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Preview: Suicide Squad #37

Suicide Squad #37

Story: Rob Williams Art: José Luis
Ink: Jordi Tarragona Color: Adriano Lucas Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Cover: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez
Variant Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Mike Cotton Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“DRAIN THE SWAMP” finale! Hack is out for blood now that her killer has stepped forward. While the Squad tries to protect themselves from Hack’s onslaught, Waller does everything she can to keep her secrets buried.

Preview: Suicide Squad #36

Suicide Squad #36

Story: Rob Williams Art: Eduardo Pansica Cover: David Yardin
Ink: Julio Ferreira Color: Adriano Lucas Letterer: Pat Brosseau
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Mike Cotton Assistant Editor: Andrew Marino
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“HACKED” part two! As Harley, Deadshot and Killer Croc race to save themselves from Hack’s plan to destroy her former team, a new patriotic hero threatens to usurp the Squad’s missions as the Wall emerges as America’s newest (and most deadly) hero.

Preview: Suicide Squad #35

Suicide Squad #35

(W) Rob Williams (A) Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira (CA) Ethan Van Sciver
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“HACKED” part one! A foe who knows the Squad’s weaknesses and secrets returns with a resurrected Hack! Now they’re going to break into Belle Reve to take revenge on her former teammates.

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #13


​Writers: Alex Paknad​el & Rob Williams
Artists: JB Bastos & Luiz Campello
​Cover A: Blair Shedd
Cover B: Photo
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC -​ ​$3.99 – On sale: ​January 10, 2018

The third year of the Eleventh Doctor comes to a fiery conclusion!

Can the Sapling escape its destiny?

Will the Scream be remembered? Will Alice make it out alive?

Preview: Trinity #16

Trinity #16

(W) Rob Williams (A) V Kenneth Marion, Sandu Florea (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Dec 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“OLD ACQUAINTANCE”! It’s New Year’s Eve, and as the snow falls on New York City our Trinity reunites to save the life of someone completely unexpected-one of the DC Universe’s coldest killers: Deadshot!

Preview: Suicide Squad #31

Suicide Squad #31

(W) Rob Williams (A) Barnaby Bagenda (CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
In Shops: Dec 13, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“The Secret History of Task Force X” part five! As the Suicide Squad continues to fight a war on two fronts, Harley Quinn is faced with an impossible choice-bring her former teammate Rick Flag back from the Phantom Zone… or send the monstrous Red Wave beast into oblivion. Meanwhile, Deadshot and company discover the identity of the person who started this war-and the truth is too shocking to believe!

Review: Suicide Squad #31

The “Secret History of Task Force X” arc has been an journey of exploration surrounding the OG Task Force X and the parallels tp our favorite villains, the Suicide Squad. There has been a lot to unpack emotionally, and story wise, but writer Rob Williams as usual rises to the challenge. He sets the writing bar high and not only hits the mark but passes it with his superior story telling. This issue continues to track the ramifications of the OG TFX mister with the Red Mask, Karin is still in space, Suicide Squads’ Rick Flagg still in the Phantom Zone, and everything is spectacular.

This issue shows off Williams’ range as a writer, not only do we get his always well played action but, we get some nice sensitive, well thought out emotional moments. Williams’ is a master a writing realistically when it comes to his female characters in thoughts, he has a earl knack for making their motivations and emotions realistic and genuine. There was a moment where I actually felt so deeply about some of the female characters emotions and motivations that I started to tear up. The way this issue juxtaposes Harley Quinn and Karin’s relationship and feelings for OG Flagg and Suicide Flagg is sweet, and beautiful. He touches on all of the intensity and grey areas of intimate relationships while managing to have each of them maintain a sense of agency. There is a nuanced and self aware portrayal when Harley ponders her relationship with The Joker that hits the gut especially when she parallels it with her relationship with Flagg. There are so many wonderfully written moments that evoke so much emotion that they could fill a whole issue on their own, yet Williams’ manages to distill a myriad of thoughts and actions into a 21 page issue arc segment without sacrificing story or realism. Williams’ writing is superb, believable, and so real that the emotional moments in his script pack just a big of a punch as his action filled let’s save the world moments do.

The amazing writing in this issue of the story arc was accompanied by Barnaby Bagenda futuristic yet muted art work. Bagenda provided a well drawn backdrop to an intense story and his palette choice added an extra character to the story without detracting from Williams’ poignant words. The art was so well crafted that you could actually see emotions on the characters faces and pain in their bodies.

Suicide Squad #31 is beautifully written, brilliantly crafted, and a perfect combination of art and story that draws the reader in and immerses them so fully in the drama that you forget that it’s a comic book. If you want to feel real feelings about imaginary characters, this is the issue to read.

Story: Rob Williams Art: Barnaby Bagenda
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review 

Review: Suicide Squad #30

Suicide Squad #30 starts off with Karin Grace in space lamenting the loss of her great love, Rick Flag, with Argent as her only companion. With the Red Wave released and Harley Quinn acting as the last line of defense, this start of this issue seems to set us up for an end game story highlighting bad  ass ladies on a mission to save the world. Boomerang, Croc and Katana show up to fight off this arcs big baddie and since Katana is the only one lacking a brain bomb, she is also in charge of saving her team and the world.

The colors in this issue are newfuturistic at its best, the lines are clean and the art plays like some of the prettiest story boards you’ll ever see. There is a sense of darkness, eminent doom and realism in the character portrayals that add an extra layer of understanding  and go well with the story being told. The writing is top notch, the story is believable, highlights humanity and friendship and taps into real emotions and fears.

The writers make the “villains” into proper heroes by making their reasoning and motivations relatable. The female characters, even when guided by traditionally “female” motivations, like love and care taking ( of their team and the earth as a whole) , come off as bad ass and, the usual “female” guidelines are made to be seen as strengths instead of weaknesses. There are a lot of false starts and panels where our heroes come close to the goal only to meet setbacks but, the way the writers handle it ramps up the tension and emotional investment, needed to take a reader to the next level.

Rob Williams is a genius at making the unlovable , lovable and highlighting the brilliance and dichotomy needed to make an anti-hero a full blown hero. When combined with Phillips Briones stellar artwork, Suicide Squad #30 is a tour de force powerhouse that brings this story arc up a notch and makes it one of the best issues in the latest incarnation of the Suicide Squad story so far.

Story: Rob Williams Art: Phillips Briones, Wilfredo Torres, Adriano Lucas
Story: 9.3 Art: 9.1 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a free copy for review

Preview: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Three #12


Writers: Rob Williams, Alex Paknadel
Artists: Ivan Rodriguez, J.B. Bastos
Cover A: Simon Myers, Rachael Smith
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Andy Carr
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 29, 2017

The Eleventh Doctor’s Third Year is nearly at an end! With all the Sapling has learned and experienced alongside its Dzparentsdz… Can it avoid becoming the genocidal weapon it was born to be?

Preview: The Kamandi Challenge #11

The Kamandi Challenge #11

(W) Rob Williams (A) Walter Simonson (CA) Nick Bradshaw
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99

After the jaw-dropping ending of last issue, Rob Williams and comics legend Walter Simonson take our hero to new heights… space! It’s the penultimate issue of this acclaimed round-robin series, and the mysterious Misfit has imprisoned Kamandi on his mothership headed on a one-way trip to the Tek-Moon! Now, Kamandi must decide between finding his parents and escaping his captors for good. It’s time for the last boy on earth to become a man. Will he be up to the challenge?

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