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Review of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad by Joshua Williamson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hey, I found that “missing link” I felt so confused about! (Crazy how that supplies so much critical information)

As far as an installment goes, I’m of two minds on this one. On the one hand, how irritating does it get to need to find MORE comics to comprehend what’s going on? (Or does EVERYONE know who Max Lords is but me?) Everyone seemed reasonably chummy with the guy, from Waller to Superman. Meanwhile, I’m left trying to piece things together from the contents of the chapters. (Don’t get me wrong, there was enough there to make do, but you’re still left with gaps in your knowledge) Is one self-contained plotline too much to ask from these writers?

But on the other hand, getting to watch Batman get lumped into the Loser Club? That works for me. (I know there were “logical” explanations – no metahuman powers, blah, blah, blah. But, for me? It worked. Of course, then you went and gave him partial credit for saving the day. More than partial credit. Not as cool. Couldn’t you have rendered him unconscious or something? (Why does Batman always seem to come out on top?)

Put the two together – and the overall concept – and it’s not bad. Better than other comics I could choose to mention, at any rate. And even if Eclipso (who names these guys?) didn’t feel like much in terms of a Big Bad Dude, I suppose he works. At least it fed nicely into the Suicide Squad chapters, at any rate.

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