Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Booknote: New Suicide Squad, Volume 2

Sean Ryan, New Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Monsters. Berkeley, CA: DC Comics, 2016. ISBN: 9781401261528.

Genre: graphic novels and comics
Subgenre: superheroes, villains
Format: e-book galley
Source: NetGalley

I continue to enjoy this series. This time, the team has to infiltrate a breakaway faction of the League of Assassins. Back on base, Waller's nemesis manages to get himself some administrative power, and naturally, being the asshole he is, he will work to complicate matters for Waller and the team. That guy cannot get killed soon enough.

The volume is about even with the previous volume in terms of quality and entertainment. The action is quick and fast paced, and this is combined with some intrigue and manipulations. It is a bit better than the first as the characters are more settled in, though you still see some tensions in the team. Still, the story is light and entertaining despite it being a bit average. It is basically the team going against a sort of Al Qaeda or Taliban kind of group.

This is a volume to borrow. For libraries, if you already collect DC Comics titles like Batman and Harley Quinn, you may want to add this too, though I would see it as an optional selection. Interest may pick up a bit with the new Suicide Squad movie coming soon.

3 out of 5 stars.

This book qualifies for the following 2016 Reading Challenges:

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