Volume seven of Suicide Squad collects issues #50-#58. It’s the penultimate chapter in this series, so there are tons of fun callbacks to earlier issues. In fact, we get the return of the original Squad members from Suicide Squad #1.
Warner Bros. has officially dropped the trailer for their next DC Comics film, The Suicide Squad (2021). Written and directed by James Gunn and co-written by the original Suicide Squad comicbook writer John Ostrander, The Suicide Squad looks exactly as I expected it to from the man who directed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and 2010’s Super starring Rainn Wilson. So without further ado, let’s dive in.
With 18 issues left, the end is just on the horizon. Volume six functions as a bit of a soft reboot, reformatting the Squad into a freelance, mercenary team-for-hire. But everything else I’ve come to love about Suicide Squad remains the same: Concise, tightly-plotted political thrillers with fun character moments.
This is the first time the Squad has gone public, so I was pretty excited to see where this crossover would go. Unfortunately, The Janus Directive ends up being largely inconsequential. It’s not all bad though as we got our first look at Peacemaker, who looks primed for typical James Gunn shenanigans (Have you watched Super (2010) yet?) and witnessed some fun superhero action. But I am ready for a return to regular Squad books and next issue promises another personal files story. This one should be good.