Suicide Squad #6
Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Colors by: Adriano Lucas
Letters by: Wes Abbott
The squad makes an unplanned trip to Gotham and inevitably runs into its protector.
The Suicide Squad has traveled to Gotham City to meet up with a doctor Harley recommends to take care of the little problem of the bombs implanted in them. After relieving themselves of that burden, they discover that they have a bigger problem. Apparently their unsanctioned trip comes with a hefty reward for their deaths and everyone from professional mercenaries to the League of Assassins is on their tale.
To make matters worse, they’ve gotten the attention of Batman.
As they try to make their way to their plane, the assassins looking to collect make their move and the resulting carnage brings the Batman to their location. Will Deadshot be able to convince the Dark Knight that they’ve changed? Or will he have to take down the hero so they can escape?
Tom Taylor crafts a story steeped in action and immediacy. There is no B plot to take away from the action and that makes the story move at a speed and pace that allows it to focus on the characters. The story is fun and funny at parts and the team dynamics make it an engaging read. Deadshot becomes a more compelling character as well and his journey is one that will be interesting to follow. The story did feel short towards the end, but the final moment between Floyd and Batman was funny.
Bruno Redondo’s art is great. It is definitely character focused, but doesn’t lack in action. There is a sequence after the team escapes from the doctor that is framed perfectly from start to finish.