Review: Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot and Katana #3

SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED DEADSHOT AND KATANA #3 CoverAfter Deadshot discovers a shocking secret about his daughter, he’s forced to go toe to toe against the Suicide Squad—and their newest member!

Meanwhile, the mysterious strangers who stepped between Katana and certain death reveal themselves! And while the Suicide Squad may not have heard of the Soultaker, their handler Amanda Waller wants to make sure that Katana is free only as long as she’s helping them take down Kobra!

The third issue of Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot and Katana is a bit of a mixed bag with Deadshot’s story by writer Brian Buccellato and Katana’s story, by Katana co-creator Mike Barr, falling short.

Lets start with Buccellato and Deadshot. Floyd is dealing with the revelation about his daughter and the death of his parents and now he has one task on his mind, putting a bullet in Amanda Waller. The story is actually interesting, feels pretty fresh for the character, and more importantly adds a lot of depth to him as well. With the Suicide Squad tasked to bring him in, there’s the dynamic of the team also struggling with what to do.

Lots of action, some real drama, great art, it’s a fantastic story that has built up well over the last few issues. Also, a nice twist at the end that should be fun to see where it goes and hopefully there’s some ripples in the DC Universe concerning it outside of this limited series.

The Katana story continues its tone and direction. There’s nothing particularly bad about the story at all, it feels like a retro story in many ways and that’s completely fine for folks who might enjoy that. It’s Katana and the Suicide Squad taking on Kobra and there’s some entertaining bits to the story, but generally I felt it was forgettable. Entertaining, but not something I’d rush out as something I have to read.

Really, this should be two reviews the quality and tone of the two stories are so different, but as a whole, the comic is an average one between the two. There’s the quality of the Deadshot story and the sub-par Katana story. Combined together, it’s a mixed bag.

Story: Mike Barr, Brian Buccellato
Art: Diogenes Neves, Richard Friend, Viktor Bogdanovic Cover: Cary Nord
Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

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