The hella talented Rob Williams serves up another great issue of Suicide Squad as he wraps up the “Kill Your Darlings” story arc. There’s so much going on in this issue and none of it is irrelevant or unnecessary. Williams writes an amazing Harley Quinn, everyone’s favorite antiheroine, in fighting form. We see her go toe to toe with Waller, lead the squad like a boss, and serve up justice in a way that only Quinn can. The bad guys save the heroes and fight for metahuman, hero and villain, freedom in an explosive issue filled with ethical dilemmas, gray areas and a killer story line.
Giuseppe Cafaro fills the pages with a crisp and modern style that breathes visual life into an already amazing story. Each panel adds to the story and is so filled with information that they become a character on their own. From cover to cover this issue is a masterpiece that sucks you into the story and makes you feel like you’re in a movie instead of just flipping through pages.
This issue takes you through the end game of an amazing arc. It’s filled with passion, fighting, moral dilemmas and tension. With Williams words and Cafaro’s art this issue is a page turner that’s a fitting end to an amazing story arc. Williams also manages to make his epilogue a nice momentum builder for the next issue in the series as he has created a world where heroes and villains can work together to secure freedom for all. I really love Williams portrayal of his female characters, he makes them multidimensional and complex in a way that’s seldom seen in male writing of female characters. I also love that every act of violence seems logical and needed to move the story along. Overall, I found this issue a beautiful work of art that kept things interesting and engaged me at every turn. I can’t wait to see where the story goes next.
Story: Rob Williams Art: Giuseppe Cafaro
Story: 9.7 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy
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