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Suicide Squad #22 - Light at the End of the Tunnel Review

5

A group of anarchist strive to create chaos in Las Vegas and only the Suicide Squad can stop their plan.

The Good

The amount of absurd fun in this issue is off the charts. Deadshot and Harley Quinn's banter is hysterical (even King Shark delivers a huge laugh in his intro), Quinn hits someone with a monkey (no, I'm not kidding), and King Shark busts out a Namor impression. Seriously, it's impressive how much win writer Ales Kot managed to fit into one issue.

The story itself is fairly straightforward and resolved pretty easily (for now, that is), but that's hardly a bad thing because it's laced with some insanely sharp writing and character interactions. Over in my review for INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #10, I said it was the most fun you'd have reading a comic this week. Well, apparently I lied because this issue is right up there with it.

If this issue isn't being dark and hysterical (which really isn't often), odds are it's giving artist Patrick Zircher and colorist Jason Keith a moment to shine. From the massive and disturbing creature we first spotted in the last issue to the great work on each key character to the downright awesome and graphic detail in every single shot fired, the pages are consistently commendable. As I've said since issue #20, Zircher's a perfect fit for this book thanks to his detailed yet heavily shaded work.

The Bad

I have no major complaints about this issue and if you do have any you should totally feel bad.

The Verdict

This issue comes as a double-edged sword. On one hand, Kot creates a super entertaining issue and it really is a blast. On the other hand, we know he'll be leaving the book after the next issue and after amazingly solid material like this, it's a bummer to see him go (no disrespect at all to Matt Kindt, of course). Regardless, his topnotch dialogue in combination with Zircher/Keith's art makes for an exciting read filled with a surprising amount of laughs. And the most impressive part of it all? He followed-up all of that excellent comedy with one heck of a cliffhanger -- it's definitely a jaw dropper.

18 Comments
Posted by BR_Havoc

A great comic that is going to go down hill in a few months.....Damn you DC.

Posted by sweetesttoaster

It sucks that reading this only seems to make it worse. Don't get me wrong, this book is fantastic, but knowing that Kot is leaving makes me sad...

Edited by Hawkguy

First thing I whipped out when I got home. Here's to hoping that Kindt can keep the momentum going when his time comes!

Posted by batmannflash

Suicide Squad has been amazing with Kot. Too bad he's leaving! :(

Edited by Captainplanet54

Kot's run has been outstanding very disappointed its ending after next month although I like Kindt a lot so hopefully his run is as good.

Posted by Cavemold

Enjoy it while it last

Posted by Provehito

SS is one of the DC comics I've enjoyed the most throughout, and lately, it has become better.

Here's to hoping we keep getting more sweet action.

Posted by longbowhunter

Stellar issue. Anyone catch the Copra building sign? That's the name of Suicide Squad super fan Michel Fiffe's comic. Which basically reads like a tribute to John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell.

Posted by czechoslovakia

I forgot to pick this one up today....SO bummed I'll have to wait until next week to get it in print

Posted by lifeboy

This is Buii $ h! T dude!

Posted by TheFirstLantern

Have to wait til friday, my LCS doesn't have it til then >.>

Posted by scott1216

as Chad replied I cant believe that some people can make $7081 in a few weeks on the computer. have you read this site............ www.Jaℳ10.ℂℴM

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Damn it DC why you have to let Kot go?

Posted by lesterlawton

That Deadshot costume gets more ridiculous every month. He looks like a walking junkyard.

Posted by longbowhunter
Posted by Dernman

It was good but I didn't think some of the dialogue was right. Especially concerning Deadshot.