Review of New Suicide Squad: Monsters

New Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Monsters by Sean Ryan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Regardless of how bad someone out there is, there’s probably someone worse. It’s an idea that makes Suicide Squad one of my favorites (and, you know, the fact that Harley’s my idol). Mr. Ryan delves into the concept better than anyone else out there with this one, twisting the League into a bunch of dystopian psychopaths. At the same time, he FINALLY gets Harley out of that cringe-worthy getup everyone’s stuck to. (For that, you’ve earned a standing ovation)

The mind games in this volume aren’t on the page alone. And if you weren’t already invested in the characters, you find yourself taking notice. (Though, seriously, what is the point of Reverse Flash? Where’d he come from? And is it just me, or is Parasite a more repulsive version of Marvel’s Venom?) Everything slowly unravels in a way only Suicide Squad can manage. It’s the best characterization yet, and I applaud the creative team for their work.

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