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Jun 14
This was such an awesome moment. You knew right then and there that shit was about to get real.

This was such an awesome moment. You knew right then and there that shit was about to get real.


Jan 18

Top Ten Comics on my Pull List in No Particular Order

8. Suicide Squad

I picked this one up because Harley was going to be in it. I wasn’t expecting much. Ms. Quinn’s new look kind of led me to not expect too much in terms of quality. I figured it could be a laugh or two. I was basically in mourning for Secret Six though. I had no expectations that it would end up being a must read. And yet, it definitely has.

It’s a little fucked up. A little twisted. And it’s basically the Harley Quinn show as far as I’m concerned. (Yeah, there’s good stuff for some other characters too but my priorities are clear.) She is deranged and dangerous and cunning and shrewd. She’s obsessed with her Mister J but also and intimidating presence in her own right. I can’t wait to see how her story unfolds.

The book has a high body count (often from within the team’s own ranks) and if this were a movie it would be one of those ridiculous non-stop action movies that can maybe be silly if you think about them too long but if you catch them when you’re in the mood, you’ll have a ton of fun. I basically am always in the mood for this book.


Jan 7
SUICIDE SQUAD #7Written by ADAM GLASSArt by CLAYTON HENRYCover by IVAN REIS and EBER FERREIRAOn sale MARCH 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+Hunted  through the streets of Gotham City, her former teammates on the Suicide  Squad in relentless pursuit – Harley Quinn is out of friends, out of  luck and out of time. Will Harley find The Joker before the Squad finds  her? Place your bets, people: It’s Harley Quinn vs. the Suicide Squad!  Plus: Harley’s origin revealed – it ain’t pretty!

SUICIDE SQUAD #7
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by IVAN REIS and EBER FERREIRA
On sale MARCH 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Hunted through the streets of Gotham City, her former teammates on the Suicide Squad in relentless pursuit – Harley Quinn is out of friends, out of luck and out of time. Will Harley find The Joker before the Squad finds her? Place your bets, people: It’s Harley Quinn vs. the Suicide Squad! Plus: Harley’s origin revealed – it ain’t pretty!


Nov 24
SUICIDE SQUAD #6Written by ADAM GLASSArt by TOM RANEYCover by PAUL RENAULDOn sale FEBRUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T+“The  Hunt for Harley Quinn” starts here! After causing a prison riot and  escaping an “escape-proof” supervillain penitentiary, the maniacal  Harley Quinn is on the loose! The race is on as Deadshot – leading an  all-new Suicide Squad – tracks his former teammate as Harley hunts the  love of her life: the Joker! Plus: Don’t miss the unofficial crossover  with STORMWATCH #6, tying into the explosive events of that issue!

SUICIDE SQUAD #6
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by PAUL RENAULD
On sale FEBRUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T+
“The Hunt for Harley Quinn” starts here! After causing a prison riot and escaping an “escape-proof” supervillain penitentiary, the maniacal Harley Quinn is on the loose! The race is on as Deadshot – leading an all-new Suicide Squad – tracks his former teammate as Harley hunts the love of her life: the Joker! Plus: Don’t miss the unofficial crossover with STORMWATCH #6, tying into the explosive events of that issue!


Aug 5

These are the covers for four very different team books coming out in October.

Of these books, my favorite cover belongs to Demon Knights #2 (by Tony S. Daniel). You get a real look at the whole team assembled. You get a use of red-eyes-of-rage that actually feels natural to the character… being an angry demon-type and all. The whole sword-and-sorcery vibe of the book is right there in the art. And it makes a standard team line-up image interesting and compelling. I find myself looking at each character and trying to get a sense of them from each depiction. Every character seems strong and distinct.

My second favorite cover belongs to Stormwatch #2 (by Miguel Sepulveda). Starting from the top down… I think his depiction of space looks incredibly beautiful and natural. Excellent backdrop for what comes next: the Moon. The moon where the artist has subtly taken the man-in-the-moon motif and instead evoked the image of a very subtle, screaming skull. As befits a moon who is apparently the first villain the team faces off with? The whole team is laid out for you on the cover as well. I like this image more than the first cover image.

