Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Patrick Zircher
There has been talk that once Matt Kindt takes over the writing duties on Suicide Squad that the book was going to go downhill. Others have said that his outing with Harley Quinn during Villain’s Month was one of the worst books of the whole thing. I however disagree with both statements and with Suicide Squad #24 being brought to us this week; I think all those hasty remarks will be put to rest.
Still in the grips of Forever Evil, Suicide Squad #24 picks up right where the Deadshot and Harley Quinn’s issues left off. Amanda Waller is trapped in Belle Reeve and has contacted Deadshot to help rescue her in exchange for information he has been seeking. However with Belle Reeve overrun with the inmates and each of them wanting Waller dead this seems to be a task better said than done. Add in that Waller (or so we think…um spoilers?) has come to find out about a weapon that the Crime Syndicate wants hidden in the Rocky Mountains. Thus Deadshot and Quinn are on their way to get this weapon themselves before it falls into the Syndicate’s hands. However, they are not the only ones after this weapon as Waller (once again is it really her?) has also sent another team to get the weapon. This team lead by the Unknown Soldier is a team with some major power behind them in members Steel and Power Girl!
All this going on while at the same time King Shark is out to make Waller his next meal and James Gordon Jr. is trying to find out the master plan of one of the inmates of the prison that has the others building something instead of finally leaving and being free. Who is this inmate that has such sway and power, enough power to even have King Shark helping him? How can Waller get out of this alive? So many questions asked and shown in a spectacular way and also the revelation of what the weapon is will surely have readers going “Ok WTF”!
Matt Kindt has taken the reigns splendidly with this issue of the Squad and has placed in it everything that fans of the series have come to love. Lies, deceit, action and violence, everything that we have come to consider the norm with this title is present to include great dialogue from the characters that shows Kindt does have an understanding of who these characters are. He has also continued to expand on the new order that has risen in the wake of Forever Evil and by also brining in past squad members and other DC characters from other titles we have the makings for a truly spectacular arc to tie-in with Forever Evil.
For those who doubt him, say he doesn’t know what he is doing, I say read this issue and really read it because it is fantastic and has laid the groundwork for future issues that will have major ramifications on the Squad.
From Spin to you I give it a…
4 out of 5 nerds