This last volume of Ostrander’s Suicide Squad collects issues #59-#66. Between Superman breathing down their necks and a trek through a nightmarish jungle, the stakes are appropriately high for the Squad.
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.