Third on the list would be Birds of Prey #2 (by Jesus Saiz). It’s kind of bland and plain but cleanly executed and with no real flaws to distract. It doesn’t stand out as a piece of art but I think it’s a very solid, respectable cover.

I would have rather put this in the third position but the artist being completely unable to draw Harley’s breasts in her corset-top-thingy is just annoying. Instead the cover to Suicide Squad #2 (by Ryan Benjamin) has to go in last place. It’s just too weird and distracting and completely draws the focus of the entire image once you see it. If you can pull off a convincing shark person… you should be able to figure out a human chest situation.

These are the October solicits for the different team books.

Birds of Prey #2 (written by Duane Swierczynski): An explosion in a secure Gotham City airport terminal hurls Black Canary and Starling headlong into a nightmare involving stolen pharmaceuticals, terrorists for hire and killers in stealth suits who can appear – and disappear – at will. When Canary calls in backup, Starling’s not so sure a vengeful samurai who talks to her dead husband in a sword is the best choice.

Demon Knights #2 (written by Paul Cornell): The siege that will reverberate through history to the present-day DCU begins as the Demon Etrigan and his unlikely lover, Madame Xanadu, face the Horde! What five (mostly) noble souls would be crazy enough to join them? The cover gives but a hint, and the point could well be moot by the time this issue’s done. For the Horde is armed with the magic of Mordru – including some decidedly different dragons!

Stormwatch #2 (written by Paul Cornell): The moon is alive! Following the events of SUPERMAN #1 where [TEXT REDACTED], the covert team of sci-fi Super Heroes known as Stormwatch must not only battle the Earth’s moon, but find a way to hide its monstrous metamorphosis from the rest of the Earth! How? Uh, they’re working on it. Meanwhile, the recruitment of Midnighter goes poorly, and we learn why the Martian Manhunter is a member of the team. Written by Paul Cornell (Doctor Who)!

Suicide Squad #2 (written by Adam Glass): 80,000 ordinary people vs. the Squad! Well, they’re not really “people.” Not anymore. With an entire sports stadium on lockdown following the outbreak of an unknown virus, Deadshot, Harley Quinn and the rest of the Squad must sneak past a military perimeter and fight their way through the infected to retrieve… “it.” What is “it”…? Brace yourself for a stomach-churning reveal as the most brutal version of the Suicide Squad soldiers on! Plus: Bring a body bag – it’s the team’s first Squad fatality!


Jul 25

52 Days of the DCnU: “Suicide Squad”

52 Days of the DCnU: Day 40 - Suicide Squad
Written by: Adam Glass
Art by: Marco Rudy
Release Date: September 14

Definitely sporting my least favorite of the various costume redesigns would be Harley Quinn with her little ensemble here. (Emphasis on the “little.”) It looks kind of cool if she was going undercover for a quick little sequence or something but I’m going to miss her classic costume if this one becomes the status quo. (Which seems to be the plan for now.) I’ve got no objections to a sexy or revealing (or even impractical) costume when it fits the character. But Harley has always been more about zany rather than sexy.

Now, costume aside, I could get behind reading more about these characters and this concept but it kind of feels like the book we’re getting instead of “Secret Six” and I’d just rather have “Secret Six.” It feels like there’s stuff here that I should want and that I probably will want but that I just don’t really want. My initial reaction was YAY HARLEY!, even with the costume change, because I seriously do love that twisted, messed up and fun/sad character. I think I’m just approaching this one with some hesitance because it just has a lot to live up to.

You can’t give me half of the occasionally-members-of-Secret-Six on one team and then not expect me to hold it up to one of my favorite comics in comparison. I do intend to give it a chance. It’s the Suicide Squad team/concept with one of my favorite comic book characters. I want to see if it winds up being good and I am definitely hoping for the best. It just has big, awesome, fucked up, brilliant shoes to fill and every issue Catman’s not present and naked in will definitely be a strike against it.

But, yes, I am getting it starting in September. How long I get it after that is entirely dependent on quality.

Art Source: DC Universe: The Source - Blog


Apr 2
discowing:

Eggs, my god.

discowing:

Eggs, my god.