Friday, July 18, 2014

Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Basilisk Rising by Adam Glass, Fernando Dagnino (Illustrations)

Suicide Squad, Vol. 2: Basilisk RisingSuicide Squad, Vol. 2: Basilisk Rising by Adam Glass

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

More Suicide Squad adventures, and the stuff really hits the fan in this installment.  Team X (as they are called by their leader Amanda Waller) takes on the super-villain terrorist cabal Basilisk, and they are way in over their head.  Not to mention being betrayed by their own.  It turns out one of their members isn't dead after all, but has suffered a fate worse than death.  They also get help in an unlikely person, and right when they most need it.

The fists, weapons, blood and body parts really fly in this volume, and we see Waller in action and find out her origins. There is also a cameo by a very special character in the DC Universe, whose power to 'come back' is willingly exploited by the calculating Waller.

I didn't like this one as much.  So much was going on, it was hard to keep up. Characters flip-flopped in their personalities, and that adds to the confusion. 

It's still a pivotal moment for Team X, as they face a major nemesis, and barely make it out intact, although suffering a major loss.  The cliffhanger was brutal!

I'd have to give it 3.5/5.0 stars.

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