REVIEW: Suicide Squad #3 — "This Issue Is Very Enjoyable"

(DC Comics, creative team: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas, Wes Abbott)

When the idea of "triple crosses" seem quaint and uncomplicated, you know you're in for a book with something special going on. A deception has been perpetrated against Lok, the angry new handler of Task Force X, and the legacy members (King Shark, Deadshot and Harley Quinn) are trying to catch up as Osita, Fin, Deadly Six, Wink, Thylacine, The Aerie, Jog and Chaos Kitten mostly get chances to distinguish themselves beyond rudimentary displays of power. The artwork from Redondo, Lucas and Abbott is dramatically engaging, with facial expressions and line work and clever bits of visual storytelling in motion that captivate at every turn. Tom Taylor's script is a king in its own right, with distinctive voices for each character and actions that fit the readers understanding of their motivations. This issue is very enjoyable and shows this series has a plan and has come to win. RATING: BUY

REVIEW: Suicide Squad #3 -- "This Issue Is Very Enjoyable"SUICIDE SQUAD #3
written by TOM TAYLOR
art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO
It's Task Force X's first mission as a brand-new team of blood enemies, and things have already gone horribly wrong! As Squad members start to turn on each other, the mission rapidly falls to pieces — but new team leader Lok will let no bad deed go unpunished. Who will take the fall? One thing's for sure: there will be hell to pay …

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