like to read more about this rag tag group of villains turned heroes then you can do so by clicking here to go to DC’s website.
I have always loved reading the Suicide Squad comics because they are basically your comic book version of The Dirty Dozen. You know, a group that the government doesn’t care whether they live or die, but wants them to do their dirty work. I kind of like what they did with Rebirth where the team has already been established and around, but they just need a leader to lead them. It’s setting up the team that we saw in the theaters basically and I am OK with that. Amanda Waller is the real star of the first issue showing how manipulative she can be and how persuasive she is when she wants something done her way. It’s basically a set up story for the rest of the series so we’ll see how it goes with the official first issue. The artwork is really good and more in today’s style which is pretty cool because they’re almost more realistic looking rather than cartoonish. The panels are super easy to follow along to so you shouldn’t have a problem in that department. I am excited for what the rest of the series has to offer. Check out my grades below.
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+