As fans of the character will attest, DC Comics has not been kind to Wally West. He’s been marginalized, erased from the timeline, brought back, and made into a killer. I’m not an avid Wally West fan, so there are probably a number of other unpleasant things done to the character that I’m not privy to. However, I can empathize with the feeling that your favorite character is getting the short end of the stick. Fortunately, The Flash #773 forgoes much of that messy history in favor of a lighter read that also serves as a decent jumping on point (you’ll still probably want to start with the previous issue first).
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.