Review: Justice League vs Suicide Squad #2

justice-league-suicide-squad-2It’s going down just how you’d expect it. Issue number one of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad dealt with the Justice League finding out about Amanda’s pet project of do-gooding bad guys, Task Force X. This issue deals with the aftermath and picks up where the last one left off. The Suicide Squad is trying to fight off the Justice League until they can feet extracted and Waller wants them to not get caught by any means necessary. The Squad tried to explain their path the redemption but, the League is not impressed.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 takes exactly all of the twists and turns that you’d expect but, that doesn’t mean that it’s one long cliche. It’s well written, clever and remains interesting throughout. There are things brewing in the Alps and one or both of these epic teams are going to need to shut it down. It’s hard to tell who to root for and even though you know that this whole arc is a set up to the two teams having to face off against a bigger bad, you don’t feel like it’s a waste of time. You know that these two teams will never stroll down the streets of Gotham sing kumbaya but, you’re all in for the ride to at least an understanding that both teams will live to fight another day.

Joshua Williamson‘s writing is short, sweet and to the point. It’s not too heavy with dialogue or asides and has each character speaking in a way that feels native to them. The jokes all hit like they’re supposed to, scenes feel sinister when they are supposed to and each character manages to retain their own voice. This issue is a good read with a lot going on but, nothing feels forced or out of place.

The art work is clean and glossy giving a nice feel and look to the issue. There’s a lot going on in this issue but, the art work not only matches the action but provides a nice visual and an extra layer to everything that’s going on.

Overall this issue was an interesting and fun read. It propelled the story forward, never felt stagnant or forced and provided the reader with enough information to get them to get the next issue. The panels and story flowed together seamlessly making it a page turner. It was fun to watch the heroes face off against the anti-heroes and not be sure of who to root for. The team behind this issue and arc did an amazing job and I look forward to seeing what happens in the next issue.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea & Alex Sinclair
Story: 8.2 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Read

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