Killer Frost Strikes as a New and Deadlier Game Begins in “Justice League vs. Suicide Squad” #2 (Review)
Written by: Joshua Williamson
Pencils by: Tony S. Daniel
Inks by: Sandu Florea
The battle continues to wage across the island of Badhnisia as the Justice League attempts to take down the Suicide Squad. Amanda Waller continues to push her team to press the attack or suffer the consequences. The League uses their knowledge of the individual Squad members to press their advantage, bringing the battle to a head. With the League seemingly getting the upper hand, it’s the Squad’s newest member Caitlin Snow a.k.a. Killer Frost who holds the key to ending the battle, but will her act push her further to the edge? Will she live up to her moniker and become a killer?
Meanwhile, in the Swiss Alps, the prisoners who escaped from the secret prison called The Catacombs have convened with their mystery benefactor: Maxwell Lord. It seems Max has his own plan to save the world and it involves the likes of Emerald Empress, Johnny Sorrow, Rustan, Doctor Polaris and Lobo. What agenda is Max Lord running and why does he need his own team in order to accomplish it? Also, with all of these disparate individuals together in one place, what has Waller done to generate this much collective hatred?
Williamson’s story continues to move smoothly along as he finds a way to make the reader care about the individual members of both teams. The plot continues to hold my interest as well as my anticipation for what is to come. Tony S. Daniel continues to impress me with his composition and attention to detail. All of the battle scenes have a quality that makes them feel frenetic and fluid in their movement. This book is starting to become my must read for the month as I turn each page waiting for the next reveal and wanting to know what happens next.
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad’s story continues to build in this issue and while it serves more to reveal additional plot points, it continues to be executed in a way that keeps the reader engaged and interested. The artwork is lush and detailed with a vibrant use of color. Definitely becoming a must read.